Debunking the myth that mindfully prepared organic food is synonymous with table service and an expensive check, Coral Tree CafÃ© provides a first-rate dining experience without pretension. The original restaurant of this now proliferating chain is located in the heart of Brentwood on the coral tree-lined San Vicente Blvd.””the inspiration behind the restaurant”™s name. The cafÃ© was conceived by a group of locals who felt their neighborhood was lacking a healthy dining option in a relaxed environment. It opened its doors in 2002 and has since made for a vibrant, lively meeting place for Brentwood locals and visitors. Diners at Coral Tree CafÃ© are welcomed by a cozy ambiance, delicious organic menu, and for those looking for that daily dose of karma, a coffee bar equipped with 100% certified organic, fair trade coffee selections.
A casually warm French country dÃ©cor greets guests as they enter the large dining room that comprises the restaurant. Country-inspired paintings adorn the walls, complementing other home-style memorabilia like flour sacks, pitchforks and roosters that hide in nooks and crannies throughout the dining area. High, vaulted ceilings with large wooden tables are checkered throughout the cafÃ©, making for a spacious environment. For diners who prefer fresh air, a large patio extends from the restaurant providing plenty of space to grab some sun during the afternoon, or to enjoy dinner under glowing moonlight. Morphing into a romantic, intimate setting, the fire pit on the patio can provide the perfect place for diners to enjoy a glass of wine with their entrÃ©e.
Open from 7am to 11pm, Coral Tree CafÃ© has an extensive menu sure to satisfy the hungry masses any time of day. The Brentwood eatery employs a quick and painless order-at-the-counter system without sacrificing quality, allowing visitors to enjoy an efficient, yet organically delicious dining experience. A large handwritten chalkboard menu boasts a wide array of coffee, tea and entrÃ©e selections for guests”™ consideration. For breakfast, whether it”™s the chocolate chip pancakes or one of the several egg scrambles that catches your eye, something on the generous menu is sure to satisfy your heart”™s (and stomach”™s) desire. For lunch and dinner, a wide array of simple yet beautifully prepared salad, pasta, panini and entrÃ©e options await your discovery. Care for a drink? The cafÃ© provides a wealth of wine options and a few imported beers. If you happen to discover a new favorite, wine bottles and gift baskets are for sale at the counter.
Food quality is just as important as the quality of relationships with suppliers. Instituting a fair trade-only policy, all coffee served at Coral Tree CafÃ© originates from farmers protected by the Fair Trading Act, ensuring an equitable price for foreign labor. In addition, all coffee selections are 100% certified organic, grown without the interference of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The cafÃ© purchases shade-grown beans, which mature under the protective shelter of tree canopies, providing an ideal space for farming as well as a natural habitat for migratory birds and other species.
Whether you”™re looking for a place to enjoy a fair trade coffee with your morning paper, a quick-and-easy lunch in between meetings or an inexpensive, beautifully prepared dinner in a cozy setting, Coral Tree CafÃ© can provide exactly that. Bringing the organic lifestyle to Brentwood without any of the stuffiness, Coral Tree CafÃ© is an excellent destination to enjoy a healthy, casual, socially conscious dining experience.