Jan 08, 2015 03:28PM
● By Dia
Sitting among the various shops and restaurants scattered about Southlake Town Square, Pure Café may take awhile to catch your eye. But once you’ve sampled the fare, you’ll be coming back for more. Inside, the sizzling sound of the panini press fills the air, and smells of fruits and vegetables flood your senses when you enter Pure Café, a great place to stop in for a morning smoothie and an afternoon sandwich.
Everything is made fresh from scratch when you place your order. The wait time between ordering and enjoying varies. The mornings are often the busiest with patrons stopping in for a quick smoothie or sandwich fix before heading to the gym or work. The crowd that appears at lunch varies in size. If morning rush hour around Southlake Town Square is not your thing, then head back for a late afternoon casual lunch.
With a mish-mash of furniture that ranges from wooden café tables to a breakfast nook piece that would fit in at your home, the decor of the café is laid back and casual. If the weather happens to be warm, you can enjoy your beverage or meal on the quaint patio.
Smoothies are available in 12, 16 or 20 oz. cups. When ordering a smoothie you can substitute almond or soy milk for fruit. Some interesting smoothie choices include: the PB and J (blueberries, peanut butter, dates, almond milk and low-fat yogurt); and the Coco Monkey (peanut butter, banana, chocolate almond milk, and chocolate low-fat yogurt). There are plenty of additional varieties made with berries and other fruits such as mangos.
Juices have become quite popular as a smoothie alternative. Immune Booster, Liver Cleanser and Energizer are among the names given to juices specifically made to target certain aspects of your health. Ingredients include a mixture of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Juices also are available in 12, 16 or 20 oz. cups. Pure Café sells juice cleanses for one-, three- and five-day regimens, in addition to their daily offerings.
Ready for something more filling? If you opt for a heartier breakfast, the Spicy Southwest wrap (egg or egg whites, avocado, jalapeno, tomato, cheddar cheese, turkey bacon and salsa) makes a perfect breakfast taco substitute. The café makes a lunch California chicken club or smoked salmon sandwich—you can choose from a wrap, flat bread, ciabatta, ezekial or gluten-free bread. Salads, organic coffees, low-fat frozen yogurt and healthy snacks, such as hummus and veggies, round out the Pure Café menu.
1244 Prospect St., Southlake