This past weekend, Brant and I decided to take a day trip to explore a cafe that I wanted to visit in Beverly. I have had a Groupon for over 9 months that expires March 31st! Instead of letting it go to waste, we made a day out of it and spent some time together before we have our baby.
We headed out for lunch at Rawbert’s Organic Garden Cafe.
We both weren’t really sure what to expect at this cafe, but we knew that it was a mix of raw and organic cuisine using dehydrators and low-heat ‘cooking’ in order to preserve the food’s enzymes. I knew that this place was perfect for me and after looking at the menu, we were both pleasantly surprised!
Everything on the menu sounded delicious, it was a really hard decision as to what we should get. So, we went all out and got a bunch of stuff!
Brant immediately browsed the organic beer selection, while I went straight to the juice menu.
This gorgeous drink was a mix of Apple, Carrot, Celery and Beets. It has been awhile since I have had a fresh squeezed juice and this was awesome. Time to start making that at home again!
For our appetizer, we decided on Kale Chips.
These delicious and crunchy kale ‘chips’ were dehydrated with cheesy sunflower and red pepper dressing (website).
For lunch, I had the Thai Spice Wrap.
A lavash filled with sunseed croquettes and bean sprouts with an almond butter sauce and sweet chili date sauce (website).
It was awesome. So flavorful, and the sunseed croquettes were perfect. They almost tasted like an un-fried falafel.
Brant ordered the Monk Bowl, which was so interesting to both of us…and SO good!
From their website:
As the tradition goes, Monks make their rounds once daily before noon for alms of food
offerings from householders. Living on the charity of others, they can focus all of their
energy on spiritual development. With their bowl in hand they gratefully accept what
is given. In keeping with this tradition, you may accept our daily monk’s bowl special.
Lettuce, choice of brown rice, quinoa or bean sprouts, and a choice of topping.
Our toppings include a choice of either gaucamole, avocado, sunseed burger,
portobello burger, or falafel. Covered in a soup d’ jour.
He decided on lettuce and brown rice topped with corn chowder, veggies and pumpkin seeds. The soup acts as the sauce, which is delicious. Definitely something to be recreated at home.
We had such a great meal, but couldn’t leave without trying some of their raw desserts. They were, in fact, why I wanted to try out this restaurant in the first place!
Holy moly! Both desserts were absolutely delicious! The tirimisu was a special, but I am dying to know what it was made out of. It was better than a ‘real’ tirimisu…creamy and delicious. The apple pie was their exotic take on an American classic made fresh with organic native apples, apricots, raisins, ginger and spices, set in our walnut/pecan cinnamon crust (website). It had so much flavor.
Both desserts were so good, but so rich and delicious that we basically had to be rolled out of the cafe!
The atmosphere inside was great too. It’s a small restaurant with table service, but they move people in and out pretty quickly. We arrived about 1:30pm on a Saturday and got a table right away, even though it was pretty full!
We would go back to Rawbert’s in a second…especially for the desserts!