Despite the closure of its Brickell location earlier this year, Miami's leading vegan eatery is headed onward and upward. In addition to opening a new location on 27th Avenue this past June, Choice Cafe is about to cut the ribbon at 2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables.
The new locale brings the total to three, and the latest outpost will have all the Choices favorites plus some delicious additions.
In addition to the regular menu, they'll serve organic, soy, and dairy-free soft-serve ice cream; organic, agave-sweetened fountain soda in flavors such as strawberry rhubarb and mandarin key lime; sweet-potato fries (making a comeback due to popular demand); and, drum roll please, "We will be resurrecting our burgers in mid-January, and kicking off their return with a new addition of Field Roast's burger and cheeze, as well as our own lentil burger," says Choices' president, Lori Zito.
Why open in Coral Gables? They've had a lot of requests, Zito says.
"We chose this location because we have had many customers plead with us to come south, so we are slowly making our way in that direction -- though we plan to expand north as well," she explains.
The new spot is in the middle of the Gables' rapidly expanding dining district and a stone's throw from Miracle Mile.
"This particular location was perfect for us because it's in a great neighborhood; it's spacious and bright. It was a healthy restaurant before, and so the design and existing equipment fit our needs perfectly. And it has a covered patio in the back so it's super-pet-friendly, which we are thrilled about."
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Dogs are welcome on the outside patio.
The new location's hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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