Bobby and I went out tonight to a new place in Palo Alto called Sprout Cafe. It was recommended by a reader (thank you!!) who thought we might like it – and we LOVED it.
Sprout Cafe is a salad, soup, and sandwich place. They have make-your-own salads, as well as various signature salads, sandwiches, “small bites” (summer rolls, potstickers, etc…), and some delicious sounding drinks. We both opted to build our own salads. You pick a base green, 6 standard ingredients, and a dressing (other ingredients are extra). Each salad comes with a slice of whole wheat bread. This was mine:
- greens = hearts of romaine
- toppings = broccoli, firm tofu, kalamata olives, red bell peppers, sweet corn, & apple
- dressing = chili lime vinaigrette
This was Bobby’s (I was so proud of him for getting a salad – and he loved it):
- greens = mixed greens
- toppings = alfalfa sprouts, celery, firm tofu, red bell peppers, crispy wontons, & sesame seeds
- extra = herb grilled chicken breast (+$1.95)
- dressing = sesame ginger dressing
The only complaint I have is that you’re limited to 6 toppings ($0.50 for extras). The basic salad starts at $6.95, and while it’s pretty big, I like to have more of the extras in my salads. There was a lot of lettuce compared to the amount of toppings. We will definitely be back though. Next time I’d like to try the soups as well. Also, the ambiance was great and there was an abundance of iced cucumber water for free.
After Sprout’s lovely light dinner, we both had room for dessert. We headed over to Fraiche, that great frozen yogurt place just a few blocks away. I came here last weekend and got the plain yogurt, and this time I decided to get the soy yogurt (topped with cinnamon). Bobby got a plain & chocolate swirl with strawberries.
There is a reason I got the soy instead of the dairy, which I will go into more in a future post/announcement… I have to say the soy flavor was fantastic – I liked it more than the regular. What is your favorite thing to do on a date night?