Eric and I recently found ourselves at Cafe 50’s in Santa Monica after a morning of helping our friend Jessica prepare to move out of state. It’s a cute little themed diner and, once upon a time, I loved their chocolate milkshakes.
Anyway, after looking at the menu and deciding that I didn’t want a mere salad, I ordered the Healthy Sandwich. It usually comes with tomato, cucumber, avocado, lettuce, onions, fresh mushrooms, and Swiss cheese on toasted ten-grain whole wheat walnut and sunflower bread with a touch of mayonnaise. I of course ordered it without the cheese or mushrooms and subbed mustard for the mayonnaise. Here’s where I fail as a vegan, though. I didn’t ask about the ingredients in the bread. This sounds like a sorry excuse, but I really just didn’t feel like dealing with it that afternoon. I realize now that a simple solution would have been to order it on sourdough bread, which is almost certainly vegan. If there’s a next time, I will definitely remember that option.
Originally, it came without the avocado, which was the whole reason I was drawn to the sandwich in the first place, so I asked them to fix that.
It ended up being a filling sandwich and the fries were great. I would rate the dish about a B minus.