Green Room Cafe- Cocoa Beach- 3.75-Stars
Looking at my random name generator I thought to myself, "Cool, maybe it's an old-time Hollywood themed place," as I read the next name, The Green Room Cafe. With thoughts of the late, great Johnny Carson and the Green room we infrequently got a peek inside of where his guests mingled and apparently had access to a full bar. Remember that feeling when you were a kid opening a birthday present from Grandma and you are hoping for the latest GI Joe with all the trimmings only to find yet another hand-knitted ill-fitting ugly sweater? That's how I felt as I pulled up to The Green Room Cafe as it turned out to be another health food place that serves (gasp) açai! In case you are a new follower or missed my feelings on health food in a previous review let me inform/remind you that I feel the same way as Robert Redford when he said, "Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better." However, as they say, "the show must go on" so I exited the BBDO mobile and headed inside.
Once inside I was greeted warmly by the staff and shown to a table. Soon I was approached by a lovely young lady by the name of Kaelyn (spelling?) who was peppy, helpful and extremely attentive. With her suggestion, I went with an order of Raspberry tea, The Sunrise sandwich, and The Gold Coast wrap. Waiting for my order I couldn't help but pick up the vibe of the place. The walls were busy, yet relaxing and happy and the whole place made me feel like I wasn't in Brevard County anymore and not to knock Brevard, but that is a good feeling. It was almost like I was transported to a cafe hut overlooking the Banzai Pipeline for an afternoon of chill food and relaxing waves.
The charming Kaelyn soon returned with my order and I must say, right off the start, the Raspberry tea is the real deal. It was straightforward, no added preservatives from scratch Raspberry tea and it was as delicious as it was refreshing. The Sunrise is their take on the standard tuna fish sandwich and what a take it is. With fresh everything including tuna, jalapenos, apples, alfalfa sprouts, red cabbage, romaine, tomato and carrot mixed with just the right amount of homemade spicy sauce then grilled to perfection it is the new King of tuna sandwiches. Long live the King! Oh, it also had some gluten-free chips on the side and some homemade salsa, if you're into that sort of thing. The salsa was fresh and delightful and while the chips were fine, they were unnecessary for me.
Moving on to the Gold Coast Wrap. This was also spectacular (for tofu). The tofu was seasoned to perfection and grilled to the same standard. Accompanied by perfectly steamed brown rice, fresh carrots, mandarin orange slices, walnuts, red cabbage, spring salad mix and a Tamari ginger dressing this was too good to be health food. I had to open it up a little bit to peek inside to make sure it was tofu and not some other protein. This was served with the same gluten-free chips and homemade salsa as the Sunrise was and did I mention the salsa? It is really fresh and extremely flavorful with just the right amount of oomph to remind you it's salsa and not some kind of fancy ketchup.
Overall I found the Green Room to be an eclectic happy dive with great service and above average health food. Honestly, it's almost too good to be called as such.
The Big Boy Says, "For happy vibes and tasty treats you can't go wrong with a stop at the Green Room." #iamthebigboy #bigboydiningout