Mindful eating has finally landed in San Juan del Sur. “Everything is organic. Everything is grown locally. And everything is made from scratch…(except for the bagels),” explains restaurant owner and healthy living advocate Johnny G. Restaurants like these are a rare find in Nicaragua. In fact, they’re hard to locate in Central America as whole. “We believe that all people should have access to healthy food at a reasonable price”, continues Johnny.
Here the granola is homemade. All the seasonal fruits, vegetables and honey are locally sourced. The tofu and kimchi are from the Korean market in Managua. The bread, croissants and eggs all come from Finca Las Nubles, a nearby organic farm. The menu offers simple but refreshingly different options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You won’t find gallo-pinto (rice and beans) on the menu here.
My personal favorite is the Pitahaya Bowl. The ingredients are a blend of fresh chilled pitahaya (dragon fruit), sliced bananas and mangos, with granola, coconut and honey sprinkled on top. Other dishes people are raving about are the truffle fries (you read me correctly), avocado smashed toast and the tofu scramble which you can choose to have in either a burrito, a taco or as a sandwich.
If you’re not already sold, here’s more good news: The business was established to support San Juan del Sur’s Jujitsu team, Barrio Planta School and the San Juan Surf Team. All local non-profit organizations. All fantastic causes.
It finally pays to be healthy in San Juan del Sur. Located 1 block west of the market or directly across from Barrio Cafe. It’s open every day from 8am to 8pm except for Wednesdays. On Sundays they close at noon.