M Cafe: 10 Years of Kale-ing It

10th Anniversary Party for one of my favorite places in Los Angeles – the vegan, vegetarian, and macrobiotic friendly M Cafe.

This place needs no introduction – though you may not recognize it.  A little makeover for M Cafe!

M Cafe

M Cafe

When we first moved to Los Angeles a decade ago, they had recently opened.

M Cafe

*SNIFF* We have grown up together.

M Cafe Deli

M Cafe Sushi

Along with the change in decor are a couple updated menu items

M Cafe Menu M Cafe

…we sampled some classics…

M Cafe Kale Salad

…and new things, too.


Spicy Kimchi and Barley Fried Rice…

Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice

…Banh Mi with Seitan (our favorite)…

Vegan Banh Mi

A rice-free Almond Paste “Sushi” Roll…

Almond Rolls M Cafe

….and Gobo (Burdock Root) Fries.

Gobo Fries

The same cupcakes by BabyCakes – but I believe THOSE went through some changes too, and are now called Erin McKenna’s Bakery?

Vegan Cupcakes

Vegan Cupcakes

Lemon-y.  We were warned not to eat the “big” flower in the middle.  I did not.

Babycakes Cupcake

Congrats M Cafe on your birthday!  Thank you for introducing me to Kale, waaaaay before Kale was Kool.