Saturdays at the mall are typically a nightmare, at least to me. Throngs of shoppers in every direction, worn out service people just waiting for the end of their shift and strollers as far as the eye can see. Then there is the food, or what attempts to pass as food. Deep fried, sugar-coated, heartburn inducing stuffs that satisfy for a few moments and leave guilt for days. Fear not, my savvy shopper for there is something fresh and filling available! Cafe Fresh, that is!
Cafe Fresh offers light, refreshing, and good-for-ya goodness right in the mall. From smoothies to fruit salad, they have something for any mall-goers appetite. Open since 2000, this Canadian franchise recognized the need for healthy alternatives to food court frequenters. Cafe Fresh expanded to the Unites States in 2002 and continue to grow.
“The award-winning Cafe Fresh concept is perfectly in step with growing demand for healthier, fresh-made foods. Our business is the development of well-designed stores that operate efficiently, and are located at strategic sites with high foot traffic, visibility and easy access. Our stores offer a fun, upbeat ambience, and feature an exceptional menu of highly nutritious smoothies, freshly-squeezed juices, wraps, paninis, salads, soups and other wholesome foods, made fresh with the highest quality ingredients and processes.”
Al Krasel, the owner of my local Cafe Fresh at Beachwood Place mall in Beachwood, Ohio has started making crepes which may not be the healthiest option on the menu, but are so tasty I don’t even care. My favorite is the Le Fromage Supreme made with three kinds of cheese and parsley (I substitute basil for the parsley, but that’s just my taste). The three cheese combination melds perfectly together into a sweet, savory, fresh treat that is perfect to re-energize any shopper. (see photos below)
Cafe Fresh currently has locations in Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Ohio and several other states with plans on expanding to more locations. Check out the link below to see all locations.
So, while out shopping today, be sure to look for the fresh and healthy options at Cafe Fresh. Who knows, you may never want to leave the mall again!
The beginnings of the perfect crepe.
First fold filled with fromage goodness.