Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant.
OAKHURST — Unique in the Yosemite region is the perfect little café off Highway 41 in Oakhurst.
The Love Café is precisely why California is the king of the culinary world. It’s not always about Michelin stars or hard-to-get reservations. Sometimes the purity of ingredients speak for themselves. Sometimes a little down-home cooking in a comfortable café setting will leave a lasting impression.
We love the “Tai” fries — try them as a salad. You’ll have enough to share with a friend, and you’ll want to bring your friends with you because you’ll want them to know vegan food is delicious!
The laid back atmosphere at Love Café offers the perfect table for chatting with friends over coffee, enjoyed best after breakfast or lunch.
For California Restaurant Month, Love Café is offering a complimentary “green” ingredient like spinach, kale or protein powder to your smoothie. It’s the perfect drink that will make you feel powerful all day long. Like, an all-natural multi-vitamin made with fruits and vegetables. If you have another daily habit that you are looking to replace, try a new routine with a new drink.
An accurate description of the Love Café isn’t complete without a mention of their staff. The joy these humans have for sharing great food brings a smile to your face. It’s like a ripple effect. Owner Tricia Louise Tracy is passionate about what she does. She is an experienced restaurateur, a vegan — and she loves animals.
Tracy also cares about reducing single-use plastics in the café, but she doesn’t preach her causes to the world. Instead, an example set by the food, the recipes and the best practices shared in the Love Café.
It’s a testimony that being kind is easy to do. Everyone can make a difference. And good food is literally growing on trees in Madera County.
For a complete list of restaurants taking part in this year’s California Restaurant Month, click here.