Visiting our Fave Place

February 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM | Posted in Food, God, Health, Relationships | 36 Comments

Oh hiiiii! 😀  Did you have a relaxing and fun weekend?

After meeting up with my friend Eunice yesterday, Greg and I went on a date to the best organic+healthy restaurants ever!  At least in L.A. 😛  It seems like we’ve been on a lot of date sprees lately, but I think it’s because that any time we get to spend together, we feel like it’s a date.

We drove up to L.A. to this cozy place called URTH CAFFE,and they serve the best coffee and espresso drinks ever.  Also, their menu is filled with pleasantly healthy options:  Mediterranean plate, soups, salads, 12-hour roast beef sandwiches, and the best vegan (or in the world) desserts ever.

*growl* I’m getting hungry while typing these words haha! My stomach is always growling for some reason.

Too bad Greg’s friend Chris and his fiancee couldn’t join us yesterday! They live right across from the cafe.

However! Boyyy were we glad that they couldn’t come with us!  The reason is that we ended up going to the ‘wrong’ location, as they have about 5 different locations.  Getting lost, wandering around, and the such seem to be the story of our lives. 😛

It is next to impossible to get a decent picture of Greg!!  Half of the time, I have to beg him to let me take one…

Hands down, this is the best latte I’ve ever had.   It’s the famous Spanish Latte, slightly sweetened with condensed milk I believe. 😀

Greg had the luscious 12-hour roasted Roast Beef sandwich.  Uhhhh, can I get some more please?!

Along with my salad came Urth’s home baked walnut raisin bread.  It is to die for, and it was still fresh today–as you can see, I really like leftovers!

And last but certainly not the least!  Their famous vegan pumpkin pie….even omnivores deem this to be the best pie in all humanity. (I’m one of those omnivores)

In all honesty, I wish I could send a slice to every one of you.  It’s that good.

The crust is graham crackery yet sort of like a cookie.  It’s super tall and big in size, so 2-3 people can easily share a slice.

Did that sentence just rhyme?!

These are some of Urth’s adorable goodies and items on display.  It is tea galore I tell ya!

I caught Greg smiling at me because I was literally becoming a 6 year old girl skipping around in Disneyland.  Ahem…And the employees were creeped out delighted by my over bubbly and enthusiastic self. 😛  I can’t help that I’m very expressive by nature!

What I also like about this place is that they pick and roast their own coffee, and take so much care to choose only 1% of the coffee beans!  It’s extremely fresh, and they grind it for you.

I purchased some of their World Peace blend and I have to say that it’s the most fragrant and complex coffee I’ve had in my short-lived life!

It was such a fun trip to L.A.!

Also, this morning Greg had the opportunity to speak at the same church again!  So proud of him and thankful to God’s provision.  Ironically, that’s what his message was about this morning!  Our God Provides….Oh, if you’re wondering–Greg is a preaching/pastoral ministries major and will graduate in less than a year.  He’s not officially in ministry, but is being used in awesome ways.:D

And on a slightly different note, he had some major instant humblers today.  Greg turned his phone off (but it’s been acting up) and his momma texted him during his message telling him that she’s PRAYING for him.  Obviously, due to the phone’s strange acting-up, it went off in the middle of preaching.  He played it off so well though!  And THANKFULLY everyone laughed it off..pheww!

Well friends, I hope you have a beautiful start to your day tomorrow and let’s live it to the fullest!

My Question:  Do you have eateries that you rave about as well?  If you’re from Cali, what do you recommend?  And do you tend to label any hanging out moments with your significant other, as a “date”?

Grace & Peace,

Ellie <33


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  1. oh how lovely. i’m sure you enjoyed your time and i’m sure you enjoyed the food! they all look yummy!

    i get always experience getting to the “wrong location” when a certain restaurant has different branches. you are not alone! haha

    • Yeaa it was great Viviene! Good thing (or bad thing?) they don’t have one right where I live or I may just eat there every day haha!

  2. I get lost so easily too! 😛 And that 12 hour beef sandwich looks incredible! 😀

    • hooray for those of us who lack a sense of ‘direction’!!!

  3. This restaurant sounds so cool!! I don’t ever call hanging out with my bf a date unless we’re actually doing something out in the world, like seeing a movie or eating out. But now that you mention it, I guess when we sit in and watch a movie at my house, that can be a date too. Hm… 🙂

    • It’s all about perspective ^.~*

  4. Urthe Cafe sounds great!! ABout the Donor registry for cancer,It’s not scary at all, the donor process has changed and doesn’t even require needle testing, its a cotton swab test! PLEASE see if you can be a match and join the registry!!!!

    • I’ll check into it Angie! 😀

  5. Sounds like such a great trip to LA! 🙂

  6. That meal looks great! Don’t live in California so I don’t have any suggestions, but I would love see what other people have to say or more of your favorites for the next visit!

  7. what a great place, I’d go there if I ever go back to LA.
    We’ve been trying new restaurants lately… most of them are good but none of them would buy our heart yet 🙂

    • Niice~when do you think you’ll ever be in LA? 🙂

  8. I haven’t been on a “date” in a long time lol How cute that you two went out to eat. That vegan pie looks amazing! I’ve never had a vegan cheesecake but I wouldn’t mind trying that one 😉

    • You’d love it, I promise! Pinky promise 😛

  9. I think Rutabegorz is the best restaurant in Orange County 🙂

    • oOOoo! I love Rutabegorz!!! 😀 Have you been to both downtown fullerton, and city or Orange Rutabegorz?

  10. Wow, everything looks SO delicious!! Especially that 12 hour roast beef! YUM!! And that coffee sounds amazing, I love finding things like that!!

    My husband and I have been married going on 6 years now, and I still call most of our little outings dates! We have a super cozy little brick oven pizza place pretty close to our house that we go to all the time, and of all the things, I always order the cheeseburger LOL.

    • aww yayy! So great to know that you keep the ‘fire’ goin’! lol 🙂

  11. Ive lived in LA all my life and have never gone exploring for places like that! I seriously need to get out and look for those places, but my hubby is a bit picky 😦

    • Ohhhh picky is tough! Haha, Greg’s parents are coming to visit us this weekend! And they’re meeting my parents 4 the 2nd time, except this time it’s dinner. We’re wondering what to do b/c his dad is the pickiest person ever~think steak and potatoes. Literally. Even rice, he won’t eat haha!

  12. Looks like you had some really good food. The pumpkin pie sounds especially delicious.
    By the way I also get excited at the sight of many delicious teas

    • haha yyaayyy I’m not the only one! 😛

  13. That cafe looks AMAZING!!! Best latte ever is definitely right; gorgeous! I want to try that raisin walnut bread-mmm!

    • oh yeah! And they make other pretty foam shapes–like swans and hello kitties haha.

  14. That pumpkin pie looks like heaven on a plate! YUM!

    • Yesss~yes it was…. ❤

  15. I LOVE coffee withe condensed milk! I need to have that more often 🙂

    • I guess it’s pretty common huh?! I didn’t know that. I think I’ll try it at home teeheee

  16. thanks so much for the note on my blog! it’s always fun to find and make new blog friends 😉

  17. Oh, I’ve never even had normal pumpkin pie, let alone vegan pumpkin pie! So envious! But also happy for you that you had a lovely date 🙂

    P.S. By the by, the brownies I posted about can totally be metaphorically/honorary for you too 😛

    • Always so thoughtful 😀 teeeheee

  18. Yum that looks like such an awesome restaurant! I love finding places with healthy and veggie options. I wish I could try that pumpkin pie!

    • I wish you could try it toooooo 😛

  19. Aww, what a fun night!

    • 😀 Hi Kayla!

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