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Plant Organic Cafe to Open in Strawberry Village

The popular San Francisco cafe is taking root in Mill Valley, and Executive Chef Sascha Weiss expects it to flourish in Marin.

The Plant Organic Café will soon be the newest edition to Strawberry Village

Featuring organic produce, free range poultry and sustainable seafood, it’s no surprise the San Francisco chain has garnered quite a following with residents in Mill Valley and Marin.

“Just talking to our customers, we found there were folks coming from Marin just to eat with us,” said Executive Chef Sascha Weiss.

Owners Matthew Gulke and Mark Lewis had been looking to expand the café beyond its four locations in San Francisco for some time, and were excited when the former Asquew space became available, Weiss said.

Plant Organic Café will open in Suite 801 at 800 Redwood Highway in late December or early January.

“We should be open by January 2 at the latest,” Weiss said. The café is currently hiring front-end and house staff including cooks and dishwashers. It will seat about 50 customers, with 20 seats outside, and officer casual dining, counter service, a full juice bar and beer and wine.

“It will be very similar to our San Francisco Marina location,” Weiss said. 

The menu is 100 percent organic, and items range from grains and pastas, house-made pastries and desserts, and soups, salads, sandwiches and more. almost everything is made from scratch in the kitchen. It also features raw juices and smoothies, and special cleansing packages. Many items are seasonal, and almost everything is made from scratch in the kitchen.

“We’re excited to work with Marin farmers,” Weiss said. You’ll likely see him scouring local markets, particularly the Marin Civic Center Farmers Market in San Rafael.

The new location in Strawberry Village is also the first of a few expansions. Weiss said they plan to open in Burlingame in spring 2013, and are considering a location in the East Bay.

“It’s going to be,” Weiss said, “a very exciting next six months to a year.”

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Rico December 10, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Great news! I am always looking for more organic cafes, especially close to Mill Valley. I hope that it is not too expensive.. I think your restaurant will do well here Sascha, Bueno Suarte .

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