Urth Caffé Santa Monica

Tuna salad sandwich - white albacore tuna, celery, onion, tomato, olive oil, vinegar, no mayo! This was a bit on the pricey side for a sandwich but I have to admit it was really delicious and fresh.

A double stack of giant vegan oatmeal raisin cookies.

Blueberry pie

I witnessed a real difference between New Yorkers and Angelenos when I was contemplating whether or not I should attempt sitting outside at Urth Caffé in Santa Monica on a rainy afternoon. People in the city equate sitting outside to have lunch to that scene in The Wizard of Oz when the Wicked Witch of the West is melting after getting a bucket of water thrown on her. People in Los Angeles, couldn't care less. I braved the on and off rain and sat outside (when in Rome!) and luckily sat right under the perfect sized patio umbrella that shielded me from the cloudy skies but other people around me didn't fare so well. Probably one of the only days a year that a place like Urth gets more indoor seating requests than outdoors.