Have you heard of Botanica? If not read on for all the info on your next must visit gem. What happens when a lifestyle magazine opens an all-day brick and mortar café with a seasonal menu inspired by California cuisine? Pinterest worthy magic happens. This new rustic feminine Silverlake gem is exactly what Silverlake Boulevard desperately needed, a beautiful restaurant with a liquor license! The space is 75% restaurant, 25% coffee bar and Parisine style market offering fresh produce and a few other artisanal items. I found a comfy seat at the long communal table on the sun lit back patio and prepared for the flavor equivalent of the visual euphoria I was experiencing. The primarily plant based, seasonal menu, provided so many healthful on trend options, I was happily overwhelmed. I did however have a very easy time deciding on a homemade cashew date milk latte, it was delicious and not at all overly sweet. My latte came to the table piping hot in a beautiful ceramic mug. I ordered the hot smoked king salmon, the fattoush-y salad, and the shaved roots & fruits salad, all littered with generous portions of fresh greens and torn herbs. I loved the spiced labne (a traditional Eastern Mediterranean strained yogurt) artfully painted across my fattoush-y salad dish. I can’t wait to come back and experience the dinner menu and more importantly the cocktail menu and impressive wine program
Food photos by me, interior photo and photos with me in them by my babe Taylor Rockwell.