When Billy and I were down south a few weeks ago we went adventuring in Fullerton area only to discover this little gem: Monkey Business Cafe. Now I must give ALL the credit to dear Billy- you see I told him I was craving a “fresh” breakfast and something that was just not your usual eggs & bacon and boy did he do his research. Not only does this cafe have amazing food and service- but I absolutely love the cause. Here’s their story straight from them….
“Monkey Business Café, a 501c3 non profit social enterprise, was opened in August 2005 in direct response to the need for further support.
Monkey Business Café offers a 6 month paid job training program. Participants work one-on-one with a job coach to foster a pathway to success that includes work experience, employability skills and living skills.
In addition, youth have life time access to a resource room that includes computers, community resources (housing, transportation, mental health services, medical services), career exploration, and educational support.”
I loved the “giving tree” painted with all the local that support them.
I also thought this was so beautiful, forget the flowers and go with some farm fresh cilantro, parsley, and basil!
Check out the menu here!
So what did I order??
I am in LOVE with Roy’s Ricotta Pancakes, I love all things lemon and this delish plate is made of lemon creme fraiche, powdered sugar, and homemade whipped cream.
Then instead of the classic acai bowl we branched out to try the Granola Parfait made with homemade honey almond granola, acai yogurt, and seasonal fresh fruit! A pure delight!
And we also did try the “surf bar” but there is no pic, heheThis bar is made with walnuts, cranberries, chocolate chips, coconut, flax seed and oatmeal!
Happy Bellies for sure!!
So next time you are headed down south be sure to check out this MMMMMmmmm treasure!