Café Z Epicerie, located at the Bon Aire Shopping Center in Greenbrae, serves a variety of breakfast and lunch foods. You can sit either outside or inside, and there is never a need to make reservations. Their casual and laid back style allows you to walk in whenever and almost immediately be seated.
One day, a few of my friends and I were looking for a hearty meal and we came across Café Z. Somehow, we had managed to miss this tiny restaurant every time we visited the Bon Aire Shopping Center, although its location is not hard to find. We walked right in and were greeted by a modern, clean looking café that smelled of fresh sandwiches and fruit. Unlike most shopping center restaurants, it was not an overwhelming café with poorly made food. Instead, it produced one of the best meals we had ever had, all for a reasonable price. Even the service seemed to be quick and on top of it. Once we ordered, our food came no less than twenty minutes later.
The Epicerie is open every day of the week, and can also provide a take out meal for you if you are on the go. Most people who come to eat a good breakfast or lunch, leave satisfied. Their wide range of food gives many choices to choose from. The café serve foods like sandwiches, salads, eggs, bacon, crepes, and more. Their paninis and salads are said to be the favorite meals on the menu, as well as their breakfast crepes. They have many things to order from and sometimes it’s the best to trust the waiter, who will surely help you make the right decision. They try and base your experience there on what you want and are always friendly.
Café Z’s crepes are recommended to all. The chefs can make savory and sweet crepes that are stuffed and spongy, each with its own unique taste. They pack their sweet crepes with fresh fruit and sometimes nutella. Their fresh mounds of fruit include strawberries, bananas, raspberries, grapes, and blueberries. The rest of their menu consists of club sandwiches, omelets, salads, soups with fresh bread, yogurt and berries, and crispy bacon.
There is always outdoor seating, and if your buzzer goes off indicating that your food is ready, you’ll find that your servers are more than willing to lend a hand in getting your hot food delivered to you. Even if you don’t realize that your buzzer went off, they will probably still be able to track you down. The staff is always more than happy to help you out any time you need it, and usually make your breakfast or lunch there enjoyable.
Usually, restaurants in shopping centers don’t have a lot to offer, but Café Z is exceptional to this rule. It’s a nice relaxed place that everyone can enjoy, and not have to worry about the prices. Their welcoming staff and great food makes it enjoyable to all.
-- Dorian Maffei