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Finally, a new post! It seems like it’s been ages since I had posted anything. Terrible, I know. So what’s been going on with me? Work, traveling, trying to be healthy and enjoy life. During my little travels to Vero Beach, FL I found a cute little coffee shop. There’s just something I love about coffee shops. The smell of fresh roasted coffee beans, the relaxing atmosphere, it’s just a good place for a quick mental getaway.
When you walk in the atmosphere is instantly welcoming, filled with the smells of roasted coffee. I absolutely love coffee shops and this place doesn’t disappoint.
The staff is extremely helpful and friendly! There’s a food menu, drink menu and a coffee beans menu. The food menu consists of breakfast items, salads, paninis and wraps. I’m at a coffee place so you know I’ve got to try some of the coffee here! White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Espresso Drink it is! Sweet, strong and tasty. Not a bad way to get the day started.
I ordered the Kara Bean Salad with Chicken and my boyfriend ordered the Pesto Chicken Panini. The Kara Bean Salad ($7.01) is vegan and gluten free unless you decide to add additional items to it. I added chicken for an additional 2 dollars. This is a vibrant salad with spinach, romaine lettuce, shredded red cabbage, black beans, corn, mandarin oranges, almonds, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. This salad had great texture and was very hearty.
The Chicken Pesto Panini ($7.24) has chicken, roasted red pepper, mozzarella, and pesto. The wraps and sandwiches come with multi-grain flax chips and a pickle. This was another filling menu item but not overly filling where you want to take a nap after lunch.
There are two flank steak items listed with fairly close prices. The Flank Steak Salad ($7.48) and the Flank Steak Panini ($7.71). The Flank Steak Salad has steak, spinach, romaine lettuce, sweet peppers,red onions, tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette. The Flank Steak Panini consists of french bread, steak, red onions, horseradish sauce, and RC sauce.
You’ll notice their slogan, “good coffee, great cause.” The folks at Rio Coco Cafe call their coffee 100% humanic. That’s right, “humanic”, not organic or fair trade. They have a nifty little video about it on YouTube if you have the time to watch. Basically the profits that Rio Coco Cafe earns goes to help children and teachers in Nicaragua that are involved with Project Ezra. The coffee is roasted in small batches, in house.
Overall the food is good and the service is great, but you should really come here for the coffee. If you aren’t in the local area to try the coffee, you can always order coffee from their website Rio Coco Beans.
If you’re ever in the Treasure Coast area and want to go somewhere for an all around good time then Tiki Bar & Grill is an ideal choice. Located on Indian River Drive, Tiki Bar & Grill has an enjoyable view day or night. It is outdoor seating with live music every weekend. The pricing is pretty good too, nothing over $10.
Tiki Bar & Grill’s menu consists mostly of sandwiches and bar food. All of the entrées come with two sides. You have your pick of cole slaw, french fries, potato salad, or macaroni salad. I had the Garlic Butter Shrimp ($9) as an appetizer which was more garlicky than I had anticipated (yum!). Served with toasted bread on the side, you make your own little crostinis. My friend ordered the Fish Tacos ($9). The fish was blackened mahi accompanied with spinach, onions, tomatoes and cheese. This was a tasty meal.
I had the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich ($8.50) which consisted mozzarella cheese, bacon and blue cheese. It was a good sized sandwich and full of flavor. The bun was nicely toasted and the blue cheese wasn’t overwhelming. I’m a saucy gal but this had enough flavor that I didn’t need to douse it with something. The cole slaw was pretty good as well, very “KFC-esque.” I’m pretty content with the sandwich I ordered along with the Watermelon Mojitos that I drank.
There’s an area where you can play cornhole, enjoy your drinks, watch some sports games. Or if you’re more like me, just enjoy the water view. The music playing the evening I went was all classic rock. Definitely a relaxing atmosphere. This really is a place where you can go and just feel like you’re getting away!
Be sure to check out Tiki Bar & Grill’s website for latest news like live music performances and any other event they may have.