December 2012

The Little Italy Mercato is one of the busiest farmers’ markets in San Diego.  150 booths line Date street offering everything from farm fresh produce to artisan cheese, pastured chicken and kitchen ware . Look for Cafe Virtuoso’s yellow tent every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. where we serve up 8 different varieties of  hot coffee as well as hot/iced tea and cold brewed coffee. Choose a bag of beans to take home and we will throw in a free 12 oz. coffee.

Come by and enjoy your coffee while listening to live local music.



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“2GOOD2B is the realized dream of Diana Benedek and Mike Barbanti and their love of delicious food, family, friends and community. They stubbornly believe that eating gluten-free does not mean living a tasteless life. 2GOOD2B is their way of sharing their health journey and giving back to their community in a delicious way” – 2GOOD2B statement

Being a gluten eater, I have to be honest, I was a little skeptical how good a gluten free cupcake could be. I walked in and found more than a cupcake. I had a vegan pizza with gluten free crust along side a peach smoothie made with almond milk…YUMMY!!! Once I was done eating I couldn’t leave without trying a few cupcakes so I ordered a carrot and red velvet cupcake which went perfectly with my Cafe Virtuoso coffee. Neatless to say I was shocked! The food I had just injested was really good. The cupcake was moist and the frosting was creamy just the way I like it. Next time you’re in Encinitas swing by and try for yourself.

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