If you live in East Ventura, sometimes it can be a struggle to find places to go out and eat without driving across town. Two Trees Cafe is located off of Kimball and Telegraph,and is surrounded by residential neighborhoods. It’s a great option for a quick bite on the go, especially with the family.
If you live in East Ventura, sometimes it can be a struggle to find places to go out and eat without driving across town. Two Trees Cafe is located off of Kimball and Telegraph, and is surrounded by residential neighborhoods. It’s a great option for a quick bite on the go, especially with the family.
Two Trees Cafe is exclusive to Ventura, and is family owned. Brothers Raul and Isaac opened the small restaurant in 2007. Walking in with my own brother, he was able to recognize several servers that he knew through other friends. The restaurant immediately felt “homey” and it felt like I was dining at a friend’s house.
Our server was actually my seventh grade bus driver. It was refreshing to walk into a restaurant and feel like you were genuinely welcomed. The servers cleaned out a booth immediately and checked on us frequently. Also, the interior of the restaurant consisted of dim lighting and paintings of Ventura landmarks. Above the entrance to the restaurant a flat screen TV displayed the current football game.
Their menu serves all ages and all taste buds. Prices are about the same as Urban Cafe prices, if not a tad higher, but portions are large in quantity. The dinner menu has entrees ranging from Fish Tacos to Cheese Burgers. However, the only vegetarian option available is the Grilled Veggie Sandwich.
The sandwich was a delight and fulfilling. Overall the veggies were well-seasoned, and combined with a sun-dried tomato aioli sauce left my taste buds ecstatic. Sadly, it was the only main course I could have without having to adjust a dish. I hope that in the future Two Trees Cafe expands their menu to cater to vegetarians and vegans. Most courses contain meat, cheese and mayonnaise.
After 10 years here I've reached my conclusion: the best breakfast in Ventura is Two Trees Cafe. pic.twitter.com/HaWfKi56OE
— Tony Biasotti (@TonyBiasotti) November 17, 2014
For a side, I got a classic potato salad. At first it was refreshing with fresh veggies, and light in comparison to the sandwich. Eventually it began to taste boring however, and I left about half of it in the bowl. There was no real substance to the salad and it tasted a bit plasticy towards the end of my meal.
My brother urged me to order a piece of chocolate cake for dessert. The presentation was lovely, with a scoop of ice cream in the corner and chocolate syrup layered over it. The cake was moist, rich and everything you could ever want in a piece of cake.
I foresee many more trips to Two Trees Cafe. Though their menu doesn’t exactly provide much variety for me specifically, it’s the spectacular service and amazing quality of the food that sell me.
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