Friday, August 27, 2010

Sky Light

Yup. Major.

HUGE. HOLE. Can it even be called a hole if it is the entire ceiling?!

It feels raw, it feels like an airy ancient courtyard, it feels exciting and scary. It is so strange to see our little building that we have cared for for the last year just ripped apart. SO EXCITED for it's completion. I think it's going to feel and look just amazing.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Confetti Bene

Since the beginning of the retrofit we have found our mornings awfully........quiet.

quiet fruit

my quiet little butt succulents.

To mix things up we have found we...

Cook. For each other. This is strange.
confetti benes! (I'll tell you how to make them, don't fret)

Confetti Benes!
Wouldn't you like to eat these, eh eh?

Cut up seasonal veggies. We just received amazing veggies from Cal Poly CSA (which is SHUTTING DOWN! oh no! let's stop this shitake!

So zucchini, yellow squash, little red onions, green peppers get cut up

and tossed in the pot to saute

I added a pinch of fresh ground pepper and some herbes de provence because hey, when your mom brings you back a cute little jar of the stuff from France, you use it sparingly and feel loved

Brandon whipped up his famous hollandaise sauce:

melt 4Tbs butter in a sauce pan
1 egg
1 egg yolk
whisk like there is no tomorrow
a splash of lemon juice
a pinch of salt, pepper, and cayenne
done!(keep whisking, you don't want a skin on top)

Poach up some eggs. Farm fresh are the best

Build the bene,
We used whole grain bread toasted
slather it with smoked salmon
add a poached egg
the confetti of veggies
and sauce

yay for breakfast.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

when the sun shines through the ceiling.

The retrofit is in full swing. Plaster rains down as the crafty retrofitters work balancing and dancing above.

Sal seems unaffected, happy to bask on the front step

Brick peeks reminding of a different time.

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The Wholesome Hut!

Exciting news, although the cafe will be closed for the next few weeks there will be Sally Loo's cuteness behind that little hut window in a town* near you.

We don't have a set schedule just yet but check back here and we'll let you know AS soon as we know!

We love you all and are already having withdrawls.... :(

*yeah, our town, San Luis Obispo, you know this.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What is a RETROFIT?

retro? fit?

Actually it will consist of us being closed for 3 weeks while construction geniuses rip the ceiling/roof off and replace it with industrially chic beams and cables.

That's right folks, we will be closed starting Monday the 16th of August. Come by before then and get your Sally Loo's fix

Friday, August 6, 2010

Who's initials are the same as Sal's?

San Louie's!! The magazine that is, not the sandwich.

Tonight is the launch party at the Sanitarium just doors down from the cafe.
If you haven't seen the gorgeous first edition come check it out tonight. We have but two left for sale at the cafe.

We are so excited to be a part.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

oh deary me!

Why is Mo so fired up you ask?

A lot has been happening here with the Loo crew.

Mo was whisked away by her prince charming. His sparkly eyes and dapper old man hats were too much and, alas, she moved to the adorable community of Tehachapi. We miss her so but know that good things are happening.

Our dear Joey moved to San Diego to continue school. We love and miss our tank top wearing, super encourager mario brother. Thankfully he left us Bert the beta to remember him.

We will be retrofitting the building starting Thursday August 19th and will be closed for approx. 3 weeks. It is going to be so very strange not to have the cafe to go to for three whole weeks but we are figuring out ways we can still bring you Sally Loo's goodness.

We are fixing up the CUTEST food hut that we look forward to carting around town to sell yummy wholesome goods out of.

Follow us on twitter to find out our wherabouts.