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Avocado Toast and Turmeric Lattes Touch Down in Little Italy

Parakeet Cafe is now open

Parakeet Cafe has taken flight in Little Italy. This is the second outpost for the eatery, which landed in 2017 in downtown La Jolla. The new India Street location, a 3,000-square-foot space, lands next to Salt & Straw Ice Cream across from the Piazza della Famiglia. Co-owner Jonathan Goldwasser plans to open more branches throughout San Diego; the next one will debut at One Paseo later this year.

Known for its health-conscious, all-day menu, the cafe serves toasts topped with avocado and beet-cured salmon along with trendy plates ranging from matcha waffles to quinoa bowls and raw zucchini noodle salad. Beverages are on-trend as well, with specialties that include a turmeric latte, adaptogenic mushroom drinks, probiotic mimosas, and low-glycemic hot chocolate. Doors open daily at 7 a.m., but the new Little Italy location has extends its operating hours until 10 p.m., offering dinner options that include organic roast chicken, wild Alaskan halibut, sweet potato curry, and a baked falafel platter.

Parakeet Cafe

3745 Paseo Place, , CA 92130 (858) 346-7690 Visit Website