May 04, 2012
Clean. Simple. Fresh.
This is the way Inval Hakim-Oglo, the new owner of Lawrence’s LIFE Café, describes the health-conscious fare featured on its revamped menu.
The café, located within LIFE Fitness Club on 235 Mill Street, offers a diversified menu that includes fresh juices, protein shakes, omelets, Panini sandwiches and a salad bar. All dishes, says Hakim-Oglo, are under the supervision of in-house nutritionist Rachel Schindler.
“Our main focus is health,” Hakim-Oglo says. Detoxifying juices served on ice are available for $4.95. Customers can choose from blends like “Morning Glory,” which is a mixture of watermelon, apple, strawberry and lemon juice, or create their own custom juice blend. The café also offers wheatgrass shots ($2.75 for one ounce, $5.00 for two ounces).
Newly added dishes to the menu include whole-wheat pasta with homemade pesto sauce served with grilled vegetables and sundried tomatoes ($7.95). Fish has been added to the menu. Baked tilapia with lemon juice and olive oil in a tomato and onion sauce, also served with grilled vegetables, is offered for $14.95.
A crepe bar makes it easy to satisfy a post-workout sweet tooth. The Works comes with fresh strawberries and bananas and a chocolate spread topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar ($5.50). Customers can also create their own crepes by choosing from a variety of fresh fruit, toppings and spreads in tempting flavors like peanut butter and caramel. Traditional Belgian waffles ($8.00) are served with warm syrup, blueberries, fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
LIFE Café is located at 235 Mill Street in Lawrence. Hours are Sunday from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call (516) 837-3095.
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