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After our fun morning exploring Alcatraz, Julie and I headed to Cafe Gratitude to meet up with some of our blogging friends.

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Blog friends!

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The inside is super cute and full of positive energy.

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I loved their self-serve water bottles on the tables.

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The card games were fun, too.

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After perusing the menu, Julie and I decided to share a few things…

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First up – the I Am Trusting Tamal Plate – (from the menu) “A  handmade corn tamal made with stone-ground heirloom masa and filled w/seasonal vegetables served with beans, salsa verde & Mexican cilantro coleslaw

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Loved the tender tamal and it was so flavorful yet light.

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We also shared the I Am Graceful Indian Biryani Bowl – (from the menu) “Steamed brown rice or quinoa tossed with seasonal veggies, basil, cilantro, mint & cashews in an Indian coconut-curry sauce”. We got quinoa.

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Ready to dig in!

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The bowl was so cute. It almost looked like a salad at first. It was sooo delicious! I loved the sauce.

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And a cowboy entered the restaurant at some point and serenaded all of us over food.

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After ogling the dessert display, Julie and I knew we had to split one (ok…or two 😉 ).

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I got the I Am Marvelous Raw Cacao Mocha with steamed hazelnut milk – “Elixir with steamed nut milk, cacao powder, vanilla, & agave

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“We shared an I Am Joy “Rawmond Joy”…

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and I Am Devoted Coconut Cream Pie – “Rich coconut cream pie in a coconut-date crust”

Wow…the desserts were amazing! I love how vegan desserts are so delicious yet so light, too.

Thank you Cafe Gratitude for being so awesome!

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After lunch, I ventured back to the hotel with Mara and Julie.

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Mmm…Treat street.

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And Julie haled her first taxi cab…just for us. Awww!

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Then it was time for registration.

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And I met Dorian of Foodbuzz!

Not to mention I got my swag bag…woohoo!

Details on the swag bag next time…plus more SF fun!