~~~Love is in the air!~~~
One day I saw both Ingrid R & Joseluis A check-in to Under the Mango Tree. After I yelped the business my interest peaked as I realized it was a vegetarian smoothie & juice cafe.
Being Under the Mango Tree is located in South Beach, I was kind of concerned with what kind of people I was going to encounter who worked there.
On one hand you have the matted haired unhealthy looking hippy who takes 20 minute's to check-out someone with two items at the cash register. He/she will also babble non-stop with anyone who will listen about the $1000.00 mantra he/she bought from some psycho guru at a quasi-spiritual retreat. http://bit.ly/MdQbfy
On the other hand you have the "angry miserable bunch" known as Vegans. A Vegan will greet you with a frown that would make the Christmas Grinch proud. As Anthony Bourdain said "Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the Vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn."
Luckily I didn't encounter either of these two, but I was welcomed by three beautiful super friendly South American lady's Lissette, Patti (owner)and I don't remember the third ones name. All three of them were radiating Love Love Love.
As Johnny T stated " Just being near her(Patti) was calming." Which is totally true, I sensed the same energy about Patti.
The whole cafe is radiating with incredibly good energy!
I've frequented Under the Mango Tree three times so far and each time I was greeted with a joyful smile with an eagerness to serve.
The location is in a residential complex converted into commercial property. You can easily miss this place if you are not keen of the eye.
The interior resembles a comfortable living room space with varying seats. Once you sit down and get comfy, you probably won't want to leave. Especially if you strike up convo or pick up one of the many interesting not-for-sale books they have to read.
They sell all kinds of interesting things like Oils, natural hand made soaps, incense, Buddha statues, incense, incense holders, novelties, hippy clothes, candles, Boho bags etc. http://bit.ly/1eU9pjN http://bit.ly/1eU9EeD http://bit.ly/1eU9TWY
What I also love about this place other than those nubile maidens who work here is approximately 80% of their produce they source is organic. They have a host of smoothies, juices, baked goods, coffee & shots. They also have a couple of hot foods & bowls. http://bit.ly/1eUbv32 http://bit.ly/1eUbwnN
I've tried both the 16oz high & happy buddha juice's $5.00 each. Both were really refreshing & delicious, I really enjoyed them. STAR Rating 4.5
I also had the Veggie melt on wheat bread, which was fresh, gooey with cheese and pleasant to the palate. STAR Rating 4.5 http://bit.ly/1eUdzIs
Interestingly Patti also has a mini market in a back room selling locally produced organic fruits and veggies. http://bit.ly/1eUdYuq http://bit.ly/1eUe1GI http://bit.ly/1eUe70O http://bit.ly/1eUeaK0 http://bit.ly/1eUefgP
I love supporting these kind of modest health conscious small businesses. If I lived in South Beach I would be here almost everyday getting a smoothie or juice. I'm definitely going to try and come here every time I pass through South Beach.
Is it possible to be in love with three women at the same time, that you've only seen once or twice? I think it is!
-take advantage of the yelp check-in special
-prices are very reasonable for South Beach area, actually they are reasonable for the whole Tri-County area
-there is metered street parking available
-there is also a metered parking lot on the west side Meridian ave just north of 6th street. Its no more than a 2 minute walk from the cafe.
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