Last Days of Summer: Parakeet Cafe

Entertainment and Style Parakeet Cafe, La Jolla, Little Italy and Del Mar
Parakeet Cafe "A Little Bird Told Me" neon blue sign inside Little Italy Location
Parakeet Cafe, Inside Little Italy Location, Courtney Elise Kato enjoying a latte

The summer season may officially be over but not the beautiful weather here in Southern California. Enjoy a weekend getaway drive to La Jolla and San Diego for clean air, scenic oceans, and delicious food. Make it a picnic and get some food to go or eat outside while practicing safe social distancing.

One of my favorite stops is the Parakeet Cafe. The food is healthy, delicious, vibrant, and freshly prepared. The menu is extensive and there are gluten, vegan, paleo, and keto options. Everything is local, sustainable, non-GMO, organic, and made from scratch! From coffee drinks (milk choices: oat, almond, coconut), salads, breakfast, and lunch entrees there are options for everyone. The desserts are also delectable.

Standouts are the Golden Goddess salad and Parakeet Bowl (not pictured below). You can add on your choice of chicken for $7, grilled salmon for $8, or egg for $2. I also enjoy the Ice Tea – Herbal Hibiscus and Vegan and Gluten-Free Banana Oat Muffin. Del Mar Menu

Food Photos from Postmates

The chosen mascot for the Parakeet Cafe is the parakeet – a happy, energetic, and friendly bird that perfectly describes the Cafe and it’s warm, inviting ambiance. Neon signs #tweet, tweet, pillows, and parakeet photos adorn the walls, which add to the whimsical charm and fun.

There are 3 locations to visit in La Jolla, Little Italy, and Del Mar at shopping center One Paseo. The Del Mar location has a spacious outdoor patio. Please check each location for dining capabilities during COVID-19 and menus. Curbside pickup, delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining options available. You can also order through the Parakeet Cafe app, from Postmates, ChowNow, Grubhub, DoorDash, and UberEats (various locations linked).

Parakeet Cafe inside at the Parakeet Cafe Del Mar location at One Paseo featuring the #tweet tweet neon sign on the wall
Courtney Kato enjoying a Herbal Hibiscus Ice Tea outside at the Parakeet Cafe outside patio at the Del Mar location in One Paseo
Parakeet Cage Sign at Del Mar location pointing the way "A little bird told me"
Parakeet Cafe Del Mar Location Outside, at One Paseo Shopping Center

Parakeet Accessories

Mask + Headband
ASTR The Label Puff-Sleeve Tops

Yumi Chen Parakeet Bird Pink Mask with ASTR Retreat Eyelet White Top

New York City Jewelry and Fashion Accessories Designer, Yumi Chen, is the artist behind this special Parakeet Mask in blush/pink. Her attention to detail is impeccable as she constructed the perfect fitting mask that is functional and stylish.  The mask is made of three layer soft, breathable cotton The embroidery and colors of the parakeet are exquisite. It is so comfortable to wear and the added details of a nose wire and built-in pocket filter for is the best! She also features a variety of reusable face coverings featuring different designs including more birds, flowers, or neutral look.

Face Mask: Yumi Chen Parakeet Bird Mask with Filter and Nose Wire in Pink

Yumi Chen Pink Parakeet Face Mask, Pink Palm Tree top
Namjosh Purple Parrot Headband and ASTR Retreat Black Top
Namjosh Purple Parrot Headband and ASTR Retreat Black Top
Namjosh Purple Parrot Headband and ASTR Retreat Black Top

Face Mask: Yumi Chen Parakeet Bird Mask with Filter and Nose Wire in Pink

Headband: Namjosh Parrot Printed Headband Take a modern approach to elevate both casual and party looks with this headband. The parrot print features beaded and threaded work.

Tops: ASTR The Label Retreat Smocked Eyelet Top in White and Black. Find at Nordstrom and ASTR the Label

Check out the special sales by Kate Spade! This Pippa Flocket Party small bucket bag was originally priced at $339 and now is $129 Final Sale.
There are also many purses in fall color tones.

Courtney Kato walking outside is deserted area with palm tree skirt

If you can, please support your favorite local small businesses online. Due to the pandemic, many places and shopping centers have been closed temporarily.

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