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Avocado Pit Healthy Restaurant Opens in Cocoa Beach

Jul 28, 2012 10:39AM

Vernon Mattioli, owner of the new cafe and learning center, is excited to announce the Avocado Pit has opened in Cocoa Beach. “My passion is to give others a healthy eating alternative in their neighborhood,” says Mattioli. As an environmental artist for 25 years he nurtured a love of the environment that lead him to opening a “green” business. He believes changing your diet, can change your life. Mattioli states, “I believe healthy food aids in prevention of disease and adds vitality to your life.”

The cafe serves organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, raw and other healthy items. The menu offers soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, smoothies, fresh juices and desserts. Specialties include coconut curry medley; the urban wrap with hummus, avocado and seasonal greens; avocado pudding; and organic sangrias (sulfite-free). Indoor and outdoor seating is available. “A hydroponic garden with greens, herbs and flowers hangs above customers to enhance their dining experience while waterfalls relax their stress away,” adds Mattioli. Plus, on the weekends you can enjoy music while you dine.

Starting in August, Mattioli will be offering raw food classes and art workshops. Call for details.

The Avocado Pit is located at 24 N. Orlando Ave. (State Road A1A), Cocoa Beach. Call 321-213-2202 or check out the menu at Open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Catering and Take Out are available.

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