Offering a modern interior design, indoor-outdoor seating and a menu built around the rising popularity of international street foods, Red Card Café is the first restaurant by Paris-born proprietor Caroline Sternberg, a resident of the area.
I dropped by last night to check it out and to meet Ms. Sternberg. My date and I sat at the concrete bar in comfy red seats so we could watch a little bit of the Olympics. Our server/bartender, Richie, greeted us with a smile and an offer to make recommendations.
We quickly decided on a bottle of rosé from the wine list, which offered several selections I hadn't seen before. Along with the wine we shared an order of the pierogi and an order of empanadas. My date also had the lamb sausage. I'm no restaurant reviewer but I can tell you all three dishes were thoroughly enjoyed-- as my mom would say, "clean plate club".
|Red Card Cafe Interior|
If you are looking for something different for lunch or dinner, and you like supporting locally owned businesses, give Red Card Cafe a try. We've already decided on trying the shrimp dish next time!
Red Card Café will be open daily beginning August 17; walk-ins are welcome. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays.
Red Card Café is located at 4140 Morena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117 and online at www.redcardcafe.com.