Tucked away in the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall is a bright and cheery cafe called Orange Table. The concept is breakfast, lunch & barista bar. The food is "fresh & made to order".
I was recently invited to dine at Orange Table and although it's quite a distance from my house I couldn't resist. I would much rather drive an hour for quality food than eat at the mega chains that abound in my neighborhood. So off we went, my husband and I, to enjoy lunch and a late afternoon coffee.
I was very impressed with my Greek salad. It was piled high with veggies, feta cheese, and olives. I know what your thinking: a salad is a salad. What really made this salad special was the house made dressing. It was the perfect balance of oil and vinegar mixed with fresh herbs that could be seen growing on the patio garden.
My husband got the "Rustler".... a grilled chicken breast sandwich topped with provolone, local bacon and made from scratch BBQ sauce. He said both the BBQ sauce and the bacon made this sandwich one of the better ones he's had.
The real treat came after lunch served in a short martini glass. The "shakerto" is an Italian inspired iced coffee drink shaken with cream and a hint of orange. Not quite as frosty as the ones we had on the Amalfi Coast but equally delicious.
Orange Table is a nice little repreive from all of the restaurant chains found around the area. The freshness and quality of food makes it well worth the drive for me.