Got a hankerin' for South African biscotti, a Cuban sandwich, or an Estonian roosamanna? You'll want to check out Alo Cafe, the globally inspired breakfast and lunch spot in downtown Scottsdale.
Courtesy of husband-and-wife team Hilja and Steve Martinez, who have roots in Estonia, Alo Cafe, named after Estonian composer Alo Mattiisen, is located at 6960 East First Street, in an expanded 1960s-era garage in downtown Scottsdale's historic Charles Miller Square.
Here's what diners can expect -- and the menu.
Featuring food from the Martinezes' travels, Alo Cafe will highlight dishes from places such as Spain, South Africa, Namibia, Argentina, and Jamaica as well as their families' ancestral homeland of Estonia. Twists on American classics will be offered as well.
Coffee selections are Cartel single bean roasts. Select teas, including yerba mate, are also available.
Soft-opened for about a month, Alo Cafe will celebrate its official grand opening on Saturday, October 12. Currently open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Alo Cafe plans to extend its hours for coffee, dessert, and special dinner events in the near future. For more information, check out the Facebook page.