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The Smith Café Is Now Open in Arcadia

The Smith Café's green chili bowl is made with slow cooked pork and topped with cilantro, cojita, and a cage-free egg. The new Arcadia breakfast spot opened on March 1.
The Smith Café's green chili bowl is made with slow cooked pork and topped with cilantro, cojita, and a cage-free egg. The new Arcadia breakfast spot opened on March 1. The Smith Café
There's a new member to the breakfast — or as the Aussies would say, "brekkie" — scene in Arcadia.

The Smith Café opened its doors on March 1, taking over the space that formerly housed Acacia Café in the Gaslight Square near 36th Street and Indian School Road.

The Smith serves up breakfast and lunch staples, in addition to some more unique options; the Coconut Chia Bowl is an all-vegan breakfast bowl, while the Reaper Scramble is a spicy dish that features Base Infused Carolina Reaper Oil.

Owners Carlee Lukje, Michael Sands, and Rossco Lukje – all of whom hail from Australia – got the name "the Smith" from Smith Street in Melbourne, which is a restaurant-centric area that the trio frequented while living there.

And though the owners don't originally hail from Arizona, the restaurant utilizes plenty of AZ-grown ingredients to fill out its menu, including Schreiner's sausage, Noble bread, Passport coffee, and eggs from Hickman’s Farms.

The Smith is located at 3701 East Indian School Road and is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, visit the Smith Café website.
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