MORRO BAY — If you are looking for some healthy food on the Embarcadero you should try Goddess Goods. Owned and operated by two energetic native Morro Bay women. Sierra Mace and Summer Mote opened the café on March 17.
“We wanted to fill a niche for healthy, fast and affordable food and drink,” Mace said.
Mace has worked in the food industry since she was in high school. Mote helped open the Divine Street Cafe in Cayucos, as well as having other catering gigs before Goddess Goods. Both their families have small businesses in the community, so the women have been raised in an entrepreneur business setting and have good community connections.
Originally opened from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., business increased so rapidly that Goddess Goods expanded their hours on Memorial Day until 5 p.m. The cafe has vegan food, with vegetarian and gluten free options. Everything is prepared fresh, in-house. Breakfast and lunch are served all day. A full organic coffee and espresso bar is available, roasted by Joe Bella Coffee Roasters in Atascadero. Healthy breakfast options include savory and sweet toast choices, an acai bowl, and bagels. Lunch offerings are sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and salads. Their specialty is the Sun-dried Almond Burger.
Along with simple, fast breakfast and lunch items are fresh juices, smoothies, and wellness shots. Everything is juiced on the spot to the customer’s order. Mace invented about 16 juice and smoothie combinations before Goddess Goods opened. Their produce is delivered twice daily from The Berry Man, so ingredients are not kept in storage, but are as fresh as possible.
Goddess Goods is committed to providing Eco-friendly, sustainable containers for their take-out menu and is one of the first Morro Bay businesses to offer paper straws. All containers are compost ready or recyclable. Also available for purchase are tumblers, glass bottles, and thermoses with the Goddess Goods logo. Purchase of a drink container comes with 10 percent savings on your drink refill.
In addition to the organic food and drink offerings, Goddess Goods also carries snacks and treats from local companies, so it’s very easy to get something healthy when you’re on the go. Miss Teaberry’s Baked Goods are featured, specializing in allergy-friendly baking from their certified kitchen is in Los Osos.
Other grab and go food products include the Living Intentions brand of super food, found in popcorn, nut blends, and cereal, and Nana Joe’s granola and bars from Northern California.
But Goddess Goods isn’t just a locally supplied, organic cafe. They also offer natural health care brands from local businesses, such as the All Good sunscreen and skin care line (Morro Bay); Green Lotus essential oils (Los Osos); POPPY, a powerful organic skin care line (Cayucos); and JoJo’s Candle Company (Los Osos), featuring soy wax candles.
Another specialty brand is the non-psychoactive CBD products from Rancho Ecomar Farms (Santa Margarita), available in tincture and pain-fighting salve forms. Fun items for tourists and locals are the hats and T-shirts with the Goddess Goods logo with Morro Bay prominently featured.
Customers are rewarded with a loyalty card, which gives the holder a free beverage after nine are purchased. Plus, purchase of a Goddess Goods drink container allows the holder to 10% off beverage refills.
The friendship between Mote and Mace began at birth.
“We call each other ‘Wombies’, since we’ve known each other since we were in diapers. We are complete opposites, like the sun and moon, but it is a perfect combination,” commented Mace.
Sierra and Summer of Goddess Goods welcome you to experience their healthy lifestyle cafe, 1124 Front St., Morro Bay. Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Call ahead 805-225- 5001 for take-out pick-up. Find them at www.goddessgoodsmb.com and on Facebook and Instagram.