East Side Café: Fun, flavorful, filling


By: Natalya Jones Contributing Writer

Want a restaurant that offers fresh food when you’re sticking to a diet but savory “fun” food when you’re not?

East Side Café has both.

The restaurant opened this past November is owned by veteran restaurateur Todd Weiss. It’s apparent looking at the menu items what his intent at the Café is: he wants to provide fresh, healthy food that doesn’t deplete taste (along with some not-so-healthy favorites, of course).

All cold subs and breakfast sandwiches are made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Both the chicken salad and tuna salad don’t come from a can, but are homemade with solely all white meat chicken and albacore tuna. Vegan items, salads, acai bowls and more healthy items can also be found on the menu. A variety of shaved ribeye Philly cheese steaks, burgers and subs can also be ordered, a commonality that’s rare in the diet culture nowadays.

East Side Café isn’t Weiss’s first restaurant venture. For about 14 years, Weiss has owned the four Draft House restaurants in Boca, West Palm, and Lake Worth as well as a catering company called Affordable Catering.

As if that wasn’t enough, he was awarded the food and beverage contracts for Sugar Sand Park, Osprey Point Golf Course, Spanish River Library and Pompano Pier concessions. His contract is presently at the Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course and has been there for over 10 years.

Hosting a party or need lunch for the office? Catering menus for meetings, large groups and events are an option. Netflix and chilling? Online ordering as well as delivery service through local delivery companies (Grub Hub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates and Delivery Dudes) is also an option.

The East Side Café is open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily and is located at 159 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. Call (561) 617-1500 or visit theeastsidecafe.com.