Cafe Umami Serves Grain Bowls Crafted by a Microbiologist

 - Jul 18, 2018
References: cafeumami & bonappetit
Grain bowls have become as ubiquitous as avocado toast in terms of popular food but Cafe Umami is looking to add a sense of scientific appeal to the grain bowl craze. Located in Oakland, California, this unique eatery comes from the mind of Sungsoon Park. Park's offering may not be much for eye-candy but each bowl is masterfully crafted and features inspiration from Park's training as a microbiologist. This focus ensures that each grain bowl offered by Cafe Umami is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy.

The menu at Cafe Umami plays off all-day cafe breakfast and lunch staples and adorns toasts and bowls with a myriad of Japanese and Korean toppings. This is where the eatery draws its name as the collection of toppings range favor fermented ingredients that are packed full of umami.