Ocean City Today

Fresh alternatives at Greenhouse Café on 15th St.

By Kara Hallissey | Jul 20, 2017
Photo by: Kara Hallissey Owner Josh Lynch shows off the Greenhouse Café on 15th Street and Philadelphia Avenue, Monday afternoon.

(July 21, 2017) Smoothies, fruit juices, omelets, entrée salads, deli sandwiches, beer and wine are a few of the fresh menu items patrons can order to go or enjoy at Greenhouse Café on 15th Street.

“We have vegan and vegetarian options including vegan sweets,” said owner Josh Lynch. “There is a gluten free menu. You can replace a sandwich with fresh juice or a smoothie. There are good alternative options.”

Fresh produce and ingredients are key to the menu items at Greenhouse Café, which serves breakfast all day. Omelets, bagels, breakfast burritos and sandwiches are popular options.

Customers can also try out homemade wraps, deli sandwiches and large entrée salads in addition to a number of cold salads including chicken, tuna, tortellini, macaroni and shrimp.

Greenhouse Café carries Coastal Coffee Roasting, which is a local shop located in West Ocean City.

“We serve Coastal Coffee’s Cold Brew, which is steeped for 24 hours,” Lynch said.

Chips, muffins, candy and chocolate-covered dates in addition to a number of smoothies and fresh juices are also options to consider.

“If you haven’t been here before at least try it,” Lynch said. “There are different options here. If you want to start a diet, this is a good place to start by replacing meals with smoothies or salads.”

A small bar area has six seats in the back with televisions and a range of wine options from organic to popular names. Half a dozen local craft beers are on draft. Patrons can also purchase beer and wine to go.

“We have organic wine that is fully sustainable with no animal by-products,” Lynch said. “We also have gluten free beer.”

Lynch officially took over Greenhouse Café in October after working and helping run Caruso Pizza on the Boardwalk for 20 years. He has also catered weddings, worked at Southside Deli in Ocean Pines and helped open the 32 Palm Restaurant inside the Hilton on 33rd Street.

“I’ve been cooking for 25 years and went to culinary school at the Le Cordon Bleu in downtown Pittsburgh,” Lynch said.

Loyal Caruso Pizza clientele have frequented Greenhouse Café the last few months and Lynch added new menu items in addition to his own décor including pictures and surfboards to the walls.

Greenhouse Café has partnered with neighboring T.C. Studios to host paint nights every Wednesday in July from 7-9 p.m.

In the next couple of months, Lynch plans to start recycling and weeding out Styrofoam, plastic bags and drinking straws.

Greenhouse Café is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 15th Street and Philadelphia Avenue. For more information, call 443-664-5671 or find them on Facebook.

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