Heaven on Earth

April 2022
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels
Photographs by: 
O'Brien Holt, Courtesy of Earth Cafe

The new Earth Café in Myrtle Beach puts a spin on vegetarian and vegan options

Earth Day is coming up on April 22. And Earth Café should be on your breakfast/brunch/lunch calendar every day.

Specializing in organic, vegetarian and vegan foods with a Mediterranean twist, the hip new café is in a refreshed building within the Village Square Shopping Center.

When you step foot through the front door, it’s almost like your coolness factor goes up a notch. From the subway tile and black chalkboard specials behind the bar, to the hardwood floors, rustic ceiling beams and exposed brick walls, to the couch lounge seating, to the Edison light bulb chandeliers, natural light from the large windows, and fresh flowers spilling out of Mason jars on tables—no detail was spared to make this space sophisticated and unique. There is also alfresco dining available on the pretty patio and a retail table inside stocked with fresh spring items, like sage, jams, cooking oils, candles, and more. 

Earth Café’s menu is also refreshing, offering healthy alternatives (including gluten-free) from Mother Earth without skimping on portions. 

(From left) Flatbread favorites, the iced caramel apple latte.

For breakfast, there’s a bevy of options, such as avocado toast, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, omelets, pastries and an assortment of acai/yogurt bowls. For lunch, all of their salads are massive and masterful, like their namesake Earth Salad, piled high with organic veggies and toppings: spring mix, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, shaved beets, pepita seeds, crispy chickpeas and slices of avocado served with Tahini Goddess Dressing. A protein of your choice can also be added to the salads: chicken breast, salmon, chicken salad, tuna salad, or falafel. The protein bowl is packed with quinoa, cubed baked sweet potatoes, a grilled vegetable mix and avocado. 

Burgers, including the Impossible Burger, are each slid onto a brioche bun. Sandwiches and wraps are served with a side of fries, truffle fries, or an organic salad or fruit cup. Feel-good standouts are the Grilled Chicken & Pesto, with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, and arugula stacked on a ciabatta baguette or a spinach wrap; the Portobello Melt; and Grilled Cheese (Havarti, cheddar, and mozzarella) and a cup of Tomato Bisque. 

To wash it all down, Earth Café features a wealth of healthy drinks and coffee, including ice brews, smoothies, and shots from fresh fruit. 

Your time here in Earth Café is time well-spent and will expand your clean, healthy eating horizons. 

Earth Café
3811 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach (Village Square Shopping Center)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.