It’s not every day the governor of California has lunch at your place – not even in Fairfax.
"Am I crazy, or did I just see Governor Brown walk into Lydia's Cafe in #Fairfax?" tweeted artfuljammer at 12:58 p.m.
No, you're not crazy. Just before 1 p.m. this afternoon Gov. Jerry Brown and an unidentified woman walked into , the natural foods café on Bolinas Rd., ordered a meal and apparently enjoyed it.
Perry Pearson, the afternoon manager, showed up just after he had been served. “They were just kind of in their own conversation so we didn’t interfere,” she said. "No one else in the restaurant was into bothering them so we just let them do their thing!"
It wasn’t until he left the restaurant that people outside asked for his autograph.
Lydia’s Kitchen is the café side of the catering and event food vendor you may have seen at fairs and festivals under the purple banner Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods. Lydia Kindheart, the owner, also has a line of organic and raw foods available in natural foods stores nationally, and a second cafe opened recently in Petaluma.
The restaurant features organic cooked and raw foods for lunches and dinners. Gov. Brown, who spent some time in a Zen monastery before he first ran for public office in the 1960s, and has a long-standing reputation as an independent and open-minded thinker, could have had his choice of kale chips, coconut almond humus, kale salad or even an organic burrito.
Apparently, though, he chose a Super Burger - made from quinoa, carrots, beets, celery, kale, seeds and herbs, with cashew "cheez" and avocado. With water.