Local Jo Café and Market

  • 2959 Oxford Street

  • 455-6225

  • Hours: Mon., Tues., Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., Fri.: 7:30 – 9 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Rating: ****

Local Jo is a burst of sunshine. Everything is fresh and healthy and they are supportive of local agriculture.

We have our heart set on soup but their soup special is sold out, so we start with a small Somosa each. Made with lentils and veggies, they’re tasty and mildly spicy.

I have the Roasted Vegetable Pizza, a delicious concoction of zucchini, red pepper, mushrooms and eggplant with cheese and pesto on a thin crust. My side green salad is lovely and shows how a few special ingredients — walnuts, cranberries and apple —- can make a simple salad more appetizing. My pal has a day-old (1/2 price) sandwich — Swiss Cheese and Ham on thick whole-wheat bread. It’s fine and filling.

We sip on coffee and hot apple cider and linger at a window table. It’s that kind of place.
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