You are what you eat. That has always been the saying when talking about new and healthy things to eat. But husband and wife, Clay and Tamieka Grafft, owners of the Quad Cities newest and healthiest café, Simple Superfood Café remind us that knowing what you put into your body dates back farther than we think. “We’ve known for thousands of years how to eat right,” said Mr. Grafft. “Not all calories are created equal.”
And he is proving that through he and his wife’s unique culinary creations on their menu. From home brewed Kombucha and smoothies to fresh fruit and sprouted granola bowls along with voodle (vegetable noodle) and sprouted grain bowls, careful thought and attention to detail are put into every item on the menu. “It’s different because it’s not on other menus around town,” explained Mr. Grafft. “But in the health community, these are very well known things.”
With Clay having been born in Korea and Tamieka being born in Vietnam, after meeting at St. Ambrose College, both knew then that the area needed a dose of their combined cultures and healthy lifestyle and wanted to share that through the art of food. “It’s been several years in the making,” said Mrs. Grafft. “We saw other cities being really heath conscious and want our child to grow up eating healthy as well.”
Open now for just over two months, business is better than they thought it would be and the couple attributes that to their patron’s knowledge of what they are choosing to eat. “People are feeling good,” said Mr. Grafft. “Now is the best time ever for people to be conscious and knowledgeable of what they eat.”
No matter where you are from or when you were born, food has always been known to bring people together. Over the years, fast food has made it very easy to get something that tastes very good, very fast but at a very high cost to your heath and quality of life. At Simple Superfood Café, Clay and Tamieka are on the forefront for a major food revolution, one delicious smoothie at a time. “All the foods here have a history,” explained Mr. Grafft. “We’ve lost all that culture and we are bringing that back.”
For more information call SSC at 563-355-9000, visit www.simplesuperfoodcafe.com or stop into Simple Superfood Café, Belle Ave, Davenport, IA on the corner of Jersey Ridge and 53rd St, by Culver’s. Open M-F 630am-8pm and closed on Sundays.