Business Spotlight: Mediterranean-Inspired Organic Restaurant Comes to Myrtle Beach | Myrtle Beach Business
MYRTLE BEACH – From the family that operated Panini 38 restaurant, the Benezras are opening Earth Cafe to bring a fresh, organic food option to the Myrtle Beach restaurant scene.
An exact opening date has not been set for Earth Cafe, 3811 Kings Highway, which is in the Walmart shopping district across from the Village Bar & Grill. Owner Ayala Benezra has been styling hair locally for three decades, and her son Gill said it’s time to make her concept a reality.
âThere is nothing like it here,â said Gill Benezra, adding that her mother had been fond of the idea since before the pandemic began. âThere really might be another place that offers healthier organic breakfast and lunch. There really aren’t that many options for this in Myrtle Beach. Much of it is fast food or fast casual dining. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just that people want something different.
The Benezras are putting the finishing touches on the menu, but he has said he will offer Mediterranean-inspired dishes, which his family is very familiar with.
âIt will be clean and healthy food,â Benezra said. There will be options for things like burgers and reubens, but with fresh, organic, and non-GMO ingredients, he said.
Those driving through the square can see directly into the glass walls of the restaurant, which occupies three display cases. Benezra said plans call for an outdoor seating area about as large as the indoor, which includes sofas, stools and counter seats, as well as dining tables with chairs with armrests.
âWe made it a very comfortable and comfortable environment,â said Benezra.
He said the design is also conducive to safely separating diners during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said planning the restaurant during a pandemic has been a struggle.
âIt’s definitely a challenge,â said Benezra. âEveryone has had their challenges during this time. We take every precaution. We do our best to make sure everyone is comfortable going in and eating. It’s a big part of what we do – cleanliness and preparation the best we can. “
He said take-out will also be available and the menu will include vegetarian and vegan options. He said people can follow Earth Cafe on Facebook for the exact opening date and hours of operation.
“We try to do it right and we don’t try to limit ourselves,” said Benezra. âWe are trying to open as soon as possible. We just don’t want to open when we’re not ready. We want to make sure everything is online and everything is ready. We want to make sure everyone has the best experience when they come.