A Playful Spin on
Asian Favorites

Open Everyday 8AM – 3PM

ABOUT US

Feed your mind, body, and soul at NIMA Café, the casual daytime counterpart to Animae Restaurant. Enveloped in natural light as a Zen garden cascades from above, this minimalist sanctuary refreshes and inspires across a thoughtfully crafted selection of dine-in and grab-and-go tea, coffee, breakfast, and lunch creations – from sumptuous pork sung buns and matcha croissants, baked fresh daily, to pour-over ramen with house-made noodles.

Pour over ramen, egg, nori, bok choy, ham hock or vegeterian
Pour over ramen, egg, nori, bok choy, ham hock or vegeterian

ABOUT US

Feed your mind, body, and soul at NIMA Café, the casual daytime counterpart to Animae Restaurant. Enveloped in natural light as a Zen garden cascades from above, this minimalist sanctuary refreshes and inspires across a thoughtfully crafted selection of dine-in and grab-and-go tea, coffee, breakfast, and lunch creations – from sumptuous pork sung buns and matcha croissants, baked fresh daily, to pour-over ramen with house-made noodles.

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OUR CHEFS

Celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey and Executive Chef and Partner Joe Magnanelli have channeled their award-winning culinary expertise and boundless ingenuity into an elevated, yet approachable take on Asian favorites. Fusing their signature styles and meticulous attention to detail with the freshest local provisions, every bite and sip has been exquisitely crafted to nourish your day.

Executive pastry chef Adrian Mendoza rounds out this powerhouse team, with artfully crafted breads and pastries prepared fresh daily.

Café by Day, Unforgettable Events by Night

NIMA Café flawlessly blends award-winning design, unparalleled cuisine, and exceptional service into a highly versatile space perfect for any gathering. From stylish corporate events to lavish five-course receptions and every moment in-between, we’ll take care of all the details so you can savor every special moment.

Tea and Bread

Croissants - butter/almond, chocolate $4/5


Pork sung bun, miso honey butter $6


Gluten free coffee cake $4


Cinnamon twist $3


Bagel - plain or everything $3


Tomago egg sandwich, English muffin, miso kewpie, american cheese (add ham+1) $6


Coconut yogurt with sesame granola, berries $7


Oat milk chia pudding, cocoa powder, maple syurp, sea salt $7


Housemade spam musubi and egg $6


Pour over ramen, egg, nori, bok choy, ham hock or vegeterian $9


Housemade spam musubi, spicy pineapple gochujang jam $5


Congee, rice porridge, daily topping, scallion $9


Fresh Spring Rolls, sweet chili dipping sauce
– Beef, blue cheese, cripsy wontons $99
– Tuna poke $9
– Vegetarian $9


Duck grain bowl, maple miso, carrots, kimchi, honey lime $12


Chicken salad, crispy taro, miso dressing $11


Nima banh mi, duck liver pate, chicken, vegetable slaw $9


Coffee

Drip Coffee $3


Espresso $3


Macchiato $3


Americano $4


Cappuccino $4


Latte $4


Mocha $4


Chai Latte $4


NIMA offerings

Chemex Pour Over $5


Matcha Latte $5


Tumeric Chai Latte $5


Shanghai Fog $5


Joto Green Sake Glass $6


Thai Tea Boba $4


Saigon Ice Tea $3


Pineapple Sencha Ice Tea $4


Draft

Cold Brew $4


Tuk Tuk Kombucha $6


Lemongrass Gin & Tonic $8


Bonny Doon Rose $9


Asahi Super Dry $8


Alpine Windows Up IPA $8


Smoothies

Green Island $8


Coconut Matcha $8


Tropical Berry $8


Chocolate Banana $8


FOLLOW YOUR ZEN

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A BRIAN MALARKEY RESTAURANT FROM THE PUFFER MALARKEY COLLECTIVE:

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Herb and Eatery Restaurant logo
Herb and Sea Restaurant logo
Green Acre Restaurant logo
Animae Restaurant logo
Farm and the Seahorse Restaurant logo
Herb and Ranch Restaurant logo

Open Everyday 8AM – 3PM

Phone: (619) 432-1225

Address: 1969 Pacific Hwy. San Diego CA, 92101

A BRIAN MALARKEY RESTAURANT FROM THE PUFFER MALARKEY COLLECTIVE:

Herb and Wood Restaurant logo
Herb and Eatery Restaurant logo
Herb and Sea Restaurant logo
Green Acre Restaurant logo
Animae Restaurant logo
Farm and the Seahorse Restaurant logo
Herb and Ranch Restaurant logo

Open Everyday 8AM – 3PM

Phone: (619) 432-1225

Address: 1969 Pacific Hwy. San Diego CA, 92101