Lime Café is a concealed and adored cafe with indoor and outdoor seating located on Stewart Street less than a 5 minute walk from the Bergamot Light Rail station, on the LEED silver certified Agensys, Inc campus. Powered by Guckenheimer Restaurant and Catering services, Lime Café prepares every dish from scratch, from soups to salad dressings with some produce procured locally from Farmers Markets. Deli meats are roasted in-house, without preservatives or excess sodium. They support Santa Monica’s Meatless Monday campaign by regularly offering a vegetarian menu special. Lime has supported Sustainable Santa Monica’s programs such as the annual Sustainable Quality Awards and Green Business Mixers.
As many employees from the Agensys campus onsite dine in, they encourage patrons to choose reusable silverware and plates provided in the self service area. To further reduce waste generation, Lime participates in Santa Monica’s R3 Organics and Blue Bin collection programs. Existing programs were refined through Sustainable Works Green Business employee education sessions, strategic bin placement and improved signage on all indoor receptacles. These efforts alone increased Lime’s waste diversion more than 25%, contributing to the overall 60% waste diversion total. For energy efficiency, Lime Café is fitted with LEDs or high efficient Fluorescents. Back of house staff established a startup/shut down schedule to reduce energy use and a policy to defrost frozen food in refrigerators rather than under running water. For sustainable procurement, Lime stocks a Green Seal Certified Hydrogen Peroxide Multi-purpose cleaner and paper products containing 30 to 50% post-consumer recycled content.