Tryst Cafe

Chef Cortez with Tryst Cafe owner Lisa Khnanisho

Established in North Phoenix in 2010, and now with a second location in Chandler, Tryst Cafe offers an extensive organic, natural, gluten free, eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cafe invites diners to “An Affaire with Naturally Delicious Food.”

Talking about the cafe’s focus on organic and natural food, owner Lisa Khnanisho shared, “We were one of the first places to launch our brand offering organic/natural ingredients, as well as creating an extensive gluten free menu. We continue to hold these values as the focus of our concept while evolving with the interests of our guests and creating broader plant-based entrees.

“Most of our meat and poultry selection is antibiotic /hormone free and we source wild caught seafood as available,” she continued.

Hospitality is at the core of the Tryst team’s operation, and they create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for diners.

“Our team members provide genuine, warm, hospitable service and their long tenure makes them very knowledgeable about the menu,” Khnanisho added.

In addition to the expansive food menus, the cafe also boasts a full bar.

“Our full bar features craft cocktails and offers several organic spirits,” said Khnanisho, adding that, “Our bottomless mimosas are a big attraction from 8am–2:30pm daily.”

Khnanisho said that while the coronavirus has impacted her business, as it has many other restaurants and businesses, “We have been blessed and are grateful for our loyal and compassionate patrons who regularly demonstrate the love and support of community. Our team members are the backbone of our business and their resilience, commitment, strength, optimism and support allow us to operate and to them we are forever grateful.”

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