E&J’s Sandwich Shop is over ‘n’ out, and Lilo’s Garden (814 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/272-8049) is in the postage stamp-sized space in downtown Delray that was once home to Old School Bakery.
Local restaurateur Joe Lipovich took over the tiny cafe with only a few tables in cute outdoor courtyard from former owner Burt Rapoport, whose Deck 84 is a few steps down the block. At Lilo’s Garden it’s all about good, inexpensive food served fast, with everything on the deli and more menu under $10.
What that means in your mouth are everything from breakfast burritos and omelets to salads and wraps to assorted sammies and a quartet of hot (and haute) dogs. Also on the menu are Mexican-esque tacos, burritos and quesadillas featuring marinated steak, barbecued chicken and chili-lime shrimp, plus sliders that range from good ol’ American cheeseburger to Buffalo chicken.
There’s also beer and wine, and live acoustic music Thursday through Sunday evenings.