Many people don’t know who started SOL CAL cafe and where the idea to open a plant-based cafe came from.
The man who created the concept is ex-NFL player, Jacob Bell. Jacob played on the Tennessee Titans from 2004-2008 and the St. Louis Rams from 2008-2012. After deciding that playing football was taking a physical toll on his body, and that the risk wasn’t worth the reward, Jacob announced his retirement from football. “I want to get out before the game makes me get out, so I can retire on my own terms, and limit the amount of stress and negative impact the game would leave on me”.
Jacob wanted to take what he had learned about nutrition and clean eating from his private chef and apply those concepts to a restaurant sharing what he learned with the rest of the world. He knew that it would be hard to make healthy food taste good but he was up for the challenge.
SOL CAL cafe sits in a central location in downtown San Diego across from the Padres stadium and strives to keep San Diego healthy and happy. Come stop in for a snack, meal, or to check out our market section featuring many different super foods, drinks, and cleansing drinks! If you see Jacob, say hello and feel free to ask him about his story.