Sweet Basil's Cafe - Livingston, NJ Restaurant, Essex County
498 South Livingston Ave • Livingston, NJ
Open For Inside Seating, Outside Seating, Take Out, Curbside Pickup, UberEats, and Doordash Delivery

Open 7 Days a Week, 10am - 8pm
Brunch Menu 10am - 3pm | Lunch Menu 10am - 4 pm | Dinner Menu 4pm - 8pm

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Delivery available through Doordash and UberEats

Lunch Menu

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – Livingston NJ

Livingston NJ Lunch Restaurant

Lunch Restaurant Essex County NJ

Brunch & LunchNo Reservations / First Come, First Serve Basis.
DinnerReservations Accepted for Parties of Any Size.


specialty sandwiches & tacos

served with hand-cut fries or side salad

Baja Fish Tacos $13.95
blackened tilapia served in two flour tortillas with roasted pineapple salsa, fresh guacamole & queso fresco

Red Snapper Tacos $15.95
pineapple salsa, sliced avocado, chipotle aioli

Steak Tacos $16.95
caramelized onions, lettuce, avocado, queso fresco, harissa sauce

Ahi Tuna Tacos $15.95
mango slaw, sliced avocado, chili wasabi

Roasted Veggie Tacos $15
portobello mushrooms, cauliflower, onions, brussel sprouts, red peppers & avocado topped with queso fresco & harissa aioli

Ahi Multigrain Sandwich $15.95
pan seared ahi tuna served medium-rare with guacamole, arugula, wasabi glaze, sautéed onion & tomato served on toasted multigrain bread

Pulled Pork Sandwich $13.95
8-hour roast pork with bbq sauce on a soft bun

solo sandwiches

add a side of fries for $4.50

Buffalo Chicken Sandwhich $10.95
crispy chicken cutlet in buffalo sauce, creamy blue cheese, lettuce & tomato, on baguette

Italian Chicken Sandwich $10.95
grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, arugula & balsamic, on baguette
substitute crispy chicken cutlet

Chicken Cheesesteak $10.95
grilled chicken, potatoes, peppers, onions, jalapenos, American cheese, served on baguette

Grilled Chicken Sandwich $10.95
grilled chicken, sauteed spinach, onions, bacon & tomato served on a baguette

Spicy Chicken Sandwich $10.95
crispy chicken cutlet, spicy slaw, Siracha sauce, Swiss cheese, bacon, tomato, pickles



hot & cold sandwiches

served with pasta or a house salad; substitute hand-cut fries/$2, gluten free bread/$2

1) Chicken & Arugula Wrap $10.95
grilled chicken, arugula, walnuts, ranch, dried cranberries & feta cheese

2) Veggie Sandwich $11.95
roasted portobello mushroom, fried eggplant, tomato, arugula &fresh avocado, drizzled with herb aioli on multi-grain bread

3) New Orleans Cajun Chicken Wrap $10.95
cajun chicken, greens, cucumbers, ranch dressing & fresh mozzarella

4) Roast Turkey & Avocado Wrap $11.95
roast turkey, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, greens, tomato, mayo & jack cheese

5) Jumbo Crab Cake Sandwich $16.95
on a fresh baked roll served with tartar sauce or honey mustard

6) Classic Cutlet $10.95
buttermilk fried chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, pesto mayo, lettuce & tomato on baguette

7) Chicken, Bacon & Avocado $10.95
grilled chicken, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato & mayo on toasted multigrain bread

8) Sweet Basil’s BLT $10.95
melted brie, arugula, tomato & applewood smoked bacon on a baguette with mayo or honey mustard

9) Roast Turkey & Brie $11.50
with honey mustard on baguette

10) Grilled Eggplant $10.50
fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers & balsamic vinaigrette on baguette

11) Club Sandwich $11.50
choice of turkey or chicken, romaine on toasted wheat withbacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo

12) Roast Turkey $11.50
guacamole, vermont cheddar, romaine & lemon mayonnaise on toasted multigrain bread

13) Pommery Chicken $10.95
whole grain mustard, roasted red peppers & snow peas on baguette

14) Apricot Chicken $10.95
almonds, celery, dried cranberries & apricots on multigrain bread

15) Tahini Tuna Fish $10.50
tuna, onion, carrot, celery & sesame tahini on baguett

1/2 Sandwich & Cup of Soup
chose from 10, 13, 14, or 15  – $10.95
9 or 12 – $11.50
Add $1.25 for vegan OR cream based soup


salad platters

served with cold pasta of the day, salad & sliced baguette

16) Pommery Chicken Salad $12.95

17) Apricot Chicken Salad $12.95

18) Tahini Tuna Fish Salad $12.95

1/2 Salad Platter & Cup of Soup $12.95
add $1.25 for vegan or cream based soup

housemade soups

not available on sundays

Split Pea $3.75 cup/$7 Bowl

Lentil with Fresh Vegetable (Vegan) $5 cup/$9.50 Bowl

Roasted Apple & Carrot (cream based) $5 cup/$9.50 Bowl


House or Caesar Salad $5.00

House Cut French Fries $3.50

Pesto Pasta Salad $3.50


café salads

add: grilled chicken/$5;  grilled salmon/$9;  grilled shrimp/$8;  homemade veggie burger patty/$7;  steak/$11;  seared ahi tune/$10

mixed greens, quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, avocado, walnuts, raisins, tomato &cucumber, cilantro lime vinaigrette

red & golden beets, granny smith apples, sweet yellow corn, red beans,cherry tomatoes, craisins & red onion over mixed greens

Steak Salad $17.95
grilled marinated hanger steak with mesclun greens,avocado, red onion & tomato with lemon vinaigrette

Chipotle Garlic Grilled Shrimp $17.50
greens, mango, avocado, tomato & cilantro lime vinaigrette

Cobb Salad $15
grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, crumbled gorgonzola cheese & citrus vinaigrette

Chicken Caesar $14
romaine, house-made Caesar dressing, croutons & grated parmesan with fresh grilled chicken

Vegan Cafe Salad $16.50
greens, mango, avocado, tomato & cilantro lime vinaigrette topped with a vegan veggie burger

Jumbo Crab Cake $16.95
honey mustard, tomato, cucumber & mixed field greens

Pan Seared Citrus Salmon $16.95
greens, red onion, tomato & cucumbers with citrus vinaigrette

Yellowfin Tuna Salad $18
seared sushi grade tuna with a chipotle, cilantro & lime sauce, mixed greens, mango, avocado, tomato & orange sesame vinaigrette

Arugula & Pear Salad $10.95
arugula, tomato, sliced anjou pear, tomato & crumbled gorgonzola with citrus vinaigrette

California Spring Mix $10.95
granny smith apples, tomato, caramelized walnuts & crumbled gorgonzola with balsamic vinaigrette




gourmet burgers

served with side of salad or french fries

choose from:
BEEF/ground fresh in-house or
CHICKEN/fresh ground all white meat chicken with fresh herbs & scallions or
VEGGIE BURGER /made with fresh vegetables, black beans, lentils, fresh herbs & organic brown rice

Memphis Burger $15.95
topped with bourbon bbq sauce, applewood smoked bacon, frizzled onions, spicy slaw & cheddar cheese

Fully Loaded Burger $15.95
avocado, cheddar cheese & chipotle aioli

Classic Burger $12.95
add american, cheddar or jack cheese $1
add applewood smoked bacon $2
add avocado $1.50

vegan lunch menu


hummus, avocado, cucumber & tomato, sundried tomato wrap

made with plant based butter, melted mozzarella & cheddar cheese,sliced tomato, choice of house salad or pasta

mixed greens, quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, avocado, walnuts, raisins, tomato &cucumber, cilantro lime vinaigrette
add vegan veggie patty $6

red & golden beets, granny smith apples, sweet yellow corn, red beans, cherry tomatoes, craisins & red onion over mixed greens, cilantro lime vinaigrette
add vegan veggie patty $6

roasted portobello mushrooms, cauliflower, onions, brussels sprouts, avocado & vegan aioli, served with house salad or pasta
add plant based Italian sausage $6

topped with melted mozzarella & cheddar cheese mix, sliced avocado & aioli on lightly toasted vegan bread, choice of salad or pasta

greens, mango, avocado, tomato & cilantro lime vinaigrette
topped with a vegan veggie burger
add vegan veggie patty $6

grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, arugula & balsamic vinaigrette served on vegan baguette, choice of salad or pasta

• select specialty and cafe salads can be made vegan with the exclusion of cheese
• mozzarella & cheddar cheese mix are plant based
• aioli is made with vegan mayonnaise