I ordered a soy milk a couple of weeks ago and was surprised at how good it was (fresh-pressed), so on my next visit (lunch, yesterday) I ordered it again but this time asked for it without any ice and the lady (the serious and I think scary-looking one who never smiles; this day she was wearing a beret on her head) nods in assent and takes the order without verbal comment. Then she brings the soy milk and says "Three dollars" and I'm not very happy about this and say " I thought it was two dollars" and she says "No ice" and does what I assumed was some kind of cursing in Vietnamese (whether it was specifically directed at me, or expressed something more general, I don't know).
Later she brings my meal (tofu-noodles) and after eating a few bites, I felt nauseated, so I had to stop eating and had my friend pack it in a takeout box while I went outside for some fresh air. I figured it might have been the soy milk or the onset of a slight flu (though I'm hardly ever sick) and felt better after some hours (and ate some enchiladas from a Mexican place for dinner).
So earlier today (the day after) I'm feeling healthy as a horse and take the Cali's leftovers out of the fridge for lunch and eat a few bites and again feel immediately nauseated. I almost suspect that the food might have been tampered with, incredible as it sounds -- or else it was just spoiled food. In any case, I've developed a dislike for Cali's and won't return.