I still prefer Central Market to Whole Foods when it comes to grocery shopping. Their prices are better in general, and the store is large without being overwhelming. The produce selection is great as is the alcohol, seafood, and bulk goods sections. The staff is very knowledgable and pleasant. However, the Cafe is not just not good. The south location is currently being remodeled, but the Lamar location is the cafe I have visited most frequently. Clearly, most of the food is reheated. I have verified this with a former employee. They often run out of food near closing. Also, the food just isn't very good. My former employee friend told me they focus very much on cutting costs and after all, Central Market is really just a dressed up HEB.