Our menu is 100% vegan, containing no dairy, eggs, or honey. Any dish can be made gluten-free upon request.  We use organic produce & natural sweeteners.

OUR FOOD ITEMS ROTATE WEEK TO WEEK. BELOW IS THE CURRENT MENU. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE WHAT’S NEW!

MENU FOR THE WEEK OF 1/26/15

Soup: Broccoli “Cheese”

East Walnut Street Burger: walnut-veggie-quinoa patty / tomato jam / pickled slaw / parsley cashew aioli / arugula / sunflower sprouts

A.L.T.: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / wheat or gluten-free bread

Grilled “Cheese”: choice of house cashew slice (regular or spicy pepperjack-style) grilled on wheat or gluten-free bread …add on tomatoes & greens, apples & greens, or pickled veggies & greens

Chili Bowl: grains / root veggie & bean chili / mushroom-quinoa crumbles / kale / spaghetti squash / avocado / chipotle cashew cream

Mexican Bowl: grains / beans / roasted potatoes & yams / veggies / avocado / green herb salsa / smoky cashew “cheese” / pumpkin seed crumble

The Bowl: grains / beans / raw & pickled veggies / sprouts / tahini miso sauce (always a suggested donation — sliding scale/pay what you can)

Taco Salad: lettuce / mushroom-bean-millet taco crumbles / cilantro-lime cabbage / bell peppers / tomato / red onion / avocado / cashew cream / sweet green herb salsa vinaigrette

WINTER DRINK SPECIALS

Fruit & Spice Iced Tea (herbal)
rooibos tea / blood orange juice / spiced coconut sugar syrup

Spiced Hot Chocolate
choice of non-dairy milk / house agave chocolate syrup / spiced coconut sugar syrup

…add espresso and make it a Spiced Mocha!

Vanilla Chai Shake
choice of non-dairy milk / banana / house coconut sugar chai / ginger juice / cinnamon / vanilla bean

Hot Apple Tonic
apple juice / orange juice / lemon juice / ginger juice / agave / cayenne

ORGANIC FAIR TRADE COFFEE.

Our coffee and espresso comes from Just Coffee Co-op in Madison, WI. For drinks with milk, choose from soy, almond, coconut, or hemp milk (+$1).

Coffee

Espresso

Americano

Latte Choose soy, almond, coconut, or hemp milk (+$1).

Mocha Vegan milk / espresso / agave-sweetened chocolate syrup / hot or iced

Coffee Shake espresso / coconut creamer / agave / ice

ORGANIC TEA & OTHER DRINKS.

Chai Vegan milk / coconut sugar-sweetened chai syrup / hot or iced

Hot Tea Black / Green / Rooibos / Yerba Mate

Iced Tea Black / Green

Chocolate Milk Vegan milk / house agave chocolate syrup

Hot Chocolate Vegan milk / agave sweetened chocolate syrup

FRESH JUICES & SMOOTHIES.

Ginger Lemonade Fresh lemon juice / ginger juice / raw agave

Cucumber Limeade Cucumber / lime juice / raw agave

Wake Up Carrot / orange / lemon / ginger

The Standby Apple / carrot / celery

Green Juice Kale / parsley / lime / apple

Sunset Carrot / beet / cucumber / celery / apple / lemon

Overnight Detox Beet / kale / ginger / apple / lemon

Pink Grapefruit Grapefruit / beet / apple / ginger

Your Smoothie Choose up to two fruits: Pineapple / mango / strawberry / blueberry banana

And choose the liquid: fresh apple juice / fresh carrot juice / fresh orange juice / coconut water / non-dairy milk

Your Green Smoothie Your smoothie + greens

+Add Ons Sunwarrior raw vanilla brown rice protein / raw hemp protein

SWEET SMOOTHIES & SHAKES.

For drinks with milk, choose from soy, almond, coconut, or hemp milk (+$1).

Creamsicle non-dairy milk / orange juice / carrot juice / banana / vanilla

Vanilla or Chocolate Shake non-dairy milk / agave sweetened chocolate or vanilla syrup / banana / maca powder / dates

Coconut Shake coconut milk / coconut butter / banana / dates / vanilla bean / agave

Nutty Banana non-dairy milk / peanut or sunflower seed butter / banana

Mint Shake non-dairy milk / peppermint extract / spirulina / chlorella / spinach / banana / agave

Pecan Shake non-dairy milk / pecans / banana / dates / ginger / cinnamon / vanilla agave

+Add Ons Sunwarrior raw vanilla brown rice protein / raw hemp protein

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A.L.T.: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / whole wheat or gluten-free bread

Falafel Melt: chickpea-sunflower seed falafel patty / cashew tzatziki / spinach tahini spread / roasted peppers / tomato / red onion / lettuce / vinaigrette

Mexican Bowl: grains / beans / roasted potatoes & yams / veggies / avocado / green herb salsa / smoky cashew “cheese” / pumpkin seed crumble

The Bowl: grains / beans / raw & pickled veggies / sprouts / tahini miso sauce (always a suggested donation — sliding scale/pay what you can)

The New Mac & “Cheese”: cashew “cheese” sauce / whole wheat pasta or gluten-free quinoa-corn macaroni / kale / garlic / almond “parmesan”

Mediterranean Salad: mixed greens / chickpeas / tomato / cucumber / red pepper / red onion / olives / herbs / cashew crumbles / cashew tzatziki / red wine vinaigrette

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Come and see us today for a fresh juice and a scramble! From 11-2, we’ll be serving:Soup: Creamy Potato ThymePizza Burger: white bean-red pepper-quinoa patty / tomato basil jam / cashew herb spread / olive-caper relish / spinach / 5 grain wheat bun or gluten-free bread

ALT: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / whole wheat or gluten-free bread

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Mac & Cheese week!!! Here’s the menu:Soup: Creamy Potato ThymePizza Burger: white bean-red pepper-quinoa patty / tomato basil jam / cashew herb spread / olive-caper relish / spinach / 5 grain wheat bun or gluten-free bread

ALT: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / whole wheat or gluten-free bread

Chickpea Melt: chickpeas / carrot / celery / red onion / house pickles / creamy cashew sauce / stoneground mustard / lettuce / whole wheat or gluten-free bread

Mexican Bowl: grains / beans / roasted potatoes & yams / veggies / avocado / green herb salsa / smoky cashew “cheese” / pumpkin seed crumble

The Bowl: grains / beans / raw & pickled veggies / sprouts / tahini miso sauce (always a suggested donation — sliding scale/pay what you can)

The New Mac & “Cheese”: cashew “cheese” sauce / whole wheat pasta or gluten-free quinoa-corn macaroni / kale / garlic / almond “parmesan”

Roasted Vegetable Salad: kale / roasted red & golden beets & butternut squash / sundried tomato quinoa / candied maple-cayenne pecans / oranges / scallion vinaigrette

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Here’s what we’re serving 11-2! Today is your last chance to get everyone’s favorite soup & grilled “cheese” for awhile – don’t miss it!Soup: Creamy Tomato with chickpeas & potatoesTaco Burger: mushroom-bean-millet taco patty / cilantro-lime cabbage / green herb salsa / pumpkin seed spread / cashew cream / red onion / lettuce / 5 grain wheat bun or gluten-free bread

ALT: avocado / smoky mush

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Here’s this week’s menu – Taco Burgers, Grilled Cheeses, & Chili Bowls are back!Soup: Creamy Tomato with chickpeas & potatoesTaco Burger: mushroom-bean-millet taco patty / cilantro-lime cabbage / green herb salsa / pumpkin seed spread / cashew cream / red onion / lettuce / 5 grain wheat bun or gluten-free bread

ALT: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard

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Come have brunch with us! Here’s what we’re making for you from 11-2:Soup: Peanut Butter TurnipHoliday Burger: lentil-walnut-quinoa patty / cranberry apple sauce / orange root vegetable slaw / “cheesy” cashew-pecan spread / rosemary cashew aioli / greens

ALT: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / whole wheat or gluten-free bread

Openfaced Sunny Sand

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Hope you had a wonderful New Years! We are excited to start announcing the changes coming for 2015. #1: In the next couple weeks, we will (finally!) be offering a light breakfast menu Mon-Fri mornings to go with your coffee & fresh juice. We will keep you posted on the details, and hope to see you soon!
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Hi everyone, here’s what we’re making for your lunch Mon/Tues/Wed. We will be closed for dinner Wed night and all of Thurs – back open Fri/Sat with new stuff!Soup: Creamy Carrot with Almond & CoconutHoliday Burger: lentil-walnut-quinoa patty / cranberry apple sauce / orange root vegetable slaw / “cheesy” cashew-pecan spread / rosemary cashew aioli / greens

ALT: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean

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Sorry for the inconvenience everyone, but we are going to be closed for dinner tonight. We will be back at 8am Monday morning!
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Open at 11 serving this deliciousness 11-2! Dinner menu will be the same as yesterday’s post. Hope to see you!Soup: Creamy Carrot CoconutHoliday Burger: lentil-walnut-quinoa patty / cranberry apple sauce / orange root vegetable slaw / “cheesy” cashew-pecan spread / rosemary cashew aioli / greens

ALT: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / whole wheat

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We hope y’all had a wonderful holiday! We’re open today for lunch and dinner, and this menu is for today only! Tomorrow will be our brunch menu. smile emoticonSoup: Creamy Carrot CoconutHoliday Burger: lentil-walnut-quinoa patty / cranberry apple sauce / orange root vegetable slaw / “cheesy” cashew-pecan spread / rosemary cashew aioli / greens

ALT: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean stri

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A reminder of our holiday hours: closed 12/24 & 12/25, lunch only 12/31, closed 1/1. Have a great holiday and we will see you Friday!
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Anybody need a last minute gift? Tshirts and gift certificates are available! We’re here 8-2 today. Give us a call (515-244-0029) if you’d like to reserve a specific tshirt size or have us mail out a gift certificate for you!
Photo: Anybody need a last minute gift? Tshirts and gift certificates are available!  We're here 8-2 today. Give us a call (515-244-0029) if you'd like to reserve a specific tshirt size or have us mail out a gift certificate for you!
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Hey all, here’s the menu we’re serving Monday and Tuesday this week – closed Wed & Thurs – and we’ll be switching it up at the end of the week.We’re trying out something special today and tomorrow – a shared plate! So bring your friends & family to try a plate of housemade speads & jams unlike anything you can get around!It is: cashew chai spread with ginger raisin jam / pistachio thyme s

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Here’s what we’re getting ready for, today 11-2!Soup: Broccoli “Cheese”Buckwheat Burger: buckwheat-veggie-bean patty / house cashew “cheese” slice / house pickles / red pepper agave ketchup / sunflower-flax garlic “mayo” / tomato / yellow onion / lettuce / 5 grain wheat bun or gluten-free bread

A.L.T.: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / whole wheat or gluten-free bread

Curried Chickpea Melt: chickpeas / carrot / yam / red onion / roasted cashews / cilantro / creamy cashew curry sauce / apricot raisin chutney / lettuce / whole wheat or gluten-free bread

Breakfast Bowl: grains / black beans / mushroom-quinoa breakfast crumbles / veggies / potatoes / greens / mushroom-miso gravy / cashew “cheese” sauce / scallions

Scramble: chickpeas / quinoa / cashew “cheese” sauce / veggies / greens / scallions

Breakfast Tacos: two corn tortillas / white bean crumbles / smoky mushroom-bean bits / veggies / potatoes / greens / sunflower seed-maple aioli / scallions

Kale Caesar Salad: kale / carrot / cucumber / celery / pickled red onion / roasted chickpeas / almond “parmesan” / creamy sunflower seed-nori dressing

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Change in our weekly soup due to ingredient availability – Our #1 soup, Broccoli “Cheese,” will be ready for you at 11!
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This week’s menu is below – it’s full of all our best sellers, so come try something new and you’re sure to like it!Soup: Broccoli “Cheese”Buckwheat Burger: buckwheat-veggie-bean patty / house cashew “cheese” slice / house pickles / red pepper agave ketchup / sunflower-flax garlic “mayo” / tomato / yellow onion / lettuce / 5 grain wheat bun or gluten-free bread

A.L.T.: avocado / smoky mushroo

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Today, 11-2! Openfaced Sunnies & Winter Hashes today – come treat yourself to a tasty brunch & a warm Spiced Mocha!Soup: Sweet Potato LimeHoliday Burger: lentil-walnut-quinoa patty / cranberry apple sauce / orange root vegetable slaw / “cheesy” cashew-pecan spread / rosemary cashew aioli / greens

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Hi everyone, today happens to be our 2 year anniversary! We’ve been so busy we didn’t have time to put anything together in an “official” capacity, but perhaps that’s for the best — we’ve been working hard to bring you some great things in the coming year. We have ambitious plans for 2015 and we want to thank everyone who has supported us this far. Thank you again, from everyone at the cafe!
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Curry Bowl + Coconut Shake!The Curry Bowl = grains topped with a sweet almond curry stew (with lentils, cauliflower, butternut squash, carrots, & potatoes), a drizzle of cardamom cashew cream, dried fruit, and apple cilantro relish.The See More

Photo: Curry Bowl + Coconut Shake!</p><br /><br />
<p>The Curry Bowl = grains topped with a sweet almond curry stew (with lentils, cauliflower, butternut squash, carrots, & potatoes), a drizzle of cardamom cashew cream, dried fruit, and apple cilantro relish. </p><br /><br />
<p>The Coconut Shake is back, new and improved, on our updated drink menu! Super rich and coconutty. It's coconut milk, coconut butter, banana, dates, vanilla bean, & agave.</p><br /><br />
<p>Have to say, this is a delicious combination. Come check it out!
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Winter Drinks are finally here starting at lunch time today! All about the spice.Here’s what we’ve got…Fruit & Spice Iced Tea (herbal): rooibos tea / blood orange juice / spiced coconut sugar syrup
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Photo: Winter Drinks are finally here starting at lunch time today! All about the spice.</p><br /><br />
<p>Here's what we've got...</p><br /><br />
<p>Fruit & Spice Iced Tea (herbal): rooibos tea / blood orange juice / spiced coconut sugar syrup </p><br /><br />
<p>Spiced Hot Chocolate: choice of non-dairy milk / house agave chocolate syrup / spiced coconut sugar syrup ...add espresso and make it a Spiced Mocha!</p><br /><br />
<p>Vanilla Bean Chai Shake: choice of non-dairy milk / banana / house coconut sugar chai / ginger juice / cinnamon / vanilla bean </p><br /><br />
<p>Hot Apple Tonic: apple juice / orange juice / lemon juice / ginger juice / agave / cayenne</p><br /><br />
<p>Also, surprise!  The Holiday Burger is sticking around this week.  Here's what we're serving:</p><br /><br />
<p>Soup: Sweet Potato Lime</p><br /><br />
<p>Holiday Burger: lentil-walnut-quinoa patty / cranberry apple sauce / orange root vegetable slaw / "cheesy" cashew-pecan spread / rosemary cashew aioli / greens</p><br /><br />
<p>A.L.T.: avocado / smoky mushroom-bean strips / tomato / lettuce / sweet agave mustard / whole wheat or gluten-free bread</p><br /><br />
<p>Falafel Melt: chickpea-sunflower seed falafel patty / cashew tzatziki / spinach tahini spread / roasted peppers / tomato / red onion / lettuce / vinaigrette / whole wheat or gluten-free bread</p><br /><br />
<p>Mexican Bowl: grains / beans / roasted potatoes & yams / veggies / avocado / green herb salsa / smoky cashew "cheese" / pumpkin seed crumble</p><br /><br />
<p>The Bowl: grains / beans / raw & pickled veggies / sprouts / tahini miso sauce (always a suggested donation)</p><br /><br />
<p>Curry Bowl: grains / lentils / cauliflower / carrot / squash / potato / almond curry broth / dried fruit / cardamom cashew cream / apple cilantro relish</p><br /><br />
<p>Taco Salad: lettuce / mushroom-bean-millet taco crumbles / cilantro-lime cabbage / tomato / bell peppers / red onion / avocado / cashew cream / green herb salsa vinaigrette
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