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Review: First of all, I have written a review (along with several others) on Happy Cow that have managed to disappear over the years. Garden Cafe was one of the first. I do recommend this place to all veggies and vegans alike. There are some things on the menu that are much better than others so it's always good to go with someone who has been there before or ask the waitress (the one I usually get steers me in the right direction). I love the General Tso's chicken, the house steak, there's some kind of "lamb" entree I had once that I loved but forget what it was, I miss the steamed dough-y bread, the soups are delicious, and the old reliable fried dumplings. I have had a couple of so-so dishes, sort of spongy or made of the dried bean curd which is good in soup but not as an analog - typically I am able to figure it out from asking the waitresses. Yes, the staff can be stoic, and sometimes I think they can come across as rude but I really don't think they mean to be that way if that makes sense. In any event, I always enjoy my food and have seconds and thirds at home.