Common Roots Cafe
Posted on 04 / 27 / 2008
The Common Roots Cafe has coffee drinks, beer/wine, bagels and spreads (there is always a vegan option for a spread - "beet hummus" etc.), a variety of salads, soups (almost always a vegan option), entree options, and desserts (usually at least 1 vegan option - "vegan chocolate hazelnut tart" etc.). The ambiance is an interesting mix of hipsters, people with their laptops, activist-ee types, and families. You order at the counter, grab your beverages/soups/bagels, and they will bring entrees to your table. They make most things from scratch, use many local ingredients, and their offerings (desserts, salads, soups) change daily. It's a casual place with brick walls, a clean and inviting atmosphere, large windows, wooden floors, and lots of tables. I recommend their mimosa (made with sparkling white wine and orange juice), bagels with spreads, and soup. Their soups, served with home made bagel chips, are amazing and offereings change daily. Give it a try! (There is parking on the side of the building by the vet clinic next door. There is usually at least one open spot. It's very easy to bike to if you're close to the Greenway! If you need handicap access you could park in the lot and use a ramp to get to the side door or go around to the front entrance - which is probably easier!)
Nice soups, bagels, + beverages., Comfortable Ambiance., Vegan-friendly.
Can be a little loud., Sometimes has a wall of laptop users!, Not entirely vegetarian.