We hesitated when we read the name, but inside found a vegan-friendly place (hard to come by on the Oregon coast) that appeared to be a neighborhood hub. The Green Salmon offers coffee drinks, Italian sodas, "teas and herbals" and a 12-item list of breakfast and lunch dishes posted on a blackboard. You place your order and pay at the cashier, find a seat at one of the multi-party tables in the eclectically furnished dining room and pick up your food when someone from the kitchen calls your name. The casual and relaxed lunchtime atmosphere fits well in this seaside village. I ordered a very good avocado, lettuce and tomato whole wheat wrap with a tempe bacon add-on, lots of avocado and smeared with Veganaise. There was a vegan falafel wrap that was sold out, and one or two items that could be veganized with the use of different dressing or substitution of Earth Balance (which the restaurant offers) for butter. We also stopped for breakfast, when offerings include a vegan granola and a hot cereal made with amaranth, quinoa and polenta. My husband had a generous plate of whole wheat bagel with hummus, tomato, lettuce, and onion. I had a very fine vegan scone served with Earth Balance. We are happy to return to The Green Salmon whenever we're nearby on the coast.
Cons: only open for breakfast and lunch