The Rebirth of Leaf
Posted on 03 / 26 / 2013
Was just here again in March 2013, here's my updated Leaf Organics review. I've been coming here since it first opened as a totally raw cafe some years back years and was named Leaf Cuisine. I remember when it had shut for a while and re-opened in June 2010. Now it's a combined cooked vegan fusion and raw food cafe.
I'm usually open to trying different prepared raw foods, and Leaf is a good place for that. The menu is over 50% RAW. I've tasted several of the raw burgers & wraps, the raw pad thai, and a couple different raw soups... The salads are very good - like the raw sprouts. The raw cakes/pies that I've had seemed too rich and dense for my personal liking (lots of coconut butter and nuts combination), but I do like the luscious flavors of rich chocolates and fresh berries.
My favorite used to be the sloppy jose burrito, which was a combination of raw & cooked ingredients. Not sure if Leaf offers it anymore. The fresh pressed juices are always yum.
On the menu I noticed cooked spaghetti and lasagna and several vegan burgers (with either soy protein patty or gardein faux chicken). Think next time I go I'll try the spaghetti or lasagna.
There's plenty of seating. You seat yourself and the waitstaff comes to take your order. But even though it's sit-down, the service is pretty laid-back.
Overall, Leaf is a fair place for a casual meal, raw or cooked vegan American style food.
organic and vegan, fresh ingredients, casual, no frills
ventilation could be better