This is a bright cheery diner with waitresses dressed in colorful saris where you can get fresh juices, sesame vegan pancakes and waffles, a tofu chunk scramble, small sweet potato biscuits with a white cashew gravy, and a vegan migas with fresh salsa and avocado on top. It was busy and noisy on a sunny weekend morning, but the wait was not long.
It pays homage to the spiritual peace leader Sri Chinmoy (visit his statue on the waterfront along Burke-Gilman Trail).
As such, this restaurant suffers only by comparison. These are not, by a long shot, the best vegan biscuits and gravy in town (those are at Wayward Vegan Cafe — in its beautiful spacious new location on 65th in Roosevelt — closely followed by St. Dames in Columbia City) and these aren't the best grilled items either (Wayward or Cafe Flora in Madison). The "scramble" has chunks of tofu (again prefer the nooch-y goodness of Wayward's version). The vegan migas holds up though as a unique and tasty dish.
That said, it's a great place for sit down service and breakfast in the fun Fremont district. While here, be sure to stop by Flying Apron Bakery around the corner. The vegan and gluten-free cookies, cakes and cupcakes are wonderful and it makes a nice option for lunch/dinner too with vegan lasagna, savory pies and pizza by the slice.
Cons: A little chaotic/busy, No bottomless coffee, Some disappointing items