I could go on for days about how much I love this restaurant. My husband, daughter and I eat here at least twice a week and we always have a hard time deciding what to order because everything on the menu is amazing. There is a lot of fried/ comfort food, but there are healthier options too. My favorite dinner item is the Grilled Tempeh Chimichurri.
The Fish & Chips are ridiculous: brilliant and delicious. They make everything. If you order a BLT it is a thin pressed piece of tofu with their fantastic flavoring, not some premade mock meat. It is incredible. Any "chicken" is a seasoned, breaded tofu that my husband has been trying to replicate at home for months. The ranch dressing... They need to sell it by the bottle. I beg for the recipe pretty often.
Brunc,. I hesitate to mention it. We already get their before they open so we don't have to wait for a table. I make pretty good tofu scramble, but theirs is amazing. I look forward to it all week. The pancakes are a buttery masterpiece. The fried potatoes are wonderful. My husband loves their biscuits and gravy.
Nearly every time I am there I see someone who is not veg express surprise and enjoyment over their meal. It makes me so happy to see a restaurant opening people's minds and palates to vegetarian food.
You have to leave room for dessert. The cupcakes by Lisa of Rainbow Bakery, are the most delicious, creative and beautiful dessert you have ever tasted. They would fool any non-vegan. I thought Sticky Fingers in DC was the pinnacle of vegan cupcakes. Lisa seriously puts them to shame. If the Salted Carmel or Coconut Basil are available, buy them!
I adore the staff. They are all such kind, helpful people.
My omnivore friends and family really enjoy eating here too. We always bring our out of town visitors.
I am moving in a couple months and when I think of leaving The Owlery behind, it nearly brings me to tears. This place is a gem. It has been the best part of living in Bloomington.
Now I want their Fried Tomato BLT and some sweet tea!Pros: Amazing Food, Great variety, creative specials, CUPCAKES!
Cons: None, I can't eat there everyday