The Roost consistently offers a menu with variety to serve all, and includes many daily vegan options. The staff are always courteous and knowledgeable, and when they don't know the veganism of any item they check until they are sure the answer. Permanent vegan menu items have been a smoked tofu sandwich (the tahini dressing is so delicious, and although whitish in color, vegan), the Market Street salad (add tofu to the avocado, chickpeas, and greens for a greater meal, ask for the tahini dressing if you prefer over the standard lemon poppy vinaigrette), and buffalo tempeh (ask to replace bleu cheese with tofitti cream cheese or tahini dressing).
Daily sides to the salad board are often vegan, and can be added to a big salad for a hearty meal. Soups are often vegan and always well-labeled.
Drinks include coffee drinks (no additional price for almond, soy or rice milk!), beer, wine, tea and iced tea as well as seasonal selections such as hot cider or lemonade.
The atmosphere is busy but comfortable, and the place is usually full. People often work on computers or study, but there are no wall sockets for plugs so if you use a device (free wi-fi) you need your own battery power and to ask for the password. Staff are always friendly, helpful and patient, and the owners are accessible and caring about their patrons and community.Pros: Very good vegan cafe options, Alcohol- and non-alcohol beverages, Helpful, patient, friendly staff
Cons: Sometimes prohibitively busy, No sockets to plug in devices, Daily specials not always vegan