Serves meat, veg options available. Family owned and operated cafe. Wall space is used as a gallery and hosts live music events. Previously all veg. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Non-veg
434 Main St
Rosendale, New York 12472
Closed Time

Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm



First Review by veggiebird
  • mostly-vegetarian

Didn't work out

Posted on 01 / 25 / 2013

We arrived, sat down, and saw on the menu that they serve tuna and on the special board that they had crab. We called the waiter over to confirm that it was real, and unfortunately it was so. Unfortunately, due to our dietary practices, we can't eat at a place that serves crab, and so we left.

We were quite disappointed that they billed themselves as vegetarian while serving seafood.

Cons: serve seafood, false advertising
  • mostly-vegetarian

community vegetarian spot that needs improvement

Posted on 08 / 02 / 2010

as other reviewers stated, it's indeed a disappointment that such a nice community spot seems to have little care for flavor/yumminess/quality. we've had the burritos and they were bland. options are limited for vegans since their soy cheese contains casein. they did have one vegan dessert, maybe next time i'l try it to at least add a sweet taste. food aside, i'm happy there's at least a pure veg restaurant in the area!

Pros: supports vegetarian community, nice casual garden in back, old-style feel
Cons: bland food, blah service, questionable quality
  • vegan

rosendale serves it up bland and dry

Posted on 10 / 21 / 2008

i joined the happy cow forum specifically because i have a real "beef" with the rosendale cafe. though it is one of the only sit down vegetarian restaurants in the area, we have found the service slow and the food dry and bland. our very last ditch try was a few weeks ago. the african peanut soup was muchy, lumpy and flavorless. we split an order of sauted veggies in a sesame sauce, brown rice and beans. first off, there was no sauce. the waitress handed us a bottle of tamari. the brown rice and beans were two dry lumpy piles on the plate which were very unappetising in appearance and in taste. another time we ordered nachos with soy cheese. a few minutes after it was served the waitress came over and apologized that the cheese was out vegans! its a shame because the place has such character but with all the vibrant, farm-fresh produce available and all the variety of recipes out there, the rosendale cafe lacks both cooking and creative juice.

Pros: cool environment, live music sometimes, vegetarian restaurant
Cons: bland food, mushy food, boring food

  • vegetarian


Posted on 03 / 25 / 2008

This place continually disappoints me. The service is slow, the food lacks flavor, and it is overpriced. The one thing that is usually tasty is the desserts.
they do tend to have good live music.


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Last updated: 2013/01/25


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