A worker owned bakery and cafe. Serves organic and seasonal breakfast and lunch including frittata, sandwiches, fair trade coffee, salads, pizza, naturally leavened bread and pastry. Limited vegan choices. Has a children's area, Wi-Fi access. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm.

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35 Reviews

First Review by arati


Points +326

03 Dec 2023

Better vegan option pre Covid

Love that this is a co-op and that most of the items are organic.
There are a few vegan options but the pale in comparison to what was on offer pre Covid.

Pros: Some vegan options, Mostly organic, Co-op



Points +4092

30 Aug 2023

Poetic Provisions

I ordered the Poet's Bowl, which includes seasoned black beans, brown basmati rice, and salsa served with Scorcher bread. I added tempeh. Nothing exciting, but it was filling.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-30

Pros: worker-owned cooperative, organic ingredients, vegan baked goods

Cons: limited vegan options


Points +203

24 Aug 2023

Handmaid Veg Meals

We went at breakfast time and it was quite busy. The food was worth the wait. The portabella sandwich with caramelized onions was amazing. They also had a vegan burrito on their board that had yams and black beans which was also good. They also have soy and oat milk available for lattes.

Pros: Full menu is at least vegetarian


Points +687

21 Aug 2023

Tasty, fast, and recommended

Delicious lunch, however small, even with two add-ons. Ordered the Poet’s Bowl with extra greens and sauerkraut. Flavors were fantastic. Presentation good. Food was served within minutes of finding a table even though the space was busy. I’ll definitely return, and order an additional side next time.


Points +42

30 Jun 2023

New menu items!

Every time we come to visit family, they take us here but I was not impressed in the past with only 2 vegan options that were not my preference. They now have 2 new options and I loved the yam burrito. It didn’t feel like the food was too heavy or oily which I appreciated.


Points +360

26 Jun 2023

Limited but fantastic

Super delicious vegan tempeh Ruben, everything is homemade.


Points +78

08 Apr 2023


I love this little bakery with delish vegan options! We got the TLT, Poet’s Bowl and an Iced Tea. Both were really good and filling. They also had some vegan baked goods.

Pros: Delicious vegan options

Cons: None


Points +721

04 Mar 2023

Great vegan Ruben, needs more options

The vegan tempeh Ruben was really good! They also had a few vegan pastry/cookie options (we got the vegan lemon cupcake). Overall, what they have is very good but I wish there were more options, we really wanted breakfast but there is no vegan breakfast entree.

Pros: Options they have are very good, Good friendly service, Great coffee/espresso with alt milks

Cons: Very busy, we had to wait awhile for a spot to sit, Needs vegan breakfast entree options


05 Mar 2023

I'm glad to see your Astoria photos & reviews! We're going for the first time in a few months.


Points +386

27 May 2022

Always visit when in Astoria

The tempeh Reuben is my favorite lunch here and I just discovered it can be ordered for breakfast too. Seems like there have been fewer vegan pastry possibilities lately, but the Cosmo cookie is, I think, pretty much always available and I really like it. We always come by the Blue Scorcher at least once when we visit Astoria.


Points +1076

14 Nov 2021

Great selection!

All vegetarian menu. Lots of great vegan options. Delicious chai w/oat milk vegan pastries. Yum!


Points +157

20 Sep 2021

Vegan burrito

Take out bakery. Some vegan meal items like the yam burrito—- huge, good to share. Bakery more vegetarian than vegan, i had a gluten free coffee cake. Really good coffee

Pros: Vegan options , Huge breakfast burrito , Nice staff

Cons: No indoor seating , Outdoor seating gets wet in rain


Points +1071

27 Apr 2021

The yam burrito is liiiiife

I’ve gotten several things here and enjoyed all of them. The yam burrito, the poets bowl, and the tempeh sandwich. Great coffee, service, and food! While this isn’t a full vegan establishment, I do believe it is vegetarian so that makes it a wee bit easier for us when ordering and possibly needing to change things on certain dishes.


Points +658

29 Mar 2021

Cute downtown cafe

Loved the food— as you’d expect, crowded on a Sunday morning. Got the two vegan options a on menu, both were very delicious. Was a bit disappointed with their lack of vegan pasty options and the latte we had tasted pretty burnt 🙁


Points +218

27 Sep 2020

Tasty Tempeh Ruben¡!¡!

Have to specify vegan, but the Tempeh Ruben is so good we are going back tomorrow too! They listed a vegan yam burrito, but was sold out. Unfortunately I will not know how good it is, because I'm not gonna order anything other than the Ruben!!!!


Points +409

09 Aug 2020

Get the vegan rueben

It seemed during Covid at least, there was only one vegan option on the menu which was the tempeh rueben. You need to ask for vegan mayo but it is possible to be made vegan. The thick cut tempeh was soooo delicious! Also, in the bakery case there was a vegan chocolate applesauce cake so we got a slice of that. Very moist and tasty!

Pros: Meat alternatives , Very nice owner

Cons: Expensive , Mostly vegetarian items, Slow service


Points +119

25 Jan 2020

Token vegan cookies

The usual overpriced, token vegan cookies are clearly marked. I don’t recommend, unless you like overpriced, token vegan cookies.

Pros: 2 token vegan cookies

Cons: 2 token vegan cookies, Expensive


Points +62

28 Nov 2019

Scorcher for days!

Have the vegan Reuben (you do need to specify you want the vegan version), but just have it... go on... go now... eat the Reuben. I’ll wait.

Why haven’t you gone yet??? Eat the Reuben!

Pros: The Reuben


Points +40

27 Nov 2019


Really enjoyed this. Popped in for lunch and had the vegan tempeh reuben sandwich with sauerkraut 😋 I’ve been dreaming of the sandwich ever since! We spotted plenty of vegan cakes by the register also which I regret not trying!

Pros: Lots of options, Yummy , Great atmosphere


Points +28

03 Aug 2019


The golden potatoes with green goddess we’re AMAZING! The soup was divine! The deluxe oatmeal was devoured in moments by my 12yo who rated it “the best”! Seven year old had applesauce cake and gobbled the entire piece down (& it was a generous size)!
The staff is friendly, helpful and pretty quick.
We might stay in the area to eat here again, so good.


Points +975

30 May 2019

Tasty baked goods

We were there toward the end of the day...bought a few vegan baked goods (marked clearly in the case). Very tasty and friendly service too.


Points +477

20 Aug 2018

Nice Worker Owned Co-op Bakery Cafe

There are limited gluten-free and vegan options on the menu, but I found what I was looking for--a filling, healthy, vegan meal. My meal was simple yet tasty. I really enjoyed the bustling (but not loud), friendly atmosphere. The cookie I had for dessert was fantastic. I believe it was called a cosmo. I love supporting co-ops! This is a warm and welcoming bakery/cafe where all can get a good meal in a relaxing atmosphere.

Pros: Welcoming vibe, Friendly service, Cooperatively-owned business

Cons: Limited vegan and gluten-free options


Points +1035

04 May 2018


Update: May 2018 and even better than before. We stop here every time we are in town and are more impressed with each stop. 2015: Finally a place to get vegan food in Astoria! Many options can be made vegan. Just ask. We were so impressed, we came back for lunch today.

Pros: many vegan options, everything was good. , next door to a good brewery


Points +38

11 Dec 2017

Lots of Vegan Baked Treats

Although mostly vegetarian breakfast and lunch they do have lots of delicious vegan baked treats. I did have have vegan option for the Ruben sandwich and it was delicious. My wife had the TLT ( tempeh, lettuce and tomato) and that was pretty good too.


Points +230

19 Jul 2017


Only one piece of cake and one chocolate candy was vegan. Perhaps the offerings change often and we were there on an off day. At least the vegan items were labeled!


Points +349

19 Aug 2015

good food lots of vegan choices

We like this place, are there for lunch yesterday and breakfast today. I found it better for lunch, recommend the burrito or TLT. Breakfast was good too but the oatmeal was too expensive for whatnot was.


Points +348

04 Sep 2014

Got vegan cookies, bread, and chocolate meltaways

There was some signage to indicate ingredients and which items were vegan, and someone helped us for the signs we couldn't see well. They had four kinds of vegan chocolate meltaways (plain, walnut, almond, mint) and we tried walnut which was good. They had two kinds of vegan cookies and we tried sesame which was wonderful and just right not too sweet. They had another vegan treat called a nourishing bar, like a fresh granola bar with a nice layer of chocolate on top. Yum! Also got olive and whole wheat bread. None of the other pastries appeared to be vegan (all with butter or eggs) but we had our fill with the vegan selections. Note, it gets very crowded for lunch. We arrived there at 11am and there was a line out the door when we left.


Points +29

26 Oct 2013

as vegetarian oasis on the coast

Good food. Causal atmosphere and prices are reasonable. The food is organic and has vegan and gluten free options. Provides Eco friendly cloth napkins. Eat here!

Pros: organic, worker owned, Eco friendly

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