Cornbread Cafe

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    ( 56 reviews )
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1290 W 7th Ave (at Polk), Eugene, Oregon, USA, 97402

Vegan southern comfort food, non GMO, uses 95% organic, locally sourced. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 9:00am-3:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Southern American

Reviews (56)

First Review by buzzwolf

a vegan Oaasis - Edit

Wonderful food, very pleasant service. Wish we had this in PDX.

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So good!!! - Edit

Came here for dinner while my band was on tour in town. Everything was awesome, nice staff, fun games to play while you wait for food. No complaints.

Pros: Yum

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My Favorite Place In The World... Thus Far. - Edit

After eating here, I do not think a vegan life is complete until they've eaten here! I got the sampler platter and everything was just amazing. The mac and "cheese" was probably the best I've ever tried and honestly so was everything else. We also got the frozen PB pie and it was to die for. I would eat here every day for the rest of my life.

Pros: vegan, friendly staff, dessert

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Wow - Edit

My first visit but not my last. Took a long time to decide because everything sounded so good. Decided on the shredded seitan barbecue sandwich. I was happy with my choice. It was huge, so I took half of it home for later. I definitely recommend the Cornbread Cafe.

Pros: Very friendly staff, Great food, Huge portions

Cons: A little noisy, Somewhat crowded, They could use a larger space

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love this place - Edit

The food here is amazing !!

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You're crazy if you don't eat here - Edit

You are crazy if you don't eat here. These meat-free maniacs have not only prepared for you all your childhood favorites, they've made them better than ever! We had the Reuben, the Southern Plate and an effing Whoopie Pie, and every bite was stupendous. Our tummies feel so good, and our minds are blown. We kept looking over our shoulders and giggling because it felt so naughty. It is suggested in other reviews here, that it's not exactly health food. But it is good for you: for your soul, for your sense of childhood wonder, and for your day here, in Eugene.

Pros: Perfect service, Comforting atmosphere, Astounding

Cons: It is 2000 miles from our house

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everyone loves this vegan diner! - Edit

We were visiting a friend for the weekend and ate here once for breakfast and once for diner. Both meals were fantastic. This isn't fancy or particularly healthy food, but boy is it good! The atmosphere is typical diner and you'll feel right at home.

Pros: huge portions, lots of variety, Sammy & Ammy breakfast sandwich

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I want to be buried with the gravy. - Edit

I've traveled all over the country and have eaten at countless vegan places but this place, is by far my favorite. I've tried lots of options off their menu and have loved everything. The Eugenewich is amaze balls and like the title says, when I die, I'd like to buried with the gravy

Pros: Great options, Love the staff, Gluten free options

Cons: None

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Excellent Tasty Vegan Food - Edit

Sandwiches, daily specials,totally amazing vegan desserts. Also has a number of fried dishes, considered to have a Southern twist.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly

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Vegan Comfort Food At Its Best - Edit

Incredibly delicious food - my mouth waters just thinking about their Fried Chicken! I tried that, the Mac N Cheese, Spinach, Cornbread (duh!), and their Cinnamon Roll Cake, and everything new bite was tastier than the last! Highly recommend if you want yummy junk food in a fun environment.

Pros: Yummy Vegan Comfort Food, Quirky, Fun Environment

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Mixed Expereince - Edit

Over all the food here is tasty and fun. But it is NOT very healthy. They use a lot of coconut oil, salt, and sugar. So this place is to be avoided if you are eaten a SOS free (salt, oil, sugar free)plant based diet. The service can be VERY slow sometimes. I will only consider going there if I'm not on planned schedule and have lots of time.

Pros: Fun Food

Cons: Sometimes slow service, Food not health promoting

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Some of the best food! - Edit

I have been to Cornbread 4 or 5 times now, and I can't say impressed I have been here. I've been working my way through the menu, and everything has been good but standouts: The Chicken Fried Tempeh (made from local Tempeh) is about as good as it gets. Very hearty, rich, savory, meaty. The gravy really gives it everything.
The mac uncheese with the chacaroni sauce, the grilled cheeses with additions as you like.
And don't miss the deep-fried cheesecake, this is a decadent treat, that's among my favorites from around the country.

Happy eats!

Pros: Lots of delicious savory hearty fare, Friendly staff, mostly organic/local, Fun diner atmosphere

Cons: Small amount of seating

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Health food this is not, but who cares!` - Edit

If you are looking for some seriously battered fried food, this is your place. The fried tofu is so crispy and delicious. I had the phish and chips and a plate of fried tofu (yum!), mac and cheese (okay) and cajun fries (nice and spicy!). The cornbread is pretty much cake, and is amazing. We also ordered the Eugener Burger, full of fried deliciousness. My stepdad had the chicken and waffles, and I thought the gravy was super salty, although he enjoyed it. My only wish is that there was more dipping sauce served with our food. Our server was sooooooo nice, and we must have bugged him several dozen times. Can't wait to eat here again once my arteries have unclogged.

Pros: Crispy Fried Goodness, Nice waitstaff

Cons: Skimpy on the dipping sauce

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cozy comfort creations - Edit

This is probably one of my favorite vegan breakfast spots I've ever been too! We shared the chicken and waffles and then a pick your own plate with the BBQ seitan, mashed taters and gravy, Mac, and the cornbread. The gravy on the waffles and taters was delicious, especially mixed with the maple agave syrup mixed in for a combination sweet/savory complex. I had the Shirley Temple with ginger beer and the hubs got a porter. I had to save room for desert when I saw they had soft serve, and interestingly enough it's a cashew base which is awesome considering I'm allergic to an ingredient in the vegan Chicago foods soft serve they offer at many places. Hooray! It was so light and great!
We bought a painting off the wall too, of a family pack of owls that makes my hearts smile. I really look forward to coming back again someday because it truly was such a great experience. I love the clean diner vibe with all of the cheery blues and oranges everywhere, not to mention big bright windows. It looks like there was some outdoor seating which I bet would be really nice on a summers evening with flowers in bloom.
What a hidden oasis on our road trip to mine for sunstone treasure.
love love love support them.

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LOVE THIS PLACE - Edit

Listen: believe the hype. There are many reasons why everyone raves about this place. I go at least twice or three times every time I'm in Eugene.

My go-to is the Eugene-wich.

It's f'ing delicious: everything. The people are super friendly. It's all vegan. They have local draft beer and cider. What's not to love? The price point is slightly high, but totally worth it for the delicious, vegan, often local and organic food.

The only thing I can say negatively is that their Sunday hours are stupid: 9am-3pm, and only brunch and the Eugene-wich.

Pros: delicious, friendly, comfort food!

Cons: stupid Sunday hours & menu

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It is awesome!! - Edit

Every time I go there I order something different, and each dish is amazing! its fun and... you really have to find out for yourself, but it is really delicious.
Updated from previous review on Monday February 01, 2016

Pros: Vegan, A lot of variety, Fun

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Vegan Yummy!!!! - Edit

Omg vegan comfort food heaven! So good! Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Really hip diner like feel to it and super awesome taste! Can't wait to come back!
Updated from previous review on Thursday October 15, 2015

Pros: delicious, large menu , all vegan!

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Must Stop In Eugene - Edit

This is a MUST! If they are serving breakfast- get anything it is good, serving lunch/dinner, again, anything is good! My absolute favorite is the build your own meal, their mac n cheeze and mashed potatoes are sooooo devine, I usually get two sides for later LOL

Pros: Great People, Great Retro Atmospehere, Yummy Food

Cons: Parking Lot Can Get Full, Busy Depending on When You Go

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it's like a really fun truck stop diner - Edit

This place was a lot of fun for us on our road trip. We had the "fish" burger, portobello mushroom burger and fake "beef@ dip. The portobello wasn't all that great and we didn't live the Mac un cheese but the rest of it was so awesome. We also had pie which was fantastic. Crust a little undercooked but delicious. This is far from a healthy choice but it's an absolute blast from the past made vegan.

Pros: fun, tasty, good food

Cons: not heathy

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We gave this place three tries... - Edit

AND WE LOVED IT EVERY TIME!!!

It has delicious, flavorful food!
The deserts are really good!
The staff was attentive and polite!
The atmosphere, style and overall appearance was relaxed, unique, and the place was clean!

Our first try was 20 minutes before they closed (we didn't know!) And growing up in a restaurant environment, I know how annoying that could be. But our server invited us in, waited patiently as we debated on our order and didn't rush us out as soon we got our ticket.

The second time, it was kinda busy, and it took a while for our server to seat us and get our orders. But again, coming from the restaurant life, I know how difficult it can be. But she was apologetic, and was as attentive as she could be.

And on our third and final night (before leaving the Fabulous state or Oregon) was just as pleasing. Again it was busy, but I greatly enjoyed seeing vegan and vegetarian restaurants as busy as that!

All three times, we enjoyed our food immensely!! It is truly comfort food with a tastier, healthier take on Southern Comfort Food! Their signature Eugenewitch is the highlight for a reason. I ADORE their take on the Buffalo wings "Hot Things".

Cornbread Cafe is truly a guiltless taste of Heaven!! It's worth it!!

Pros: Variety of food options!, Great tasting Vegan food!

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Amazing!!! - Edit

Loved the atmosphere and comfy booth seats. The staff were friendly and very helpful and I loved that they talked between themselves when not busy, I have worked in many cafes and it's so nice to see staff are happy and get along and that they're able to do their work and also have a nice time :)

The food was amazing! I have been vegan for 13 years and have never had anything like it! (I'm from Australia, it's not the same!)

Thank you so much! I hope this cafe stays open forever so I can come back!

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Yummy, yum, yum, yum! - Edit

All of their food is so good. I have been vegetarian for 25 years and I have never experienced a restaurant like this. Well done!

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This place is amazing! - Edit

I came here on the recommendation of a friend and I am SO glad I did! A small menu, but everything is delicious. Smallish space, so it fills up pretty quickly, but service was great. Get the cheesecake!

Pros: Cheesecake!, Excellent breakfast foods, Friendly service

Cons: None

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Amazing comfort food - Edit

The cornbread will knock your socks off, it is that good. We should have stayed the night in Eugene just to eat here. The portions were huge prices were good. The menu is all just amazing comfort food that makes you just want to take a nap in the sun after eating. This will become a food vacation destination for the whole family

Pros: great food, easy to fine

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Vegan American Diner Comfort Food in Eugene - Edit

This place rocks! 100 percent vegan comfort food and feels like a retro diner. Highly recommend the Reuben and my friend got the Hemp burger which looked great as well. Some of the food is heavier fare and deep fried, but lots of other great items like what we had that are less heavy yet done right.

I loved the side of greens and tried my friend's mashed potatoes w/ gravy which was amazing. Several deserts as well. I have been vegan 15 years and feel this is on ne of the top places in a very veggie friendly town to get great vegan food.

I think being vegan while eating local organic cooking healthy often it is fun to go to a place like this to have some decadent pleasure on occasion to live a little.

Seating is cozy and fare is hearty. Service was great. Support your local vegan business!

Pros: All vegan, Great service, Diverse Menu

Cons: Lots of Fried Food, Not much Raw Vegan

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Cornbread Cafe - Edit

I just want to say that the Cornbread Cafe has the best Vegan food EVER!!!!.....Such a wide variety to choose from......My favorite is the Eugenewich.........Yummy......
Updated from previous review on Friday September 05, 2014

Pros: Great atmosphere, cozy, friendly

Cons: Parking lot is to small, Needs better location, advertised more

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if in Eugene you must go here. - Edit

Great place, great food.

If you are in Eugene this is the place you must visit.

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