Ten Forward Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 9 reviews )
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607-273-8239
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115 E State St, 2F (at Autumn Leaves Bookstore), Ithaca, New York, USA, 14850

Plant-based cafe serving sandwiches, baked goods, mac n 'cheese', veggie dogs, nachos, coffee, shakes, and specials. Located upstairs at Autumn Leaves Bookstore since 2017. Open Mon-Wed 10:00am-8:00pm, Thu-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Take-out

9 Reviews

First Review by KMR607

not impressed - Edit

I was really hopeful that this would be a great vegan option when my family is in Ithaca. It was not. The atmosphere is great and the space has a lot of potential however, the kitchen area was not clean or well organized, the staff was not very friendly or helpful and the food was terrible. It was like crappy diner food for vegans. Highly processed food, not many healthy options and nothing seemed to be homemade. The sandwiches were small and not flavorful and the Mac and Cheeze was absolutely awful! The “side salad” was just greens with some dressing squirted on top. We had planned to get desert but the food was so bad we decided against it. We will not be going back.

Pros: cool location

Cons: not clean and terrible food

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Quirky Cafe with Good Food - Edit

I really enjoyed my Picardo Bello sandwich special and salad with curry dressing. I also really liked that they had nutritional yeast in the condiment bar.

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Great Place Great Food Best People - Edit

A treasure in our tiny town! Just go, you'll see.

Pros: is open and serves great food with a smile

Cons: isn't open 24/7

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Hidden Gem - Edit

Amazing cafe. Upstairs in a book store so don't be put off by the adventure. The food was out of this world. As a new vegan and traveling- this made it effortless and delicious. Thank you!!!

Pros: location, menu options, price

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vegan delight! - Edit

Loved the tofurkey Rachel and hamborger! Pumpkin pie and brownies were a great way to finish the meal. So yummy.

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amazing find! - Edit

What a great find this cafe was. 100% vegan and 100% delicious. Ordered the Tofurkey rachel and it was amazing. My friend ordered the un-chicken salad sandwich which she loved. Recommend to anyone!! Will definitely be back.

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just getting started - Edit

Ten forward Cafe has only been open for one month, and this is still technically a soft start I believe. However if this is any indication of where the place will likely be a few months from now or even at the end of this year I'm very excited! Despite the food being high high-quality, it is actually also quite affordable I look forward to eating here again and often!

Also it's one of the only places anywhere I've been able to find shakes that are made with bananas as a base with no additional added sugar or sweeteners I can finally have a shake again without feeling terrible afterwards highly recommended!

Pros: 1000% vegan, good prices

Cons: limited menu to start

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A Good Idea in Theory - Edit

This restaurant needs to work out a few kinks. The build-your-own sandwich or bowl card is clever, but its options definitely lean more towards sandwiches; a rice bowl or salad shouldn't be made with sandwich toppings - where are the options for roasted vegetables, chickpeas, tofu, etc? It might be helpful if the cafe instead had maybe five proven sandwich or bowl recipes. They could then let customers tweak those.

I hope that they get the basics down first though. It is unacceptable for a rice bowl to be made with barely cooked, still crunchy brown rice. The salad/sandwich appropriate vegetables should also be throughly washed. A tablespoon of hummus or a few strips of lunch meat seitan don't make much sense as a "protein" portion of a salad. Visible messes and dust on the counter, too, hardly inspire confidence.

Ten Forward needs focus. It's entirely possible that the baked goods, smoothies, and other items here are delicious. It might be a great place to sit with a coffee and read. After struggling through some uncooked brown rice, I do not want to return and find out. I sincerely hope that I just caught the restaurant on a bad day; I hope what I experienced were only first-month glitches.

Pros: Cashier was attentive and kind, Excellent, Fun Location

Cons: Inedible Food - Brown Rice Should Be Cooked, Confusing Ordering System, General Messiness

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unique & much needed! - Edit

Ithaca finally has a Star Trek (TNG) themed vegan cafe! The breakfast sandwich is great, the fresh tomato takes it to the next level, and the breakfast shake is a meal in itself, yummy & healthy, and super hearty. The cafe is upstairs within the bookstore, no visit to the commons would be complete without stopping for a meal or snack.

Pros: Star Trek , location

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