Webster's Cafe

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133 E Beaver Ave, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, 16801

Serves meat, vegan options available. Used bookstore and full cafe. Offers some vegan food and Sunday brunch with music. Source food from area farms. Wi-fi access with password from staff. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by jujutsuka

always out of something - Edit

I have gone two times and both were bad. Once they were completely out of roasted vegetables which left almost zero vegan options. I got a vegan spread on a bagel but it was bland and boring. The next time I ordered a breakfast burrito with no eggs and no cheese and I received a burrito with eggs and cheese. Other people I’ve spoken with agree the food here is not great but the atmosphere is really great!

Pros: great atmosphere, awesome bookstore, yummy teas

Cons: limited vegan options, disorganized

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Great food and books! - Edit

Wonderful vegetarian/vegan spot in State College, and not something people normally insinuate with Webster's as a bookstore.

I had heard great things about their black bean burger so I finally gave it a shot yesterday. Delicious, fall off the bun, moist, well seasoned, and filling are just a few words I would use to describe this burger. Topped with home-made pickles, catsup, mustard, and fresh greens. Side soup or salad, the butternut squash soup warms the soul. Highly recommend.

Pros: Nice menu, Great atmosphere, Lots of events throughout the month

Cons: Nothing!

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limited vegan options - Edit

Although one of their menu items is "bagel with vegan spread," they informed me that the bagels are not, in fact, vegan. They have a few bread options that are vegan though, so I got a roasted veggie sandwich with hummus. The coffee is good, I got an iced vanilla latte with almond milk. They can also make Italian sodas, which are very refreshing. The atmosphere is cozy, and someday I'd like to spend a couple hours reading at one of their tables, coffee in hand. They also had a vegan blueberry pie, which was quite good. I'm not sure if that's a regular thing, or if I was just lucky that day. Overall, it's a nice place for coffee and a quick bite.

Pros: cozy atmosphere, good coffee

Cons: slightly deceptive menu

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Vegan food and drinks available! - Edit

Webster's is wonderful. It's has a chill, friendly atmosphere, soy milk and almond milk options for drinks (such as tea lattes), and a variety of vegan entrees and desserts. Not to mention it's a bookstore that hosts bands, poetry-reading, vintage trunk sales, and more.

Their wraps, salads, and sandwiches are fresh and yummy, and I haven't yet tried a sweet that wasn't delicious. They change desserts up often, so you have the chance to try pies, chocolate tofu tarts, cookies, and other things.

To top it off, they sell some food products, too: raw snack crackers or cookies, vegan marshmallows, chocolate bars, granola or energy bars, and plenty of teas.

Overall, not only can you find books and a place to study or hang out, you can also get good food.

Like another review mentioned, the service can be a little slow if they're busy, but they're more than reasonable, friendly people who are completely willing to work with your dietary needs.

Pros: desserts!, friendly staff, it's just a chill bookstore

Cons: slow service (if busy), limited seating

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Small Café, Limited Menu - Edit

The food is always quite good. The staff is fairly pleasant. They can get overwhelmed with orders so don't be afraid to give them a nudge if your seems to have been forgotten. I am shy to do so and that has left me sitting without my food for over 30 minutes a couple of times.

Pros: freshly made, clear about vegan options, nice portions for price

Cons: up charge for plant based milks, slow or forgotten orders, territorial regular patrons

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pate hummus heaven - Edit

Their almond hummus and sunflower pate are so delicious -- I had the former on a bagel for breakfast and the latter in a veggie wrap to go with me on the plane... inspired me to search around for recipes to try and replicate it at home ! Vegan peanut bar too!

Pros: in a bookstore !, can sit for long periods, chill

Cons: ?

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