The Root Cafe | Downtown | American | Dining
Owner Jack Sundell works the griddle.

Brian Chilson

Owner Jack Sundell works the griddle.

Farm-to-table restaurant featuring 100% locally-sourced meat, eggs, and bread, and majority local-sourced vegetables, fruits, nuts, and cheeses.

Restaurant Details

Homey, local foods-focused cafe. With tasty burgers, homemade bratwurst, banh mi and a number of vegan and veggie options. Breakfast and Sunday brunch, too.

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Price: $-$$

Serving: BL Tue.-Sat., BR Sun.

Cupcakes Details

The downtown cafe has (usually vegan) cupcakes only on Fridays and Saturdays. We had a vegan something of a spiced, nutty persuasion, with cream-cheese(ish) icing and crushed candied ginger on top. It tasted like winter holidays and spring picnics — both of which we love — but it was more of a heavily iced muffin than an honest-to-goodness cupcake. The texture was dense and a little crumbly, with bits of real nut and a nutmeg bite. The icing was more granulated than buttercream or real cream cheese, but yummy all the same. Big plus: nothing about this cupcake was too sweet or too filling.

Vegetarian Dining Details

Socially conscious sunlit breakfast and lunch nook with local ingredients and veggie and vegan options. Try the Spicy Bahn Mi. This place is usually good for at least one vegan dessert option, as well.


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