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Origins Cafe at Carefree Gardens

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558 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326 (Formerly Origins Cafe)
607-437-2862
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 36
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Review is for lack of dinner hours

I would have loved to try this place when we were up in Cooperstown for a long weekend, but they close at 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays (and our schedule didn't allow us to eat before 5), which seems a bit odd. So my review is for their weird hours (open for dinner on Wednesdays, but not on... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
neffieNorthport_NY
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Northport, NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Northport, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I would have loved to try this place when we were up in Cooperstown for a long weekend, but they close at 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays (and our schedule didn't allow us to eat before 5), which seems a bit odd. So my review is for their weird hours (open for dinner on Wednesdays, but not on weekends... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Origins Cafe always delivers on taste, service and overall great atmosphere. We try to frequent the Cafe as often as possible during their season. The food is always fresh, healthy and delicious. The staff is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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135 reviews 135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had reservations for the 7PM Harvest Dinner held on Wednesday nights thru the Summer and Fall. What an amazing experience! The greenhouse setting is out of the ordinary, with a fountain, greenery, flowering plants, and live jazz music (great musicians in the SRMT Quartet, plus female vocalist). The place was filled to the gills, and had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We tried eating here twice before and it was closed to cater other events. Having eaten at some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the world, I would say that the food at Origins Cafe is a welcome oasis for the culinary desert known as Cooperstown. The outside greenhouse replete with exotic fruit trees is wonderful. The Spanokopita with mixed... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When you visit Cooperstown, drive slightly out of the village past the Clark Sports Center to Carefree Gardens on Beaver Meadow Road where the family runs not only a superb greenhouse nursery, but they with two wonderful daughters and friends offer some of the best healthy, delicious, and nutritious food anywhere. The best thing is eating in the lovely solarium... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went to Cooperstown for the baseball hall of fame induction ceremony and were staying extra days. Came across the Origins Cafe in doing our research for things to do. On Wednesdays in the summer, there is a harvest dinner at 7pm. Reservations are necessary. Bring your own wine or beer. Wonderful atmosphere in a greenhouse with live music. Wonderful food... More 

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Cooperstown, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Funky outdoor cafe. The family does a great job. The is one meal served to all with lots of organic, healthy food. Not good for people with certain dietary limitations as there are no choices.

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Cooperstown, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good place. Great menu. Dining among the foliage adds a special calming influence with excellent food and great service.

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Warwick, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the true number one place to eat lunch or dinner at while visiting Cooperstown. First of all, the restaurant is in a green house. You are surrounded by beautiful flowers, wonderful scents with relaxing backgound music. The food is amazing. The menu is simple with all being sourced locally.We had lunch twice and enjoyed the salads and vegetarian... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The ladies of Origins offer wonderful, unique dishes and then you get to savor the fresh, locally grown food in a wondrous greenhouse. A must a least once each summer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 558 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326 (Formerly Origins Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: 607-437-2862

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 11
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?