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Origins Cafe at Carefree Gardens

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Vegetarian, Healthy
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558 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326 (Formerly Origins Cafe)
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Hidden gem!

Excellent! Great service, excellent atmosphere. Unique experience. Enjoyed the food food and entertainment!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Michelle R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent! Great service, excellent atmosphere. Unique experience. Enjoyed the food food and entertainment!

Thank Michelle R
Webb City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The seasonal restaurant is in a greenhouse with gorgeous flowers, fountains, and peaceful music. There is limited seating so I would call ahead with larger groups. This was one of the most beautiful and unique dining experiences we had on our 9 day trip. The menu is eclectic but delicious and the floral tea is wonderful!. All of the food... More 

1 Thank KristinalynRN
Richfield Springs, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I'm an avid gardener ...... and my daughter is a on again off again vegetarian ..... to say this place was made for us would be an understatement! Sit in the greenhouse, smell the flowers, eat amazing in season fresh foods and drink tea ....... just make sure you visit. Parking can be tricky but otherwise - make the time... More 

1 Thank JoBeth13439
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, and beautiful atmosphere! So serene. (We loved the dogs too!) Such a nice change of pace from your usual "cookie cutter" cafe.

Thank SageShea
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Had a lovely meal here at Origins cafe, really well situated and the food was terrific. My husband and I are both vegan and the server was able to accommodate us and direct us to things that were already vegan on the menu (including dessert! #yay #notsorbet) We shared the gazpacho, which was seasoned REALLY well and then we both... More 

Thank RHONNA1221
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The best grilled cheese and gazpacho! Delicious, locally-sourced food. Reasonable prices. Friendly and warm service. Seating is in a greenhouse (warm, mosquitos) or in the general seating area. Highly, highly recommend.

Thank 54austin
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

WHAT A SETTING. WHAT A MEAL. This spot will remain forever in our minds and hearts as one of our favorite dining experiences... We will return next time we are in the area. We must. It's the type of place you will drive out of your way to visit. Or, consider making a special trip to see friends because this... More 

Thank smep013
Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a fabulous place. It reminds me of a little hidden gem tucked away jn California ok n that it's so lush. The food is light and fresh

Thank Lynn B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We came to Origins a year ago after spending the day in Cooperstown. The staff/family is super friendly and accommodating! And the dogs are the best. Food is so fresh and home grown.

Thank elliotc216
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Yes, it is a beautiful setting: flowering plants, standing water fountains, and tropical music piped in, but the terribly slow wait service was a real detract ion. 30 minutes wait for drink orders, 30 minutes until the drinks came and we could finally order lunch. The food was tasty (ordered panini sandwiches and cold soups), but spending over two hours... More 

1 Thank Chipper A

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?