Went here for the first time today, and can't say enough good things about the place.
Inside is vintage quirky, looks like the booths were handmade. We tried the fries and tempeh with peanut sauce as appetizers, and both were excellent. The tempeh had a coating like fried chicken but I thought it had a pork taste/texture, but it was wonderful. The fries were excellent as well.
I got the macaroni and cheese with (vegan) chili on top and though at first it felt like the chili had been a bit watery and collected in the bottom of the bowl, it turned out to be very tasty, and the portion was huge! My partner got a single biscuit with gravy (a bargain at $3) and I tried it too, and though parts of the biscuit seemed harder than they should have been, the gravy was not too heavy and had a nice country gravy flavor. She also got the grilled cheese on sourdough with onion and tomato and said it's one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches she's ever had.
We are both confused why they haven't gone full vegetarian as a few meat dishes sneak in the menu, and we both were also disappointed that the beer selection was limited, but we both consider this the best dining experience we've had in Portland and will definitely be back.
PS. Don't confuse this place with Caffe Vita a few doors down which is a coffee house!
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