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Take Root Cafe


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$8 - $16
International, American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews gnocchi falafel sandwich steak suggested donation full price fresh food order at the counter great presentation and taste suggested price free meal place to eat great atmosphere in town mission model concept volunteers
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Six of us each chose different lunch options, no one was disappointed. Super friendly staff, great presentation, food was fantastic, partial volunteer employees, restaurant model is great! My daughter and her friends have fun volunteering there. Suggested prices are very reasonable, there is NO pressure...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Joe H
Reviewed September 20, 2019

I went with my college student. She had the falafel. I had the gnocchi. Both were excellent! Made from scratch with real, fresh ingredients. The "suggested donation" instead of a price at first kind of threw me at first, but I ended up paying more...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Randy Y
Reviewed September 3, 2019

I ate here when visiting my son at Truman State University. A friend had recommended it, and we were curious to see what a pay-what-you-want restaurant would be like. The menu does have prices that are suggested donations. The prices are reasonable, and what you...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Hoosier1959
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Wow! This place is amazing! Friendly folks in the restaurant, not just the employees but the guests also! As an out of town guest, I was impressed with the friendliness of the people. The atmosphere of the dining area is very comfortable and welcoming. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Scenic197965
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

While touring Truman University, our guide told us about Take Root. I love the pay what you want concept. They suggest a donation & then you can pay more, less or anywhere in between. Lots of vegetarian options. We had a veggie bowl & Ramen...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank tmshock
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

They're good place to eat and clean place .I would go back there again.The employees are really polite.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kimmy M
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I have been to this cafe several times, and each visit exceeds my expectations. If you are into clean eating, vegan, vegetarian or simply delicious, check this place out. They have a good selection of coffee, tea, and other natural beverages. The desserts are amazing....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sbtraveler000
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A favorite place to meet friends and eat healthy, tasty food! This cafe has really taken root in this community! You'll be given a suggested price for your meal. If you can pay more, it goes towards free meal tokens for those who can't afford...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank U2346BIsallyw
Reviewed August 21, 2018

If you want an alternative to steak, this is the place to go. This restaurant has food that seems out of place in this part of the country. Unique, and tasty entrees that would keep me coming back if I lived there.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FiveTrips
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was so good! The falafel sandwich was so delicious I googled recipes to try to recreate. The Cuban sandwich was to die for and the lentil bowl—I could eat every day! I bought an extra Cuban and falafel sandwich to take for my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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