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“Different and fresh!”

Origins Cafe at Carefree Gardens
Ranked #18 of 60 Restaurants in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Wayne, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Different and fresh!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I LOVE this place! It's inside a nursery and provides a great stop for lunch while looking around at the plants and flowers. The food and ingredients all come from local farmers and they even have a map-board up front that shows you where the cheeses and fruit come from. Everything is vegetarian but there's still something for everyone. My favorite sandwich has goat cheese and carmelized onions and I think figs? Anyway the combinations are great- their black bean burgers are great for the guys. They also make cool flavored shakes and cookies (rosemary lemon?). It's something cool and different. Service is a bit slow, but you're meant to sit back and relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Try it!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Jenna C
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English first
Cooperstown, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Origins Cafe - Delicious and Beautiful!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Through word-of-mouth, I had heard that the Origins Café in Cooperstown had amazing food...but I just did not have a chance to get there until this past weekend. I was delightfully overwhelmed with both the food and the natural setting. The beautiful plants, exotic trees, flowering baskets and flowing water fountain added such a delightful atmosphere. The iced teas and bean-burgers were absolutely divine!. Oh, how I wish I had gone sooner!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Fitzgerald-Buchanan
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Concon, Chile
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“outstanding!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

It is such a brilliant idea to enjoy a green house sitting in the garden and enjoying some of their refreshing smoothies or a tasty quinoa. Great experience. Highly recommended to stop by and check this place.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank RoDelFinDelMundo
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Cooperstown, NY
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Gem!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Origins provides a wonderful experience, great food, and great service. The location is so pleasing in the gardens of Carefree. The women who have started this special local restaurant are so kind, fun and enthusiastic. And the food! The smoothies are very special (blueberry is my favorite), the paninis are a joy and the lemon cookies are incredible. I can't think of a better place to eat in Cooperstown! Plus, they list the farms from which the food comes which is such a great feature. I would definitely recommend Origins!!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank galois
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Cooperstown, New York
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Some of the best food in Cooperstown”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place is a little off the beaten path (at a nursery of all places), but the atomsphere is quaint, the Leonard girls do a great job of making healthy, inviting food at a reasonable price. You must go here!!

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank townie57
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