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Café uh something

2007-05-03 13:48:24.036883+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

National Masturbation Month continues here at Flutterby: Over on the border between San Rafael and San Anselmo there's a cafe that was a branch of the Dipsea Cafe, which had a great menu that the kitchen could never quite deliver on (kind of the opposite of Marvin's up in Novato), then it became something like "Flying Pig Barbecue" (that, curiously, advertised "same menu, same owners"), and now it's "Café Gratitude", apparently one of several raw food restaurants of that name, the gimmick being that everything on the menu is named such that an order involves saying all sorts of affirmations. As some reviewers have described it:

Yeah, it's vegan, it's raw, it's fucking cheesy that you have to say shit like, "i am eternally blessed with happiness and vibrancy and the richness of my cup overfloweth with bounty." But i say, go with it.

Meh, not necessarily enough to get me in there, but over in Good Vibrations Magazine, Judah Pollack runs with the concept:

For entrees one could order the I Am Waiting, the I Am Touched, or the I Never Thought You'd Ask.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Erotic Sexual Culture Food Bay Area San Anselmo ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-03 15:44:31.037866+00 by: Brian

the Cafe Gratitude in SF makes me wish there were a dive bar across the street named "Bitterness", in which all of the drink specials were named things like "I Just Got Dumped", "I Hate The World", or "What Have I Got To Look Forward To, Anyways?".

that said, the food's not bad, and it certainly seems healthier (in both the nutritional and economic sense) than many of the other restaurants I've been to.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-03 17:29:52.446943+00 by: ebradway

One of Boulder's raw-food luminaires, Brigette Mars, was on the bus to the airport when I was on my way out to the Bay Area recently. She strongly recommended Cafe Gratitude. I never did make it there but the reviews of the place sounded good.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-03 20:28:01.375665+00 by: petronius

I want to try the "Oh Good, My waiter finally bestired himself so I can order before I succumb to Beri-Beri" salad.