Café Gratitude serves a menu of 100% organic, 100% vegan, local fare. Our food is free of refined sugar, flour, and additives. We have an extensive menu of raw foods and have recently expanded to serve cooked foods in many of our locations. We create all of our own food -from the produce bin to your plate - so we can avoid serving certain common allergens like wheat, soy, and peanuts. Over 45% of our produce comes from our Be Love Farm, and the compost from our Cafes is returned to the farm to nourish the next meal.
We choose to work in partnership with vendors, customers, and the community in making choices that support the environment we share. Plastic containers & water bottles have been eliminated from our retail store, and we often request that new and treasured vendors repackage their products in cellophane or glass - just for us. But that is only the start. Here is a short list of the environmental commitments we are steadfastly loyal to:
If the organic variety of produce is not available, we do not choose conventional.
We use non-bleached, 100% cotton cloths for napkins. After used, these napkins are sent to the auto industry for rag-use purposes. This creates an additional life-cycle and eliminates the use of harmful chemicals such as bleach, which is used in common laundering practices.
We filter our own water at all locations.
All our food scraps are composted and are often sent to the Be Love Farm.
We recycle our paper and cardboard.
Our dishes are washed with the most environmentally-friendly products.
All of our books, private labels, and menus are printed on recycled paper with soy based ink. Our offices also use recycled paper.
We take pride in our high standards, and we thank you for every dollar you share with us, further empowering our investment in the environment.
When Matthew and Terces Engelhart first became sweethearts, they promised to live their lives together following and trusting intuition. Resulting from that commitment was an initial guidance to create a board game and after a year of development, the Abounding River Game was introduced. The Abounding River is an interactive way of practicing “being” Abundance in your life. Their next collaborative creation was the accompanying Abounding River Logbook, a 42-day practice that is shared with a partner and guides individuals through exercises to practice focusing attention on qualities that we all aspire to: Love, Acceptance, Generosity, Worth, Gratitude, Creation, and Responsibility. Once the game was complete, Matthew and Terces agreed that it would be wonderful to offer a place where people could gather, eat, and play the game. Coincidentally, while on their farm in Maui, Terces read a book about live foods and became so inspired that she asked Matthew to eat ‘live’ for 30 days. At the end of the month, they felt so good they decided to create a living foods café, and so the idea for Café Gratitude was born. Shortly thereafter, they opened up on 20th and Harrison St. in the historic San Francisco Mission District. Since then, Café Gratitude has been a ground-breaking example of Sacred Commerce and its capacity to build community, encourage healthful living, and achieve abundance. They now have 6 locations in the Bay Area, and sell their products in partnering stores country wide.
Schedule And Contact Information
|Café’ Gratitude |
206 Healdsburg Ave
Sonoma, CA 95448