Dandelion Communitea Cafe offers unique taste

Ellie Bonk, Staff Reporter

The Dandelion Communitea Café is not what is usually found in the affluent Thornton Park neighborhood. Found in a safe neighborhood, this remodeled home turned café gives off a warm welcoming feeling that matches with its friendly variety of customers. Everyone at the café, customer or employee, has their own unique vibe. When walking in you are immediately greeted with impeccable customer service that lasts the entire visit.
This café is unique to others because it only serves organic, vegan items. Menu choices may not sound appetizing to those who enjoy meat, but the food has a deliciously different taste to what is usually expected from vegan cuisine. The Bean There Done That wrap, complete with organic beans and fresh vegetables has a fresh taste and just the right amount of spice, giving the wrap a tasteful combination of delicious flavors. This café also offers a variety of sandwiches, soups and kid friendly items like the classic grilled cheese. Though they serve meals that taste like they came from a five star restaurant, Dandelion’s prices are all less than $10 and do not bust your wallet.
One of Dandelion’s claims to fame is the infused tea selection. A wide variety of green, black and herbal teas is offered. Each day, there is a different tea named as the Tea of the Day. The tea is served in a rustic mason jar, matching the quaint atmosphere of the café. Tea is only $2, and for the tea of the day, there are free refills.
On Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m., customers are lucky enough to observe the weekly poetry slam, one of the most sensational things you can experience. Different types of people sign up to perform poems, stories, comedy and even music. Individuals are given five minutes to say whatever they please. The thing that makes this such a unique experience is the passion each person puts into their work. Each piece gives the audience a glimpse at the author’s life and their emotions, adding to the truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere of the Dandelion Communitea Café.

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