September at Kale Cafe

Live Reggae  (Check it out Mon!)

September 16, 2014  Lunch time Fun with  LIVE REGGAE music from 12pm-2pm

September 18, 2014  Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society Dinner at Kale Cafe  ”Italian Style”

Special   Menu

Entrees:  Butternut Squash Ravioli, Lasagna, Stuffed Mushrooms (gf), Tofu Alfredo (gf)

Sides: Mashed Potatoes, Kale Salad, Millet Tabbouleh, Beet Salad,  Gluten Free Pasta

Desserts: Raw Strawberry Sheesecake (gf) , Brownies, Cupcakes

September 20, 2014  Wine & Food Walk on Beach Street (tickets available at Cinematique Theater) Enjoy samplings of food from various restaurants on Beach St. and drink wine.  We plan on having a Karoke Machine in place because that will prove to be entertaining for everyone!  We will have vegan soul food sample plates to go with our vegan vine.

September 30, 2014  Finally “Cooking Class” Sign Up Orientation & Registration  5-7pm

*  Sign up and pay in advance to secure your spot for all the fall cooking classes, we will have three different time slots and days available and we will also have descriptions of all the classes with a syllabus (I am a educator, LOL). Remember our classes will have only 10 folks per class.

September Upcoming Events

Live Reggae  (Check it out Mon!)

September 16, 2014  Lunch time Fun with  LIVE REGGAE music from 12pm-2pm

September 18, 2014  Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society Dinner at Kale Cafe  ”Italian Style”

Special   Menu

Entrees:  Butternut Squash Ravioli, Lasagna, Stuffed Mushrooms (gf), Tofu Alfredo (gf)

Sides: Mashed Potatoes, Kale Salad, Millet Tabbouleh, Beet Salad,  Gluten Free Pasta

Desserts: Raw Strawberry Sheesecake (gf) , Brownies, Cupcakes

September 20, 2014  Wine & Food Walk on Beach Street (tickets available at Cinematique Theater) Enjoy samplings of food from various restaurants on Beach St. and drink wine.  We plan on having a Karoke Machine in place because that will prove to be entertaining for everyone!  We will have vegan soul food sample plates to go with our vegan vine.

September 30, 2014  Finally “Cooking Class” Sign Up Orientation & Registration  5-7pm

*  Sign up and pay in advance to secure your spot for all the fall cooking classes, we will have three different time slots and days available and we will also have descriptions of all the classes with a syllabus (I am a educator, LOL). Remember our classes will have only 10 folks per class.

Kale Cafe will be closed Monday September 1st

Kale Cafe will be closed

Monday September 1st

 

 In observance of Labor Day.

Smoothies & Movies this Saturday at Kale Cafe!

We are gearing up to jam this Saturday, so dig out your best 70s polyester gear because you may just win the prize for best dressed.  We have a disco ball, we got smoothies and food, and we got a great movie we are showing that happens to be a PBS documentary that I had the pleasure of helping out on.  So bring your entire family out this Saturday.  Do not worry about the race fans, while they are watching cars, we are going to enjoy our community and one another and burn some calories .

Cost:  FREE (Donations always accepted for our non profit to continue to provide healthy meal options to Daytona and great programming.)

 

Check out the trailer for Soul Food Junkies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IvggBwtDPk

UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

Greetings Everyone,  thank you for your business, we are enjoying every minute of this journey and it has been hard work but so very rewarding.  Each day we are thinking of ways to make our business better serve you.  So check out some events we are having or just had this month and I welcome your suggestions and partnerships.  Also if you have a company that would like to sponsor our event, let me know, we will have similar programming each month.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 4, 2014  Couples Yoga  6-7pm  FREE

Saturday 8, 2014  (West African Dance Class)  2-3:30pm Cost $10 (includes a 16 oz smoothie)

Thursday 13, 2014  6-7pm   (We Love Animals Story Time and Vegan Cookie Hour) FREE

Friday 14, 2014   5-8pm  Vegan Valentine’s Dinner Cost $30/person 

MENU: Choice of Seitan Marsala, Lasagna, or Stuffed Mushroom (gluten and wheat free option) with sides of either pasta, salad, or mashed potatoes!  Comes with an appetizer and also dessert.  Of course you get your kale salad. FOUR COURSE MEAL, you can even get it to go.

Saturday 15, 2014  Raw Food Meet Up 6-8pm $15/person,   *Also remember the Wine & Chocolate Walk is this Saturday because it got rained out last week and that is from 1-6pm.  Last but not least VEGAN BRUNCH is every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Tuesday 18, 2014 COOKING CLASS: Let’s Make Seitan   6-8pm $30/person  (Limited Scholarships Available for people that get EBT benefits) Cooking classes are for ages 8 and up.  Whatever you make you get to take home with you and it is a lot of fun.  The theme of what we will prepare changes every month.

Thursday 20, 2014  Vegetarian Society Monthly Meet Up 6-8pm Cost $10 Adults, Children $6

Saturday 22, 2014  West African Dance Class 2-3:30  $10 (includes a 16oz smoothie)

Wednesday 26, 2014   COOKING CLASS: Let’s Make Seitan   6-8pm $30/person  (Limited Scholarships Available for people that get EBT benefits) Cooking classes are for ages 8 and up.

 

See you very soon

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Come in today and sign up for cooking classes and  West African dance next week, also do not forget the Vegetarian Society Meetup is Thursday the 16th of January, that is tomorrow from 6-8.

COOKING CLASSES

Tuesday January 21, 2014  6-8  $30.oo/person  includes food to take h0me for your family (bring tupperware if you want)

Thursday  January 30, 2014 6-8   $30.00/person   Class sizes are limited to 10 people

WEST AFRICAN DANCE CLASS  with LIVE DRUMMERS

Saturday January  25, 2014  2-3:30   West African Dance  $10/person   includes a smoothie , class size limited to 20 people

 

Sign up and Pay inside Kale Cafe Today

 

OUR WALK IN COOLER IS FIXED

A couple changes are under way at Kale Cafe to make it more fantastic for your vegan enjoyment,LOL.  Our walk in cooler is fixed which means it is now time to get these much anticipated juice cleanses into gear.  We will be buying tons of organic produce and storing it in our walk in cooler, prior we had very littlespace.   So thanks for your patience.

I have become wiser and and realized that the menu smenu was not working out!  WE NEED STRUCTURE FOLKS, so a sneak peak at the upcoming menus. Feel free to email me at midtownecovillage@gmail.com  and give me your feedback. With our new menu that we will post online and print, we will still offer daily specials,but they will be set by the week so there is no guesswork.  Fair?  I hope you appreciate we just want to better serve you and from time to time, we will have exciting things that we dream up or you suggest.  Iwi finalize it this weekend and then it will  proudly be a banner hanging in our store, no more us driving you crazy as you wait for us to put the chalkboard up.Smh, getting it together,we mean well.

 

Weekly Specials

Mix it up Mondays

Entrees: Baked Jerk Tofu, Black Beans, Spinach Pies

Sides:Brown Yellow Rice, Cornbread, Roasted potatoes, Kale Salad

 

Tuesday Wrapper’s Delight

Entrees: featured weekly wrap on either organic wheat wrap or collard green

for raw and gluten free options

Sides:Pickliz, Roasted Potatoes,Kale Salad, Tabbolueh,

 

West Indian Wednesday

Entrees: Curry Chick’n, Curry Daal, Brown Stew Tofu

Sides: Pumpkin and Cabbage with coconut milk, Kale Salad, Pickliz, Mac N’Sheese, B.Rice and Peas

 

Ital-ian Thursday

Entrees: LasagneLentil Soup, Baked Jerk Tofu

Sides: Garlic knots, cornbread, Kale Salad, Millet Tabbouleh, Roasted Potatoes

 

Festival Friday

Entrees: Escovitch Tofu, Jerk Seitan, Jerk Nut Meat Wrap(Raw)

Sides: Rice and Peas,Kale Salad, Pickliz, festival, Mac n’sheese, Sauteed Curry Pumpkin and Cabbage

 

Soulful Saturday

Entrees: Jerk Seitan, Brown Stew Tofu, Jerk Nut Meat (Raw), Scrambled Tofu*(comes with brunch sides)

Sides: Rice and Peas, Kale, Mac N’Sheese, Curry pumpkin and cabbage, Pickliz, Cornbread, Roasted Potatoes*, Pancakes*

 

Meal Prices

Daily Special $10 (includes one entree and three sides)

Raw Meals $15 (nut meat and two salads)

Sides $5

 

Sweet Tings and Other Stuff

Wheat Free and Gluten Free Scones $2.50

Cupcakes $2.50

Raw Pies $5.00

Organic Herbal Teas $2.00

Bottled Water $1.00

Smoothies

Green Stuff (Kale, mangoes, ginger, freshly juiced apples, banana, pineapple)

Mango Carrot (carrot juice, mango, banana, pineapple)

Bethune Berry Bliss ( strawberries,blueberries,pineapple, banana, freshly juiced apples)

 

Bruce it Up ( almonds, basil, mango, water, banana)

 

Protein Punch (fresh almonds, cinnamon, bananas, water)

 

 

16oz $5

24 oz $8

32oz $10

ORGANIC JUICES

 

You’ve got Kale! (Kale, celery, cucumber, lemon, parsley, ginger, and mint)

 

COLD KILLAH (lemon,bell pepper, garlic, ginger, carrots, swiss chard, echinechea, and cayenne pepper)

 

Rootsman Skank Carrots, beets, ginger, and lemon

 

Better Bitters Celery, cucumber, dandelion, celery and basil

 

Just Beet It Beets, celery, apple, lime, and ginger

 

Bunny Milk Just plain old carrot juice

 

 

16oz $ 7

24oz $10

32oz $12

 

Kale Cafe Juice Bar & Vegan Cuisine is officially Open in Daytona Beach

Hard work pays off after all,  that is the lesson we are teaching our children.  We are the Brown’s of Beach St.  116 N.Beach St. in Daytona Beach, FL.

We were the Brown’s of Brooklyn, but for those of you that do not know our story . . .we moved here after Omar (Farmer Brown/ Smoothie Mon)  got laid off.  So we really took lemons and made lemonade, and to that we added carrots, apples, ginger and bananas and kale and made smoothies. LOL.  We work hard and are visionaries.  Both our families are from Jamaica, as a matter of fact Omar was born there.  Our food pays tribute to our grandmothers and mothers who love fi cook!!!  Our food is best described as Caribbean Vegan Cuisine.

MENU SMENU :

Our philosophy on food is simple, we do not like processed foods and avoid them.  We use organic as much as we can and are always trying to get more organic foods as well as local food.  Currently we use organic tofu, wheat, corn, carrots because they are often genetically modified and we say no to GMOs! We try not to fry stuff and we use food that looks like food and fresh ingredients that take a million hours to prep because they taste better, so we do it the right way.  We cook what looks fresh when we go shopping or what is on sale, or what seems good for the unpredictable  Florida weather.  Simply put, our menu is evolving as we see what our customers most enjoy.

We feature daily specials with 2 entrees each day and all meals come with our kale salad and usually another salad.

Entrees: Brown Stew Tofu , Baked Jerk Tofu, Jerk Seitan,  Lasagne, Curry Chik’n , Raw Jerk Nut Meat, Scrambled Tofu, Jerk Mushrooms

Sides: Mac n’ Sheese, Brown Rice and Peas, Yellow Brown Rice with Black Beans,  Curry Daal, Curry Chana and Pumpkin, Roasted Potatoes, Millet

Soups/Stews: Red Stew Peas, Chili, Split Pea Soup, Lentil Soup, Corn and Pumpkin Soup

Salads: Kale salad, Tabbouleh, Pickliz Cabbage Salad, Millet Salad, Cucumber Tomato Salad, Greek Salad

Sweet Tings: Scones, Cupcakes, Raw Pie*( once a week)

Smoothies & Juices

Green Stuff

If you need to know exactly what we have and hate surprises, that’s okay follow us on Facebook and Twitter or call us the old fashion way. . .

Kale Cafe Juice Bar & Vegan Bistro  on Facebook

386.872.5097

116 N. Beach

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

 

Other news,we are going to have a New Year’s Eve Party Family Disco!!!  Also coming in 2014 weekly cooking classes, daily juice cleanse and meal plans, West African Dance Classes, and a Organic CSA pickup and delivery club at our shop. Along with Smoothies & Movies once a month, free lectures, and much more ways to have fun and get yourself and everyone you love healthy.

 

Reflecting on how we got here

The big day is near, check  out Omar and I reflecting. . .

A New Baby

A New Baby. . .

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Yes our new baby is almost here, the contractions are getting closer together and I am feeling the urge to push.  I am telling you, this store is our new baby.  Kofi came two weeks after his projected due date, there is our time and God’s time.  I prefer God’s time so as eager as I am to get the doors open, I am also understanding of divine order.

In the interim, everyone keeps asking the question of the day, when is the baby coming, or rather when are we opening? I feel bad because I thought we would have been opened already but  There are so many little details that are being taken care of now that I personally overlooked.

We will get our leasehold improvement  grant from the city today! Which will allow us to purchase our POS (point of sale) system that tracks everything we sell, inventory, etc. and works with an Ipad and a square. It’s sleek and very efficient.  We also have to get an oven, we only have a three top gas burner now.

Omar painted the countertop red and it looks beautiful.  Oh we passed our electrical inspection and have three more to go.  Woo hoo. The bathrooms are being tiled today,and that was the last major thing that needed to be done.  The floors and walls throughout the entire 3600 sq ft massive place are all painted and stained with one million coats LOL.

I am going to look for a changing table and a bathroom vanity today.   Call me if you have a wood changing table ASAP.

We have our menu board going up today as well as wall art/decor. My favorite part obviously.  I got to print and laminate our juice cleanse and meal plan package signs.

Also we just got another juicer so we have two big fancy juicers now, enabling us to be at an event and still have the store going eventually, when we have enough man power that is.  Also ordering packaging, more blender jars etc.

So lots of last minute details but all coming together.  As for balancing my family life, making sure everyone gets a physical etc, because who knows when we will have another free day.  Also going to take my kids on a field trip and get a romantic date in with Omar.  For at least a year, my family life as we know it will be very different, but we know sacrifice and we are ready for it.  Please keep us in your prayers and be patient a little longer.

We honestly are doing the best we can and going the fastest we can, it is all new to us and has been an exciting adventure.  My mom said to me this morning, do you realize you are going to be cooking every day, all day?  LOL.

Please visit us tomorrow (Saturday 9am-2pm) in front of our store, rain or shine for so yummy vegan food and smoothies.  The baby is almost here.  Thanks for all your love and gifts, see you soon.