Kale Cafe Final-01

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.

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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

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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.

 

15 Nov
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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.

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Also we are making our space as green as possible, including a lot of reclaimed wood.  We want to purchase solar panels and have a rain water catch system.  For those of you that at are carpenters and handymen and women, please reach out to us if you can do some in kind work.  We seriously could use an electrician.  We are also taking reclaimed wood.  We need bar stools and solid wood tables.  Is there a plumber out there??  We are doing a shabby chic look so if you have some solid pieces that may work in the space, let us know.  We have 3600 feet to decorate.  Last but not least if you can sew or reupholster stuff, please call us.  We got 20 chairs donated and want to make them look funky.  My cell is 3476617179 so please give me a call, you can also call our business phone (386)227-7393.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1023047939/midtown-ecovillages-kale-cafe-juice-bar-and-vegan?ref=home_location

We are going to make this great together so thank you for your support, it takes a village.

Love The Browns

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Kale Cafe

First let me say thank you to my customers, seeing people try our vegan food and green smoothies for the first time and the things they say are my accolades. My family works hard but this work has been so rewarding and is fun more than anything. As you all may or may not know, before I became a self-proclaimed chef, I was and still am a filmmaker. So the fact that Hollywood glitz and glam did not appeal to me is no surprise, I am a lady who is rooted in family and community. I prefer to talk to one of my fabulous customers about seasonings and recipes than to be on a red carpet any day. I said all that to say this, I LOVE YOU and thanks for your support. Who knew my passion for cooking and my husband’s love of growing food would start Midtown EcoVillage, but it did!

Gulp! Lease has been executed, here we go folks.

Midtown EcoVillage is now going to present to you our very first juice bar and vegan cafe. Yes I said, you cheered us on, you waited patiently, you did not get mad when your brown stew tofu spilled everywhere en route home because of our inexpensive but eco-friendly paper trays got soggy. You stuck with us and you came out in the rain, in the winter, in the hot days of summer and you were loyal, You made us realize we were on to something and that you needed us just as much as we needed you. We became family. The Farmer’s Market was our training ground, talk about on the job training, but we did it, you all and us together, we learned and grew together and now . . .I present to you, our newest baby.

TRUMPETS PLEASE & DRUM ROLL. . .

Midtown EcoVillage’s Kale Cafe & Juice Bar

                                        116 N. Beach St.

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

If you missed it that is our new location. One of you lovely customers saw my sign at the market and pulled me aside and asked if we still needed help, investors, etc. Well, God Bless our angel that gave us a loan for $10,000.00.

 

Just deposited the check that our customer had given us the 10k loan for!!!!

Okay and if that was not exciting enough we already signed the lease!!!!! No we are not kidding, we have claimed this and we are giving it everything we got. This fall, Midtown EcoVillage, doing business as Kale Cafe Juice Bar will open it’s doors on Beach St. is part of the Beach St. Renaissance.

If you are not excited yet, get excited. Watch the video which another one of our fantastic customers has created for us and in exchange we give him a green mustache and his wife kale in her teeth. Yes, it has certainly taken a village to grow our business and we still need and value your help and input.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x130w7v

The plan is as follows: We still need to raise an additional forty thousand $40,000 bucks and if 200 people give us 100 bucks we are half way there. We are also seeking contributions from corporations and other organizations. There will be many rewards for the monies and/or in-kind services and goods donated. So help us so we can help make this place as awesome as ever, because we need it and Daytona needs it.

Check out our kickstarter link below and give what you can, if you have no money to give, tell a buddy to help out a good cause and remember you can always donate carpentry, electrician, painting, etc. services. You will receive a letter thanking you for your contribution for your tax records.

Spread the word, share the links on your facebook services, chat us up in the bathroom at your job, tell your employers you want them to be a sponsor so we can make smoothies for your co-workers. Just do what you can to help get the word out, the more the merrier. We have to raise the full amount of money we need on kickstarter because if not, we do not get any money at all. Womp womp, but that will not happen. We are too strong to fail, so let’s go forward, we are a village and we can do this.

We Love You All and Thank You For Your Support in Advance!!!

Peace & Blessings,

The Browns