Nestled between Lake Eola Heights and Park Lake Highland sits a cafe that I hold very dear to my heart, Dandelion Communitea Cafe.   Growing up with high school not far away, I spent many afternoons and senior lunch-ins enjoying their mouth-watering and delicious Vegetarian dishes along with their teas that are to die for! 

Cheryl Blanc, the general manager,  and her husband own the women led and family operated business.  Blanc’s brother, Mark Thompson, is the executive chef of some of the tastiest and creative vegetarian dishes in Orlando.  Their dishes are all organic, GMO free, 100% plant-based, and did I mention delicious? With everything from their signature bowls and wraps, delicious sandwiches, soups, apps and more! You can even build your own bowl or wrap.  Dandelion Communitea Cafe has lots of mouthwatering food options for everyone! 

One of my favorite things and one of the many things that make Dandelion Communitea Cafe so unique is how much they truly care! They teamed up with New Growth Urban Farmers and together in the Cafe garden, they showcase how to grow edible plants in small spaces.  They truly participate in making this earth a better place by not just talking the talk, but by actually walking the walk.

 This Cafe clearly cares about our world and community by having a strong focus on sustainability not just for themselves but our planet by not only recycling but by also composting their food waste, creatively using as much of a plant as they can, giving discounts on tea for bringing a tumbler, using eco-friendly to-go containers, and hosting community cleanups. 

When you go to Dandelion Community Cafe you truly feel good about not only feel good about the food you’re eating but the love and thoughtfulness of the Cafe and it’s owners as well. This Cafe just keeps getting better! Dandelion has developed a community of diverse people and have regular spectacular events such as art openings, poetry night, eco-networking, and moon circles among other things. To find out more about this FANTASTIC and very dear to my heart Cafe check out their website here.

Photos by: Hannah Glogower