local. From scratch. with love.



We are an eclectic and quaint cafe in the heart of downtown Yellow Springs, OH. 

We believe in "from scratch" cooking . Almost everything is made in house including all breads, veggie burgers, burgers, gyros, jams, hot sauce, dressings, soups, sauces and on and on all the way down to the pickles.

We believe in keeping it local. We source our food from 20+ local farms some of them certified organic but all of them naturally minded that refrain from the use of pesticides, GMOs, growth hormones or antibiotics. Not everything is local, I mean, no one grows olives in Ohio, but we do our best and wouldn't have it any other way.

We believe in sustainability. From meticulously sourced seafood with the most sustainable fishing methods to handmade patio furniture made from old wood pallets. We use only compostable carryout containers and a local farm composts all of our food and paper waste.

We believe in seasonal creativity. Weekly dinner specials using the best of what the farmers have to offer. Vegan/Vegetarian options galore including classic meat dishes transformed. Chef's Choice anything goes "Vick" Burgers. Specialty seasonal pancakes and daily omelet specials.

We believe in classic cuisine and world cuisine done right. From fresh baked biscuits and gravy made with local cream and sausage to our famous thin and crispy pancakes to huevos rancheros to gyros and falafel to Irish chicken, wagyu steak, Thai peanut tofu and shrimp and grits. There is not a style of cuisine we don't love and prepare with love. 

We believe you will agree, come join us!






259 XENIA AVE             YELLOW SPRINGS, OH 45387


Due to our limited capacity we only accept reservations for parties of 5 or more. Otherwise you can call ahead to be put on our wait list so the sooner you call the better!


MON 7:30AM-2PM, 5PM-9PM

TUE 7:30Am-2PM, 5PM-9PM

WED 7:30AM- 2PM, 5PM-9PM

THU 7:30AM - 2PM, 5PM-9PM

FRI   7:30AM - 2PM, 5PM-9PM

SAT      8AM - 2PM, 5PM-9PM

SUN     8AM - 2PM, 5PM-9PM






Located in the heart of Downtown Yellow Springs on the east side of Rt 68 (aka Xenia Ave).


Due to our limited capacity we except reservations for 5 or more. Otherwise you can call ahead to be put on our wait list. the sooner you call the better!


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MVRA Winter Restaurant Week 2018 Jan 21 – Jan 28

This year our restaurant week menu will be featuring the Caribbean Cuisine of our new sister restaurant, Calypso Grill and Smokehouse opening in March!!!


(v)Jerk Grilled Plantains with Rum Glaze – Slices of ripe plantain, rubbed with jerk seasoning, grilled until golden and finished with a drizzle of a spiced rum-brown sugar reduction

Pork Mojo and Island Cole Slaw – Local pork shoulder marinated in Cuban mojo of citrus, garlic, olive oil and herbs then slow smoked to tender perfection, Served on a bed of shredded cabbage, carrots, pecans with a lime vinaigrette.

(v)Pepperpot Soup – A classic Caribbean soup of coconut milk, bell peppers, spinach, aromatics, spicy peppers and love.


Golden Jerk Chicken – Authentic jerk marinade as taught to us by Barry a Jamaican born contractor by day and roadside jerk chicken master by night on the island of Cayman Brac. Local chicken leg quarter marinated and slow smoked over pimento wood chips for an authentic sweet flavor. Served with a creamy corn pudding.   25.18

Columbian Shrimp with Coconut Rice and Chorizo – Wild caught Gulf shrimp with an adobo style seasoning, sautéed with bell peppers, uncured chorizo sausage and served with organic Coconut rice.  30.18    

(v)Pigeon Peas and Rice – Pigeon peas (a legume native to the islands) are stewed with organic brown rice in classic Jamaican fashion with coconut milk, fresh thyme, chile sauce, garlic, aromatics, fresh spinach, rum, fresh mango and love. 20.18



Key Lime Pie

Chocolate Rum Cake

Chocolate-Avocado Pudding