I had to search around to find this new eatery since it's hidden IN the Comprehensive Medical Center on 98th Ave NE (next to Pagliacci Pizza). Café Organique has a farm-to-table, local, organic, gluten-free menu of soups/salads and elixirs that had me curious, so Steve and I brought along my Dad/step-mom who were visiting from Jerzeeee.....tough crowd. It was lunch hour, plenty of parking behind the building.
When we walked in the door we weren't sure what to make of it. Have you ever felt like you're on Candid Camera? Instead of slinking back out the door, we decided to stick with it and be brave together. We could do this. Upon entering, we were immediately standing at the counter where you order. There is simply ONE table that seats eight. And the table's backdrop is a pharmacy/dispensary with hundreds of homeopathic medicines sitting on shelves and a nice pony-tailed gentleman manning the desk. Odd, but ok. Rolling with it. A couple of lovely ladies behind the food counter guided us through what was/wasn't available and we ordered up, and breathed a sigh of relief that our party of four would indeed be able to sit together, as a few other individuals were getting up to leave.
Which might be what made it even more comical that the one woman still seated at the lone table was sorting through her pile of pills while having a conversation on speakerphone. But I can laugh at that. ha-ha. And then the food arrived...... and it was pretty darn good. I had the lemon-tarragon chicken salad (lil salty), my step-mom got the frittata, and my Dad and Steve had the soup. We all really enjoyed our meals. Pleasantly surprised. Everything was a nice lunch portion that was tasty and healthy. The lemon-lime Kombucha was awesome. Too bad they didn't have any of the elixirs available that day because I was curious to try one. I was oscillating between 'sore joints' or 'energizing' or the 'super de-toxifier.' All areas I could use some help in. Other selections you'll find on their menu include baked turkey sandwich, quinoa tabouli, beet & goat cheese sandwich, hearty lentil soup, grilled veggies, yam/kale salad, smoothies, juices and teas, to name a few. Everything is reasonably priced under $10.
Café Organique was originally going to open exclusively for the clients of this medical center (which is focused on Naturopathic Treatments and therapies), but decided to open up to the general public as well. Which then makes more sense why there are only 8 seats. They have a comprehensive/holistic approach and believe that healthy food is healing food. Amen to that.
In summary- if you like a good healthy delicious and reasonably priced meal and don't mind sitting with strangers in the lobby/pharmacy of a medical center, this is a great fit. Avoiding this spot should be: the corporate luncheon, your crazy toddlers, holiday parties or lunch with your gaggle of girlfriends. Would I stop in there by myself (as many others were) for a savory bowl of soup on a rainy Tuesday? For sure.
Open Mon-Fri (no weekends) 8am-6pm. 425-298-4575