This Clintonville cafe serves up only vegan and gluten-free options, with an emphasis on raw foods. The menu includes dips like hummus and guacamole, falafel, soups, salads, wraps, smoothies and a vegan-friendly cheezecake.
First Look: Portia’s Cafe
Ever dine somewhere and, when a friend asks you later how it was, your initial reaction is to simply say, “Everything was so fresh”—as if that phrase sums up every flavor of every dish with high marks. It’s the feeling that comes only from a eatery that knows how to properly prepare and draw the right flavors out of veggies.Portia’s Cafe First Look: Portia’s Cafe
Restaurant review | Portia’s Cafe: Creatively made vegan fare adheres to strict standards
Tucked into a small, pleasant space on the northern edge of the Clintonville neighborhood, Portia’s Cafe is a venture that has set rigorous standards by being entirely vegan (except for honey offered for teas, as the menu carefully notes) and using ingredients that are almost entirely organic and free of gluten and genetically modified organisms.Portia’s Cafe Restaurant review | Portia’s Cafe: Creatively made vegan fare adheres to strict standards
Restaurant review: Portia’s Cafe, a creative new vegan enclave, pleases carnivores, too
Portia’s Cafe defies first impressions. Though in lockstep with severe dietary restrictions, this new, strictly vegan enclave in Clintonville (it’s also raw food-friendly plus gluten- and GMO-eschewing) serves a cuisine that’s widely accessible, lively and inventive. In a similar vein, I realized that the Bach cello suites beautifully mourning during my initial visit were anomalous for such a bright and cheery restaurant (maybe they were just randomly on the radio).Portia’s Cafe Restaurant review: Portia’s Cafe, a creative new vegan enclave, pleases carnivores, too