by Jeremy Iggers | July 7, 2009 • With all the talk about local and sustainable, it’s surprising to me that the Seward Cafe isn’t getting more attention. The funky little collectively-owned cafe at 22nd and Franklin has been operating on those values for 35 years, serving organic vegetarian fare at very reasonable prices.
|Iggers Digest is the blog of Jeremy Iggers, the TC Media Alliance’s executive director. Jeremy is also the creator of TCFoodies, a local food networking site.|
According to the mission statement on their website, “The principles that guide our actions include: social and environmental responsibility, self-reliance, and cooperation.”
The statement also affirms their commitment to:
“Maintain a food policy that supports independent, local, organic, and sustainable products and services when economically feasible,” “Have a hiring policy that does not discriminate on the basis of appearance or lifestyle choice…(including): race, gender, religion or spiritual practice,ethnicity, sexual lifestyle, unique physical abilities, age, class background, or being a parent /guardian,” “Raise awareness of alternative solutions to social, political, environmental, and economic concerns,” and ” Recycle, reduce, and reuse.”
And the Seward is also the only restaurant I know that has a designated Makeout Room – not sure if it is for customers or only for employees, but it’s a thoughtful touch either way.
The Seward’s breakfasts has been favorites of mine ever since the 70s, and when I stopped in yesterday, the Red Super Earth Breakfast (hashbrowns, scrambled organic eggs and onions topped with white cheddar and ranchero sauce) was as good as ever. $7.50 for a full order, $5.25 for a half order.
Seward Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis | (612) 332-1011. Open 7am – 3pm M – F, 8am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
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