This review is long time over due!
State College hasn’t had a solid vegetarian restaurant since the 1970 – 1980s (Sun Seed and New Morning). Sure a couple of others have tried but never quite hit the mark. Café Verve is not only all vegan but pure class.
The interior is small but has none of the grungy feel sandwich counters can have. Extra seating is also available by slipping through the signed door near the restroom. The decor is current and tasteful. The menu has every comfort food a vegan could ask for. The hours are convenient as is the location on Beaver Ave.
Breakfast burritos, mac n “cheese” and a huge assortment of house made baked goods. I have tried over a dozen menu items and all have been delicious and well prepared. The portions are all very generous and prices are super reasonable.
The staff is upbeat, friendly and open to suggestions to add to their menu. From reading past reviews on other vegan cafés, I know someone is going to complain about the soy meat/ soy dairy options. If mock meats aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other choices so don’t use that as a reason to not patronize this café. There are very few customers who don’t fondly remember foods that contained dairy or meat and Café Verve has a great balance for every customer with their smoothies and salads.
Café Verve is an oasis for vegan diners in Central PA. It is just what we have been craving and are very grateful it is downtown State College.