$5 for $10 Worth of Organic Vegetarian Fare and Tea at Dandelion Communitea Cafe

Lake Eola Heights

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Moms tell kids to eat their vegetables in the secret aspiration they will eat enough to turn into autotrophic, immobile beanstalks that can be used as ladders for house chores. Get your veggie fill without fulfilling parental ulterior motives with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of organic eats, loose-leaf tea, and more at Dandelion Communitea Cafe.

Dandelion Communitea Cafe is a health-, environment-, and people-conscious cafe serving up fresh, local fare to fresh, local people seven days a week. The menu commencers include a Tex-Mex trio of whirled peas guacamole, black bean dip, and queso rock ($8), creamy hummus accented with hemp seed ($8), and the machos libre, a vegetarian twist on nachos with Dandelion's signature chili, organic corn chips, and homemade queso ($9). The quinoa pilaf in the native mama mix ($5) provides enough energy to win an arm-wrestling contest against a 'roided out rhinoceros, while the salads don't miss a veggie-bumping beet with options such as the Polynesian banana fantasy, a montage of spring greens, carrots, celery, and walnuts all tossed in a curry-inspired dressing ($8.50). The fakin lettuce and tomato replaces bacon with organic artisan tempeh and basil aioli ($7.50), and the kids menu includes an almond butter and jelly sandwich ($6) and organic cheddar grilled cheese ($7). The beverage menu contains more than four dozen varieties of organic teas, plus organic coffee and locally brewed beer.

Besides providing cellulose-based snacking to Orlando denizens, Dandelion opens up its doors for a variety of community-based events. Art openings, poetry nights, and a weekly vegan potluck contribute to the collective feeling of wellbeing resonating within the colorful green restaurant's walls. The eatery is green certified by Green America for sustainable business practices, and guaranteed to give you the golden mushroom boost needed to win against Bowser and Wario on the karmic raceway.

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Reviews

Dandelion Communitea Cafe was featured in Orlando Weekly. Yelpers and Citysearchers give it a four-star average, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:

  • Dandelion, after all, is more than just a place to enjoy a spot of tea; it’s a place to partake, pitch in and percolate along with members of a socially conscious “communitea.” – Faiyaz Kara, Orlando Weekly
  • The staff are super friendly and helpful, the food is delicious, vegetarian and reasonably priced. This place is casual and laid back without being disorganized or sloppy. – SusieFormager, TripAdvisor
  • No matter your lifestyle or your pocketbook, the folks at Dandelion will make you feel welcomed and at home. The food is good, healthy, simple and organic, and no matter what your dietary preferences, they will take care of you. – A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
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    Lake Eola Heights

    618 N Thornton Ave.

    Orlando, Florida 32803

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In a Nutshell

  • Organic, local ingredients
  • Vegetarian menu
  • More than four dozen teas
  • Community gathering spot

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 6th, 2011. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. No cash back. Not valid for retail items or with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.