Austin Blind Cafe - January 27th - 29th, 2015

404 Atlanta Street, Austin, TX 78703 404 Atlanta Street, Austin Directions
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Report | 2 years ago
Great event! If you have any special needs, reach out, and they are more than willing to help!
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Very cool experience. You truly cannot see your hand in front of your face. But this is what brings you and your tablemates together, helping each other by telling others for instance where to find their fork or what foods you are tasting. Fun and great music
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Report | 2 years ago
The experience was cool but the food was terrible for the price paid. Not enough for a VALENTINE's date night dinner:(. The only thing that was tolerable was the music but in the reviews it made it sound like we would be up and dancing in the dark and more interactive. We sat for an hour and a half and we finally just left early due to feeling stir crazy. Food needs to be improved for the price they are charging. Would not recommend it for that reason.
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Report | 2 years ago
Amazing conversation, fantastic food & a legit live performance.. All in complete darkness & hosted by a blind staff. Very thought provoking and incredible experience, highly recommend it!
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The experience was wonderful We could not see in front of us and there were legally blind wait staff that we were able to talk to and learn from It made us appreciate the lives of other people
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Report | 3 years ago
It is a unique experience, you have to go in with an open mind and be prepared for some uncomfortable sensations as well as some incredibly cool ones. It is well worth it and makes you really appreciate what you have!
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Report | 3 years ago
Great place, Great Food, Great Music. I highly recommend the Blind Café. If you are nervous about it being in the Dark the Staff all made sure that you were relaxed and comfortable! We both enjoyed it very much and felt relaxed the whole time, even when trying food that you cant see. He used his taste sense more then I with food where I was using my hearing sense more listening to what was around me. So worth the hour and half drive, on way home we discussed using our sense and what all we enjoyed and planning on doing the music café! We talk all the time after date night, however this drive home was so much more then just talk its like we listened to each other. One thing we both learned during this dinner is how much we trust each other. Just by having a hand on the leg saying Im here. You cant see it but feel it. A must do!
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It's said that when you're deprived of one sense, your body compensates by heightening your other senses. This certainly seems to be the case at The Blind Cafe, where patrons enjoy an entire meal in the dark. The nonprofit organization arranges these sight-free, pop-up dinners in cities across the US in an attempt to educate people about blindness while providing a unique dining experience. Participants rave about the way in which darkness forces them to experience their food in a wholly different way, relying on their tactile sensations and discovering what food actually sounds like. Each meal is prepared by a local chef, served by a blind waitstaff, and soundtracked by original music from Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. Also included in the two-hour experience is a Q&A with the waitstaff, who are more than happy to offer insight into blindness, active listening, and more.

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