The Blind Cafe - Austin

West Austin

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In a Nutshell

Vegetarian tasting dinner served in the dark to heighten the other senses while eating; proceeds benefit local charities for the blind

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The Deal

  • $70 for admission for one to a Dining in the Dark event ($125 value)

Choose from the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 18 at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.

Attendees are advised to arrive up to 20 minutes early. During the three-hour dinner at The American Legion, guests enjoy a vegetarian meal in the dark with wine and a dark chocolate dessert set to a soundtrack of live music.

The Blind Cafe

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.

Customer Reviews

It was an amazing experience eating as a blind person, in complete darkness.
Jennifer A. · June 18, 2016
The Blind Cafe was a great evening. Relaxing and informative at the same time. Thanks to the entire staff for their hard work in putting this together!
KH M. · June 18, 2016
Great event! If you have any special needs, reach out, and they are more than willing to help!
Minh P. · February 23, 2016
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    404 Atlanta Street

    Austin, TX 78703


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