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Origins Cafe at Carefree Gardens

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558 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4911 (Formerly Origins Cafe)
607-437-2862
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My husband and I enjoyed having lunch here very much. You feel like you're in a garden or greenhouse and the food was delicious. It kind of feels like you discovered something special when you happen upon it.

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Pleasantville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Four foodies went for Sunday brunch. Fabulous farm to table experience in an unusual, peacefilled garden center oasis. Ordered Craft Mac and Cheese, French Toast, Burrito, Carefree Panini and Garrettsville Panini and Carrot Cake for dessert. Food was beautifully presented, extremely tasty and great flavor combinations. The atmosphere is calming with a serene zen-like feeling. Abundant plants and artfully decorated.

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milford, ny
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Origins Cafe is located on the edge of Cooperstown and is right next to Carefree Gardens, a family owned flower/plants and landscaping business. My wife and son visited there in early September for lunch. The setting is wonderful, with live plants and flowers surrounding the eating space with tables set out so one can enjoy an almost tropical atmosphere. We... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We came here to attend a wedding. The food was delicious! The grounds were lovely, and the staff was helpful and pleasant. Don't wear heals though- the grounds are grassy and rocky! It's not easily accessible for handicapped people.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were very hungry and I found this restaurant via another review site (ahem). It lived up to the rating. The food was a cut above usual cafe fare in both taste and in using organic and local produce, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan fare. I was delighted with my chicken salad on multigrain bread with delicious dressing, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

An oasis of an eatery, a short drive outside the hustle and bustle of Cooperstown. Lovely setting, local, all-natural foods, very nicely prepared and presented, good prices, great service!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Origins is a small restaurant nestled in a Garden Shop. Within sight of our table was a papaya tree, another with large grapefruits, a kumquat tree and a variety of flowering brushes, plants etc. The menu was interesting, not completely vegetarian, but everything was local and fresh. We were there in late August so we enjoyed heritage tomatoes, cantaloupe, corn,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Fun spot when visiting the Cooperstown. Origins, located in a Garden Shop setting amongst the planting seeds is delightful. The menu, while not for everyone, is delightful....and great for vegans/vegetarian.......with the menu all farm to table ingredients. It is family owned. Remember it is seasonal and plants are for sale! See you next year!

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went for lunch, loved the meal, great veggie fare, best I have ever had! Staff is very, very nice! They prepare your meal with love and care so be a little patient, takes a few extra minutes but worth the wait! Great atmosphere, surrounded by plants, open, airy! Have lunch here and then go to the Baseball Hall of Fame... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

While hanging out with poker buddies near Cooperstown, our host recommended we eat at Origins Cafe, down the road. I had no expectations and was delightfully surprised by the whole experience. Tables are set up inside the tropical plant greenhouse. The menu is all locally grown produce. We had Mediterranean Cucumber Chickpea Salad, Summer Harvest Moussaka and topped off with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 558 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4911 (Formerly Origins Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: 607-437-2862

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?