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$7 - $11
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
American, Cafe, Healthy
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music
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Reviewed 18 October 2021

It's a small place in a shopping area next to grocery store. We just went to get a quick cup of coffee and on the go breakfast. It was perfect for that. The jalapeno breakfast sandwich was so good!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021

I graduated from Cooperstown High Scholl in 1961. The Cl lass celebrated its 60th reunion this weekend. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Sunday morning brunch which was held at Origin's Cafe. The greenhouse cafe is spetacular setting for any gathering large...or small. Everything about the place is beyond great including The atmosphere, the decor, the food and the service. We were all thoroughly delighted with the experience. We highly recommend this spectacular garden eatery.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2021 via mobile

We were all grumpy on a Sunday after a late night before and decided to stop here on the way back to Syracuse airport. We are so glad we did! The beautiful peaceful environment surrounded by plants was soothing, the family who owns and operates...it so friendly and kind, and the food was delicious! Sesame noodles and the vegetable curry both perfection. A nice bottle of organic rosé (no sulfates…no headache). And a homemade cookie and ice cream for dessert. Our whole family was happy with our choice. And they had a small jazz quartet playing quietly in the greenhouse which further enhanced the atmosphere. Will definitely go back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2021 via mobile

In town to visit family and they took us here for Sunday brunch. This is a well-run restaurant with fantastic food in a great atmosphere. The panini and chicken salad dishes were spot on. Coffee was fresh, dessert was delicious. Mary, the owner, so personable....Loved it all!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021

Love dining here any time - gorgeous atmosphere, excellent food. Unique experience with local food. Reserve early!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021

We enjoyed a delicious meal in this combination nursery and restaurant. Simple menu, but very tasty food, served in a greenhouse!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

I'm tempted to visit Cooperstown area just to eat here again! The food is fresh and so tasty. The atmosphere is extremely peaceful and invites you in with all the greenery and nature. The staff was so friendly and helpful but make sure you have...the time because even though our waitperson was friendly she took her time coming back to our table to check on us.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

Following a recommendation from our motel, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners in the greenhouse and the live music. Food was excellent and it was nice to support the local purveyors.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021

...set the tables among a forest of plants and flowers! Wednesdays they offer a set menu, varying only in a vegatarian option on the entree, and a well-modulated trio of musical accompanment to complement the delicious offerings.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

Great prix fixe menu on Wednesday nights. We had the vegetarian option and it was delicious. Everything was so fresh as they use farm to market produce. Incredibly flavorful. The setting was lovely too with music playing in the background.

Date of visit: July 2021
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5 September 2018|
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Response from Carlos A A | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant, a garden club I'am a member of had a meeting and wonderful lunch. Please contact then directly.
21 March 2015|
Response from TeamOrigins | Property representative |
Hey there! Sorry to say we will not yet be open by March 30/31.. We'll open for the season on Sunday, April 12th. From then on our early Spring hours will be: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm Closed... More
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Origins Cafe at Carefree Gardens is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5