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Positive Vibe Cafe

2825 Hathaway Rd. (Forest Hill Ave.) Send to Phone
804-560-9622
Food and service rock at a restaurant with a mission.
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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
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Positive Vibe Cafe Restaurant Review

: Founded by Garth Larcen and his son Max, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the Positive Vibe Café employs those with disabilities (over 750 have trained here and many are now employed at other area businesses), and is designed to comfortably accommodate guests in wheelchairs with double-wide, automatic sliding doors and a bar you can roll right up to. But once you try the varied fare, forget altruism; it’s all about taste. An oyster taco packs a Southern punch with sweet potato, country ham and Virginia honey slaw; citrus au jus invigorates Cuban roast pork with fried plantains; and some items, like buttermilk fried oysters with a green Tabasco, come as small or big plates. Vegetarian dishes, such as a seasonal vegetable potpie, featuring local and organic products, are beautifully composed; and nothing refreshes like the fresh squeezed citrus ades in lime, lemon, orange or cherry lemon. Brunch and monthly guest chef events are especially fun. Corporate and community support have been keen and all profits from the café and catering support the Vibe’s food service training program. The décor is modern and stimulating, thanks to changing artwork by challenged artists, and a fresh renovation. “Take nothing for granted” reminds the menu. Including the slow roasted Certified Angus Beef prime rib (it’s served only on Fridays and Saturdays).

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