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Cafe del Soul is a natural and organic cafe with locations in Mill Valley and San Rafael We offer a wonderful selection of gorgeous wraps, beautiful salads, amazing rice & quinoa dishes, wonderful soups, smoothie love , vegetable juice that will make you re-think what healthy is and so much more. Some things you may […]Read More
We have received many questions over the years and from time to time still do.
So I thought as a way to make the website more informative and to give our customers a place to read about us and inspire even more questions I would answer and list them here. If you have a follow-up question or one that has not been answered for you here, send us an email and let us know.
Q: Do you offer nutritional information for each of your dishes?
A: No, currently we do not have that information available. The reasons we do not are philosophical and financial. But mostly, its a matter of money. Its a costly process as all dishes need to be made and submitted for laboratory testing.
Its the reason most smaller cafes/restaurants do not offer it. It is required by law in the State of California for restaurant chains with over 25 locations in the state, but with two locations we fall far under the laws requirements.
We realize this can be an inconvenience to our customers and while we understand the reasons many request it, we can justify the cost for providing it at this time.
Philosophically we feel that nutritional information, while well intentioned, focuses on food mostly from a weight management perspective and this rarely helps people make the right food choices. Most people regardless of their size and lifestyle or affluence are malnourished and dehydrated. So at our cafe we focus on providing pure nutrient rich ingredients with minimal processing to help people feel good mind, body and del soul
Q: Do you offer gluten-free options on your menu?
A: Yes, we offer many gluten-free dishes on our menu and are committed to continuing to offer this alternative to people both with in-tolerances and others simply giving their digestive system other options. These items are listed on the cafe’s menu board, included on our take-away menu and available on our website menu. Our staff is also trained to answer questions you have regarding our menu, food allergies and how we accommodate people with food in-tolerances.
We also offer a variety of snacks that are gluten-free but very flavor-full. We offer these options both for people with in-tolerances and but also as a means to provide people that don’t have any allergies or in-tolerances and way to provide different and delicious options to their digestive system. Our western culture’s diet is so dependent on gluten it is literally in everything. Your digestive systems loves and thrives off of diversity and offering gluten-free dishes and snacks is one way we can help you keep things interesting to your tummy while keeping your taste-buds happy.
Q: Do you offer a loyalty program that offer discounts to frequent customers?
A: No, we have considered loyalty programs for some time and while it’s a great idea for bigger chain restaurants it bears some problems for small family restaurants like ours. For us to offer one, we would either have to raise the prices to compensate the loss of income for the free food or give it away as gifts and have to bear the consequences of possibly going out of business due to higher food costs that would have to be absorbed by the business.
Every place we know of who offers loyalty cards/programs has had to chose one of these two options.
What we work to do is to provide organic food at as close to conventional prices as we can everyday so that people who would be inclined to buy a burger or a burrito see us a viable alternative not only in taste but in price. And in doing so, we hope not only to make them feel good but also provide for them peace of mind in their body and in their wallet.
Q: Do you take reservations?
A: No, we do not but we can make special accommodations in terms of space available for your party if you provide us with 24 hour advance notice.
Q: Do you share or provide information regarding your recipes?
A: No, we do not. All recipes are original recipes created in-house and made fresh daily. We appreciate compliments and feedback on our menu, but we do not share recipes and currently we are not equipped to sell our dressings in large bottled sizes.