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local ~ wild ~ living cafe

Join us for a locally grown, wild harvest and living foods lunch open to the community every Tuesday and Friday year round from 11:11am-2:22pm

Suggested donation of $15

includes homemade drink, soup & salad,

main entree, and dessert.

For take-out or delivery,

call 970.247.8395   


We often post the lunch menu online using facebook or instagram

The menu changes daily according to what's abundant locally and our chefs' creative inspiration.

We use raw, organic, vegetarian and vegan ingredients. We use local honey.

You are welcome to seat yourself. Community shared tables are encouraged when desired.

Please let the kitchen staff know you're here so we can prepare your lunch plate.

We have seating available in the outside patio, in the microgreens grow room, and upstairs in the greenhouse room (which is cozy warm in the winter).

Donations for lunch go in the gold box in the hallway, or you may donate with a credit card using PayPal or Venmo. You may also donate time as a volunteer in exchange for lunch.


We are located at 848 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango, Colorado; we are in the same building as Rocky Mountain Retreat. The main entrance for Turtle Lake Refuge is in the back of the building in the alley. If you come to the front of the building, please use the foot pathway on the far right side of the building to go to the back.


There is usually ample street parking available nearby on 8th St., 9th St., and 4th Ave. We do not have public parking spaces available at this time. Please do not park in the alley.

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sample menu

Wheatgrass Elixir Green Juice

Wheatgrass, water, lemon and apples


Creamy Burdock Soup

Local burdock, almonds, chili, diced bell pepper & chives with salt & pepper

Local Greens Beet Salad

Local salad greens, shredded beets, mix of local microgreens & edible flowers

Sushi Roll

Seed cheese made with soaked sunflower seeds, carrots, cabbage, radish microgreens, sprouts & avocado

Mulberry Poppy seed Lemon Bar

Buckwheat, cashews, mulberries, honey, lemons, poppy seeds

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