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A plant-based, mission focused cafe in Eugene, Oregon.

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We got our start in April 2020, when a couple of furloughed restaurant workers began cooking and serving free lunches in response to rising food insecurity during the pandemic. 

Acorn Community Cafe opened in April 2021 to expand our efforts toward sustainable, equitable access to quality food in our community.



Acorn Community Cafe is a vegan cafe and food resource in Eugene, Oregon. We sell healthful and wholesome plant-based breakfast and lunch, baked goods, coffee, smoothies and milkshakes, and also host a free food pantry and daily free lunch option through our nonprofit partnership with 86 Hunger.

Our menu is tip-free, and cafe customers are instead invited to "pay forward" any item from our menu or any dollar amount toward another guest's meal at the register. While appreciated, contributions are never expected! Learn more about our tip-free model here.

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