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Cafe Yumm! offers a variety of food options from wraps to sandwiches to soups, including vegetarian options.

Cafe Yumm!

Just across campus on the other side of Monroe Avenue is a well-known restaurant called Cafe Yumm! The small restaurant is unique, as it sells delicious and soul-satisfying food, according to the owner, Dennis Abreu. 

Cafe Yumm! offers a broad menu to satisfy an individual’s food cravings, varying from wraps and sandwiches to soups, salads and their signature Yumm! Bowls. A bowl consists of a blend of rice, beans and the ever-so-popular Yumm! sauce.

“I think what makes it (Yumm bowls) stand out is really the sauce itself, the Yumm! sauce. You can’t get that anywhere else,” Abreu said. 

Added ingredients to the Yumm Bowl are the deluxe toppings that include avocado, sour cream, Tillamook cheddar cheese, black olives and cilantro. Various bowls are also available at the checkout counter, and the ingredients used are organic, supplying the meals with a healthy edge. Vegetarian options are given at the buyer’s request, as well as contents high in protein, such as chicken and tofu. 

“Bowls are my favorite, it is what I recommend to new people coming through the door,” Abreu said. 

Besides being an outlet for food and friends, Cafe Yumm! does its part in being eco-friendly by incorporating social, economic and environmental factors into their decision-making for the restaurant, according to the “Our Environment” Cafe Yumm! flier. Many of their ingredients come from local farmers, and over 50 percent of the food used is organic. Cafe Yumm! also focuses on renewable energy sources and uses green power, and also participates in recycling and composting to create a friendly atmosphere for guests.

“Just come in and try us; you will not be disappointed,” Abreu said.

Cafe Yumm! is located at 2001 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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