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The owners of Modo Yoga have opened a plant based eatery in the space next door called Seed Cafe. I visited with friends over lunch during their soft opening and was able to try a few different dishes. The space has a bright, beachy vibe, and I’m pretty much in love with it.
There’s a grab and go cooler with ready-made meals, drinks, and sweet treats. I tried the Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie and it was soft and yummy. If you’re ordering off the menu, you order at the counter, then they give you a number and bring the food out to your table.
We started with the Grown Up Grilled Cheese made with Field Roast’s Chao Cheese and kimchi. The kimchi is great with good-sized chucks of cabbage, but I think I’m more of a Korean purist and prefer it with white rice versus cheese. The Asian slaw side dish is crunchy and not overdressed.
Next up was the Beach Bowl: turmeric jasmine rice with sweet potato, sun-dried tomato, avocado, hemp and sunflower seeds, greens, and tofu topped with miso tahini. Everything about this dish works well together. I don’t normally like sun-dried tomatoes, but these have a more mild flavor than I’m used to, and they weren’t very chewy. The tofu and sweet potatoes were cooked well: soft but not mushy.
One my friends ordered The Golden Child: turmeric jasmine rice with cauliflower, sweet potato, chickpeas, cashews, and cilantro topped with yellow coconut curry. While I only had a couple bites, this might have been my favorite dish. Between the flavor and textures, it’s heaven.
The rice bowls are $15 which feels a little pricey, but they were both enough for two meals. Personally, I’d rather have a less expensive, smaller dish.
I ordered the Avocado Toast out of curiosity more than anything. I make it at home from time to time and would hesitate to pay more than $5 for it out in the wild. This one was $10 and the only thing I could really taste was basil. I wouldn’t order this again.
Two other friends each ordered The Legacy Wrap, so named because of a dish from the owners’ previous cafe in Winnipeg. It has turmeric rice, tofu, Thai peanut sauce, slaw, carrot, ginger, cilantro, garlic, and chopped peanuts. The Thai peanut sauce really pulls it all together.
The staff was incredibly friendly, and the food came out quickly. It’s in a strip of other businesses, with ample parking for all in the shared lot. They had soft opening brunch hours over the weekend and hope to be open regular hours soon. If you’re not sure where to start, I recommend going with one of the rice bowls.
Make sure to follow them on social media for updates. Seed Cafe is an awesome addition to the Twin Cities food scene, and I look forward to many more visits.