The Red Cup

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4.2 / 2 votes

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A casual vegetarian cafe and coffee house

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

They have a number of vegan options including frito chili pie (substitute hummus for sour cream), sandwiches, pasta, and more.

Note that they are cash only.

Added by Rachie on Dec 5 06 (last updated Jul 28 12)

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UPDATE! They now take debit and credit cards if the purchase is over $5.00.

An FYI on why they may have a minimum purchase amount and why they may have not accepted cards in the past: every single card transaction costs them money. Visa, mastercard, etc. charges for each transaction processed! Like they don't make enough money already?! I find that very bizarre and try to use my cards less when frequenting cool-ass local businesses like this one.

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I love this place- lots of vegetarian options (my favorites include the Apple Jack sandwich with red onions, monterey jack cheese, and apple slices, and the veggie version of the frito chili pie)
Their daily specials are almost always veggie-friendly as well. They also have some pretty fabulous coffee, and they host a lot of poetry readings, concerts, and meeting for local clubs like 'stitch and bitch'. Great food at seriously good prices, and very community oriented. A very nice place to chill out.
I can't give them unqualified praise, though, and I should mention a couple of things. One of my friends says it feels uncomfortable, like you have to know the 'rules' before you go or all of the hipsters will give you attitude... So, to spare you all that fate, here are the rules:
1) As mentioned in the little blurb, they ONLY take cash, no credit or debit cards, no checks. This is the only really frustrating thing and frankly, this is the reason that the Red Cup is only a special occasion place for me. Everyone uses debit cards! (p.s. there is a 7-11 across the street w/ a 'no surcharge' ATM.)
2) Parking. Pay attention to those little signs that warn you away from the dentist's office- they will tow you! There is another parking lot off of Classen (a block S of the Red Cup).
3) The hours. They are open only until 3:30pm mon-wed, but until 9 or 10 the rest of the week, and 12:05-4:37 on Sundays... (well, not really, but check the hours before you go)
Keep that in mind and you are in for a treat.

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Off of Classen, about 2 blocks north of N.W. 23rd, behind a dentist office which is next to a 7-11 gas station.

No Reservations

Not Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive

Cash Only


  • American
  • Deli


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet


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7am - 5pm
7am - 10pm
9am - 10pm
9am - 5pm

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