Borrowed Earth Cafe

Southwestern Chicagoland, Illinois

4.1 / 8 votes

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Raw Vegan Restaurant

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Caterer

Vegan raw food restaurant serving raw pizza, tacos, burritos, tamales, burgers, fries, salad, juices, and food boxes. Has WiFi access. Bamboo floor and found art decor.

Added by dannyliving on Nov 14 07 (last updated Dec 19 10)

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The food is good but it is WAY too expensive. Plus the owners do NOT like vegans and animal rights activists.

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The meal was satisfying and the dessert was exceptional. For starters, we had the cheese perogies. It is a "cheese" filling with a jimaca wrapper. While I wouldn't necessarily call this a pierogi, the filling was creamy and scrumptious.

For entree's, we shared the spinach quiche and the "I Can't Believe It's Not An Egg Salad" sandwich. The quiche wasn't really a quiche as I remember them, but the same concept was there. It had a base of nuts and chopped veggies combined with "cheese" to create the rest. The egg salad sandwich was creamy but not really an "egg salad". I made a vegan version a while back with tofu which I thought was better mostly due to texture. It had the same kick, but the texture was just too silky in this sandwich. It definitely wasn't bad, though, so I would get it again. It was wrapped in a zucchini flax seed wrap which was great. Both entrees came with three types of salads. One was a mixed greens, another a cabbage, and lastly a collard greens salad. The dressing was sweet yet not too cloying. My favorite was the collard green salad.

For dessert, we split two different treats. My friend got a chocolate cheesecake and I had an oreo cookie ice cream sundae. I've had raw cheesecakes at the Chicago Diner, but this cheesecake was something to be said. It was amazing! The base was made of nuts and dates, while the cheesecake part was made of coconut meat, coconut oil, and other ingredients. I've never had raw ice cream, but I've seen pictures before. ...So tasty. It was also made of coconut meat, coconut oil, dates, etc. Everyone should go to Borrowed Earth Cafe just for desserts alone!

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Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • Checks
  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Raw Food


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Brunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Wi-Fi


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10:57am - 9:03pm

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