First Look: Canteen

Canteen, the new brick-and-mortar vegan cafe from the folks behind the organic juice cart Sip, is set to open this Saturday (5/12) next Wednesday (5/16) at the corner of SE Stark and 28th. We were able to get a sneak peek of the beautiful new space to share with you!

The entire space (which used to be MoJo’s Coffee) was built out from scratch by the same design team who outfitted the Sip 1969 Dodge Chinook mobile juice and cocktail bar, Portland-based Von Tundra, with Brian Pietrowski who built the counter.

All the table tops are custom-built with marble and wood and the walls are lined with modular peg shelving which will double as storage.

The pegs are even used with a modular chalkboard, candle holders, and magazine racks. And yes, Canteen will have local organic beer on tap and one or two organic kombuchas from Eva’s Herbucha.

Find bar seating on one side of the space and table tops with a built-in padded tweed bench on the other. There will also be outdoor seating out front and under the covered side patio.

In the mornings, the menu will offer pour-over coffee from Cellar Door, juices and smoothies (pared down Sip offerings), fresh fruit parfait, hot oatmeal, and the Sunrise Bowl (organic granola with blended fruit). Lunch and dinner offerings will include meal-sized organic salads and bowls, including a build-your-own bowl option.

Evenings will bring organic beers and wine, raw cheesecake, and chocolates. Tentative hours include late nights on Friday and Saturday.

The menu is still being fine-tuned and they love incorporating customer feedback so look forward to more details and updates, as well as a grand opening party.

In the meantime though, Canteen is opening just in time to make full use of its outside seating in our newly found warm weather. Stop by this weekend next week to welcome them to the neighborhood!

2816 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
Wed-Thu 9am-10pm, Fri-Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am-6pm (subject to change)
Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-8pm

photos by Food Mountain

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