Eating Vegan At Copper Dog Cafe
When my husband saw an article in the paper about a vegan-friendly restaurant opening up in Lafayette, we had to check it out. So last night, we packed up our little family and headed out on our dinner adventure.
Copper Dog Cafe is located in a historic downtown location and couldn’t be more beautiful. The signs and tables are, of course, copper and the inside of the restaurant is decorated to perfection. It’s just so lovely and cozy! We were greeted with warm and friendly welcomes, a dog bone to take home to our dog, and a pale and shovel for the little man. This dog friendly cafe offers dog bones and water dishes for the visiting pups. We didn’t bring our dog, Dixie, but I snapped a picture of the above satisfied customer.
To start, we ordered the Fresh Chickpea Hummus and Pico de Gallo with Pita Chips. The little man adores hummus and theirs was smooth and yummy, served with soft, fresh pita wedges.
Chris and Little Man both got the Vegan “Haute” Dog, which was a vegan hot dog wrap and access to their lovely fixings bar with ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, etc. They both really enjoyed their meals, and the hot dog wrap was perfect for my little guy’s little hands. Mess-free meals like that are few and far between for us!
For my meal I ordered their Portabella Press wrap sans cheese, but they happened to have vegan cheese on hand to add. The wrap was delicious! I managed to make myself share a little and Chris loved this wrap as well. The spicy vegan mayo and portabella combo is fantastic. It had avocado on it, which I knew when I ordered, so I just let him have most of those bites. You can’t really see all of the goodies in this picture, but it was stuffed with sautéed portabellas. Yum!
My favorite part is rather than chips or greasy fries, their dishes are server, more like surrounded, with seasonal fresh fruits and veggies. Our plates were loaded with cucumber slices, tomato slices, greens, and an orange half. They just opened, but they’re planning on changing their menu often, so of course we’ll be going back as long as vegan menu items are available! They have desserts as well, but vegan treats haven’t made their way to the case yet.
I promise he didn’t really eat that; they were just making silly faces, so he was pretending. In fact, that treat didn’t even make it past the doorway because he couldn’t say no to those pleading eyes of the puppy dining outside. It was a fun family outing and Copper Dog Cafe couldn’t be lovelier, with the matching copper decor and the friendly people. Of course, they could have a few more vegan options, but hey, they’re new!