Your Community Hangout

Previously Zest Creperie & Boutique, parent company Marci’s Bar & Bistro, Inc.
Monday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
“The Oregonian” our signature vegan savory crepe

Magic in the Kitchen

We believe the best flavors are born from combining quality ingredients with Love. We prepare most recipes from scratch and avoid major food allergens in our recipes.

We are proud to offer a menu which offers equal options for all diets and customize any options through our build-your-own style menu.

Community Focused

It is our mission to build community around food. Everybody eats, and one of our core values is to feed everyone. Our Kindness Token program enables community members to purchase a meal for someone in need. These meals are distributed through Coastal Support Services and allow for someone to come in during any of our hours and have a meal off our menu. Kindness tokens are $10 and can be added to any order.

Zero-Waste Goal

The average person creates 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, or over 1600 pounds of garbage per year, and the average restaurant creates 100,000 pounds per year while wasting over $160 billion in food. Food, plastics and paper products make up 54% of our landfill waste.

It is projected by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 

We mentioned when we closed for our rebranding & remodel back in October that we had come across a community of fairies that had moved into the back garden patio in the time it has been undergoing repairs. You may believe it is only a joke, but we were not surprised at all considering the magic we know flows through these walls. These nature spirits brought our attention to the simple truth that waste is a purely human creation and does not exist in nature. They knew of our Zero Waste goal and our aim to procure local, organic ingredients and pointed out how much better we could do.

Since reopening we are amazed already at how much trash we have prevented! An added benefit is our recipes are even better! We are learning quickly how many things we can easily make on our own, like oat milk, oat flour, chocolate-hazelnut spread, vegan caramel, gluten-free pizza dough and more! The only non-compostable waste that comes out of our dining room is customer trash they bring in with them and leave behind.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

While remodeling the space we spent time clarifying our mission and core values and finding creative, engaging ways to implement them into our daily practices.

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Our Mission

The creators and leaders of Zest Garden Cafe: Marci Baker & John Rislov.

Our Mission: to build community through food by offering a menu everyone can equally order from regardless of diet while supporting community mental health through engaging events and fostering a space that encourages generating positive change in creative ways.

Our Vision: We are the go-to community hangout, offering a wide array of family-friendly events, interest groups that meet regularly, community movie nights, and affordable space rentals for private events. We are the place you want to go when you are craving good company and food that makes you feel good!

Our Core Values:

  • Individual Value: “Everyone Respects Everyone” – All people have value, potential and something to contribute and shall be treated with dignity.  This is our most foundational value. We believe everyone is most beautiful as their authentic selves and foster a respectful, safe atmosphere where all are welcome, and all types of intelligence and creativity are equally honored. We seek to assist those in need, and no one goes hungry.
  • Waste Awareness – Our zero-waste goal informs all of our decision making. Humanity is already seeing the devastating impacts of our inefficient wasteful production and waste management systems including plastic pollution, land pollution, animal agriculture, corporate farming practices, and deforestation. We know now is the time for all of us that are aware to change our habits, even if only a few, to reduce our contribution to these growing issues that are solely human created; nature knows no waste.
  • Integrity – When we know what is right, we do what is right, even when it is the tougher option. When we become aware of how we can do better, we seek to be better, which means we do not shy away from making changes or let our investment biases stand in the way. In practical terms, we never serve a plate we wouldn’t happily eat ourselves and we make sure when we say it is vegan, or gluten-free, or organic we are meeting your expectations. We are transparent in our practices and recipes and always eager to answer any and all of your questions.

Eat & Drink

We are taking a fresh approach to the menu.

While taking a zero-waste approach to the kitchen we have come to realize a simple truth, if we offer a large menu available all the time it will be impossible to prevent waste. So, in the spirit of our mission, we will be offering a small, signature menu of our most popular sweet & savory crepes and pizzas all hours. The rest of our offerings will be a rotating menu made from what we have on hand with minimal purchasing.

By cooking this way as opposed to offering a large menu we can share our unique creative approach to cooking while preventing food waste.

We are excited to share a new kind of restaurant with you, where the consistency lies in quality ingredients and flavors regardless of what is on the menu each day! We expect to be the place where all the same items may not be available every day, but everything offered every day is made from scratch with whole ingredients. We know how rare it is to find nutritious food in restaurants and believe those seeking food that make them feel good will enjoy the variety!

Our menu is subject to change at any time and certainly will as we dive further into our zero-waste goal.

We are accepting phone order as we are able at 541-614-1444. Online ordering is available all hours as service allows.

Eat & Drink

We are taking a fresh approach to the menu.

While taking a zero-waste approach to the kitchen we have come to realize a simple truth, if we offer a large menu available all the time it will be impossible to prevent waste. So, in the spirit of our mission, we will be offering a small, signature menu of our most popular sweet & savory crepes and pizzas all hours. The rest of our offerings will be a rotating menu made from what we have on hand with minimal purchasing.

By cooking this way as opposed to offering a large menu we can share our unique creative approach to cooking while preventing food waste.

We are excited to share a new kind of restaurant with you, where the consistency lies in quality ingredients and flavors regardless of what is on the menu each day! We expect to be the place where all the same items may not be available every day, but everything offered every day is made from scratch with whole ingredients. We know how rare it is to find nutritious food in restaurants and believe those seeking food that make them feel good will enjoy the variety!

Our menu is subject to change at any time and certainly will as we dive further into our zero-waste goal.

We are accepting phone order as we are able at 541-614-1444. Online ordering is available all hours as service allows.