Gatherings Cafe

A community-embraced café that encourages living healthy, eating healthy and education through ancestral knowledge. Gatherings Café serves fresh, locally grown foods that are Indigenous and prepared in healthy ways. We are in the heart of the urban Native American community where people gather to catch up with friends and family. A place that brings about tradition, culture and fabulous food.

Our goal is to educate the community and promote decolonized diets to improve the health of the Native population that has been severely impacted by colonization and the resulting historical trauma and have led to epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related health problems.

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Please contact Cafe Manager/ Chef Austin Bartold at (612) 879-1753 or abartold@maicnet.org for details.

Gatherings Cafe

Breakfast Menu | Hours 8am – 3pm

Omelets 3 eggs served with a side of fresh seasonal fruit  

The Ave. Omelet – $7.50
Hand harvested wild rice, onions, bacon bits, mushrooms, mixed bell peppers, tomato, kale, cheese blend, roasted red pepper aioli

Colorado Omelet – $6.50
Mixed bell peppers, ham, onion, cheese blend

Garden Veggie Omelet – $6.50
Kale, mushrooms, onions, mixed bell peppers, cheese blend

Red Lake Walleye Benny – $8.00
Wild rice bread, ham, walleye cake, egg any style, roasted red pepper aioli

Sweet Potato Hash – $7.00
Herb Roasted Sweet potatoes, mixed bell peppers, sliced onions, bacon, wild rice, 2 eggs of choice on top

The Corridor – $7.00
The classic breakfast option! 2 slices of home made Whole Wheat Wild Rice bread, two eggs, your choice of bacon/sausage patties, fresh fruit

Breakfast Sammy – $6.00
Two eggs (scrambled or fried) mixed green peppers, onions, cheese blend inside our toasted Whole Wheat Wild Rice bread, served with a side of fresh fruit

Oatmeal – $5.00
Warm oats served with brown sugar, house candied seeds, and a side of fresh fruit

Sweet Potato Cake – $8.00
Shredded sweet potato, rosemary, red onion, egg whites, wild rice, toasted Whole Wheat Wild Rice bread, one egg (any style) fruit, maple syrup

House-made Whole Wheat Wild Rice Toast – $.75/slice

One Egg – $1.00

Sweet Potatoes – $2.50
Wild Rice, peppers and onions

Bacon or Sausage – $2.50

Fruit Infused Water – $1.00
Seasonal fruit immersed in purified water

Coffee – $2.00

Smoothies – $4.00
Fruit will vary day to day, ask your server what is available

Lacroix – $1.50
Fruit flavored carbonated beverage (ask about the flavors)

Hot Tea – $1.50
Your choice of organic black breakfast blend or green tea

Iced Tea – $1.50
Fresh brewed black tea, chilled and iced

Orange Juice – $1.50

Lunch Menu | Hours 8am – 3pm

Roasted Beet Salad – $7.00
Roasted beets, sliced red onions, goat cheese, craisins, house candied seeds tossed with mixed greens, honey balsamic vinaigrette

Harvest Salad – $8.50
Fresh Kale, sliced red onions, craisins, roasted sweet potatoes, toasted pepitas, tossed in citrus honey vinaigrette topped with crumbled goat cheese and shredded turkey

Wilted Kale Salad – $8.00
Sliced onions, mushrooms, red cabbage, wild rice, carrots and kale all expertly tossed together and sauteed using our own Gatherings Special Seasoning. Topped with candied seeds, goat cheese and balsamic glaze

Melts & Wraps are served with a side of fresh fruit and a pickle spear.
Melts are made using our house made whole wheat wild rice bread.
Wraps are made using Spinach and Herb or Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Tortillas
Gluten-free bread is available for $1.00 more

Bison Melt – $8.50
Tender slow braised bison, blueberry horseradish sauce with a cheese blend

Bison Patty Melt – $9.00
Caramelized onions, mushrooms, bacon, sun dried tomato aioli with a cheese blend

Bison Cubano – $9.00
Braised bison, ham, cheese blend, house made pickles, stone ground honey mustard aioli

Bison and Mushroom – $8.50
Tender slow braised bison, mushrooms, red onions, roasted red pepper aioli with a cheese blend

Red Lake Walleye Cake Melt – $8.50
Famous Red Lake Walleye mixed with vegetables, herbs, lettuce, tomato, roasted red pepper aioli with a cheese blend

Turkey Melt – $8.50
Braised turkey, bacon, ranch avocado sauce, cheese blend

Turkey Wrap – $7.50
Braised turkey, fresh mixed greens, tomato, bacon, ranch avocado sauce

Veggie Wrap – $7.00
Fresh mixed greens, tomato, wild rice, avocado, carrots, onions, mushrooms with ranch avocado aioli

BBLT Wrap – $8.00
Braised bison, bacon, lettuce, tomato, sun dried tomato aioli

Wild Rice Bowl – $7.50
Leech Lake wild rice, quinoa, mushrooms, garlic, diced red onions, and kale, all expertly sauteed together. served with candied seeds on the side

Sammy and Salad Combo – $8.50
1/2 of any sandwich with home made Whole Wheat Wild Rice bread and half any salad. Your choice!

Fruit Infused Water – $1.00
Seasonal fruit immersed in purified water

Coffee – $2.00

Smoothies – $4.50
Creamy Greek yogurt, honey, & orange juice blended with your choice of local fresh fruit

Lacroix – $1.50
Fruit flavored carbonated beverage (ask about the flavors)

Hot Tea – $1.50
Your choice of organic black breakfast blend or green tea

Iced Tea – $1.50
Fresh brewed black tea, chilled and iced

Proteins (Bison)- $4.00

Chef Salad – $2.50

Side Wild Rice – $3.50
Onions, celery, carrots and bacon

Fruit – $1.00

 

Home-made Whole Wheat Wild Rice Bread

Loaves available on Fridays for $5.00

Monday orders please place your order before 3pm on Thursday

Other days, please place your order 48hours in advance

The Gatherings Café is a social enterprise of the Minneapolis American Indian Center, designed to help improve the health and well-being of the Twin Cities American Indian community by training Native community members in the culinary arts and obtain jobs in the food service industry. Our short-term Culinary Arts Training Program offers hands on experience that infuses Native American cuisine ideals. Trainees learn about traditional diets, Indigenous foods and food sovereignty, and acquire practical food preparation skills, meal planning and learn about the business side of the food service industry. When they leave us, they have their Serv Safe certification, basic food preparation skills, knowledge about healthy diets, and practical experience working in a café and catering business for three to six months.