Gatherings Cafe

We are 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. We are 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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For more information, contact Café Manager, Chef Benjamin Shendo at (612) 879-1753 or gatheringscafe@maicnet.org.

Gatherings Cafe

Breakfast Menu | Hours 8am – 3pm

Omelets 3 eggs served with a side of fresh seasonal fruit  

The Ave. Omelet – $8.50
887kcal, 672kcal from fat

Wild rice, onions, bacon bits, mushrooms, mixed bell peppers, tomato, kale, cheese blend, roasted red pepper aioli.

Colorado Omelet – $7.50
455kcal, 336kcal from fat

Mixed bell peppers, ham, onion, cheese blend.

Garden Veggie Omelet – $7.50
451kcal, 259kcal from fat

Kale, mushrooms, onions, mixed bell peppers, cheese blend.

Red Lake Walleye Benny – $9.00
1323kcal, 935kcal from fat

Wild rice bread, ham, walleye cake, egg any style, roasted red pepper aioli.

Sweet Potato Hash – $8.00
649kcal, 441kcal from fat

Herb roasted sweet potatoes, mixed bell peppers, sliced onions, bacon, wild rice, 2 eggs of choice on top.

The Corridor – $8.00
831kcal, 518kcal from fat

The classic breakfast option! 2 toast, 2 eggs (your way) and sausage or bacon and a side of fruit.

Breakfast Sammy – $7.00    / V
797kcal, 472kcal from fat

2 eggs (scrambled or fried) mixed bell peppers, onions, cheese blend, whole wheat wild rice bread and a side of fruit.

Oatmeal half Bowl – $2.50  Bowl – $5.00    / V
797kcal, 472kcal from fat

Warm Oats served with brown sugar, house candied seeds, and a side of fresh fruit

Sweet Potato Cake – $9.00  / V
657kcal, 246kcal from fat

Shredded sweet potato, rosemary, red onion, egg, wild rice, toasted wild rice bread, one egg (any style), 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 – $8.00 / V
504kcal, 265kcal from fat

Roasted beets, sliced red onions, feta cheese, craisins, house candied seeds tossed with mixed greens, honey balsamic vinaigrette.

Harvest Salad – $9.50
826kcal, 453kcal from fat

Fresh kale, sliced red onions, craisins, roasted sweet potatoes, toasted pepitas, tossed in a citrus honey vinaigrette topped with crumbled feta cheese, and shredded turkey.

Wilted Kale Salad – $9.00 / V
479kcal, 299kcal from fat

Sliced onion, mushrooms, red cabbage, wild rice, carrots and kale all expertly tossed together and sauteed using our own Gatherings Special Seasoning. Topped with candied seeds, feta cheese and balsamic glaze.

 

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

Bison Melt – $9.50
727kcal, 388kcal from fat

Braised bison, blueberry horseradish, cheese blend.

Bison Patty Melt – $10.00
952kcal, 602kcal from fat

Caramalized onions, mushrooms, bacon, sundried tomato aioli, cheese blend.

Bison Cubano – $10.00
861kcal, 543kcal from fat

Braised bison, ham, cheese blend, house made pickles, stone ground honey mustard aioli.

Bison and Mushroom – $9.50
660kcal, 479kcal from fat

Braised bison, mushrooms, red onion, roasted red pepper aioli, cheese blend.

Red Lake Walleye Cake Melt – $9.50
1079kcal, 771kcal from fat

Walleye mixed with vegetables, herbs, lettuce, tomato, roasted red pepper aioli, cheese blend.

Turkey Melt – $9.50
919kcal, 601kcal from fat

Braised turkey, fresh mixed greens, tomato, bacon, ranch avocado sauce.

Turkey Wrap – $8.50
801kcal, 336kcal from fat

Braised turkey, fresh mixed greens, tomato, bacon, ranch avocado sauce.

Veggie Wrap – $8.00
628kcal, 271kcal from fat

Fresh mixed greens, tomato, wild rice, carrots, onions, mushrooms, ranch avocado sauce.

BBLT Wrap – $9.00
830kcal, 365kcal from fat

Braised bison, bacon, lettuce, tomato, sun-dried tomato aioli.

Wild Rice Bowl – $9.00 / V
664kcal, 277kcal from fat

Hand harvested wild rice, quinoa, mushrooms, garlic, diced red onion and kale. Served with candied seeds on the side.

Sammy and Salad Combo – $9.50
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.