Unfortunately, this restaurant has closed since I wrote this post.
Cafe 118 is a vegan, raw, dairy free, all gluten free restaurant. The reason it’s 118 is because all the food is cooked under 118 degrees. Everything they serve there is made from nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. They don’t use any grains, soy, beans, eggs or dairy. Their pastas are made from zucchini and carrots. Crackers are made from crushed flax seeds with sundried tomato, and then dehydrated to make them crispy.
The restaurant is small, and it’s located in the heart of Winter Park, FL, off Park Ave.
Cafe 118 Website
It’s decorated in modern style and there is an outdoor seating.
On my first visit there, we ordered hummus with crackers. Hummus was made from crushed macadamia nuts, mixed with different spices, and it had a creamy texture. Definitely very different from any other hummus I tried. It was creative, and delicious. The crackers that came with it were made from sundried tomato, mixed with crushed flax seeds. They were flavorful, and very thin and crispy.
I had curried cashew salad. It was delicious. The curry flavor was of an Indian Curry. My friend had Citrus Kale Salad.
On my other visit, I ordered Ravioli made from beets, spinach, coconut meat with cashew ricotta in between, covered with pear wine sauce and Arugula with pesto sauce in the middle. It was amazing! My friend had a Mexican Tostada dish that was made from vegetables, seeds and nuts only.
For dessert, they have many options. We ordered Chocolate Hazelnut Torte. It was creamy and very chocolaty. The crust was made from crushed hazelnuts with cocoa. I could taste coconut in it.
I would have liked to try other desserts too. They have cheesecake, s’mores, and different raw ice cream.
Cafe 118 also serves fresh pressed juices, smoothies and milkshakes.
Everything I’ve tried there was full of flavor, fresh and delicious. Love the feeling of being able to try anything I want, and not have to worry about cross contamination.
Can’t wait to go back to try more of their dishes.
I took a picture of their menu: