Cafette’s Vegetarian Autumn Alternative

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012


Cafette’s Vegetarian Autumn Alternative

…Offering 3 Course Vegetarian Menu for $20!

Beginning Wednesday, November 14th through Sunday, December 9th Cafette‘s Chef Bela Durst will offer a weekly 3 course vegetarian menu. Continuing their 20th anniversary celebration, the menus are just $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity).
Meaty stews and casseroles aren’t the only hearty meals for fall, and to satisfy those diners, Chef Durst has created four weekly meatless meals using the bountiful specialties of autumn.
Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 215-242-4220.
Cafette’s Autumn Vegetarian Menus
Three Courses for $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
Menus subject to changed based on availability of produce
WEEK ONE: November 14 – 18
Beet Carpaccio
Roasted beets, green bean walnut and bleu cheese salad,
tossed in a walnut oil vinaigretteSpinach Risotto Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap
Assorted mushroom ragout,
 finished with fresh grated reggiano cheeseHoney Apple Crisp
Granny smith apples, orange blossom honey,
oat and almond crumble, chantilly cream

WEEK TWO: November 21 – 25

Indian spiced lentil soup, topped with a spoon or mint raita

Sweet Potato and Chick Pea Stew
Squash and peppers seasoned with aromatic middle east spices, topped with saffron and almond couscous

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake 
Orange caramel sauce

WEEK THREE: November 28 – December 2

Butternut Squash Soup
Drizzled with sour cream

Pecan Crusted Seared Tofu
Chard and mushroom ragout, wild & brown rice pilaf

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Maple whipped cream

WEEK FOUR: December 5 – 9

Roasted Pear Salad
Gorgonzola, spinach, radicchio, frisée, pecans and cider vinaigrette

Vegan Baked Ziti
Whole wheat penne tossed and baked with silken tofu,exotic mushrooms, spinach and marinara

Caramel Apple Mountain
Seasonal apples roasted with coconut oil, raisins, orange zest. brown sugar and spices, topped with toasted almonds


   New Fall/Winter Hours

Cafette has new fall/winter hours. Now open Wednesday through Sunday and closed Monday and Tuesday, Cafette will return back to their spring hours beginning in April.
NEW Hours of Operation…

Wednesday – Sunday 5:00 – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 – 9:30pm

Wednesday – Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 2:30pm



For 20 years, locals have known that Cafette’s seasonal menu, fresh ingredients and relaxed atmosphere make it the perfect spot for gathering.

Cafette’s dynamic and seasonal menus have an emphasis on local produce and moderate prices, in keeping with their history of serving good value along with great food.

Located off the main drag in Chestnut Hill, their staff of local faces is waiting to welcome you.

Chef Bela Durst began his culinary adventures in San Francisco nearly 30 years ago where he apprenticed for Chef Jeremiah Tower at the acclaimed Stars Restaurant. Tower has been credited with developing the culinary style known as “California Cuisine.”

Since then, Chef Durst has been honing his skills at restaurants in San Francisco, Napa and Philadelphia. His culinary philosophy is to pair fresh, local, seasonal ingredients that prove to be fun and inspired, yet simple!

8136 Ardleigh Street | Chestnut Hill, PA 19118 | 215-242-4220