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Love Cafe is Moving

During a year that the whole world was affected by something so much larger than any of us could have ever imagined,  Covid gave us, at Love Café, the time to reflect on our priorities. During our period away,  we spent the majority of our time at the central California coast, a location that brings us much happiness and peace. Discovering how precious our health, our families, and our time is, made it undeniable that we want to relocate our Love Café somewhere in the central coast area.

We are going to miss our local mountain customers, who supported us and helped to make our Love Café in Oakhurst a great success.  Along with the large influx of tourists visiting Yosemite, that too have become regular Love Café customers and friends.

The building of the Love Café will be for sale for under 500K. This includes the 4 apartments that are attached along the river. Originally we were planning to revamp the apartments the way we renovated the cafe in 2018. Bringing the interior and exterior of the Cafe into the millennium. The apartments were going to be turned into vacation rentals or month-to-month rentals as there is a very high demand for those at this time in our community.

With our choice to re-open Love Café elsewhere, it will give someone a great opportunity to own, and operate a cafe of their choosing along with an Inn. We would hope that another vegan/plant-based entrepreneur would fill this beautiful space, however it is equipped and ready to house any type of restaurant – with a complete turnkey, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, and large outdoor dining tent, a large recently-upgraded walkin refrigerator, prep bars, sinks, ovens, grills, fryers and much more.

We are very excited to take this step forward into our next adventure. We are not leaving the community all together, as our permanent family home is here and always will be, along with Kent’s 25 year business, Advanced Tree Service.

A Message from Tricia Louise

It would be impossible for me to put into words the unmeasurable amount of joy, and the feeling of accomplishments that I have achieved while opening and running the very first All Vegan/ Plant Based Restaurant in Madera County. Leaving this location in Oakhurst, knowing that Love Cafe was a Success from the first day we opened gives me great pride and a sense of accomplishment. I learned more than I ever could have imagined. Coming back into the workforce after over 20 years of being a Happy Homemaker proved to have it’s challenges, however these challenges have taught me what I need to know to do it again, and even better! Being told by my husband Kent Tracy, and son Cosmo Tracy that I blew them away, and made them proud is ENOUGH for me.

If there are any customers that have unspent Gift Cards or credits, call me and I will be happy to refund them.

What a Wonderful Journey We Have Had!

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How did it all happen?

Tricia Louise Tracy is excited to be opening the very first all Vegan Restaurant in Madera County California. Tricia Louise has always aspired to live a healthy and active lifestyle. One of the reasons she loves living in Oakhurst near Yosemite. Tricia and her husband Kent Tracy moved to Oakhurst almost 30 years.

Being Vegan for 16 years now, Tricia has become passionate to share the lifestyle as much as the environmental impact with her friends and community. Now she’s realized that if you’re going to go in — Go All In. If she wants to promote healthy eating, it shouldn’t be through offering only slightly healthier versions of what people already eat. Instead she has to live her truth, that veganism is the best diet for people, providing them with the best personal health while also being the most sustainable, and the best for the animals we share this planet with, and for the planet itself. All without requiring any sacrifice: fresh food, prepared with love and culinary skill, can be the most tasteful and enjoyable food you’ll find at any restaurant!

Having had a restaurant and a handful of unique boutiques, and dress shops over a decade ago, The most successful of these ventures, The Garden Cafe, provided, well, not garden-fresh vegetables, but healthier versions of more-standard food, in a garden-like setting. It was a fine and happy restaurant, but the menu did not match up with Tricia’s personal growing conviction that processed food, meat, and dairy were not exactly healthy for anyone, and Veganism was more and more looking to her like not just the best option, but the only choice for both personal health and the general welfare.

Kent and Tricia’s son, Cosmo, is also a Vegan, and works in the family business, as well.

“I could not have moved forward and created this beautiful space without my husband Kent. From the first day I told him I was ready to open a new restaurant and wanted it to be all vegan he was 100% behind me. With his ingenuity Kent turned one of the oldest buildings in Oakhurst into a lively fresh space that looks new and modern. As a family we know that opening an all Vegan restaurant will be challenging. However, the Vegan movement is growing! We are confident that our community, along with the large number of tourist visiting Yosemite area will be supported and continually encouraged to evolve.” -Tricia Louise

Love Café has currently closed its Oakhurst, California location. A new location will be announced in 2021.

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