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Kind Roots Cafe

790 N Lee Hwy, College Square Shopping Center, Lexington, VA 24450-3724
+1 540-460-5697
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
790 N Lee Hwy, College Square Shopping Center, Lexington, VA 24450-3724
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had one sandwich which sounded great but was actually lackluster. Looked at menu yesterday online and it appears boring.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We love eating at this place as the selection is great especially for plantbased people like my wife and I.

Thank CA H
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

At first you maybe surprised by the strip mall setting, but don't be deterred. The food was amazing. All of the adults and kids in my group really enjoyed their meals. The vegetarian food was great, but so was there chicken salad and burgers. Highly...More

Thank todcoe
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We pass by the cafe on our trips to and from the Y. Today we celebrated with lunch. Black bean soup and 1/2 chicken salad sandwich. All was very good. The chicken salad is flavorful with just the right seasoning . It is served on...More

Thank trailrunnerOpelikaAL
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The cafe is in the entry to the YMCA and gps doesn't steer you well. Lots of good sandwiches and warm plated choices. Fair price and helpful staff. Wish we were in that Y.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The food is wonderful and healthy! Excellent service. Please try if you are in the area. It is a little hard to find if you don't know it is in front of the Y.

Thank wkostrander
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Been there, done that. Visiting an unknown city and need to find a GOOD local (non-chain) restaurant. Trip Advisor (which means fellow TA members) to the rescue! Found Kind Roots Cafe with a quick TA search for "restaurants near me now" search feature. Turned out...More

Thank audio_man01
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for something a little different while traveling through! Food was fresh, original and delicious!! Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Mlcoppage
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in with my sister for a light lunch while traveling I-64. Seemed like GPS has lost its mind- the cafe is tucked away beside a Tractor Supply store and a YMCA. Server was friendly and helpful, checked on us without being an intrusion. We...More

1  Thank Annie H
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor - which is great, because we wouldn't have found it otherwise. It's a funky little place with counter service and many yummy looking options. I had chicken salad with cranberries - and I think it was the best...More

1  Thank Pamela C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 N Lee Hwy, College Square Shopping Center, Lexington, VA 24450-3724
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-460-5697
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Recently named BEST LUNCH in the Shenandoah Valley...Also 2nd best Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant in the valley- We specialize in local product- Beef, Bacon, eggs (our own flock), ginger, produce, sausage, cheese, and more! We are a great stop just off the interstate! Please come and enjoy one of the better meals you have ever had.

Located in College Square Shopping Center just off Route 11 (N Lee Hwy). Look for the big GREEN AWNING and that's us (inside of the YMCA). Landmarks INSIDE of the shopping center are Peebles and Tractor Supply. Landmarks OUTSIDE of the shopping center to look for are Suntrust and Applebees