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Eden Alley, an award-winning café located in the lower level of Unity Temple in Meyer Hall, serves vegetarian and vegan cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. They offer a quick and scrumptious lunch, luxurious and delectable dinner, and an imaginative Saturday brunch.
Eden Alley is also a full-service caterer offering a variety of kinds of food. Eden alley has experience in a wide variety of culinary styles, including those featuring meats and many ethnic and cultural variations.
Co-founders Sandi Corder and Monica Jones were approached by Unity Temple’s Minister, Duke Tufty, to operate some form of concession or coffee shop in the church. He had a vision of using Meyer Hall in the church basement to bring the congregation together on Sundays. After some discussions, Eden Alley Café officially opened on Easter Sunday of 1994 with a reception for 800 people, Unity’s congregation. It was a success!
Sandi and Monica opened their mostly vegetarian café with eight tables in Meyer Hall on the lower level of Unity Temple on the Plaza. The location brought a wide range of clientele, ranging from artists and musicians to corporate executives.
After six successful years, Monica Jones decided to leave the restaurant to raise her two children and Sandi assumed full ownership of the café. With help from her husband Greg, she began transitioning the menu toward a focus on health and well being.
Now, thirteen years in business, Eden Alley Café has become a cornerstone of the Kansas City dining experience offering vegetarian, vegan, and health-conscious meals to hundreds each day. The café now seats 72 with an additional 20 seats on Unity’s breathtaking patio.
As a small business who helps feed the world, Eden Alley believes that conducting a profitable business in ways that are sensitive to the environment is the only way to do business.
Eden Alley is commitment to the environment and emphasizes awareness, conservation, waste reduction and recycling. Eden Alley supports and encourages recycling and all actions to reduce the solid waste produced in the restaurant operation.
For menus or hours of operation, please visit Eden Alley’s website.