Monday, January 5, 2015

The Dragonfly Cafe -- a must-visit restaurant in Lancaster County

Loved the servers' attire!
Every once in awhile, I come across a business worth mentioning. Like a couple of weeks ago when I touted the virtue of the Home2 Suites by Hilton. It was not a sponsored post; I just felt it was worthy of mention. Same with today's post. No one paid me or gave me anything free to write it.

I'm in Lancaster County visiting a friend for a few days. On Saturday morning, she and her husband introduced me to a restaurant they thought I'd like. They were right. The Dragonfly Cafe, located at 245 Bloomfield Dr. in Lititz, PA is a refreshing change of pace. Serving all natural, organic, gluten-free, and vegetarian cuisine, the food was delicious and the prices were quite reasonable. Open seven days a week, they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a coffee shop type of atmosphere with a touch of dragonflies throughout. From crepes to wraps to salads to a lovely selection of mac & cheese, the menu offerings are plentiful and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Even their beverage menu boasts classic smoothies, organic juices, teas, coffees, espressos, and more. How about some organic chai latte, hot or iced? Or a flavored cappuccino? And, of course, there is organic whole, skimmed, or soy milk. 

I spent some time chatting with one of the managers and one of the owners, who went to culinary school in Pittsburgh. We had a nice talk about my city. But we talked more about the restaurant, the significance of the dragonfly, and her own journey with personal loss. The next day, I ate lunch at Dragonfly Cafe with my cousin and had the opportunity to chat with another of the three owners.

My breakfast on Saturday included fresh over-easy free range eggs, rosemary red-skinned potatoes (with onions, upon my request), nine grain toast, and bacon for a mere $5.75. Fantastic. On Sunday, I ordered an appetizer of whole wheat Margarita flatbread which was more than enough for lunch. The food did not disappoint!

Quite honestly, the only time I was disappointed was when I went into the bathroom and found Febreze air freshener (seriously toxic, folks!) and anti-bacterial soap. Neither fit the overall theme of wellness in the cafe.

One other thing I did like was their support of local artists. Some nights feature local musicians and there was artwork on the walls with small write-ups about the young artists. It's obvious the folks at  The Dragonfly Cafe care about their community. 

Sweeping the bathroom issues under the proverbial rug, The Dragonfly Cafe gets two green thumbs up from Green Grandma. I look forward to my next trip east so I can experience their goodness once again.


  1. Did you talk to them about the bathroom issues? I wonder if they'd be happy to change their products in there if they realized customers don't appreciate the extra chemicals.

    1. They were busy, so I did not. I didn't notice them until my second visit. But they knew I was going to write a review, so I imagine they know now. :)

  2. I used to live in Lititz. Beautiful town.


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