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Cascade Café

Monday–Saturday, 11:00–3:00
Sunday, 11:00–4:00

East Building


The Cascade Café, located in the East Building, serves an ever-changing selection of soups, salads, specialty entrées, sandwiches, and a selection of fresh pastries and desserts.

Group dining options are available for large parties. Please contact us via email for details. Group menus and reservation guidelines can be viewed here.

Cascade Café Menu

Healthy Grab & Go

Fruit Pot, Hummus Pot, Yogurt Pot, Farro Pot $3.50
Salmon Pot, Tuna Pot $4.50
Fresh Pressed Juices $6.00

Salad Bar

$0.90 per ounce
Plants: Tuscan kale, romaine, mesclun, baby spinach
Fruits: Sweet 100 tomatoes, cucumber, pineapple, bell peppers, seedless grapes, melon
Grains, beans, pulses: Faro, quinoa, kasha, barley, edamame, garbanzo, white beans
Seeds, nuts, croutons: Pumpkin, sunflower, peanuts, rustic croutons
Proteins: Roasted organic tofu, roasted chicken, albacore tuna, Virginia ham, turkey
Dressings: Extra virgin olive oil, Balsamic vinaigrette, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, chipotle lime, Maple Dijon, Pomegranate
Rotating Salads including: P3-Bean Salad, Marinated Hearts of Palm, Provencal Tuna Salad, Penne Pasta Salad, Broccoli Salad, Roasted Curried Cauliflower Salad, Lo Mein Noodle Salad, Roasted Marinated Tofu

Al Forno Pizza

2 varieties offered weekly $8.50
Margherita, basil, tomato, mozzarella 
Tomato mozzarella, olive, pesto, pecorino, spinach
Zucchini, red onion, garlic, roasted red pepper, eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, pecorino, parmesan
BBQ Chicken and Virginia Ham, peppers, onion, Pepper Jack Cheese 
Pepperoni tomato, Mozzarella
Four Cheese Pizza, goat cheese, mozzarella, pecorino, gorgonzola, garlic

Baked Sandwiches

2 varieties offered weekly $8.50
Croissant, Tomato, Mozzarella, Pesto
Cuban Pulled Pork, Dijon, Virginia Ham, cucumber pickle, Swiss cheese
Bell peppers, asparagus, Manchego, piquillo aioli
Chicken Fontina, roast chicken, fontina cheese, tomatoes, bacon, whole-wheat bun 8.5


1 option offered weekly $4.90
Chipotle pulled chicken
Spinach, caramelized onion, goat’s cheese
Hand-cut spiced beef with raisins and olives
Mozzarella, sundried tomato, and basil

The Coop
Celebrate the joy and taste of locally sourced Capitol Hill free range chicken in a multitude of forms

Rotisserie roasted 1/4 chicken with two sides $11.75
Seasonal changing sides: roasted carrots, roasted green beans, whipped potatoes, Mac n cheese, broccolini, sugar snap peas, rice and black beans, Honey bacon baked beans, roasted red bliss and kale, sundried tomato mash potato 
Buttermilk fried chicken wing   
Jerk Chicken Wings  
Korean Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken Wings  
Honey Mustard Chicken Wings  
6 wings with Cole Slaw and Mac n’ Cheese  $10.50
12 wings with Cole Slaw and Mac n’ Cheese  $18.50
20 wings with Cole Slaw and Mac n’ Cheese $25.50
Chicken noodle soup, garden vegetables $4.50

Coop Salad

Composed chicken salads in bowls
$0.90 per ounce
Pulled chicken Salad
Wild Arugula, rustic croutons, roasted pulled chicken, walnuts, grapes, Parmesan (champagne Vin)
Chicken Caesar
Curry Chicken Salad, Red Grapes, Mint, Cilantro, Toasted almonds, lemon zest, Bibb
Classic Chicken Salad, shaved Romaine lettuce, Baby Radish
Asian Chicken Salad, Forbidden Rice, ginger, Scallion

Chef's Station

Entrees $13.50


rotating, 5 weekly $7.00 to $9.50
Lemon-Caper Tuna Salad Sandwich Multi-Grain, Baby Arugula, Olive Tapanade
Roasted Turkey-Smoked Gouda  Apple Butter, Watercress, Sourdough
Green Submarine Avocado, Bousin Cheese, Cucumber, Alfalfa Sprouts, Spinach, Multi-Grain Baguette
Grilled Chicken Banh Mi  Cilantro, Jalapeno, Pickle Carrots, Cucumbers, Siracha Mayo
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich Grilled Chicken, Shaved Parm Cheese, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Romame, Caesar Dressing & Toasted Ciabatta
Curried Chicken Salad or Waldorf Salad on a Croissant
Washington cheddar, spiced tomato chutney, Ale bread, wild arugula 
Hand carved Virginia ham, Brie, Dijonnaise, Baguette 
Heirloom tomatoes, garden basil, Mozzarella, 7 grain 
Tuna salad, tomatoes, English cucumber, Ciabatta roll 
Coronation chicken salad, Brioche roll, cucumber, tomato 
Gluten free, roasted Mediterranean vegetables, spicy tomato pesto 
South West chicken wrap 
BLT, avocado Mayonnaise, sourdough 
Roasted beef, horseradish aioli, arugula, aged cheddar 
Vegetable wrap, miso carrots, seaweed salad, romaine, peanuts, cilantro, cucumber, sesame 

World Grill

NGA Burger  $7.00
Washington cheddar, grilled onions, Dijonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes  
Turkey Burger  $7.00
Smoked Gouda, Herb Aioli, lettuce, tomato, sourdough bun   
Grilled Salmon $10.50
Brioche, Cucumber Relish, Arugula, Dill Remoulade  
Artisan grilled cheese, aged Cheddar, sourdough  $6.50
All Beef Hot Dog $6.00
Mild Half Smoke $6.00
Spicy Half Smoke $6.00
Add Chili/Cheese $1.50
Weekly Rotating Sandwich Special 
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich  
Pickled red cabbage Slaw Brioche Bun Dill Pickles  
Pastrami Rueben  
Corn Beef, Sour Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Thousand island, Sourdough bread   
Eggplant Parmigiana sandwich, mozzarella, basil, brioche  
Rustic potato fries  $3.50
Sweet potato fries  $4.50
Parmesan garlic fries  $4.50


3 weekly changing soups $4.35

Pastries, Baked Goods, and Desserts

Fresh Baked Croissants, Pain au Chocolate, Bostoc Brioche, Palmier, Assorted Bagels, Donuts, Muffins, Scones, Snicker Doodles, Cookies, Panna Cotta, Chocolate Pot de Crème, Key Lime Pudding $2.25 - $4.50

Hot Beverages

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea $2.50 - $3.00

Cold Beverages

Fountain Soda, Bottled Water, Bottled Soda, Honest Tea, Bottled Juice, Pellegrino, Limonato, Sports Drinks $3.25 - $4.75
Beer (Heineken, Amstel Light, DC Brau) $6.00
Wine $7.00

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