Tea, Food and Community

Tea, Food and Community


Passiflora Cafe, Tea Room and Herbal Shoppe
Upcoming Events: There’s Always Something Happening...

Sunday Local Music 1:30 to 3:30 pm:                     

4/16 Closed for Easter
4/23 Howard Banow
4/30 Salmon Eye
5/7 Mark Moriarty
5/14 Preston Parish
6/4 Gary Mehlysyn
6/11 Please sign up
6/18 Please sign up

Musicians, are you interested in playing? It’s easy to sign up! Just go to 
https://calendly.com/passifloratearoom, pick your Sunday, and enter your name. Then, show up at our cafe by 1:15 that day to set up your gear! We look forward to hearing your beautiful music!

Thursday Night Events:
Our hours extend until 7:00 on Thursdays when we have drum circle, or other special events which run from 7 to 8:30 (Non-listed nights we close at 5).
Drum Circles:
5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3

Information/Education in Health Events:
Book Club meetings are held on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30:
Wednesday July 26th, Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

Other Events:

Every Friday from 7 to 9 pm BYOB.

Every 1st Thursday of the month from 12 to 2:00 pm with Kris Upson, owner of Karma Massage, LLC, 5/4, 6/1, 7/6 and 8/3

Local Art Gracing Our Walls: 
Current artists Clare Aliberti and Donna Gentile, followed by Elizabeth Moss in June.


Nutrition Lifestyle and Herbal Education Wednesdays
As a local community gathering place, we take helping our customers lead more balanced, peaceful, healthful lives very seriously. As a result, we introduce “Nutrition, Lifestyle and Herbal Education” Wednesdays. We plan on serving the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, during June through October until 7:30 and then having wonderful community education and discussion from 7:30 to 9:00. Here are some of our Summer plans.
Mind Hygiene: The Mind, referred to Brahmi, in Indian philosophy, is only semi-charted for Western medicine. Think of all the people you know who are experiencing anxiety, depression, memory issues or sleep disorders. Are you struggling in your own life with these issues? I believe we need to create a culture where mind hygiene can become as a routine a part of our day as brushing our teeth.  
Passiflora will be hosting a series of events on the mind: understanding what we know of its science and how we can apply lifestyle, such as nourishing food, exercise, meditation, stress reduction and sleep hygiene to the overall hygiene of the mind. How can we co-op this precious organ for our own day-to-day and long term well-being. How do we create habits that cleanse and calm the mind?
Each event will include a mind healthy, plant-based dinner, containing full-fats (such as avocado, walnuts and coconut milk). All meals will be vegetarian and gluten-free.  To keep the event intimate, we will have a limited sign-up of 12 per session.
Sign-up through Eventbrite at:
Sleep and the Mind – June 21st 7:30-9:00 Total Cost: $29.00
The basis of this talk will be the latest findings about our brain and the lymphatic system, as well as the role of sagittal sinus.  We will discuss lifestyle, diet, meditation, herbs and teas that will aid in a sleep. We will draw upon the well-researched book by Ariana Huffington, as well as the finding that two sleep cycles may be of benefit to us. Dinner will include: Beet Walnut Goat Cheese Orange Salad with Lemony Tahini; Mushroom Cashew Bisque; Sweet: Raw Cocoa Almond Butter Bite; Tea pairing: Holy Basil / Gotu Kola. Dinner will be served one hour before the event. Check Eventbrite after May 1st for sign-up.
Stress Reduction and the Mind – June 7th 7:30- 9:00 Total Cost: $29.00
This class will focus on simple pranayama or breathing techniques that can put us in a meditative state and help us to grow gray matter. How can we take advantage of Ultradian rhythms in our delay work cycles. How can we soothe our nervous system with simple herbal nervine remedies (Our top 10 herbal allies that are easy to use).  We will even discuss the role of simple foot baths. Kale-Avocado-Chick pea Salad with pepitas; Thai Coconut Carrot Sweet Potato; Chai Seed pudding with mango; Tea Pairing: Passiflora Joy Tea. Dinner will be served one hour before the event.  Check Eventbrite after May 1st for sign-up.
Memory and the Mind-  July 12th 7:30-9:00 Total Cost $29.00
What is the role of full-fats in our diet in memory? What are the most well-researched foods, lifestyle practices, herbal practices to protect our memory and allow our brain its greatest neuroplasticity. What supplements and lifestyle practices are most effective for preserving our memory. Dinner: Parsley Mint Quinoa Tabouleh with Walnut Tahini dressing; Paired with Herbed Falafel; Chocolate Avocado Mousse; Tea Pairing: Focus. Check Eventbrite for sign-up after May 1st.
Mind Hygiene Tip: Begin each day with a 3-minute meditation in a calm part of your home, with a lighted candle. Breathe in: “I am” on the inhale and “at peace” on the exhale. Or substitute this affirmation for any other positive thought that resonates with you.