Posted by: santiamtocoast | October 2, 2010

Interzone, Inc. (Coffee Shop) – Corvallis, Oregon


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I tried breakfast and drip coffee at this great, funky coffee shop in Corvallis this morning and loved the whole experience.

It’s definitely a hippie-flavored cafe, with bright solid alternating colors on every wall, a big mural on another, schoolhouse chairs and worn thrift-find tables. The weekend menu featured vegetarian or vegan only options, but there were plenty of great choices.

I tried the pesto omelette for $7.35, with sundried tomato, cream cheese, portabella and crimini mushrooms, tomato and fresh basil, homefries and toast.

Their breakfast burritos also look pretty tempting — their super vegan burrito, for example, features a tofu-veggie scramble, black beans, avocado and salsa, and homefries, all for $7.50.

The Greek sandwich also looked good: sundried tomato, cream cheese, kalamata olives, spinach, tomato, cucumber and artichoke hearts on a michette roll.

Their food is fresh, healthful and delicious; their atmosphere is quirky, funky and kid-friendly. They make a point of being local and independent, and using organic ingredients and free-range, veggie-fed eggs. They host live music and support artists regularly.

They’re in walking distance to the Oregon State University main campus and they’re next door to the funky Bad Habits Smoke Shop (I don’t smoke, but that’s an awesome name).

If you think tofu is weird and you don’t understand veganism, you will probably feel uncomfortable or intimidated by this place. But if you feel at home in the kind of coffee shop that embraces new-world quirkiness, a sustainable food system and features good, healthy food, then this is the place for you.

Interzone, Inc. is located at 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, and can be reached at (541) 754-5965. Hours are 7 a.m. to midnight Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with reduced hours during summer and school breaks.


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