Side Dish: Return Of Cause Cafe And Mission Nutrition's Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Cause Cafe has reopened in Fort Salonga and now serves wine and craft beer alongside its new “Tropical Fusion” menu.

Cause Cafe has reopened in Fort Salonga and now serves wine and craft beer alongside its new “Tropical Fusion” menu.

CAFE RETURNS: The Cause Cafe in Fort Salonga is back and it has returned with a new “Tropical Fusion” menu, featuring regionally sourced produce, Long Island wine and locally brewed craft beer. The new menu includes a variety of tacos, including Jamaican chicken and Caribbean pork; and Tropical Island and Caribbean salads. The restaurant, which supports individuals with special needs and offers employment opportunities to young people with developmental disabilities, is owned by Stacey Wohl, who has two children on the autism spectrum.

After reopening last Friday, the cafe will now be open six days a week for lunch and dinner. Lunch starts at 11 a.m.; happy hour at 4:30 p.m; and dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. There will also be brunch served on Saturdays starting at 11 a.m., and then dinner at the usual time. On Sundays, brunch is offered all day starting at 11 a.m. The 1014 Fort Salonga Road restaurant also offers take-out all day long.

“We are coming back to our roots and our true purpose with the return of Cause Café. The mission of the restaurant and Cause Bakes has been a driving force in my life,” Wohl said. “As a mother of two special needs individuals, I am concerned about their futures and I want to raise awareness about the needs and opportunities that exist for young people on the autism spectrum.” For more info, or to see the menu, visit Causecafe.net.

PUMPKIN EVERYTHING: Mission Nutrition is now serving up pumpkin pie smoothies at its 307 Main St. location in Huntington village. The newly-opened nutrition shop offers a variety of lifestyle products alongside its smoothie bar. For more info, call 631-923-2516.

As for those who prefer hoppy drinks over smoothies, Brew Cheese in Northport has you covered. The beer and cheese shop at 40 Woodbine Ave. is serving up several pumpkin beers this fall season. To keep up with the shop’s beer selection, visit Facebook.com/brewcheesenorthport.

Mission Nutrition in Huntington village has added a pumpkin pie smoothie to its menu.

Mission Nutrition in Huntington village has added a pumpkin pie smoothie to its menu.