Cosmic Cafe, a restaurant known for being the oldest vegetarian eatery in Dallas, will be closing according to a CultureMap Dallas article from October 13. In it they say,
“A long time vegetarian restaurant in Dallas is closing: Cosmic Café, which has been serving unpretentious vegetarian food at 2912 Oak Lawn Ave. for more than 25 years, is closing to make way for a yoga space.
They’re closing on October 17.”
While it has indeed been two and a half decades of a steady business, Owner Praveen Sachdev has ultimately decided to venture to another path according to a Dallas Morning News article from October 14 which reports,
“The next phase will be a silent space,” he says. “There won’t be a focus on money.”
He’s hoping to adapt Cosmic into a peaceful monastery, a smooth, calm atmosphere for yoga and meditation. Sachdev owns the building — he lives in the small space immediately behind the cafe just above the parking lot — so he’ll simply open the Cosmic doors without the restaurant, without the credit card processors and surging kitchen, for any and all to come and sit and unwind. There will be a donation jar, yes, but he won’t press the issue. The cash won’t be the point.”
Although many are sad of the closing of Cosmic Cafe, in a Facebook post, many of them were still supportive of the new transition of their beloved peaceful restaurant. One said in praise and hope,
“BUT They’re going to become one of the best yoga studios in the city.
The yogis that used to practice there, some went to this small studio called Sun Yoga. Some of the same wonderful people will get to use this amazing space again.
They used to have regular yoga upstairs. There’s going to be so much life in this old house. The food was good, but the spiritual refuge that this place hosted was even better. I’m ecstatic to see what is about to be born in this wonderful space.”
“So many wonderful meals and memories there! I wish all the beautiful staff the best…but I’m going to have a selfish cry now. 💔💔”
The last day of Cosmic Cafe will be on October 17 where Sachdev and the staff will continue to serve hot plates with passion despite the knowledge that it will be their last time to serve the people of Dallas.