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A Leap of Taste


A Leap of Taste is a unique and cozy café in the heart of downtown Klamath Falls specializing in espresso, gourmet deli sandwiches, sustainable grocery items and gifts.

907 Main Street / (541) 850-9414

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A Leap of Taste


A Leap of Taste is a unique and cozy café in the heart of downtown Klamath Falls specializing in espresso, gourmet deli sandwiches, sustainable grocery items and gifts.

907 Main Street / (541) 850-9414

About Us

A Leap of Taste is an independently owned and operated café that offers exceptional beverages and food, a unique shopping experience and a welcoming environment. More than that, A Leap of Taste supports young adults through an on-the-job training program that strives to teach students workplace ethics, healthy choices, community participation and self-efficacy.

As much as possible, A Leap of Taste carries items that are local and sustainable. Items include whole bean coffee, free-range beef, honey, cheeses, cured meats, bulk spices, chocolates and gifts. We carry products from Fresh Green Organics, Aerie Acre, Flying T beef, Potential Farms, Café Mam, The Good Bean, Pickled Planet, The Green Blade Bakery and more.

A Leap of Taste hosts an Open Mic night each month. From time to time live performances, community events and tastings are scheduled. Please check our calendar for the latest news on our upcoming events. Catering and space for private parties or meetings can be provided. Please contact us for more details.

Vocational Training

A Leap of Taste is owned by local business owners who run an adult transitional living program called Dragonfly Transitions. A Leap of Taste offers students of that program the ability to receive on the job training to be more equipped for an independent life. 

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Live Music

Every month A Leap of Taste holds an open mic night.  Additionally we offer a venue for local musicians and have live music throughout the week.  Check out the events page for up to date information.

 

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Fresh Deli Salads

Everyday Susan makes a variety of fresh salads for our deli case.

Examples include: Classic Chicken Salad, Mediterranean Quinoa, Summer Chicken Curry, Cheese Tortellini Salad and Santa Fe Black Bean

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Free Wi-Fi

A Leap of Taste offers an inviting space and the fastest free Wi-Fi connection downtown

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Baked Goods

Susan makes a variety of baked goods daily, both traditional and gluten free options

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Local Gifts

A Leap of Taste is continually searching for local artists and artisans to showcase in our space. If you are interested in displaying or selling your wares contact the manager

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Coffee Menu


Better beans make better coffee.

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Coffee Menu


Better beans make better coffee.

Coffee

Our drip coffee comes from Cafe Mam, roasted in Eugene, shipped overnight then ground and brewed daily. Each day of the week we feature a different roast. Our espresso drinks are made with the Dark Mountain Roast from Goodbean Coffee Company. Goodbean was founded over 2 decades ago and is southern Oregon's original premier coffee roaster, voted Oregon's best coffee two years running.  All of our espresso drinks include 2 shots, and come in 12 or 16 ounce sizes. If traditional milk is not to your taste you can choose from Soy, Hemp or Rice milk.

Most coffee drinkers are not aware that Europeans buy a higher grade of coffee than Americans do. European grade coffee beans cost more and have half the defects (2% vs. 4%) of American grade beans. A defective bean is off-color, sour, broken or the wrong size. Bad beans burn faster than the rest of the batch, producing a bitter taste. Coffee connoisseurs agree that European grade coffee has a richer, smoother taste, with no bitter bite. There are two main varieties of coffee trees, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica beans are more flavorful and contain less caffeine than Robusta. The best-flavored Arabica beans come from the highest altitudes (3,000 feet up to the frost zone). Royal Blue Organics imports only European grade, certified organic, high altitude (“altura”), Arabica beans grown by indigenous farmers, producing the best cup of coffee around.
— http://www.cafemam.com/
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Food Menu


Our mission is to serve delicious, healthy, and affordable alternatives to the standard fare in Klamath Falls. We try to be creative. Week after week you will find new and exciting options.

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Food Menu


Our mission is to serve delicious, healthy, and affordable alternatives to the standard fare in Klamath Falls. We try to be creative. Week after week you will find new and exciting options.

Sandwiches

Sandwiches come as a whole or half and are garnished with a piece of fruit and a chocolate. Sandwiches come with your choice of Green Blade Bakery breads (Sourdough, Multi-Grain Sourdough, Rye, Sourdough Baguette or Whole Wheat Baguette.

All sandwiches can be grilled and served hot upon request.

Other Options

More than just sandwiches.

For large to-go orders or catering requests please contact manager@aleapoftaste.com at least 48 hours in advance.

 

Also, due to the extremely large volume of sales calls we receive on a daily basis the baristas have been instructed to always focus on the guests in house before answering the phone.  Therefore, the phone is not a reliable way to place an order.  Thanks for your understanding.

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Location


907 Main Street
Klamath Falls OR. 97601
(541) 850-9414

We are open Mon - Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm, Sat 8:00am to 4:00pm, Closed Sun.

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Location


907 Main Street
Klamath Falls OR. 97601
(541) 850-9414

We are open Mon - Fri, 7:30am to 6:00pm, Sat 8:00am to 4:00pm, Closed Sun.

Contact Us

(541) 850-9414
manager@aleapoftaste.com

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Call for To-Go orders.  We will do our best to serve you, however our customers in house are the priority. Please do not leave a message.

  • Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Closed Sunday

If you have other questions, please use the form below

 

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Our Mission


OUR MISSION

A Leap of Taste serves Klamath Falls with an inviting downtown community space, market and gourmet deli. We strive to commit ourselves to fair and just trade principles in all our offerings. Our gathering space, which displays local artwork, provides a downtown space for meetings and social gatherings. We work to develop our local economy by offering a retail area filled with local and sustainable products. In our partnership with Dragonfly Transitions, we offer young adults job training and experience and prepare them to join the workforce.

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Our Mission


OUR MISSION

A Leap of Taste serves Klamath Falls with an inviting downtown community space, market and gourmet deli. We strive to commit ourselves to fair and just trade principles in all our offerings. Our gathering space, which displays local artwork, provides a downtown space for meetings and social gatherings. We work to develop our local economy by offering a retail area filled with local and sustainable products. In our partnership with Dragonfly Transitions, we offer young adults job training and experience and prepare them to join the workforce.

 

The Owners - Mona Treadway & Glenn White

Mona Treadway and Glenn White are the founders of the young adult therapeutic program, Dragonfly Transitions, located in Klamath Falls. Dragonfly Transitions is a home away from home for young adults who are struggling with the transition to healthy, productive independence. The dedicated team at Dragonfly Transitions supports students in their quest for independent living skills, personal growth and emotional maturation. In February 2010, Mona and Glenn took ownership of A Leap of Taste to further the mission of Dragonfly Transitions. They made the decision to invest in A Leap of Taste to provide a friendly environment for young adults in Dragonfly Transitions to acquire job skills, learn social responsibility and build relationships within the Klamath Falls community. Since, A Leap of Taste has employed a mix of local Klamath Falls residents as well as students of Dragonfly Transitions.

The Chef - Susan Bailey

Susan was originally influenced in her love for gardening, landscape design, and cooking in the 1970s living in New Mexico. A move to Vermont, four children, many gardens, home building, landscape design, and cooking for 35 years continues to inspire her daily.

Susan is a vegetarian and lives by the philosophy of using locally grown foods, whole grains, and keeping flavors simple and light. She believes every garden holds its own special blend of delicious culinary delights!

The Manager - Jay Treetop

Originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota, Jay moved to Klamath Falls with his wife Katie in 2003 after accepting a job with the U.S. Forest Service. Upon arrival, they realized the need for an outlet for organic, and locally produced foods. In 2005 they opened and operated Nightfire Natural Foods where they cultivated a popular community resource for whole living and self healing through nutrition, and alternative medicine. It was during this time, through the store, that Jay became involved with helping young adults gain valuable work experience, developing a positive work ethic, while encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. He holds a strong belief that personal change can be achieved through positive reinforcement, promoting self-sufficiency, and building upon each individuals strengths and abilities.

Jay is honored to join the Dragonfly team in the position as manager of A Leap of Taste! He will continue to build upon the excellent reputation that Leap has earned, while helping the Dragonfly team achieve their goals in improving the lives of young adults on their journey self discovery, and their transition into healthy productive individuals. Jay welcomes new challenges, loves learning new skills and enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life. He brings to the table his years of experience in food service, his team building skills and his ability to provide a positive work experience for anyone he has the pleasure to work with.

Jay enjoys spending quality time with his wife Katie, their two children, Aunna and Joe and their small pack of dogs. Together the Treetop clan enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, wildcrafting and discovering the abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities that Southern Oregon has to offer. When not at work, or in the garden, he can often be found at one of his favorite hot springs or swimming holes.