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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.

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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
kenny@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 - Kenny Benson

Kenny Benson comes to A Leap of Taste after 2.5 years of work with Dragonfly as a mentor and the Director of their Adventures program. With over 10 years of experience in the therapeutic industry working with adolescents Kenny brings unique insight to his work with the volunteers at a Leap of Taste and their job training program. Kenny is also an artist and photographer with a creative spirit.

Kenny is no stranger to the food service industry and worked in a variety of establishments from the time he was 15 through his mid twenties. In each of his past positions Kenny quickly worked his way up and was given multiple managerial positions because of his work ethic, creativity and ability to interact with and understand the needs of others. Kenny is a passionate traveler with a lust for experiencing new cultures. He has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe and Central America. From the cafe's of Italy and Spain, to the farms of the Bolaven plateau in Laos, to coffee houses in Nicaragua or Hawaii, Kenny makes a point to find and sample the best of the local coffee.

In 2010 Kenny moved with his wife to the Northwest, living in Portland for a year while his wife attended graduate school. It was living in Oregon that opened his eyes to the local and natural food movements. After Devon's graduation fate brought them to Klamath Falls where they were surprised and delighted at the strong local foods culture. While the local movement is a trend in bigger cities nationwide, in small communities such as Klamath Falls it is a natural way of life. Kenny is excited to be a part of that community.

When not at work Kenny enjoys traveling, photography, snowboarding, backpacking, mountain biking, cooking and gardening with his wife.