Tiger Lily Cafe is more than just a local cafe, it’s an experience. Tiger Lily Cafe has been opened for more than 13 years by a mother and daughter team, and continues to be a family/friend run business today.
Located in the heart of charming downtown Port Jefferson, Tiger Lily Cafe offers a wide range of mostly, but not exclusively, vegetarian and vegan options all homemade from fresh ingredients and right on the premises. They focus on a variety of “innovative, ever-changing, healthy, multi-ethinic entrees, salads and wraps” and based on our experience, customers will not be disappointed!
After speaking with one of the owners, Kelly, we learned that Tiger Lily Cafe is also sensitive to those with food allergies as the executive chef suffers from celiac disease. They offer a wide array of gluten free foods as well as other dishes free of common allergens. Tiger Lily makes dishes to order and is vigilant about cross contamination and the welfare of those with allergies.
Tiger Lily Cafe sets itself apart from other eateries because of the delicious and freshly made dishes, the hip vibe, and the focus on local artists, musicians, and culture. Even the artwork on the wall is from local artists. All owners and operators are local to Port Jefferson and are committed to bringing you healthy, many times organic, interesting eats. Fresh, wholesome ingredients are supplied daily and when possible are organic and from New York. They even offer organic, free range chicken so those interested in non-vegetarian dishes have healthful and more earth-friendly choices.
Tiger Lily is a small and intimate alternative local cafe, perfect for a date night, casual lunch, or in warmer weather an enjoyable experience on its spacious outside deck. Summer also brings extended hours and local musicians who play original music to accompany, not overpower your meal. Check their facebook page for details.
The cafe features a java and juice bar and Medusa’s Lounge (featuring plush couches, dim lighting and appealing music). They even can accommodate private parties of up to 35 guests. The prices are reasonable, the decor eclectic, and the staff friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to giving an eating experience customers will not soon forget.
What: Tiger Lily Cafe
Where: 156 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
Hours: 11 am-6 pm daily, summer extended hours 11 am-6 pm M-F, and 11 am-8 pm Saturday and Sunday
By Michelle S.