Just after the incidents surrounding September 11, 2001 with the economy and morale at a 75 year low, Jill and I were informed that the Oasis Café and Golden Braid Book Store were to be sold to an architectural firm that wanted the building and property for their new corporate office. This would become yet another loss for this neighborhood and spiritual community that had literally made this place an icon for almost twenty years at the time.
Against the advice of almost every legal and financial friend or consultant that we met with, we made the decision to buy the property to continue and improve upon this amazing concept and tradition- a decision that would change our lives forever. Today, we are proud to be the caretakers of this ever-growing energy and friend to more than 21,000 customers in the Inter-Mountain West.
Our mission with the Oasis Café is to provide a healthy and comfortable balance in both our menu and environment. We pride ourselves in making every item with the freshest ingredients possible with nothing ever arriving pre-packaged or pre-prepared days or even weeks earlier, which is the case with most of our national and independent competitors.
Additionally, we have carefully developed a selection of fabulous options that are fabulous for you! We feel a responsibility to ensure that our Vegan and Vegetarian patrons make no sacrifice in choosing the Oasis, and have also incorporated many options for our customers with tastes in all food groups including our fillet that ranks among the top in healthy options here.
Finally, it is important for you to know that while we strive to make sure your experience here is always a great one; we also want to support our global community as well. In sponsoring an orphanage, school and hospital for the poor children of Africa through an emergency campaign we endorse and work with called Reach The Children, we achieve that goal as well. Every meal you eat here helps in some way to feed a child there. Every book or gift you buy here in some way contributes to a gift or an education for a child there.
Because our success here will ensure success there, we ask that if for any reason you feel our level of commitment, service, quality or expertise doesn’t live up to the standards you expect, please respectfully let us know. This is how we will evolve to an even better place. Our campaign to provide outstanding meals and information for hungry people in all walks of life from this side of the planet to the next may not change the world much, but it’s a darn good start and it all begins with you!