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Prana Cafe, Watertown, MA

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I was able to stop in to the newly opened Prana Cafe next to the Prana Power Yoga Studio in Watertown, MA today.  I went directly after the hour power class from 11-12P and the cafe was pretty full.  The cafe itself is quite large and airy with big windows letting in a lot of natural light. There are plenty of tables as well as armchairs and a kids corner. The decor on the other hand is questionable – pink and purple with a lot of flowers and butterflies on the walls – (Taylor & Phillipe must have left the decor to their daughters).

The food itself looked great. The selection is probably 90% raw ranging from salads to smoothies, crackers and entrees like “burgers” and “pizza” — also kids stuff like almond butter and agave nectar on sprouted bagels.  I got the Go-Go Berry Smoothie (strawberries, banana and coconut milk).  Overall, delicious but costly. A small smoothie (around 8 oz.) was $7. A side of crackers alone was $5. Despite this, the place had plenty of customers with others coming in for take out. Driving past it again around 3P it still looked busy with people sitting in the window.

The girls behind the counter were nice and said they’ve had great business since its grand opening (Prana also recently opened a second non-heated studio in Watertown as well). With limited parking in the area I would assume most of its patrons will come straight from the studio – but I bet that alone will be enough to keep them going.

I’d go back….

-Eliza

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