ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) 

ARC Monthly Vegan Café

Located Inside Central Presbyterian Church

1260 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604


We are open for dinner the fourth Saturday of every month, from 6-9 pm. We serve a buffet style gourmet plant-based whole foods dinner from 6:00- 7:30. Movies or featured guest speakers start at 7:30 (unless otherwise noted.)

Our menu changes with the seasons but will always feature fresh, organic whole foods, usually a main entree, a couple salads and some decadent desserts- all vegan of course! 

Our regular dinners are by donation (pay what you can). Thank you! All proceeds go towards helping support our mission of helping spread compassion for all sentient beings.





Saturday, September 23 
Special Benefit for Third Coast and Project Purr
with Guest Speaker Ryan Merkley from PCRM
6 PM - 9 PM
Inside Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin St., Mobile 
Saturday, September 23 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Join us for a very special cafe this month, featuring a delicious plant-based Mediterranean menu followed by a special presentation "Creating Change through Creative Strategies: How the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Saves Animals and Advances Science." Ryan Merkley, Director of Research Advocacy at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will be coming in from Washington D.C. to talk about how PCRM uses a combination of public campaigns, academic research, lobbying, and legal strategies to secure victories for animals in labs. He will share with us some of the organization’s recent historic accomplishments and its ongoing efforts. We are so excited to welcome Ryan! 
All profits from this cafe will be donated to two local animal rescue groups, Third Coast Animal Rescue and Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, both of which are doing amazing life saving work for animals in our area. And if you're looking to adopt a new love into your life, Project Purr will be bringing some of their adoptable kitties! 

And on the delicious menu: 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 

Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 
Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we can put you on our schedule. Slots we need to fill for this event include help with set up/decorating/service (Please arrive at 4:30), help running the dinner itself (arrive by 5:45 and plan to help through the meal), as well as help cleaning up after dinner (Please plan to stay until about 9 or 10 pm). Thank you so much! 
Saturday, September 23 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Join us for a very special cafe this month, featuring a delicious plant-based Mediterranean menu followed by a special presentation "Creating Change through Creative Strategies: How the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Saves Animals and Advances Science." Ryan Merkley, Director of Research Advocacy at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will be coming in from Washington D.C. to talk about how PCRM uses a combination of public campaigns, academic research, lobbying, and legal strategies to secure victories for animals in labs. He will share with us some of the organization’s recent historic accomplishments and its ongoing efforts. We are so excited to welcome Ryan! 
All profits from this cafe will be donated to two local animal rescue groups, Third Coast Animal Rescue and Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, both of which are doing amazing life saving work for animals in our area. And if you're looking to adopt a new love into your life, Project Purr will be bringing some of their adoptable kitties! 

And on the delicious menu: 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 

Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 
Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we can put you on our schedule. Slots we need to fill for this event include help with set up/decorating/service (Please arrive at 4:30), help running the dinner itself (arrive by 5:45 and plan to help through the meal), as well as help cleaning up after dinner (Please plan to stay until about 9 or 10 pm). Thank you so much! 


Join us for a very special cafe this month, featuring a delicious plant-based Mediterranean menu followed by a special presentation "Creating Change through Creative Strategies: How the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Saves Animals and Advances Science." Ryan Merkley, Director of Research Advocacy at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will be coming in from Washington D.C. to talk about how PCRM uses a combination of public campaigns, academic research, lobbying, and legal strategies to secure victories for animals in labs. He will share with us some of the organization’s recent historic accomplishments and its ongoing efforts. We are so excited to welcome Ryan! 

All profits from this cafe will be donated to two local animal rescue groups, Third Coast Animal Rescue and Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, both of which are doing amazing life saving work for animals in our area. And if you're looking to adopt a new love into your life, Project Purr will be bringing some of their adoptable kitties! 
All profits from this cafe will be donated to two local animal rescue groups, Third Coast Animal Rescue and Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, both of which are doing amazing life saving work for animals in our area. And if you're looking to adopt a new love into your life, Project Purr will be bringing some of their adoptable kitties! 

And on the delicious menu: 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 

Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 

Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we can put you on our schedule. Slots we need to fill for this event include help with set up/decorating/service (Please arrive at 4:30), help running the dinner itself (arrive by 5:45 and plan to help through the meal), as well as help cleaning up after dinner (Please plan to stay until about 9 or 10 pm). Thank you so much! 

Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 

Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 

Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we can put you on our schedule. Slots we need to fill for this event include help with set up/decorating/service (Please arrive at 4:30), help running the dinner itself (arrive by 5:45 and plan to help through the meal), as well as help cleaning up after dinner (Please plan to stay until about 9 or 10 pm). Thank you so much! 
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 

Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 

Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 
Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we can put you on our schedule. Slots we need to fill for this event include help with set up/decorating/service (Please arrive at 4:30), help running the dinner itself  (arrive by 5:45 and plan to help through the meal),  as well as help cleaning up after dinner (Please plan to stay until about 9 or 10 pm). Thank you so much! 
 All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 

Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we 








Join us for a very special cafe this month, featuring a delicious plant-based Mediterranean menu followed by a special presentation "Creating Change through Creative Strategies: How the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Saves Animals and Advances Science." Ryan Merkley, Director of Research Advocacy at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will be coming in from Washington D.C. to talk about how PCRM uses a combination of public campaigns, academic research, lobbying, and legal strategies to secure victories for animals in labs. He will share with us some of the organization’s recent historic accomplishments and its ongoing efforts. We are so excited to welcome Ryan! 
All profits from this cafe will be donated to two local animal rescue groups, Third Coast Animal Rescue and Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, both of which are doing amazing life saving work for animals in our area. And if you're looking to adopt a new love into your life, Project Purr will be bringing some of their adoptable kitties! 

And on the delicious menu: 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 

Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 
Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we can put you on our schedule. Slots we need to fill for this event include help with set up/decorating/service (Please arrive at 4:30), help running the dinner itself (arrive by 5:45 and plan to help through the meal), as well as help cleaning up after dinner (Please plan to stay until about 9 or 10 pm). Thank you so much! 
And on the delicious menu: 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 




Join us for a very special cafe this month, featuring a delicious plant-based Mediterranean menu followed by a special presentation "Creating Change through Creative Strategies: How the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Saves Animals and Advances Science." Ryan Merkley, Director of Research Advocacy at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will be coming in from Washington D.C. to talk about how PCRM uses a combination of public campaigns, academic research, lobbying, and legal strategies to secure victories for animals in labs. He will share with us some of the organization’s recent historic accomplishments and its ongoing efforts. We are so excited to welcome Ryan! 
All profits from this cafe will be donated to two local animal rescue groups, Third Coast Animal Rescue and Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, both of which are doing amazing life saving work for animals in our area. And if you're looking to adopt a new love into your life, Project Purr will be bringing some of their adoptable kitties! 

And on the delicious menu: 
Minestrone soup featuring produce from Central's community garden
Pesto pasta with roasted veggies
Big Greek salad with tofu feta and creamy herb dressing 
Italian Bread
Apricot-Almond Cake 

Dinner is by donation. All profits this month go to Third Coast and Project Purr. 
Volunteers are also always appreciated! If you'd like to volunteer, please message us so we can put you on our schedule. Slots we need to fill for this event include help with set up/decorating/service (Please arrive at 4:30), help running the dinner itself (arrive by 5:45 and plan to help through the meal), as well as help cleaning up after dinner (Please plan to stay until about 9 or 10 pm). Thank you so much!