335 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Phone: 273-1455
FAX: 273-1499

Monday - Friday
7am - 8pm

8am - 8pm

Sunday Brunch
10am - 3:00 pm

Why “Smart Monkey?”

The Smart Monkey name originated from an experiment conducted at the Copenhagen Zoo. The apes were given piles of organic and non-organic food to eat. As long as organic food remained, the apes would not eat the non-organic. What’s more, the apes ate the entire organic banana, peel and all. However, they peeled the non-organic banana, tossed the peel and ate only the fruit. What smart monkeys!

At Smart Monkey Café, we are committed to providing healthy, organic and natural food to our customers...but with an element of fun! Our goal is provide as many organic and natural homemade dishes as possible and still maintain affordability. We hope you enjoy your organic as much as the Copenhagen apes - but we won’t make you eat the peel!

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