Officials with Memorial Park Conservancy announced Vibrant, the Houston-based cafe known for its commitment to health and sustainability, has opened in a second location at Memorial Park.

The new cafe is part of Memorial Park's Running Complex, a major programmatic hub and access point on the south side of the park that debuted in November and is located southwest of the Kinder Land Bridge and the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Prairie.

Shellye Arnold is the president and CEO of the Memorial Park Conservancy.

“Vibrant introduces a new gathering space at Memorial Park, offering the community a place to enjoy nourishing, sustainable food amidst the park's natural beauty. The cafe's opening and the broader expansion of dining and recreational options in the park reflect our ongoing commitment to meet the diverse needs of all Houstonians,” Arnold said in a news release.

What's on the menu

Vibrant’s menu, available for both dine-in and takeout, is all made in-house from scratch using local, regenerative and organic ingredients, according to the news release. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings complemented by a full-service organic-coffee program. All menu items are completely free from gluten, dairy, refined sugars, peanuts and genetically modified organisms.

Vibrant's menu also includes freshly made pastries, bread and natural wines.
Breakfast tacos are on the menu at Vibrant café. (Courtesy Memorial Park Conservancy/ Madeline Tal McKowen)
Breakfast tacos are on the menu at Vibrant cafe. (Courtesy Memorial Park Conservancy/Madeline Tal McKowen)
What else

A portion of the cafe’s revenue will go toward Memorial Park's conservancy efforts to maintain and preserve the park.

Also of note

This year marks the centennial of Memorial Park. The Memorial Park Conservancy—which maintains and operates 1,100 of the park’s 1,500 acres—celebrated this year by hosting a free picnic March 9.

Vibrant offers fast-casual counter service daily from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., with hours adjusting seasonally to coincide with daylight hours.