Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….

Dear Community, It is with a light and liberated heart that I share the news that I am no longer an owner of Dandelion Communitea Cafe, having recently signed a settlement. The settlement stopped the lawsuit to dissolve the business. The incredible place I infused with so much of my heart, soul and essence will continue on to feed … More Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….

Knight News, Presentation at UCF is featured

Julie Norris, University of Central Florida alumnae and owner of Orlando’s own organic and eco-friendly Dandelion Communitea Café, spoke to students about her business and work ethic on Wednesday afternoon. Her thoughts about starting a business and overcoming challenges are unique, authentic and interesting. Norris first began her career as a manager for Kinko’s in … More Knight News, Presentation at UCF is featured

Business Values Highlighted in Sentinel

Dandy recently got some great coverage in the Orlando Sentinel about our socially consciously approach to doing business. We are grateful for the positive recognition from the media, and it also gives us permission to address a commonly made, but inaccurate assumption. Many believe our patrons are a caricature of liberalism (whatever that is) but … More Business Values Highlighted in Sentinel

Interview for Happy Cow

This article was originally publishedon  AUGUST 18, 2011 in for HappyCow, read the original article here. Owner or Chef’s Name: Julie Norris (her blog) Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Our greatest success has been from the relationships that have formed over the years with … More Interview for Happy Cow

Eco-Enterprise by Sarah Sekula for FirstMonday Magazine

Published in FirstMonday Magazine in 2009, By Sarah Sekula By the time 29-year-old eco-preneur Julie Norris cruises into work at 10 a.m., her café is buzzing with activity. She briefly ignores her extensive to-do list and pulls up a hand-painted, secondhand chair for a quick bite to eat. While nibbling away on a Curty Pie … More Eco-Enterprise by Sarah Sekula for FirstMonday Magazine

Grassroots Goddess in Eco Crusade Article in Orlando Magazine

Grassroots  Goddess Earth mother Julie Norris plants the seeds for responsible living in Orlando. Julie Norris hadn’t heard of “organic” when, as a college student, she bit into one of the most delicious pieces of fruit she had ever tasted. “I grew up eating TV dinners and Little Debbies,” she says. “I couldn’t understand why this … More Grassroots Goddess in Eco Crusade Article in Orlando Magazine