Cape Health: Viv’s Kitchen & Juice Bar

Cape Cod Life  /  July 2023 / ,

Writer: Jenna Ellis

Food for Thought Healthy and delicious vibes are on the menu at Viv’s Kitchen and Juice Bar. Tucked away in a quaint corner of Orleans lies Viv’s Kitchen & Juice Bar is serving up fare for hungry and healthy individuals. Located off 6A, in the Orleans Marketplace, owners Viviane and Mike Dufresne opened the doors to the nourishing café in 2017. The menu is completely mouthwatering, a healthy food haven, as it is comprised of freshly pressed juices, revitalizing açaí bowls, the perfect breakfast fill, traditional Brazilian plates, and so much more.  Viviane and Mike first crossed paths in Boston, although their connection to Cape Cod runs deep. Mike spent his childhood in Eastham, while Viviane moved from Brazil to Martha’s Vineyard at the age of ten. Before meeting in Boston, Viviane and Mike pursued careers as bartenders, traversing across the country. However, their shared aspiration to provide a nurturing environment for their growing family led them back to Cape Cod. They are the proud parents of two sons, embracing their life on Cape Cod since 2013, and fulfilled their dream of opening a cafe in 2017. Viviane’s longing to bring accessible Brazilian food to the Cape became a reality she says, “We’re trying to bring a little culture to this end of the Cape. Seeing people step outside of the box and enjoying Brazilian food and trying something new and different— that’s fun for us to see, people freaking out over how good and healthy food can be, and saying ‘what is this?!’” she exclaims. Experiencing the Brazilian-American café is pure bliss for anyone seeking nutrient-dense, flavorful foods ranging from daily pressed juices to satiating protein bowls—truly something for everyone. “We make everything from scratch, there’s nothing that we don’t make by hand. We’re here for hours prepping and…

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