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Cafe Gratitude - Venice
Cafe Gratitude - Venice

Cafe Gratitude - Venice Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafegratitudevenice.com
  • Email: info@cafegratitudela.com
  • Phone: (424) 231-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Organic, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Dreux Ellis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 90 Minute validated parking on 5th street.
A word from Cafe Gratitude - Venice
Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic vegan restaurants specializing in gourmet raw and cooked cuisines. Our cafes create gourmet dishes with organic produce from our very own farm in Vacaville, CA (Be Love Farm). We honor the earth as we honor ourselves and have created a menu that promotes consciousness and sustainability for both our well being and health as well as the planet and all of its inhabitants. We practice business through a view of love we call Sacred Commerce, where we celebrate mistakes, commit to strong communication, and give gratitude for our lives. Check out our menu and come dine with us. Come to our workshops and classes and learn with us. Visit our online store and support us. Check out our blog and connect with us.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Who knew that dining vegan could be so satisfying? For this avowed foodie, I was wonderfully surprised by how truly tasty everything was. Our waiter recommended an eggplant and cashew cheese with added pesto sandwich and tacos filled with butternut squash, cashew cheese, and avocado. If this is what dining vegan tastes like, I just may be convinced to becoming an herbivore!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Our group really enjoyed all the healthy and organic choices. The variety on the menu is excellent. The restaurant is very attractively decorated and well priced. The only problem was the noise level....people talking and even screaming very loudly, plus music playing It was hard to communicate with the waiter who to his credit got our orders right. All this compounded by hard surfaces that don't absorb noise well. I hesitate to return except on off hours when it's not full of people. We decided to have coffee and dessert elsewhere because the roar inside the restaurant was really uncomfortable."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been here many times. I love that everything is organic and vegan. The noise level was riduculous. I could not here my waitress or the other people at my table unless we were nearly shouting. I also felt rushed. We had ordered appetizer, wine, food and dessert and planned on having a nice meal with friends. The waitress kept trying to take our plates before we were finished. I have always liked the food here and its so close to home; however may need to find a nice, quiet cafe with good vegan food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I'm not usually into vegan food but the Humble Bowl is the delicious!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "While I enjoyed the food, the service or my server wasn't' that great. This was my first time eating at this location. Generally eat at the location in the Larchmont area."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food is really fresh and so flavorful. "Whole" is by far my favorite thing on the menu, the garlic tahini dressing is incredible and the variety of vegetables go together perfectly. The Zucchini Hummus appetizer is really really delicious. The two dishes that weren't the best was "Hearty" and "Awesome". "Awesome" was a little bit tastier than "Hearty" but the sundried tomatoes in "Hearty" were kind of overpowering and the taste was so bold it got old quick. The service was pretty poor. The waitress was nice and polite, but lacked attentiveness a great deal, everything we asked for took a long time and I noticed other people getting their food before us who sat down 10 -15 minutes after we did."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "you're going to get a weird vibe if you aren't a beach yoga-doing, meditation-loving vegan. it's a little contrived. but if you know what you're getting into, then you'll have a great meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been to the Cafe Gratitude on Larchmont and was excited to try this one. Even better!!! Yay!!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I love Cafe Gratitude, have been to several of their other restaurants in other cities. The food is awesome, vegan and organic, fresh and delicious. The menu has so many unique choices, really fun to eat there. The service is great, the wait staff all seem to love their jobs. And the desserts are out of this world. All raw, all good for you, but they taste as decadent as any cooked sugary concoction. I highly recommend Cafe Gratitude!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My new vegan daughter loved her birthday lunch. Long time to get our food! But friendly, pricey, and a good time!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "A long time friend invited us to go to lunch for his daughter's B-Day. We went and were pleased with the menu variety and selections. There are many vegetarian dishes and the ones we selected not only looked good, but were tasty. A good day, it was. BYW, validated parking in the below ground level lot was a plus."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "If you're a vegan, you'll love that you can order any dish you want off of the menu. Other than that, we found the food to be very ordinary."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food was fine. I wanted to try it because it was vegan, thinking that it would be super interesting and yummy since they had such good reviews. But it ended up being the same boring vegan food I have had. There really is only so much you can do with vegetables."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "If you are a skeptical-type person, you may have difficulties ordering, with such dish names as "I am awesome". But the vegan offerings are quite tasty, if not low calorie. (Cashew butter is used in quite a few of their dishes to simulate cheese sauce). The sauces are multi-cultural, ranging from harissa to basil to sesame/wasabi. All are flavorful. Service is very uneven--from charming to poor."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is not my first time, I use to go to the one in San Francisco. The food is always really good. I like the 2 tacos transformed with butternut squash and the service is very good as well and we got seated promptly. Will be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I found Cafe Gratitude to be a friendly, open and cordial. It was very busy that evening, yet service was excellent and our waitress was stellar. She paid attention to details and were quite knowledgeable. Food was simply fabulous -- and was very healthy. Not only that all the dishes were promptly cleared and meals were paced just right. Superb service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you like Vegan/Vegetarian, you have to try Cafe Gratitude."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Yummy vegan restaurant, although I believe Open Table categorizes it as vegetarian. Our meals were tasty, but a bit gummy with the added sauce. Restaurant claims to validate parking in the structure for 90 minutes. I was there just under the time limit and was charged $8.00 with validation....."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Maybe the best piece of key lime pie I've ever had."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Great veggie food. Wonderful combinations always satisfying"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Wish we had one in Dallas. It's a dream menu for a gluten-free, vegan. Food is delicious and the place is hip and lovely."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I've been to MANY vegetarian restaurants in the area as well as all over the country and Cafe Gratitude ranks in the top 5. Menu is not too big which means they can focus on doing what they do well, and they do. the Macrobiotic meal was so nourishing and satisfying both on the physical and spiritual level. Certainly this place lives up to its name, for I am so grateful it is open and thriving. It 's my new favorite!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "it feels like comfort food, yet the experience is purely nourishing in every possible way. It's hard to not order my favorite (I am humble) combo of rice, quinoa, lentils, cilantro, tamarind and sweet potatoes every time…"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "If you are a vegetarian, or have gluten free dietary needs this is the place to come. We ordered four dishes and were happy with each one. The servers were friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Inventive food choices, well prepared and presented. Not inexpensive, given the ingredients."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Yummy food and good service. We were running late and called the restaurant to change to a 30 min later booking. They were happy to accommodate despite being very busy when we arrived. Our friend was even later and we weren't rushed to order or leave once we finished eating. Food was delicious and filling."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We really missed a couple of items from the old menu (taco salad, raw Thai coconut soup) and the service seemed a little indifferent. Otherwise, the food was good and it's a nice room."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Love the food -- creative, healthful. Great location on Rose in a new building with plenty of outdoor seating."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "When I am eating lunch with my daughter I like to order and eat in a timely fashion. We were at the restaurant for an hour and half. Eating with an antsy almost three year old is not fun. The server didn't even explain what was taking so long. She didn't fill our water glasses, ask how our food was and she forgot to bring my husbands beer. The experience was pretty lousy. We have been here before bit sure we will go back."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I first went to Cafe Gratitude in Berkeley and ever since I moved back to Southern California, I've been going to the Venice location! I love it! It's a lot more hip and hopping. I love how dog friendly the outside patio is and the vibe of the restaurant. The hostess was very accommodating as my party showed up early for our reservation and changed our minds as to when we wanted to sit, but but seated us immediately after we told her we wanted to sit and was very forthright. Service was a bit slow, but I guess that's expected on a busy Saturday morning. Thanks!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Bright Clean and airy. I've always had a good experience here, and the food is really delicious vegan fare. First time I used an advance reservation via Open Table. Got a RSVP call for restaurant and all was waiting for us."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Gratitude met and exceeded my expectations. the dishes were inventive, nice looking and tasty. My "steak eating" Colorado friends were well satisfied. The $10 corkage fee was more than fair. I will be back again."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Might be a bit much for foodies. I think I might try brunch."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "I am vegan, gluten free and lactose free, and there was plenty of great food to choose from. The salads were wonderful and there is an abaundant choice of different dishes."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "They were out of Kale chips - the Humble was not made with sweet potato but regular which was not as favorable - they were out of the strawberry shortcake for dessert For a Saturday night they were out of two many things My watermelon juice was served when I was almost finished my meal not in the beginning when the wine was served to the people I was with"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We had a terrific birthday celebration on Thursday. My husband has eaten there several times before and couldn't wait to come back. My first time. I loved the innovative menu. Portions were a good size and delicious. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable. Carrot cake dessert was a perfect treat (and a great birthday candle holder)"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Class vibe unlike many vegan restaurants. This place looks sophisticated and trendy. Excellent food, huge portions. We walked away full and more than satisfied! The eggplant parmesan panini was amazing!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Cafe Gratitude Venice is a wonderful bruch destination for vegans and their friends. Now when you coax and cajole non-vegans to come with you to a vegan restaurant, they will likely embrace the variety, the unique approach to fresh and flavorful cuisine (creating new and exciting recipes rather than relying on emulating meat!), and the friendly atmosphere. It is not super cheap, but that is reflective of the fresh, organic ingredients and the multi-component, handmade quality of the food -- all of which shows up in the taste. I will return again and again and hopefully broaden the perspectives of non-vegans to give whole food a chance!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "This vegan restaurant serves delicious salads, appetizers, entrees, smoothies and other drinks that are tasty and healthy. We did their three-day cleanse that was expensive but, ultimately, healthy and had excellent results. We are energized and thinner."
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "this is a great place for anyone who wants VERY healthy delicious food!"
    Dined on 9/4/2013