Great Vegan Option
Really good vegan cuisine. Really Wonderful staff and a good atmosphere.
1/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a non vegan, I was little
As a non vegan, I was little apprehensive about going here for a dinner with friends. I read the menu online and felt a little scared about things like "cashew cheese". Everything I tried was PHENOMENAL. Honestly, one of the best meals Ive had in a while, vegan or non-vegan. Will be recommending this to others for sure!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time at this location
My first time at this location and I found it to be just as delicious as the other in Larchmont. The food is so fresh and the flavors and textures so well-put-together. I am a meat-eater, but I enjoy and appreciate a good vegan meal. Alot of veg/vegan places use fake meat (yuck) but at CG there is none to be found. Our server was super friendly and attentive. It was my husband's birthday and the whole staff came out and sang him a really nice bday song.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I truly enjoyed my meal and
I truly enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere. Plus it was my first time there. I would definitely go back and recommend.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vegan food good for all
Terrific experience--from the parking, to the restaurant space, to the food and service. Good food. Even us omnivores cleaned our plates and felt very satisfied. Would definitely go again.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent vegetarian restaurant.
Excellent vegetarian restaurant. The kale chips, brussel sprouts and veggie burger were delicious. All the dishes and drinks have great names like "I am vivid", which is red sangria. The desserts are great too. Another good feature is 90 minute free validated parking.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Vegan Organic Treat!
Good tasty healthy vegan organic food with a caring attentive staff in a warm, bright comfortable environment.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's easy to become vegan
It's easy to become vegan after eating here. Every dish is so skillfully prepared and delicious that's it's almost hard to believe they're all meat and dairy free. I wish they would come to New York!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing restaurant with amazing food. Can not wait to return.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super delicious vegan food
Super delicious vegan food - probably the best in Los Angeles!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love Café Gratitude and
I love Café Gratitude and the quality of the dishes is exceptional, especially the raw enchiladas, raw kelp noodles, I am Whole bowl, and the new Hawaiian pizza.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good meal, skip the dessert.
Overall, this is perhaps the best vegan restaurant I've had for dinner. The appetizer and dinner were both wonderful, and I enjoyed my herbal infusion. Our waitress was friendly, and the noise level was energetic, but not too noisy to hold a conversation. The only drawback was dessert- the texture of our cake left a little to be desired. Overall, I would recommend!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
If You Want to Glow
I've been a longtime fan of Gratitude on Larchmont. As is often the case, there is a slight decline in tastiness whenever there's a branch out, but Gratitude Venice stays the course pretty well. The service is stellar. Friend ordered a cappuccino, a waiter walked by and asked her if she wanted more foam. He took it and returned with the frothiest almond milk coffee drink ever made.
They're no longer making the fake BLT I Am Incredible I think it was called, but an astute waitress figured out how to make it by using the bacon-flavored coconut chips from another sandwich. Delish!
Got the I am divine beet/ginger juice. The name fits. Try it.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our uncle was in from out
Our uncle was in from out of state and we took him here for dinner. It was our first time coming to this restaurant. It was great! We had a really good time, all three of us really liked the food and said so, the smoothies were awesome, service was attentive, very friendly, enjoyed the ambiance. Great night out, we will definitely be back.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were first time diners
We were first time diners looking for a spot that the entire family could enjoy. With our 50/50 split on meat vs vegan this isn't always easy. No one was disappointed and there was a unanimous vote (out of 12) to return! I feel a victorious win as well as a happy tummy.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Please use Opentable when booking here. The place was packed when our party of four visited but our table was ready and we were promptly seated.
I've only ever eaten here for lunch but I have to say, they have an uncanny ability of making a non-meat meal taste like meat. I say this because I had a meat-loving curmudgeon with me who absolutely loved his veggie burger.
They have a veggie substitute for everything which I have to say is all delicious.
By the way...service is great.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything is AMAZING!!! I could eat here every night AND turn vegan.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was incredible! Diners
Food was incredible! Diners included a Vegan, Vegetarian and Carnivore...everyone loved their meal...I am Mahalo, I am Terrific and I am Humble (Indian curried lentils over brown rice, with sautéed vegatables, sweet potatoes and spinach, drizzled with a spicy mint chutney and sweet tamarind sauce)...which was my favorite. Dessert was beyond delicious! I am Joy (essentially an Almond Joy), I am Irresistable coconut cream pie and I am Praising vanilla ice cream made with coconut and cashew milk. EVERY bite of EVERYthing was wonderful! Visited on a busy Sunday. Service was entirely pleasant however not very attentative.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Gratitude!
Cafe Gratitude is my go-to whenever I am in Los Angeles. The cuisine is at once comforting and elevated. Vegans and non-vegans alike will find something (more than one thing) that will delight their palates. My only wish--that Cafe Gratitude had a San Diego location! Now that would be perfect!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Gratitude is fantastic in every way except noise level. (Bad accoustics + happy people!) I ordered the "I AM AWESOME" sandwich which was grilled eggplant with nut cheeses and yummy pesto in a (sundried tomato and grated carrot wrap?) OMG! The flavors were truly awesome! I have never eaten such good tasting vegan food in my life! It was sooo good I probably will never order anything else! I'm not even a vegan or vegetarian and I go for flavor! This was winning the lottery! an Our server, Rebecca, was wonderful! All in all, great experience!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Gratitude was good overall. The food and ambiance were good. Loved the ginger ale and sesame seed crackers. My one year old son loved the cilantro hummus. My husband liked the tiramisu a la mode.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only bad thing I could say about this place is, it's very
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Healthy and vibrant
Always feel good leaving there, and full which is hard when you only eat vegetarian. Well prepared and chill ambiance add to the experience. Kind of loud though.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greatful for Gratittude
This is my third time at Gratitude and it was a great experience. Really great vegan food at a great price with a clean and tasteful interior and good service.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative, Healthy Uplifting Meal
I'm not vegetarian but this restaurant will please the palate of the most diehard meat-eater. The meals are absolutely delicious and I love that you can get alcohol here too. I had the Sangria which was wonderful on a hot summer night. The plates and bowls are all inscribed with the question "What are you grateful for?" The waiter will give your table the question of the day which you can use for discussion with your tablemates. Ours was "What do you love about your community?" You will feel nourished in tummy and soul when you leave!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Great all around - highly recommend. They do a great and energetic birthday song. Food fantastic!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Pleasant Suprise
I love Cafe Gratitude. I had never been to the Venice location and was concerned about how the parking was going to turn out. However, they validated so it was great. Our server was awesome, the food was great.. and I recommend highly every chance I get.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife has limitation when it comes to food and Cafe Gratitude was perfect and she had many options to choose from without havin to compromise. This will be a regular place we can have a date! Thank you Cafe Gratitude!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than restaurant; an experience
This place should be a model for how other restaurants should function. Smart, friendly service and delicious, BEAUTIFUL food. You'll leave the place feeling excited about life.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grateful for Cafe Gratitude
I truly loved this experience. From the reservation to the walking out the door, where the hostess remembered my name and I'd never been there before. The restaurant is aesthetic in the ambiance, it has a very cheerful open feel to it, the wait staff was genuine, present and really brought you into the experience this cafe is working to create. And the FOOD, inspires me to learn to cook raw and varied. I highly recommend this cafe to all.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time on 8/10/13 at Cafe Gratitude for brunch. We especially LOVED that the servers sang a beautiful birthday song to the birthday guest! The food was delicious and we ate outside, as it is kind of noisy inside. The patio dining was lovely. Thank you!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
All good except...
Food was great and we had a good table but the service was slow.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing dinner at Cafe Gratitude! The food was absolutely fresh & perfect, & parking was no problem, even on a busy Saturday night! Definitely is now one of my go to places!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never quite "got" vegetarianism. Although I've given it a shot over the years, boredom has usually driven me back to more, er, traditional forms of eating. If, however, I were to eat regularly at Cafe Gratitude, I might be able to do it. Dishes are tasty, imaginative and filling. Service is friendly and efficient. And if the whole vibe is a little over-the-top new age, well that's part of the charm. Will definitely go again.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Raw-Vegan Food
Great night! - the raw lasagna is spectacular!
It was a full house on a Tuesday night, but the crowd is eclectic and it's a fun place to grab dinner with a friend!
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
great venice eatery
Great food and service. Excellent for all eaters...vegan, gluten-free, and those who eat everything!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Vegan food ever and I'm not a vegan!!! Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere that lives up to its name!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
this is a great place for anyone who wants VERY healthy delicious food!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time around
Actually, this was our third. With Cafe Gratitude finding fabulous food was never so easy. The only issue is that I still can't find my favorite since we have not been there enough. Every item I or my dinning buddies have ordered has been hit right on the mark. I take my vegan and meatarian friends here, no one will miss the meat with these flavorful vegetarian recipes.
One thing I really appreciate is that they mark the raw food items with a large visible "R", this has been invaluable for guiding my husband who gets in dinning moods based on the seasons temperature.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service from the host, to the waiter to server was excellent. They were all friendly and had great vibes! We opted to sit inside thinking it would be warmer than sitting outside. However, it was a bit chilly for my wife. We notified the waitress, and she alerted a guy behind the bar who immediately came to turn up the thermostat. Our waitress made some great recommendations which we took her up on and enjoyed very much. My wife is more vegetarian/vegan than I am; however, I enjoyed every dished served our way. Even if you're a non-vegan, I highly recommend this place because the food is all organic and local and taste great!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Uma
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.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for Vegan food!
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!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just for vegans
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!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous birthday dinner
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)
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegan loves the food
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.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy, Healthy, Hearty
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.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM