Cafe Gratitude - Arts District

4.5
215 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Café Gratitude is a collection of plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet. We practice business through a term we call “Sacred Commerce”, where we provide inspired service, honest and transparent communication, and express gratitude for the richness of our lives.We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products. Our food is prepared with love. We invite you to step inside and enjoy being someone that chooses: loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing being provided for. Have fun and enjoy being nourished. Welcome to Café Gratitude!
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nacho is my go to appetizer!

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s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the staff were so cheery and helpful

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing for gluten free! Loved it.

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HH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

With a vegan friend on our first visit to the Arts District. Parking was easy on a cool, early Saturday evening. We had cocktails at the nearby Here and Now before dinner. All the dishes we had were very good. I particularly liked the Brussels sprouts starter. The curry and Hawaiian pizza were hits and the portions were generously shareable. Prices were reasonable and our server was attentive but unobtrusive when we were talking.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was extra delicious, and our server Sarah was super cute, but the location is so manufactured :/ Beautiful space, but I’ll still with Larchmont, thanks :)

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B
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Slow service for not being busy at all. Overpriced, overhyped salty food. Worth a try like once? The words of affirmation menu concept is stupid. Seems like our server got offended that we didn’t buy into the “I AM______” style of ordering. This restaurant should add the following three new menu items: “I AM salty”, “I AM sorry” & “I AM over it”. Will not be back unless I’m forced to go.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am not a vegetarian (or vegan). Both my dinner partner and I were impressed with the menu variety, ease of ordering (one word descriptions like "original" and "terrific") and the flavor of the dishes. We both said we'd go back.

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l
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great vegetarian place to eat. Has a variety of food that tastes amazing! The vibe is hipster which is not my cup of tea, but a great experience. You order your food by saying "I am..."

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Parking is awful but staff is great!

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GR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The host made me wait for 10 minutes waiting for a table and came back to just tell me that she would come back to me in a few minutes. I thought it was rude, considering I already had a reservation and the place was not full

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is quite good. It makes a meat lover believe being vegan is not too much of a stretch. It was a bit noisy, and I do believe the prices are a bit high, but the place is trendy, so I guess we are paying for that...and we have to be thankful for this too....hmmmm.

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RT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was not good. The bread and the French fries were burnt. The server was not friendly. Some of the food items were out of stock. When we ordered pizza we were told they did not have anymore and we received the same response when we ordered one of the drinks. We were very disappointed. I would not return to this location nor recommend it to a friend.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious natural foods. Can't go wrong with any meal choice.

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OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food selection was amazing and would definitely recommend it to a vegetarian/vegan.

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BR
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parking is easy and free. Greeted by Penelope, who was awesome. She took my order right away and got everything perfect. It was not busy, so we had a brief chat. What a lovey young lady. I highly recommend this place for health conscious people. Vegans will be especially pleased.

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LM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, appetizing
Very noisy indoor seating
We opted to stay outside but the service was very slow outside

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MD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food for a good deal. The "Taco Tuesday" selections were very affordable at $12 for 3 tacos! We didn't love how dark it was inside the restaurant. It honestly made us a bit sleepy! If they turned up the lights, the ambiance would be perfect.

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DD
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Cafe Gratitude. Great food, imaginatively prepared. However I do not like being assigned to write a certain number of words!

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AE
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming to Cafe Gratitude. This location is always so clean and friendly. I pre-ordered the cinnamon rolls this time because they usually run out of their fresh baked items early in the day. The breakfast items were incredibly filling so much that we had to pack up the rest. They were great even as leftovers later in the day. Everything is always fresh and amazing.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend for her birthday, they don't do anything special there which is fine, our service was great, food wait time was great. Food tasted fresh and executed to perfection. First time here and now I am craving to eat here everyday and I am not remotely vegan.

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SG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Gratitude is my happy place. Sign up for the rewards card. Very generous!

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with 2 foodies from out of town.
We were wowed!
Service was excellent.
Food was creative, tasty and healthy.
A rare combination.
Will be back.

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the coffee, food and decor! Highly recommend!

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EM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan options. Very tasty, service was excellent and place very clean and cozy. Had a great experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted and seated right away by a delightful hostess. Our server provided outstanding service throughout the night with a warm and bubbly personality, attention to detail, attentiveness, and great explanations to menu items.

The table loved the sautéed broccolini... I especially loved the tempeh bacon that comes with it... spicy, sweet and addictive. The SF mission burrito is a favorite... and in my opinion the star of the show is the the mushroom carnitas stuffed inside... delectably chewy! Economical too as light eaters can make two meals out of this! Rest of us had bowls, Evolved with avocado. Bowls were delish. Evolved has the chewy crunch of sea veggies that I like and comes with spicy bibimbap sauce on the side so you can adjust heat and salt. Finally, the maple ice cream that came with the coffee cake was rich and very flavorful, definitely a keeper.

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MT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service. I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but went home happy. Nice place, parking at the door. Bonus: nice beer selection.

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FR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place, All plant-based foods with gourmet level, it always impresses me. Menu options and taste can accommodate to any foodie from vegetarian, flexiterian and even non-vegan eaters. Mostly organic/local ingredients and creative combinations. Allergen dishes available and gluten-free friendly as well.
Cheers.!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service experience for medicore food. As I try to be respectful to the restaurant employees and tip accordingly, I rarely experience terrible service, particularly in a highly competitive foodie city like LA. However, when it does happen, especially in a way that belittles the validity of my complaints or demeans my honesty, logic, experience, etiquette or any other aspects of my character, I cannot help but wonder whether this was in some way related to my skin colour or any other cues that could have been (mis)read to signify certain socioeconomic status and position of power. If so, the thought that such backward notion still persists and worst, is acted upon baffles me and leaves me with utter despair. Unfortunately, This was what I felt today when the amicable staff suddenly turned non-attentive, dismissive, and accusatory to my questiom related to a concern I repetitively attempted to clarify and double-check upon my arrival and before the meal. Their claim to have not heard what I repeatedly asked for confirmation only further proved their inattentiveness and disregard from the start; they either didn't pay attention to what I was saying or decided to ignore me regardless, because if for some reason they felt like a clarification was needed, they should have asked or at least not given me a positive answer. I will not be returning in the future.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very casual. Excellent food. Very nice staff. A bit noisy.

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y
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice for lunch mid-week and the food and service were fantastic both visits!

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DC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, plates were filling and well garnished.

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KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good people, great service!! Thank you so much!!

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LW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite vegan spots, always healthy and balanced, flavorful food. Great atmosphere too, and very friendly staff at all locations.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was prompt, the waiter was attentive, and the food was delicious! A lot of variety on the menu and comes with filling portions. The kelp noodle dish was excellent, as well as the Humble Bowl (Indian) and Whole Bowl! The buffalo cauliflower is also delicious addition to a meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience!

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very beautiful restaurant, very aesthetically pleasing with great picture opportunities. Personally I am not vegan but wanted to try it out, this place is very tasty. Also in a very nice area, great to walk around after and enjoy a beautiful day.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service

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TI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely LOVE the ambience and the overall positive vibe. It was the perfect place for me and my mom to reflect on how lucky and grateful we are to have one another.

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MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I'm vegan so I appreciate any effort to offer vegan dishes. Cafe Gratitude delivers and then some. It is the best vegan restaurant in downtown Los Angeles (although my spouse prefers Shojin) in that its entire menu is vegan and it does a very good job of creating vegan dishes. Nothing heel-kicking exciting, but competent and good. I come here for special occasions and well as an occasional dinner. I highly recommend it to vegans; the food is good enough that their non-vegan companions will be happy as well.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All was love...service, food, space
Left all loves up...

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