Cafe Gratitude - Arts District

4.7
230 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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AZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Amazing vibes! The food was absolute delicious and filling, yet so fresh and unique. I will definitely go again with my family and friends. Such a warm environment - I love it here at Cafe Gratitude. Make sure you go! You will love it!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love EAT! The food is always amazing & the staff are all super friendly. The atmosphere is fun & creative. I recommend EAT to my friends with small children too as it's very chill & family-friendly.

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VY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great as always!!
lower the music - too loud you have to talk really loud to hear each other......
the best food and service anywhere

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easy parking for L.A. , good service, good food and drink, a little loud and echoey.

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d
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very loud but service was wonderful and food for the non vegans among us was surprisingly delicious. Apparently one of the better branches of this chain according to the vegan.

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Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

we've been to Gratitude Beverly HIlls 4x and Arts District 3x including this visit.
Obviously we like "Gratitude" restaurants.
This experience was NOT typical Gratitude.
The place was practically empty on a Sunday 5:00pm.
Food ordered by 5:15
meals came out at 6:00pm...........45 minutes ........serving 4
One meal came out cold.
Ordered crispy French Fries with meal.
Go extra brown,limp cold french fries.

Not a Gratitude we will want to come back to.
We'll just have to wait until we are in Beverly Hills, where the food is always good, and the servers very pleasant.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place!! The food tastes really good! The restaurant is very nicely decorated. The waiter is very patient. He helped us change the seat we wanted. Definitely will come back again!

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We come here often but this visit was below our expectations. We were celebrating Father's Day and there were guests kids skating on the patio. It was loud. The service was also very slow.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this vegan only restaurant. We are regulars and are treated as a member of the family. They know me by my name since I’m the one that makes the reservations. I love the décor and the entire ambiance.

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S
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Love brunch. Amazing flavors in food. Options for everyone. Friendly, warm service.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Rude server, overpriced food, was charged for a dish we never received, even the French fries took 40 mins to reach the table and they were cold. Super disappointed :/

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A really fun place to get delicious vegan lunch.

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DR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend of mine was in town and every time she is here, we meet at a cafe gratitude. Love their food and amazing service!

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m
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good, very different choices compared to your typical vegetarian restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding! A bit loud, but that is understandable because we entered during the lunch rush. Service was terrific.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nacho is my go to appetizer!

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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
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing for gluten free! Loved it.

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HH
San Francisco
11 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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Los Angeles
5 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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Los Angeles
3 reviews
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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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
4 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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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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Orange County
11 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
13 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
15 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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E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
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
5 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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