Cafe Gratitude - Arts District

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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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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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s
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Super slooooow service. Service non existent. Food cAme out in 45 min. No apology. Server who appeared to be the manager never checked in. Not child friendly. The tables are filthy and the cups are dirty. My wipes were black upon wiping them. Horrible.

n
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been to several other Café gratitude locations however this one lacked in flavor. The waitress wasn’t accommodating and friendly as other locations.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their creative menu. Every time we dine there, we are treated like VIP guests. There staff all act as though they love doing their job.

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is great. Try the burrito. It’s delish. Great cocktails too.

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I hate to leave this review because I love what Cafe Gratitude stands for, but honestly tonight is the last time I’ll be dining here. I am mostly annoyed at myself for going yet again- tonight’s meal is my fourth experience in a row at this location that has been severely disappointing.

I have several family members whose vegan or vegetarian so this is always my go to spot to take them out. Tonight we went for my mother’s birthday and also to take advantage of the DineLA specials.

We ordered our food and nearly 40 minutes it hadn’t arrived nor had our waitress checked on us. Our first course was salad plus my toddler was with us and she was getting very fussy as she was hungry and that is an unreasonable amount of time. I got to from our table carrying my daughter to find the waitress to follow up. Shortly thereafter our food came... salads that came with mushroom bacon. I kid you not my salad had one sliver of mushroom. I asked for a manager to come over and he promised to bring more out plus another set of utensils and hot sauce. The mushrooms did come but the hot sauce and utensils never did so I found myself a set from another table. Our reservation was for 6:30 om and we were also told when we sat down that one of the dessert options for the evening was already sold out. I can only assume with a mostly empty dining room this was a result of bad planning and not of an unexpected amount of diners for the evening.

I am truly kicking myself for wasting money on this spot. I have had better luck at the Larchmont location but honestly after tonight I won’t be visiting any of their locations. I really hope things turn around for them, they are an LA staple and I’m all for plant based dining options but wow, never again. Dine here with caution and don’t end up like me $100+ dollars later for a mediocre meal for 2 with simpterrible service.

n
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service! Love plant based dining!

c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding as is usually the case at Cafe Gratitude. The Arts District is my favorite because of the service and ambiance.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Year’s Day brunch spot!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pre theater dining. Not a great choice if you need to get served and out quickly.
Good food, friendly, nice ambiance. Will go again when I’m not in BBC a rush.

BF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for a vegan restaurant. Good vibes and tranquil setting. Great message.

F
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, organic food! They raised their prices a bit, but the quality is still great. Great service too.

RE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my dinner experience. Great service, great food, great restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Too loud,couldn't hear people at table. But great food.

S
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice restaurant. The food was good as well as the service. It would be perfect for a night out with friends or even a date.

KT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Glorious: The Blackened Tempeh Caesar Wrap is my favorite go to when dining here. Fresh, delicious and very satisfying! The side of fries served with it was also tasty and stayed crispy throughout my whole meal. The I am Glowing (pressed juice) was refreshing and cooling. I loved the mixture of carrot, ginger, turmeric, yogurt coconut and probiotics inside. I would get both of these items again. The service was also great! The servers were attentive and got me anything else I needed. Otherwise, they left me to enjoy my meal and I didn't feel rushed at all.

B
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter is a vegetarian so I was pleased to find this place to take her while I was visiting LA (she's a student there). She doesn't usually have trouble finding things to eat and mainstream restaurants, but she was absolutely thrilled to have a large menu of selections to choose from.

She had the pesto pasta, and I tasted it too, and it was excellent. The pasta was clearly home made. My daughter's description, "if macaroni and ravioli had a baby, this would be it."

I had the enchiladas. Outstanding. I'm an omnivore, so i was really surprised to find such tasty and creative preparations.

For desert we had the skillet cookie with "ice cream" on top. This place is vegan, so I don't know what the ice cream was. I thought it was delicious. IMO, the cookie was too much chocolate and too little cookie, but my daughter had the opposite reaction. So there.

I'd recommend, and eat here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very helpful with my nut allergies. It’s not easy being vegan and allergic to nuts. Will come back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! From the coconut calamari to the kids Mac n cheese, we loved every bite and every moment! Definitely coming back!

SO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and healthy. The staff was friendly, courteous, and very attentive.

VH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder concept and experience, the food was delicious and the service was great!

TM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed eating vegan at Cafe Gratitude. The food was good and plenty of it. It did get quite crowded around 12:15pm which did slow down service and the noise level did get a bit high but I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a true vegan. A word of caution, for people who have allergies and asthma better check to see what ingredients are being used.

WA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best vegan food we’ve had. Enjoyed the creativity and all of the flavors! Best of all, our server was great and was a perfect person to represent this restaurant!

LA
Canberra / ACT
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place 💜💚❤️
Loraine was amaaaaazing 👏👏👏👌👍

MW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this location! Spacious and open. Great service and friendly people. Food is always amazing!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great spot to have a meal or just some coffee. I love it. Food never disappoints.

s
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice for great comfort food . . .

KD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I didn't think the food was very good. My dish was tasteless and barely warm.

NJ
Los Angeles
157 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

3rd or 4th visit here. Service good. Flavors overall not like they used to be in my opinion. Still will likely come back here again in the next year.

f
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Gratitude. Huge selection of food from this plant based restaurant. Even my non vegan friends like the food served at this restaurant.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff WOW!!!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visiting relatives

s
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and very attentive service . . . Hannah is a knowledgeable and friendly waitperson.

AZ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

LA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

VY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose the restaurant because it is close to the Morrocan Lounge and it was vegetarian. The food and service were outstanding. Had the Watermelon Poke which was wonderful. Looking forward to my next visit to the Arts District so we can dine at Cafe Gratitude again.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

d
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.