Cafe Gratitude - Arts District

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$30 and under
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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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vipClintonL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Two menu items we ordered were not available ... one was being phased out, and they didn’t have the main ingredient for another. There was ample time for the restaurant to advise us of these, but they chose to wait until we deliberated the menu and constructed our desired meal before letting us know. Everything else was great though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was very friendly and attentive.

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vipDenisse
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabolous environment and very good taste !! I love it

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vipsweet1sh
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
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.

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newlyvegangal19
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day and the food is fantastic! A bit crowded but that comes with the territory

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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jusscallmev
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went during restaurant and had an eggplant parmesan-style dish that was limited edition. It was PHENOMENAL!

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linivictoria
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.

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

Great food & service! Love plant based dining!

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corgiluv
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Year’s Day brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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Foodcoupled
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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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

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Shenay
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.

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KimmyT
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.

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vipBill
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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SOCKITTOMECAKE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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vipTeriM
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.

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WadeA
1 review