Cafe Gratitude - Larchmont
I’ve been here many times before so I am familiar with their menu and set up. I made a reservation for 5:15pm which is before the dinner crowd; and their try the DineLA menu. Sure enough the restaurant was pretty empt with only two tables occupied on the patio and one inside and yet somehow the service was super slow. The waitress was nice but slow and inattentive.
Also there were hidden charges outside of the pre fixe DineLA menu which were not disclosed, I felt that was sneaky and not appreciated.
The portions for the main dish were super small, not the usual portion so I also feel this was not worth the value and somewhat shady.
Also they have a B rating per Yelp?!!? No thanks!
Always love it here - good service and solid vegan food
I have specific food allergies. Cafe Gratitude has a menu which lists all ingredients for each of their food items. This was the easiest and least painful way I have ever ordered food. Their understanding and willingness to help work with my allergies was commendable and made the ordering experience a breeze
Not sure what was going on Saturday night, but I had had a reservation set 3 days in advance, it had pushed about 30 minutes the day before but had always been on the books. Nonetheless, there wasn't a table ready when we arrived, we were sat outside on a fairly chilly evening and while it was under the heater, a few of our party were sat right next to where a draft was clearly coming in. As we were the first party seated outside, there seemed to be zero reason to seat us in this particular area. Our food also arrived over an hour after we ordered. My party watched (and joked) about how several other parties had sat down after us, eaten and left by the time our dishes even arrived.
We love the idea behind Cafe Gratitude and the food is always good, but $100 for two black bean burgers, a mucho bowl, a beer, and a kombucha is pretty steep.
Alfredo, our server, was amazing!!! Love this place, their food, service, space is awesome, creative and perfect!
The 2020 menu just isn’t as good. I love Cafe Gratitude and frequent this spot (1-2x/week) but the new dishes are disappointing and dishes that I really liked from last year are gone now.
Nice, positive vibes.
The food is delicious. I with there was a Cafe Gratitude on every corner - or better yet - closer to my house. Come to Los Feliz!
Beyond great. Wish I lived near cafe gratitude. I would be a regular. Food was so great. Even my very non vegan. Family members loved. The food. We left so happy and the service was fantastic. Can’t wait to come back when in La. !!! Desserts are outstanding. As is the other food.
Lovely experience and service! Food was so delicious.
Dana W. was a lovely and attentive waitress. Any questions we had she would go and ask for us since it was our first time and we were taste testing and inquiring about ingredients. We loved it!
This is my favorite place to eat out. I only wish they had one closer on the east side but I am happy they have one downtown. The whole bowl has been my go to for many years now. I have a hard time moving on from it. 💛
Whatever you do, eat the kelp noodles. And the bowls are freakin' amazing.
Portion size was small for my entree. Wine pour was smaller than usual and dessert was overpriced. I used to love this place.
I arrived and greeted promptly, then seated. Had the spicy temphah wrap and side salad and my guest had a big salad. We both had cold pressed juice. She also had a chocolate tuffle. Good experience.
Absolutely loved the calamari. Different burst of flavor as you continued to chew. You should offer cooking classes. I wish I knew how to cook vegan.
Their nachos with (mushroom) carnitas! That's all you need to know!!!!
Our server Emily was so delightful we wished she could have joined us!!! We loved every item we ordered - and we ate A LOT!!!
They've changed their menu and I think it's been better balanced in the past. The vibe at Rose St is much more welcoming than Larchmont and I haven't noticed that in the past. Our server was great but clearly overworked while other employees stood around. Seems like it would be more in character for everyone to do whatever's needed to get food to tables and cleared in a timely manner. They appeared to be understaffed at least as far as waitstaff and the morale did not seem good.
I love Cafe Gratitude! The food is always great. It can tend to be a little pricey since it is all organic but I’m OK with that. The falafel were very flavorful! We also had the kelp noodle pesto salad and it was so good!
Awesome place and perfect for that vegan coworker or friend
always great food and relaxed outdoor patio makes it really comfortable to connect with freinds
Service was great. Food was even better. I will definitely be going back.
Food is good but overpriced. Service was really slow.
Really healthy pure vegan food and drinks near Melrose!! Delightful ambience and such a welcoming place.
Bus boy drop a tray of cutlery right next to me and it all feel on glass and metal causing a very disturbing and scary sound. I thought it was an earthquake! got spitting headache thereafter. Told waitress and expected at a minimum an apology and a complimentary dessert- but nothing!
Ruined my dining experience. event equated to Poor customer service
Another great meal at Cafe Gratitude. The nachos were excellent as was the curry bowl I enjoyed. Great and friendly service as well. Any negatives? The key lime pie tasted like wall paper paste. The only reason you would know it had any lime in it was the small sliver of fresh lime on the top. Ugh ...
Not sure what is happening with this location but the food quality is terrible compared to their Venice location.
I ate here a few years ago and it was incredible and I’m not a vegan. I was so impressed with the melted cheese on my panini and the ceasar dressing was divine. This time around, not so much. Ordered a black bean burger with cheese and it had some neon orange paste slathered on, no warm melted goodness. The burger tasted just like black beans were mashed and pressed into a round patty. No flavor. The ceasar was made with a
lettuce which is too flimsy for the heavy dressing. Last time it was made with kale and it worked perfectly. They changed many things on the menu and not for the better. We did have the buffalo cauliflower which was delicious, but everything else was incredibly meh.
Such a fun vibe, great people, amazing food...It is one of my favorite places to go!
Superior and creative food choices. Lots of options for all palates. Vibe is chill but there is sometimes a Hollywood vibe as well.
One of the best menus for Vegans in LA! I never leave Cafe Gratitude disappointed.
Love everything about the place! Amazing vegan fare, charming service, AND super easy parking, which is a big deal in Los Angeles!!!
Thank you for a great birthday bunch experience!!
Very tasty vegan food. The potatoes that came with the veggie breakfast burrito were so simple yet tasty, and the ketchup tasted homemade. The quiche was fantastic. Two of us shared two dishes and we couldn't finish them, so the portions are great for leftovers. The coffee was ok, but to be fair, I'm very partial to the kind I make. Server was nice, and they played great music.
I’ve honestly never walked out on a meal like this. Me and my brother are both vegetarian and eat at lots of clean dining food but the vegetables were not fresh, the avocado was brown and the cauliflower was acrid and bitter. We were unable to eat our food so I asked to get the check. The waiter said “sure” and when he brought the bill my brother asked “don’t you even want to know why we left our food?” And he answered “did you want a to go box?”. The whole thing was a debacle. Absolutely would never go back.
It was basically very nice. there were a lot of empty tables but everyone was squished together as if to make it easier for the servers. We felt like we had no room and everyone was on top of each other.
Had a great lunch. We aren’t vegan (but do have celiac) and we all loved everything we ordered. The portions are large so we couldn’t finish everything but we loved the menu so we didn’t want to share so we could try lots of items. Buffalo cauliflower.
Good food. Great people. Crowded at times and loud.