Cafe Gratitude - San Diego
One of my favorite places in San Diego. Service was slow today and two menu options were unavailable because the restaurant ran out of them. It may have been an off-day.
Amazing plant based restaurant with great gluten free options too!
Excellent meal, excellent atmosphere. Love it every time I dine there.
The food was amazing. Had 2 main course and an appetizer. The coconut calamari was unique and amazing. Great experience!
From the moment we walked in until the moment we walked out, everything from the initial contact by the hostess to check out process was seamless. Grateful to have experienced such a memorable time in beautiful San Diego! Would love to return to Cafe Gratitude!
I had brunch at this location. Super beutifyll . Very good food super fresh and yummy . I would recommend
Service and food were good, but the portion size of my avocado toast was really tiny. It looked like maybe a quarter of an avocado smashed on top of a very thin slice of bread. I was pretty disappointed.
Great place! Just expect to have a wait with your table or getting your food. It’s a busy spot! But well worth the wait! Will be back
My boyfriend and I went for dinner on Valentine’s Day. It was such a great experience. The 5 course meal was delicious, I’m still thinking about how good the strawberry cheesecake was! Our server was a sweetheart. 10/10 would recommend, we’re definitely going to be back.
There is a two-top table in the middle of the restaurant/service area that just shouldn’t be there... and that’s where we were seated. What was supposed to be a nice, relaxing, intimate dinner turned into servers and patrons alike walking around our table, running into each other, squeezing by, etc., and when we commented on this to hostess we got a paltry, “Sorry.”
Provide your customers with an experience becoming of the ambiance of the restaurant versus trying to cram in more tables.
The food and ambience was nothing short of immaculate. Lovely area and staff.
The food is always great. Convenient location in Little Italy. Clean, healthy and creatively delicious options to help in my transition to a more plant based diet.
What we had was great, however quite disappointing that they were out of many food and beverage options. Our server explained that is was a Monday and they get their deliveries on Tuesdays. So, in my opinion, if this is happening regularly-FIX IT!! Adjust the order so you don’t run out on Mondays.
My 2nd visit to this great restaurant. Brought my hubby this time and he was super impressed. Fresh ingredients make for amazing flavor combinations. Put this at the top of your list of vegan restaurants in San Diego!
Food was ok. 2 people cost over $70. That's pretty expensive greens
I had the Dedicated and it just explodes with flavor. We also had the eonchiladas and it’s amazing how they can get it to have the texture of pulled pork. You wouldn’t know the difference!
We loved the food. The server correctly told us that the portions are very generous. Because of that, my husband and I tried one starter (kale salad) and two bowls. We’d love to go back there and try some more their dishes. Salad was wonderful. Very tender kale and delicious dressing.
It was nice except for one thing. The music was so loud it was hard to have a conversation. Any that, we had a lovely evening there.
Loved this place, best meal I've had in quite some time. Amazing the flavors with a strictly plant based menu!
The food was delicious and it was so nice not to worry if dishes were vegan or not. Banana cream pie was to die for. Music was a little loud- it was hard to hear across the table- there are no curtains or carpet to help absorb the noise. We will go back- wish they had one in North County
The food was delish! It came out in a timely manner. Our server was very polite & attentive. We had a great experience!
Great food and service on a pleasant environment. My only complaint is the noise level. It was way too loud and it wasn’t even a busy night.
Always very good. Love the choices, presentation, and quality.
Great food. Great ambiance. Huge fan of Cafe Gratitude. Upscale vegan food. Will definitely be back.
If you like creative, vegan food, this is the plan to go. For those that
have not experienced vegan food/cooking, this will be a pleasant surprise
for you. Check it out--you will not be sorry! Also has a good selection of
organic wines and beers.
The food was so good. Vegan food can be so delicious too. Service was great too.
We like most of the items served here, service has some improvement to be made for sure. It’s a hit or miss. It’s the cheap to eat here, so you assume that the service would be at par to how much they charge for food.
Everything and everyone was great, the food was delicious and especially the Coconut Calamari!
Cafe Gratitude is a wonderful vegan and/or vegetarian restuarant located on the periphery of Little Italy. They serve some of the best and most unique veggie dishes that my wife and I have experienced during our several decades of eating at vegetarian restuarants together! The servers are friendly and add to the atmosphere of camraderie created by the clientele. I highly recommend this for anyone with an interest in vegetarian food!
Wow! The food, service and whole experience were amazing! We started with the nacho's just to see what that might be like - and they were wonderful! Followed by Ceasar salads, the pasta puttanesca, and their margarita pizza. Everything was soooo good! Way too much food for us (took home half the pizza and pasta) - but they were even better the next day for lunch! We will be back!
Love this place! So yummy- every time!
Our server was pleasant enough but didn't EVER come check to see if we needed anything or to ask how the food was or to refill waters. Also, she got part of our order wrong but I did not send it back. I told the hostess just for an FY and she said she would "take care of it" and tell the manager. The manager come by our table and embarrassed me for saying anything. She was evidently annoyed, took forever to get us rung up, and finally tossed a $20 gift card on the table to use another time. The food was not worth the price. Will not go back nor ever recommend it.
Food was great! Has the fried pickles and puttanesca pasta! Delicious!
Always a good experience! The best Vegan food in San Diego...love this place. 10th time here...I’ll be back.
The restaurant was closed due to an unexpected water leak. We had advance notice even though we had booked a reservation.
A terrific plant-based restaurant I look forward to visiting again and again when I am in San Diego.
My hamburger was dry and overcooked. my partner ordered calamari and did not take a second bite, he said not good, too spicy. The waitress did nothing about it...just walked away. Would not go back.
The food is always good. The service is hit or miss. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s mediocre. I understand they get busy but tonight we waited for a meal for quite sometime. Our server must have visited our table three- four times and we were there for almost two hours.
Brother and sister in law were in town and they are following a plant-based diet. Made a reservation here based on reviews and it did not disappoint, especially to us who don’t follow the diet. Eric was our server and was very friendly and accommodating. Great & friendly service from all who stopped by our table too. Had the Mediterranean plate which had lots Of flavor. Our starters were the nachos, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Great flavor too and nice wine selection.
We frequently eat at Cafe Gratitude mostly for the great flavors and variety of menu items! The staff is also very friendly.
You can order delivery directly from Cafe Gratitude - San Diego using the Order Online button. Cafe Gratitude - San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 736-5077.
Cafe Gratitude - San Diego is rated 4.7 stars by 640 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.