Cafe Gratitude - Venice

4.7
507 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic 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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JP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was great. The food is always spot on and the service is exceptional.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Will come back when we return for sure.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good that I had to come back twice in the same week!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & service at Cafe Gratitude, like always. Had the Ayurvedic latte & açaí bowl, and they were both delicious! Add cacao powder to the latte! Yum.

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time here! Food, service, and ambiance were all so great.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Wonderful staff. Grateful we dined here :)

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan food for nine vegans. Coconut calamari was awesome.

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CR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best menu, the best ingredients...I wish I could eat it every day!!!!!

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NC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food we had was pretty greasy. We ordered the mushroom sandwich with fries. The fries were awful. They were burnt and greasy - McDonald's fries are a 100x better. The sandwich was okay, again the mushrooms were super oily. We also ordered a pizza - I thought the dough was pretty bad, but my companions liked it. We also ordered calimari - which was tasty, but again pretty greasy. The service, however, was good. And the ambiance was nice.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

They have super healthy and delicious food! I love it! I tried vegan ice cream! It was amazinging! I will come back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere
Pricey
Quality

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DH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was slower than normal tonight. Granted it was a little more crowded than usual, but there didn’t seem to be enough communication between the kitchen and the servers.

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W
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff was not knowledgeable about menu and they were out of many menu items

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some beautiful dishes, and a soup I wanted to stick my face into and live in. Some of the dishes were more creative than others, some were just warming and brilliantly flavored. I loved eating there. The service was excellent and attentive without feeling cloy. I loved the servers and thought they really helped curate the experience with excellent recommendations and attentive service. I was on my own that night, but they really made it a warm and fun experience.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The basic coffee doesn’t taste super great for $4. Why isn’t there a pour over option?

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G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been to Cafe Gratitude a few times. The food is always good, fresh & healthy. The service is always friendly. Highly recommend it for a casual, healthy, conversation filled meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I’m not vegetarian but food taste good. I’m looking forward to visiting again and try new food.

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SH
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good!!! A must when in Los Angeles!!! You have to try the Buffalo Cauliflower!!!!!

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NR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe gratitude is a feel good place with really good plant based food. I came here with a friend and we split the buffalo cauli and I had the enchiladas as my main. It was tasty. Service was good and timely. Will definitely be back.

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BR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a vegan, I would call this one of the best in LA. Great food and staff

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s
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was really bad. I asked for coffee and when it finally arrived it was cold . I had to send the food back twice and ended up without lunch

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j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grateful for Cafe Gratitude!

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TL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan vibe! Our family really enjoyed our long dinner on the heated patio.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am humble and opulent! If you visit Cafe' Gratitude you will totally understand why I say this! Cafe' Gratitude is a must visit!

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Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Server was very nice but absent a lot. Great scenery. Easy parking in the garage. Clean bathrooms. Very over priced food ($16 bean burger!) that doesn’t equate to good tasting food. Manager literally charged me for half a meal even though I didn’t eat anything but the fries because the bean burger was so awful. It’s a skip for me next trip.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing experience. Will surely become a regular.

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v
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal full of unexpected flavors, both savory and sweet. The intention, and attention, always pays off at Cafe Gratitude. Can't wait to return to try more new dishes.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose cafe Gratitude for our staff dinner, we were a group of 6. It was such a calming and intentional atmosphere that helped foster meaningful conversation with my group. The food was exceptional, all plant based organic meals. 100% would recommend for any special occasion, or just treat yourself to donning here anytime!

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JM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wide variety of vegan and tasty food for all to enjoy. Good choice of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Service was excellent.

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N
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious breakfast & good juice.

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My romantic vegan place close to LAX departures or arrivals ❤️

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Birthday celebration

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Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a healthy breakfast. It was really yummy. Gluten free and vegan. It’s a bit pricey but great quality. No eggs here, so dont come starving or expecting traditional breakfast.

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JY
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Gratitude was our favorite choice of dining in California. Neither of us were vegan, but we loved the food so much we went twice. The food, teas, and juices are filled with the healthiest ingredients and the service is fun. You’ll walk out with more than a positive dining experience from Cafe Gratitude.

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JM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cafe Gratitude! The setting, the service, and the food are all phenomenal. Love going here for all the vegan options and some gluten free as well.

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GG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh food. Healthy, organic, GF, and YUMMY!!!

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D
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even with a power outage, dark kitchen and much longer than usual wait Cafe Gratitude Staff pulled it off and everything was delicious!! Our favorite "go to" restaurant when in Santa Monica/Los Angeles area!
Wish we had one in Santa Barbara!!

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes had the SF mission burrito had a nice kick to it and very filling.

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great spot for vegans and for omnivores looking for variety; especially good for a group of vegans, vegetarians and omnivores since there are choices that all adventurous eaters will enjoy.
For omnivores, the soups, salads, roasted veggies and casseroles work better than imitations of classic carnivore food like the burgers which, although edible, are less successful.
The spicy dishes are mild; if you want vegan hot, local Indian restaurants do better, albeit with mixed menus not strictly vegan.
If you do all your shopping at strictly "natural" vegan outlets or Wholefoods, the prices should not seem particularly high. There's a limited but reasonable variety of beers and wines.
Many of the staff earnestly adhere to the mystical spiritual holistic vibe of the menu but most also have a sense of humor.
Tables for 1 to 20 can be reserved.
The Rose Cafe down the street is probably better for watching Venice Beach beautiful people at lunch but, for an outing in fine evening weather with international visitors, a walk past muscle beach, beach volley ball, surfers, hawkers, skateboarders and homeless to have dinner at Cafe Gratitude capped with a movie star sighting makes a quintessential LA experience that is hard to beat.

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g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love this place. The food is fantastic and it's a perfect place to go if some in your party have food issues. As someone with a gluten allergy I particularly love their Buckwheat pancakes with real maple syrup. My friend had the avocado toast and said it was delicious.

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