Respond to Review of CLOSED: Cafe Gratitude - Harrison St
Review: Oh dear, this is too much. It feels like the vegan scientologists, adept at emptying your wallet with a smile and no discernible effect on your appetite. You walk in and the brainwashed smiles and relentless happiness should warn you of what's to come. Everything on the menu starts "I Am", for example the "I Am Insightful" spring rolls, which would be far more accurately named "I Am A Massively Overpriced Side Salad". My main course, "I Am Elated", a quesadilla (*obviously* - duh!), was OK - better than I'd expected, but nothing like as good as a hot quesadilla from any mom and pop Mexican joint - and nothing close to a $15 value. This was my second raw food experience - it was actually better than my first in Santa Monica last year, but the whole raw food movement still strikes me as a rip-off. A starter, main course and a beer each for Sunday lunch came to $80 - and we both left hungry. What a total con. Luckily my date was paying.