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Review: I read about this place on happycow and decided to come by and try it out. Here's my Grain Cafe review. It's located in Mid-City in an area where one would not expect vegan and natural food. Mostly here you see auto shops, paycheck cash advance shops, Mexican fast food, Korean stores. The cafe is small and basic with a handful of tables for seating inside. You order food at the counter or seat yourself and a staff will come by to take your order. On the day we went there were several other customers dining here. The menu is typical of what I would expect from a Westside vegan cafe--I hear that the owner at Grain Cafe used to work in the Golden Means Vegan Cafe kitchen and is applying most of what he learned there here. Vegan cheese in sandwiches, pizza, quesadilla; colorful salads; coffee drinks with almond and soymilk. My friend and I shared: - Rueben sandwich which came with a side salad. The tempeh inside was marinated in a dark savory sauce and very tender, combined well with vegan cheese and sauerkraut. Delicious. $7.50 - Deluxe burger which also came with a side salad. Grain patty with vegan cheese, smoked tempeh bacon, and greens. The flavor was good, though my bacon was a bit burnt. $8.50 - Slice of coconut cake. Yummy. $5 A woman next to us got a cobb salad that looked quite fantastic. Another woman got waffles. Another got the club sandwich. A man had a curry chicken salad. All looked appetizing. Overall our food tasted good. Portion is fair though I did still feel a bit hungry shortly after. I would definitely return to try the other dishes the next time I come to the area.