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Review: Café Gratitude (Berkeley, CA): Really good food, really good shakes, amazing desserts... What else can you want? Oh, yes, unpretentious service. Well, just accept that you are going to a hippie place and flow with it. I have been here with a large group fro desserts. Everything was delicious, and even the most skeptic ones were full. The only thing was that someone was not big on nuts, and could not handle more than half of their pie crust. Well, if you see in the ingredient list anything that you don't like then just don't get, there are many options, all of which are amazing (for desserts that is). As for food... I love their grain bowls. They are sooo satisfying. When they first arrive you always feel like you have been cheated and that you paid a lot just for a bunch of stuff. And then you are full and take the rest to go. Enchiladas and their cashew cheese sauce is amazing! But some dishes may not be very balanced, so you may end up having something full of nuts and fat. Again, read the descriptions. I had a warm carrot-ginger soup here which is still the best carrot-ginger soup I have ever had! The patio is great for sitting and feels like a treat when you can get a table on a sunny day. The only improvement I would love to see with this place is the staff. I usually had a good experience, the wait staff was attentive and prompt and they never brought anything wrong. Had they been less pretentious, this would be a heaven on earth. But hey, that just makes it a fun place to be and observe as long as you don't judge too much and accept the place for what it is.