Serves meat, veg options available. Sit down cafe on the Venice Beach boardwalk with ocean view. Menu includes some ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes, a few of which can also be made vegan upon request. Breakfast menu prices half off from 8-9am (excluding holiday). Price: Moderate more-less
Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out, Non-veg
429 Ocean Front Walk (Paloma Ave on Venice boardwalk)
Venice, California 90291
310-392-4937
Closed now

Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by Jennifer74
Chia
Chia
  • vegetarian
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+3378

Sit-down meal on Venice Beach boardwalk

4
Posted on 01 / 05 / 2012

I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my Figtree's Cafe review. This beach front restaurant has been operating in Venice Beach, on the boardwalk, for many many years now... I've eaten here a couple times in the past and was just here again in January 2012.

Figtree Cafe offers a 50% off discount deal on your breakfast bill between 8-9am everyday. The breakfast menu is ovo-lacto vegetarian friendly, but for vegans the choices are limited. You can ask to substitute soy cheese (not sure if contains casein or not), and there is a tofu scramble main dish. You could also get a fresh fruit plate, and a bowl of steel cut oats with fresh fruit.

For lunch and dinner, there are several ovo-lacto vegetarian choices plus a couple vegan ones.

While Figtree is not pure vegetarian, it is an option for sitting down to enjoy the ocean view and watch people walk by. The food taste is all right.


Betty Chaudhry
Betty Chaudhry
  • vegan
Contributions
+26

Recommended

4
Posted on 04 / 03 / 2010

I had a great Spinach-Nut Burger and also sampled a delicious vegan burrito there. This is the kind of restaurant that should be supported by vegans so that we can continually encourage them to include and add to their vegan options on the menu.

Besides tasty vegan food, there are wonderful outdoor tables that look out at the Venice Beach scene...

Pros: Delicious Food, Fun Atmosphere, Friendly Staff
Cons: Busy - go early to get a table
Jennifer74
Jennifer74
  • vegan
Contributions
+17

Great for Omnivores and Vegans alike

4
Posted on 01 / 27 / 2008

I've only recently become vegan so I was a little nervous going to Figtree's, which was one of my favorite places for weekend brunch as a meat-eater. I was pleasantly surprised to find multiple vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. I ordered a big veggie burrito that was served with a side salad. The waiter was both knowledgeable and accommodating when I asked about ingredients and substitutions. They have tofu, soy milk, and soy cheese. Excellent food. Excellent service. Great beach-front location.

Pros: yummy food, good location, friendly service
Cons: parking sucks, bit crowded, cold outside in winter!

 

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