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
Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Non-veg
429 Ocean Front Walk (Paloma Ave on Venice boardwalk)
Venice, California 90291

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

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Jennifer74
  • herbivore

good food, great people watching

Posted on 06 / 16 / 2015

Several vegan options on the menu for breakfast including a tofu veggie scramble and tofu burrito.

Outdoor seating on the Venice Boardwalk a definite plus.

  • vegetarian

Sit-down meal on Venice Beach boardwalk

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


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

  • vegan

Great for Omnivores and Vegans alike

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!


This business supports the service that HappyCow provides :o)


If you are the Owner of a listing on this site, we invite you to join our highly successful Priority Friend program today. click for details >>



Dear Owner and Manager of Figtree's Cafe:

While your business is currently a free listing on HappyCow, there is so much more we can do to further promote your business to the millions who visit this site every year.

Enjoy more...

Here's how you can take advantage of HappyCow's Internet popularity:

Your sponsorship will keep the HappyCow service strong on the Internet. Thank you.



Last updated: 2014/01/03


Added: 2007/08/01


Added by: eric