Posted on 05 / 04 / 2015
I came first her because I love the Gratitude in Berkeley and LA, but the food is very different though. May be the German public isn't ready for the big bang, but if you are really into healthy vegan food with a focus on raw and/or glutenfree food you must be disappointed.
If on the other hand you have never eaten any gourmet raw food or at least gluten free vegan food then you will love this place as you will not miss anything. The taste of all dishes I tried so far is good. Some really surprise me, lots of different flavors in one dish, great. But the snacks get a bit boring after a while because almost all snacks are tempura style, only the sauces are different and if you know how to cook vegan sauces you notice that even the sauces are very similar. luckily they add enough herbs and grains to get a distinct flavor to each dish.
the mains are overpriced, would not recommend them at all. you'll be better of with the snacks and pad thai or even the starters.
Something I really, really missed on the menu was a real salad.. I mean something real green and crunchy.
If you try to avoid gluten this is not the place. they might offer one dish but who would come here just for one dish when all the others look and taste so good? they do not even offer gluten free bread.
Desserts are a bit too sweet but creative and tasteful. they offer a raw vegan slice of cake, too.
Staff is friendly and some are even really friendly. Nice atmosphere!
This place is definitely for the taste oriented guest, if you are a into a healthy vegan you can come for indulgence but due to all the (crispy and good tasting) tempura and cashew sauce loaden dishes you are rather on the heavy side. even for desert you cannot expect frehs fruits.
Do not compare to Berkeley and L.A. and you will be fine. I will always come back but cannot rate it more than 3 due to the poor raw food and gluten free options and lack of more ingredients listed below each dish... something I love about the Cafes Gratitude in California and most US vegan restaurants.
vegan, atmosphere, friendly staff
too much tempura dishes, no gluten free alternatives, no smoothies