Re-open Nov 10, 2014, this health food restaurant changed its menu to fully vegetarian (without fish). On the menu are dishes like tempeh burger, mushroom burger, and wok stir frys. All the desserts are vegan made without refined sugar. Has wi-fi. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, American, Macrobiotic
23136 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Closed now

Mon 12:00pm-9:00pm, Wed-Fri 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm, 4:00pm-9:00pm

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by animallawgal
  • vegan

will not return

Posted on 09 / 05 / 2014

tried this place for the first time a month or so ago. service was ok. food was bad. i got a burger and it was more of a pate and super mushy. the dressing for the salad was flavorless and it was tahini dressing! my husband got bbq seitan and it was a horrible consistency and it just did not taste good at all. he couldn't even finish his and he never wastes food. i ate mine because i was starving and i dont ever send a dish back. when asked how the meal was, my husband politely said it was just "ok" and the timid waitress then kept asking questions about why it wasn't good which made me uncomfortable. its a small place and i felt almost embarrassed about it because i dont like to complain about food-i just wont go again! no big deal! anyway, they ended up giving us a discount on our order which we said several times we didn't want-after all we ate our food we just weren't happy with it! overall the food wasn't good and i didn't like how they treated us because we weren't happy with the food. will not return :(

  • OMJessica OMJessica

    We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at OM Cafe - we do train our staff to make sure that every guest enjoys their experience, and that if there is a dish not to their liking, that we remake it for them. It was not intentional to make you feel persuaded to do so, we are simply passionate about the food that we serve.
    We would love it if you came back and gave OM Cafe another go - we have tons of menu options and we are positive you will find a dish that you LOVE!
    Our mushroom burger is a home made burger patty with brown rice and walnut, which is a softer texture. I recommend that you try our El Mexicano - it's a big plate of nachos with chips, pino beans, dairy or vegan cheese, red pepper, onion, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, jalapeno, greek olive, avocado, and salsa.

    We hope you decide to dine in or carry out with us again!

  • vegetarian

amazing food and desserts

Posted on 10 / 28 / 2013

Had a great experience at OM cafe. Came in on a Friday night. The wait staff was really helpful and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions were big, especially thee salads. Plenty if vegan options. I think they only had one fish dinner on the menu. All of the desserts were vegan and a few were gluten free as well. We ordered a coconut cream and chocolate cake that was out of this world. The space was definitely small and set up like a cafe but the food was so amazing.

Pros: lots of vegan options
Jason T
Jason T
  • mostly-vegetarian

New & Improved Om!

Posted on 11 / 18 / 2011

Om is back with newly expanded hours of operation; Mon, Wed and Fri for lunch and dinner and Sat for dinner only. A newly expanded menu filled with Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options!!! See for yourself at

Pros: Food that makes you feel good., A staff that cares!
Cons: Building is small

  • vegan

Don't quite understand the description...

Posted on 07 / 21 / 2009

This is a seafood heavy restaurant with several vegetarian, and few vegan, options. They used to have great vegan dinner specials and desserts, years ago, but they have offered fewer and fewer vegan options over the years. The cafe has been up for sale for a while, call and make sure they are still open, and don't count on much to choose from if you are a vegan. This is not the vegan friendly place it used be a couple years ago.
If you are looking for Om Cafe, it is hard to miss: bright green building on the east side of Woodward, north of 9 mile, next to Toast.

Pros: macrobiotic friendly
Cons: lots of seafood
  • EstrellaROscura EstrellaROscura

    I am so disappointed to read that they have changed so much. I ate there for many years since 1990. I stopped eating there after some dissatisfaction. But even then I noticed they had added fish to the menu. I believe the best restaurants are focused on what they are good at doing. They should have stuck with the strictly vegetarian and vegan menu. So Sad.

  • Jason T Jason T

    Hi there,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to review OM Cafe. In regards to OM Ferndale being vegan friendly , we actually only have one fish dinner on our menu. We carry vegan cheeses, breads, desserts, and 90% of the menu is either vegan, or can be made vegan. If you haven't been to OM Ferndale recently, we would love for you to come by and see all that we have to offer. Saturday Brunches are great with home made vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, and much more.
    The General Manager of OM Ferndale is vegan herself, so rest assured we can take good care of you and all our vegan friends!
    Thanks again, we can't wait to see you.



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