Urth Caffe - Santa Monica

Overall rating: 3.0 stars 5 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Several locations in LA. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, organic coffees and teas. Plenty choices for vegetarians but very limited vegan food though there is usually a vegan chocolate cake on offer. Casual, trendy, urban atmosphere. Price: Moderate more-less
Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg
2327 Main St (Hollister)
Santa Monica, California 90405
310-314-7040

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by gr8vegan
Chia
Chia
  • vegetarian
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+3378

Trendy cafe with choices for ovo-lacto veg

3
Posted on 07 / 22 / 2013

I've eaten at this particular location many times (there are several in LA) and was just here again July 2013. Here's my updated Urth Caffe review.

This place is very popular with locals and walking-by tourists and is continuously busy throughout the day. The open air seating attracts many, and it's conveniently located on Main Street Santa Monica, a walking and shopping street with lots of shops and restaurants. It's also only a block away from Euphoria Loves Rawvolution raw food cafe.

Normally, my husband wouldn't choose to come here because it's not as vegan-friendly as he'd like (he's vegan) - there are a couple vegan items, and you could ask to customize a sandwich or something else. Usually 2 or 3 vegan soups each day plus 1 or 2 vegan cookies and sometimes a vegan chocolate cake (good but extremely sugary). During the holidays you can custom order a vegan pumpkin cake.

I like the tostada salad (with black beans), the Mediterranean hummus platter, and the grilled vegetable panini sandwich. The bread served here is artisan style and very hearty.

The best is the soy cappucino. Expensive but yummy.

Pros: soy cappucino, artisan bread, prompt service
Cons: long lines, limited vegan
thetalkstops
thetalkstops
  • vegan
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+35

not super vegan friendly

2
Posted on 02 / 21 / 2011

I was able to get a cookie and an espresso when I went here. Their offerings for vegans are pretty limited

Pros: good coffee
Cons: not so vegan friendly
craigmc
craigmc
  • vegetarian
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+588

great smoothies.

4
Posted on 03 / 22 / 2009

i only stopped in for a smoothie. very friendly chatty staff, and there fresh menu was vegan, although their wraps did feature chicken.
as i said, i didn't eat, so can only judge the place on the staff and the smoothie. they were both great.

Pros: healy drinks., nice staff

SynthVegan
SynthVegan
  • vegan
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+2502

Good Boba Smoothies...

3
Posted on 02 / 27 / 2009

I really liked their strawberry-banana-orange boba smoothie, it's Vegan [but always double check]. Overall it's a nice place, but I agree, it would be nice if they had even more Vegan options.


gr8vegan
gr8vegan
  • vegan
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+1641

What do vegans eat here besides chocolate cake?

2
Posted on 02 / 27 / 2009

warning their soy cheese is not vegan. I enjoy getting their Thai Iced Tea with Rice milk blended. Their vegan cookie sucks. Its a decent place to grab a tea, though. Needs to be more vegan friendly.


Cons: not very vegan

 

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Last updated: 2013/08/23

 

Added: 2009/02/26

 

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