Cafe Gratitude - Hollywood

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    ( 19 reviews )

639 N Larchmont Blvd, Hollywood, California, USA, 90004

A trendy, raw-food focused, abundance concept restaurant that's part of the Cafe Gratitude restaurants from San Francisco. This one is situated just a walk north of Larchmont Village. Offers both cooked as well as raw cuisine. Extensive smoothies and juices menu, raw desserts. Vegan except for bee products. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican

19 Reviews

First Review by Sonja and Dirk

awesome - Edit

I love cafe gratitude, from the ambience to the service and the food. Just be prepared to wait because there is usually a wait if you come on the weekends, can’t say for the weekdays because I have never been. The food and ambience is worth the wait. Guess I’m just a sucker for hipster looking places along with good vegan food, but I’m sure a lot of people can agree with me on that :)

Pros: ambience, food , service

Cons: parking

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Grateful Review - Edit

Cafe Gratitude's philosophy of practicing gratitude is within its menu, its servers, and the atmosphere. It is quite a wonderful spot to feel grateful at for many things.

Pros: Outdoor and indoor seating, Light shines through the windows, Veg*n food

Cons: Clueless of how to enter garage parking, Raw food options could supersede the other options, Uninformed about reverse-osmosis water served

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Nice vegan place, expensive though. - Edit

It is a great location, with a lot of space inside and outside. For the parking there are only 3 spots for free, now if you park on the street where there is some places as well, it's only 1$ per hour.

There are great people around, the staff is very helpful and friendly.

When I went there on a Monday evening, the choice was rather limited. Just a few drinks and salads. Now still a lot of desserts.

I took a big green juice, which was big and very good.

After which I took a big kale salad with avocado, which I found rather small (now I was quite starving at that moment).

I then tried out a few desserts and have to say that the tiramisu was really my favorite. The staff mentioned it as being completely raw, now with the taste I experienced, I'm not so sure.

I had a good experience and just did find it a bit pricey. I understand that food is not cheap, now around 70$ for juice, salad and a few desserts was for me personally pretty heavy.

Pros: Great vegan food, Lovely people, Nice place

Cons: Quite expensive

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Amazing experience! - Edit

My son took me to Cafe Gratitude for Sunday brunch. I was so impressed. The food was delicious and fresh. The staff is knowledgeable and so encouraging. What a wonderful place.

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Amazing but pity its not vegan - Edit

I loved the food here but wish it was a vegan place. The raw food is the best i ever had. The wraps and the desserts are amazing.

Pros: Cheesecakes cruelty free, great atmostphere, love the wraps

Cons: thats its not vegan :(, Need more stores

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Excellent - Edit

Dropped in for lunch.

Really impressed with the food and service. Fresh and tasty with a good range of options.

Had one of their bowls and a salad - top notch.

Strongly recommended.

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Cafe Gratitude - Edit

Cafe Gratitude downtown is one of my favorite places to meet friends for lunch. Easy parking when we arrive before 11:30 a.m.! Cafe Gratitude Larchmont is walking distance from home and my favorites there are the raw Vegan vanilla milkshake and the raw Vegan Tiramisu cake! I like the downtown location far better because customer service is EVERYTHING!

Pros: Great desserts., Downtown location is spacious., Downtown customer service is warm and friendly!

Cons: "Cafe Attitude" for the Larchmont location.

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food with a good attitude - Edit

Though I like the Venice location a little more, the food is just as good. I love the whole bowl and highly recommend it!

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One of the best! - Edit

After visiting the Venice location I came to this location and again from beginning to end this place was incredible. The wait staff are knowledgable and happy to help and the kitchen staff know how to make amazing food!

We ordered the eggplant burger and tacos. Devine! We were even supplied a ingredient booklet of everything on the menu so we could rule out all food no nos (which between my friend and I we have a lot of).

Cafe Gratitude appears to be consistent with their great level of staff in all areas. Very happy customer!!!

Pros: Extensive menu , List of ingredients

Cons: Too expensive to eat here everyday (I wish I could

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Really Freakin Good - Edit

My absolute favorite vegan place to eat. Great ambiance, nice staff, many options, amazing food. I could seriously go on and on. Literally everything here is delicious, you cannot go wrong. If people hype this place up, it's because they seriously deserve it. You pay a pretty penny but it is all worth it.

Pros: vegan, so many options, pretty clean

Cons: wish they were everywhere

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Interesting Place, good Healthy food! - Edit

Something to say about LA. If you go to a real vegan dinning place than they really care for good healthy food. Whole food not too oily often with raw food kitchen options.
I was very happy to go in this restaurant and got tasty great good food!
I didn't know so much about the background but the waitres give us a tip with the question of the day "where are you grateful for?" After a little chat he told us about the philosophy from the restaurant. And than we figured out how much love is in this restaurant.
Good place to come back
Updated from previous review on Sunday January 18, 2015

Pros: good food, great peacefull place, location

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the ultimate vegan experience - Edit

you could eat here for a month everyday , have everyday a different choice from the menu. and still find out new things.
it's that good !
these people here understand what means vegan .
the variety is endless.
the food is excellent.
and if you are lucky you sit next to a famous actor, they like to come here.
this city has a problem , too many excellent vegan places. a luxury problem that makes me feel comfortable.

Pros: fabulous menu variety, first class food, service with a smile

Cons: extremely popular place so busy , could be little cheaper, not a walking distance from centre

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Can't go wrong with them - Edit

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner while visiting and had a fantastic evening. We've been to the Venice location before, so we kind of knew what to expect. This time we tried out different things - the raw collard wraps, the corn tostadas off the seasonal specials, and raw mushroom pizza. Everything was delicious. The food was light and refreshing, and they used 100% organic ingredients (or at least so they claimed). Yet, they managed to keep the prices very reasonable. Did I mention they had amazing desserts? We got their signature tiramisu and I dare say it was quite possibly one of the best desserts I'd ever had. Alternate bites between this and the super-dark cocoa truffle sent us to a state of bliss.

The place wasn't very big and could get filled up pretty fast. Try and call for reservations if you don't see any openings online - that's how we secured our table.

Pros: Reasonably priced, Healthy, delicious food

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Delicious food, lame menu item names - Edit

The kelp noodle dish was amazing, but I can't remember what it's called because everything on the menu has an unrelated affirming name, like "I Am Amazing".

Pros: Delicious

Cons: Not inexpensive

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Vegan food and drinks - Edit

I had read about this place on happycow when it first opened years back and have dined here three times so far, most recently Sept 2013. Here's my Cafe Gratitude Los Angeles review update.

The scene here is always busy and noisy. It's a popular place, overflowing with diners both on the outdoor dining deck and inside. It's located on Larchmont, very close to Melrose Ave. The decor is modern and trendy with clean lines, dark oak tables, and bright with tall glass windows.

From the starter menu, I've tried the "I am connected" guacamole and flax crackers. The crackers are spiced and crunchy.

For mains, I've tried:
- the "I am elated" raw enchiladas served with a creamy chipotle coleslaw, $13. Interesting taste with a sunflower nut filling.
- the cooked "I am transformed" corn tacos with brown rice black beans and side salad, $11. Yummy.
- the cooked "I am fortified" bowl of quinoa topped with sesame-ginger sauce over steamed seasonal greens, $12. Warm and hearty.
- the "I am heavenly" polenta with a tomato sauce, $13. Satisfying.

From the raw specialties, we've tried the hemp pesto kelp noodle (forgot the name), $13. Very tasty, nice crunch to the kelp noodle, a bit more salty than I like.

Overall, the food presentation is nice and the taste good. The restaurant gets very busy on the weekends, so expect a wait. Or you could find a seat at the bar.

For dessert (everything is raw), we've tried the tiramisu cake, $8 or 9; mint chocolate pie, $8 or 9; and the "I am grace" smoothie (coconut milk, almond butter, date, vanilla bean), $8.

While the sweets were not cheap, the food tastes good and healthy.

Pros: smoothies, nice space, menu variety

Cons: gets pricey, juices are pre-made

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Amazing - Edit

The San Francisco location used to be my favorite restaurant, and this is such a delight to go to when I happen to be in Los Angeles. The food is amazing, the staff is very friendly, and it is a beautiful building.

Raw food can be hit or miss, but nothing can really compare to Cafe Gratitude.

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Wonderful! - Edit

Amazing recipes for entrees, desserts and drink.

Pros: Outside seating, Question of the Day

Cons: Pricey, Noisy

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What a vegan restaurant should aspire to be - Edit

I was AMAZED by Cafe Gratitude. First, the greeting at the door was kind, warm and welcoming and by more than one staffer! They showered my gf with compliments on her vegan shoes. The place is just amazing, brand new, stylish yet comfortable. The menu contains many healthy cooked items that are all customizable. Everyone is so conscious about various methods of vegan eating. The tacos and veggie burger were both of top notch quality. I found myself eating every last morsel of veggie on the plate. Don't miss out on the I Am Luscious date/fig/cacao/hazelnut milk smoothie for a treat, they'll split it for two!

Pros: everything! , highest quality of food, amazing location

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tasty and healthy - Edit

We checked out Cafe Gratitude for a late lunch on Saturday and it was still pretty busy, but we had no problem getting seated. They have indoor seating as well as an outdoor patio where we sat. Overall, the decor is clean, modern and sleek. They have a small parking lot, but it was full, so we just parked on the street. They also have a sit down diner counter inside as well as a little store area. I saw honey for sale in the store, but the menu and the waitress both noted that the food is vegan.

AS for the food, each table already has a water bottle on it when you arrive. The menu is separated between starters, raw and cooked items. We started with the "I Am Grounded" which is roasted potatoes with a spicy nacho cashew cheese. The potatoes were perfectly roasted and the sauce was very creamy, but definitely on the spicy side. We also shared a "I Am Eternally Blessed" shake which is a espresso milkshake and it was extremely yummy! For entrees, we had the "I Am Fortified" (roasted veggie bowl with kale and quinoa) and the "I Am Extraordinary" (a BLT panini). The bowl was very flavorful and the BLT was very unique with sauteed maple coconut. We ended the meal with the raw tiramisu which was very good as well. All the food was tasty and healthy. We left filling full, but energized. We highly recommend checking out this latest addition to the LA vegan scene.

Pros: tasty and healthy, raw and cooked, great shakes

Cons: small parking lot

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