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  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 52 reviews )
Contact 323-953-0611

3818 W Sunset Blvd (at /in Silver Lake), Los Angeles, California, USA, 90026

Los Angeles vegan restaurant cafe. Menu features classic American and comfort food (that's all vegan) plus fresh juices. Breakfast is served on weekends. Small and causal with a counter and glass case displaying deli salads and a small selection of organic produce for sale. Gets crowded at mealtime, especially on weekends. Weekend brunch from 10am-1pm. Open Mon 11:00am-4:00pm, Tue-Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out

Reviews (52)

First Review by The Veggie Cook

Delicious Food in a Small Cafe Setting - Edit

I've been here for both dinner and breakfast, and both times the food was incredible! While the breakfast menu is fairly small, I had the best breakfast burrito I've ever had in my life. It is a very small cafe, but so far I haven't had to wait for a table.

Pros: Excellent food, Outdoor seating; great for people-watching

Cons: Indoors can get loud

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disappointedly poor food - Edit

We orders 4 dishes and 2 smoothes + sparkling water. Later was faded and fizz was gone, smoothes were bitter as hell (seems like no sugar was added and fruit was not ripe, so it was not sweet at all. When it came to the food we left everything almost uneaten, we tried as we could but we couldn't eat it ... It Was super over salted , very greasy and fatty( heavy food). We had a desert, the cake was so horrible it was quite surprising ( it was oily and had acquired taste).

Pros: it's vegan

Cons: decor needs updating ( not a cozy place), too salted and too oily food

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Great food! Service... - Edit

Made the hour drive to check this place out on my birthday last week. My family have been craving an old fashioned breakfast since going vegan a few months ago so I did some research and found this spot.

So first thing is, if you're not familiar with LA, parking is always a hassle. We found a spot around the corner and didn't realize that it was residential parking only and got a $62 ticket. Not sure where you are supposed to park if all the spots in front of Floré are taken but just make sure you check all signs before choosing a spot.

Here is where the service/friendliness part comes into question. We got there a few minutes before opening. We walked up and a gentleman was sitting on a chair next to the door, reading a paper. As we walked up, I told my family, "I don't think they're open yet" the gentlman looked up and said, "we don't open until 10" but he did it pretty rudely, got up and went into the restaurant. I said, oooookay and waited until someone came out to seat us. Now our female server (didn't get her name) was great! Extremely friendly. Very fast and accommodating.

We placed our orders and the food come out and it looked goooood! I got the chik'n and waffles and my wife and son got waffles with bananas and berries with potatoes on the side. We all LOVED the meal and it was exactly what we were looking for to fill that classic breakfast craving!

I am giving Floré 5 stars despite the initial contact. I seem to notice that because my family and I don't look like the average vegan (like I said we are new to this lifestyle and are still overweight from our years of omnivorous eating) we get approached by some people at these establishments very rudely or shortly. In others, the folks are excited to hear about our change and are very encouraging and helpful with recommendations, etc. I had a similar incident at Equelecua Cuban Cafe in Inglewood and will post that experience as well. I won't fault the restaurant for the brief rudeness since our server was great and so was the food.

Pros: Great vegan breakfast

Cons: Parking

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AMAZING!! - Edit

The food is definitely 10/10! I ordered the French toast which was fabulous and all you could ask for. My mom ordered the BLT was was just as great and non vegan approved! we enjoyed the coziness and deliciousness! 100% sure we're coming back ASAP!

Pros: FoOOd, staff ((:

Cons: A little crammed when busy

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A must! - Edit

Every time I'm in the LA area Flore is a must for place to visit for breakfast. I do usually only get the tofu Benedict, which is my guaranteed to satisfy order. I did order the biscuits and gravy plate once and unfortunately the flavors were all off. However, that did not for a second persuade me to not continue going to Flore.

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Delish - Edit

I have to admit that this is a good change of scene, change of taste restaurant. I'm tired of the same Asian type vegan food from a lot of restaurants. This restaurant offers a diverse fast food/comfort (bad for your health and waist line) delicious Vegan food. I had the popular "chicken" and waffles. OMG, they are just divine! At first, you think that having just one waffle is not filling enough but you will be surprised. The waffle is pretty big and the piece of "chicken" is also big and chunky. They also give you tater tots with gravy to accompany your dish. My friend had the country breakfast and her meal was epic too. She had two pretty decent looking pancakes, a piece of "sausage" a biscuit with gravy and some mash potatoes (I believe). I loved my meal so much that I decided to have a muffin. I had the strawberry one. It looks very elegant with a whole strawberry on top. However, it had an unsettling fishy after taste that was completely confusing. My brother, who is a wanna be vegetarian, protested of the "fishy" taste and he should know because he just transitioned a few weeks ago. I don't know where that after taste comes from but I have to agree with my brother that it was unsettling.
Despite the cupcakes, I would definitely go back and enjoyed their varied, good tasting menu.

Pros: Delicious, Different

Cons: Expensive, fishy after taste

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Pretty darn good. - Edit

Been here three times now and always good. The desserts are tastier than the meals, though. Their lunch and dinner food is still tasty though. I dont have any real complaints. Wait staff is friendly. Parking can be a little tricky- because it is main drag (Sunset Ave) in Echo Park. Recommend this place. Very good.

Pros: Organic , Desserts are tasty! , All vegan!

Cons: Parking

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Amazing vegan breakfasts!!! - Edit

Had amazing 'chicken' and waffles and pancakes for breakfast. Our only regret is that we were too full to try any of their cakes!! Their smoothies and lattes are also delicious.

You need to go to Flore if you are in LA- it is AMAZING!

Pros: Delicious food, Lovely staff, Large portions

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So good!! - Edit

I've only ordered carry out but the service is always friendly and fast. The tempeh reuben with potato salad is pretty much the best sandwich ever! Like "bury one with me when I die" good! Order it!!

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly Fast Service

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Delicious! - Edit

I was visiting LA and had read Flore had great food. They have an AMAZING dessert selection, and our entrees were delicious. Our server suggested a few items like the Taco Salad and all were awesome. I ate with a non-veg friend and he even loved the food... and he's hard to please.

Pros: Great entrees, Great dessert selection

Cons: Pretty small, possibly wait for table

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Looking forward to going back - Edit

Following a recommendation of a friend of mine, I decided to try out this restaurant, but had a hard time finding it. It's in one of my favorite parts of Los Angeles, Silver Lake, but the color theme of the businesses in Silver Lake and Sunset Junction is collectively a chocolate brown which makes everything blend together. I actually couldn't the restaurant in my car. I had to park and then go looking for the address on foot. When I arrived I realized why I had missed it. Not only did they have a chocolate brown awning, but it was faded and it's lettering is small. I mention this because I'd hate for you to become frustrated and give up looking for this treasure of a restaurant.

There was a line when I got to the door. A line at a vegetarian restaurant is always a good sign that the food is going to be that good that people are willing to wait for it. As you wait, you'll notice a large deli case that's almost seems suspiciously turned away from you, mason jar lights, milk bottles of water at each table to serve yourself with, eight differing style paintings (some landscape, some portrait, but all seem to come from or be inspired by the turn of the century) , and in between the paintings are mirrors of differing sizes and styles. True to hipster form, you're not sure if the decorations are playfully ironic, happenstance, or sarcastic.

Now you're seated and while you wait for your food, you realize that the booths are an earthy brown leather and you can't help but think, "is this real leather at a vegan eatery?" But then you hear the cool 80's music and you fight the urge to sing along.

Now onto the food which is all deli style. I get the meatloaf sandwich on a soft focascia bread. My first vegan focascia and it was nice and soft with a fresh baked taste). The obedient veggies let the barbeque sauced meatloaf misbehave. The 'meat' of the meatloaf didn't have much seasoning in and of itself, but tangy sweet barbeque sauce was a welcome balance to it. I realized that I haven't eaten anything with barbeque sauce on anything for years and how you miss it. The salad was a nice blend of familiar goodness and new proportions of those salad items.

Now the grand finale, the best chocolate peanut butter cupcake I have ever had! Moist chocolate cake, creamy peanut butter frosting and a bittersweet chocolate syrup drizzled over it. Amazing!

Veg out,

Veggie Army

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On the daily - Edit

After getting food here together for the second time in one week, my bf admitted to me that it was actually his third time that week. And he's not even a vegan- I'm the one who's supposed to be obsessed with Flore! We always try to order something different every time and split what we get with each other. We have a couple favorites we come back to, but it's easy to experimentally order food here because every item is worthy of 4 or 5 stars. Nothing we've ordered yet has been a bust.

Here are some of our favorite items: the club, Reuben, potato salad, southwest quesadilla, and the insanely good coconut kale smoothie! Some seriously great food. And we've had top notch service too. Once we made a ridiculous bet about something random and got our waitress in on it. She sided with me (of course!) and told us we inspired a Facebook post about our conversation. Ha!

Basically, I've been eating at Flore a lot lately and have yet to feel the slightest bit disappointed. I highly recommend trying all of the things here.

Pros: All food items FTW, Smoothies FTW, Hours/Service/Prices FTW

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Diverse menu, organic ingredients, great desserts - Edit

Flore is great little casual café with a diverse menu featuring creative homestyle eats made with organic ingredients.

It's a place that dares to try new things, with varying results. From what we sampled, their offerings range from simple-but-good to uncommonly great. Some dishes are more creative and/or flavorful than others, so if you're a first-timer here wondering what to order, i'd suggest asking your server or some of the seasoned customers for recommendations.

The top raves go to their desserts. The cacao peanut butter "cheesecake" is heavenly.

We very much appreciate the mix of health and comfort options, and we applaud their commitment to using organic produce — and even for those two things alone we'd keep coming back. But then there's awesome dessert, too...


Pros: organic, diverse menu, desserts

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Great Breakfast - Edit

Second time there for breakfast and we brought out of town visitors again! This time we came early, avoiding a long wait. Everything was good - I had the fritata, others enjoyed burritos. Coffee wasn't that great and some of the water cups were dirty but quickly replaced. Ice tea was an amazing deal.

Pros: Good food

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Enjoyed the Sunday brunch - Edit

We went for Sunday brunch and while we started out as the only people there, it filled up pretty quickly. The waitress was friendly and didn't mind when we asked for a latte instead of the coffee she'd already brought, because we didn't realize it was on the menu. I had biscuits and vegan "sausage" gravy, and my husband had whole wheat banana waffles. The biscuits and gravy were pretty amazing. It was a lot and I could only finish half. The whole wheat waffle was pretty good too. We also enjoyed the latte and a chocolate cupcake. I wish we could have tried more of the desserts, but we were stuffed. They looked amazing. They also had some lunch items that we'll have to come back for someday.
Updated from previous review on Monday November 01, 2010

Pros: All vegan , friendly staff, delicious food

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Cafe Flore is addictive - LOVE this place! - Edit

This is gourmet vegan food - WOW! We have never been disappointed at Cafe Flore. The Tofu Benediction is to die for! Everything we have tried at this restaurant has been amazing. I highly recommend Cafe Flore - super delicious vegan food at fair prices.

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Hipsterlicious! - Edit

Flore is the "it" vegan hipster restaurant in the hipster capital of LA (a.k.a. Silver Lake).

My husband and I ventured out for a Sunday lunch and found this place hopping! There was a line (which always makes me so happy when vegan restaurants are this popular) and we put down our names. We went for a 15 minute walk, came back and got a seat inside in one of the booths.

The food was delicious and the food that passed us on our way to other tables looked equally delicious. I'm anxious to get back and try more things on their menu.

The prices were reasonable, I think we spent about $30 for the two of us for lunch. The service was also good, the hostess did a good job getting people to their seats as quickly as she could, tables were bused fast, cooks were firing food out, and the servers were on their A-game.

Parking is street parking, but we didn't have too much of a difficult time finding parking up in the neighborhood blocks behind the restaurant, even on a Sunday (but we don't mind walking a block or two for free parking).

The only thing I wish that was a little bit better was the cleanliness. The bathroom is small and a little sad looking. The floors could have used a good moping in general, but they were packed and it is a hipster joint after all...

Pros: Delicious food, Speedy service, Hipster experience

Cons: Could use a mop

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