Green Wave Cafe

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5221A W Broward Blvd, Plantation, Florida, USA, 33317

A raw food cafe where everything is organic, vegan, and gluten-free with one cooked soup each day. Also offers hands-on raw food classes, personal chef services, and weight-loss coaching. Hosts organic produce market on the same plaza Mondays 8am-8pm. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:00pm, Sun 11:30am-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Catering

Reviews (32)

First Review by daniel valle

fresh & delicious food with extremely attentive staff - Edit

Everything I have ever ordered here I have loved! My favorites are the open hummus sandwich, the veggie cheeseburger, the green juice(they always ask you what veggies you would like in your juice), and their salted caramel coffee. All very fresh & delish! Their side salad is incredibly filling and really tasty!!! Their house dressing is something I am completely addictive to... I could have that poured in every dish and love every bite of it! :) their creativity and knowledge of vegetables combined with good staff working here makes this my favorite place to eat vegan! Their daily special dishes are always delicious too! If you are looking to try vegan as a lifestyle this is the PLACE TO GO! They also offer a WEEKLY MEAL PLAN which I have tried and loved it! They offer us so much food!

Pros: they sell fresh veggies too! just asking to buy so

Cons: parking can be challenging, as this is a busy plaz

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delicious food - Edit

I had a Sunday lunch with my daughter and I have to say that the place is a hole in a wall the food was amazing! We had the steak teriyaki and the Boat tacos! And a mint lemonade done right at the moment we ordered! Its was about $20 a person which is the average for vegan food! The only reason why I didn't gave them 5 stars is because our food took over 25 minutes : / But I do recommend this place!

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rawsome! - Edit

i don't eat raw very often. when i travel i love seeking out vegan spots. on this short trip to boca raton my other two choices were closed and i'm so glad they were because this place was great! i had the cheeseburger, it had so much flavor and the two service providers were so kind and friendly. i want to go back and try the lettuce tacos!

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Very good1 - Edit

I had the hummus sandwich and it was really good. It was payday so I decided to try it out. It's a little pricey but its worth it if you have it. But you are getting real organic food so its worth it.

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Wonderful the best - Edit

My wife and I visited Greenwave for the first time ever tonight wow what an amazing amazing food and the people are so wonderful and make you feel so comfortable we live an hour away we will be making the trip multiple times to go back as far as you can go as raw food vegans it is considered gourmet food the portions are quite enough if you are a true raw foodist and only eat organic as well you will appreciate this restaurant so much and you'll be wanting to return as we are the price of the food i spot on to the people that have created this restaurant the gentleman I should say and to Thomas that was our waiter tonight what a great night and some great talks we had even if you are a meat eater this is a great restaurant for you to visit awesome awesome food thank you Green Wave cafe

Pros: Love the staff, Good price, Very good food

Cons: None

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Pretty good food - Edit

I am a vegetarian not a raw food enthusiast. However, I try to support healthy restaurants near me. I found the food here to be pretty good, especially the breads, burger and deserts. It was not overpriced but not cheap either. The place was clean but not fancy. I have eaten here at least five times over the last year and a half. I guess if I keep coming back, I must like it.

Pros: Healthy cuisine, Good service, Moderately priced

Cons: Lacks ambience, The menu is limited

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More for the raw folks - Edit

I'm going to preface this by saying that I love an awesome salad, but much prefer cooked food to the raw variety. That said, I found Green Wave Cafe quite pricey for what you get. The food is very good, as far as raw food goes, but I'd rather go somewhere cheaper for food that is as good or better. Atmosphere doesn't match the prices. There should be white tablecloths and perfect service for the price paid.

Pros: Excellent raw food, Friendly staff

Cons: Pricey, Atmosphere doesn't match cost of food

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Best Raw Restaurant!!!! - Edit

If you are 100% Raw this is the right place for you...... It is a little bit pricey but you get what you pay for...the Food is delicious, friendly staff, good food quality.... Try the Nachos .... they are super super good!!!!.....This place is worth every penny. I will definitely come back.....

Pros: 100% Raw, Excellent Menu, Friendly staff

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Tasty raw food - Edit

I've eaten at Green Wave several times. Sometimes I get great, friendly service with passionate people who put a lot of love into your food and others I wait around for an hour to eat something. Overall though, the food is tasty. I don't like raw food that much but Green Wave typically has something that I'll thoroughly enjoy. The burger is very good and so are the nachos.

It's all organic, which is awesome. You can even see some of the food on display in their front fridge. The only complaint really is with the speed of service. If you go with a larger party, they don't bring all the food out at the same time. Once I was there with six people and we told the first person to get his food to eat and he ended up finishing long before the last person's meal even came out. And there were maybe four other people in the place.

In short, if you have the time, definitely come here. If not, order to-go in advance. Green Wave is definitely a place you should check out though.

Pros: ORGANIC, Tasty raw food

Cons: Slow service

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rAWMAZING! Best ever! - Edit

I've been raw for 9 years and have eaten in cafes all over the world. Green Wave had some of the best raw vegan food I've ever had, anywhere!!!! And the prices were extraordinarily reasonable!

Great size salad with my entree. Friendly, efficient staff. Good vibes ;-)

Pros: Size of meals, Quality of meals, Quality of employees

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Love that is Organic and Raw - Edit

Love the burger! It's the best rawfood burger in the US. I've traveled a lot and there is no one that can compete with GW burgers.
I love that they are organic and SUPER reasonably priced! I mean $14 for a soup/salad and entree that is organic and raw is a very reasonable price.
Love these guys. I go there at least once a week... that's how good they are.

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Great place - Edit

We were on our way to the Brazil vs Honduras soccer game and planned on stopping by for dinner. It was a great meal, very friendly staff, and fantastic service. If you are in the neighborhood, it's a place you must stop by and try.

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Incredible Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine! - Edit

A must to try for gourmet raw vegan cuisine! The No-Tuna Melt was my favorite. Anything on their onion bread is exquisite. They just started making a Philly Cheesesteak in a collard wrap. Fantastic! The raw brownie was the best brownie I have ever eaten. Another fave dessert was the Vanilla Cheesecake with Orange Spice sauce. The flavors were scrumptious. Start with the Super Nachos. Great flavors. My daughter loved the cooked lentil soup and the curry chickpea soup is yummy too. We will be back!

Pros: Delicious Flavor Combinations, High Quality Food, Gregarious Owner

Cons: Fairly Pricey - but worth it, Some Jarred Food-Pickles & Olive Tapnade, Nutritional Yeast (aka MSG) in Kale Sld

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Vegan food - Edit

Just love this place, the staff are so very friendly, and the food is amazing. this place is a must visit.

Pros: Vegan, Friendly, Healthy

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awesome! - Edit

green wave is a gem! cute, cozy and amazing food.
chef mike adds his artistic flair to every dish. its always a tough choice between one of my menu favorites-like the burrito or spaghetti and neat balls or the awesome specials like kale salad and portobello mushrooms or lasagna.
dessert is a hard choice..will it be cheesecake or cobbler or homemade ice cream tonight?
raul and his staff are always super friendly and greet everyone with a smile.
go there and you will not be disappointed!
Updated from previous review on Monday June 18, 2012

i just cant say enough how awesome green wave is. the food is THE BEST! i have brought a few first time raw foodies and they are always so impressed with the quality. other places serve a salad and call it raw. green wave does raw right. great food, great prices, great people. who could ask for more.

Pros: excellent food, healthy, good value

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Live Vegan - Edit

Green Wave is a great place for vegans and raw food enthusiasts. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, including the hot soup and the cheese cake dessert.

Pros: vega, raw, friendly service

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Raw Food at It's Best - Edit

The only thing that beats the food here is the extraordinarily friendly staff. You can't feel like a stranger here. My friend and I each had several items, including smoothies, and all of it was terrific.

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Green Wave Cafe is AWESOME - Edit

We LOVE the Green Wave Cafe! Even though we have to drive an hour round-trip, we eat there at least twice a week. The food is amazing, organic, raw, vegan and delicious. Not too heavy like some vegan dishes--just right. The soups, salad and sushi hand rolls are great appetizers. All of the entrees are great, but our favorites are the spaghetti and neat balls, the cheeseburger and the pizza. The pies and ice cream are fantastic desserts.

Above and beyond the outstanding food, what really makes the Green Wave Cafe special is the people. The owners and staff are warm and friendly and more than happy to answer any questions or accommodate any special orders you have.

I highly recommend Green Wave Cafe.

Pros: Raw vegan, Organic, Delicious

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Best raw around - Edit

Cute place, great, friendly staff which is really nice. Food was very good. Not too creative if you are looking for gourmet raw, but decent nonetheless. Prices are fair. Been there several times and will continue to go back!

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AMAZING! - Edit

It was a small cute restaurant. I started with an appetizer of chips and guacamole. The chips were great and the salsa and guac very fresh! Then the salads came. The dressing was great and the salad one of the best I have ever had. The smoothies were also very fresh! Then the meals came which were also great! Everyone enjooyed what they got and some of them aren't even health food concious. The desserts were also amazing! We ordered all of them and passed them around the table. Not one failed to taste great! ALl the food was fresh and organic and I felt great after eating here! I would come back asap! This is a great place to eat that you should not miss out on if you are in the area!

Pros: amazing food!, very healthy, friendly

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Healthy and Tasty - Edit

Thanks for the recommendations on happycow, we ate lunch here a few weeks back and loved it. The space is casual and bright, and the people were super friendly. Especially enjoyed the almond cappucino and the raw burger.

Highly recommended when in the area or driving through.

Pros: raw cuisine, healthy ingredients, friendly service

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hard to find, but worth the look - Edit

Bright, clean, airy little cafe. Service is quick and friendly, and the food came almost instantly. I had green goddess salad, cream of broccoli soup (warm, not cold) and almond milk cappucino. The salad was 10/10 - fresh, not chilled, every item perfect.

Pros: good value, friendly, delicious

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Could Improve - Edit

I live in Miami and occasionally I go to Broward county to find at least something that is vegan so hard to find in Miami and truthfully something that resembles my cooking skills (no false modesty) reason why my reviews the way they are. Well, Green Wave Cafe was on my list. I went last night and I was somewhat dissapointed. Does veganism has always to be paired with the word expensive?...I ordered a mung bean soup, it was good nothing extraordinary, a burrito and a side salad, with vanilla ice cream and blueberry pie. I know everything is done in the restaurant, everything is organic, and no sugar added, raw food, yari, yari, yara, but the portions were not really fulfilling , although the taste was good. I paid 51 dollars and believe me!! is not that I am going to travel almost 30 miles to go back. This is what it needs: better sitting, cleanliness, better plating, better prices and better service. The guy was super nice, but boy they took long for the burrito!!.. i know the tortilla is freeze dry but that has to be done in advance, anyway it took a long time. I am still looking for "the" vegan restaurant that I can review "Excellent" like Miss Saigon in Miami, vegan friendly and super good or the one close to Notre Dame in France....I won't give up!!.. or maybe I will open my own.

Pros: vegan, raw, taste

Cons: price, seating

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illusoryreality 22 Feb 2013 - I agree, way too expensive for what your given! I paid around the same you did and I was still hungry. Also the service was good but slow. There are way better places than this where I can spend 20 bucks more (for two people) and be full, such as 'Sublime' in Fort Lauderdale.  


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panyvinito 22 Nov 2013 - I would recommend to go for the burger if you want to be full, and order the almond bread, that's super filling! The burrito is actually the smallest dish to get. I only order this when I want to leave room for dessert. But I disagree with you, I think $12 for raw ORGANIC food is very reasonable.  


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beticita 23 Nov 2013 - panyvinita I have been in many, many vegan restaurants not only USA but other parts of the world where ORGANIC is served and believe me if I had to pay 51 dollars or more for a good meal …I will pay it gladly even if is more than that, but for two glasses of water and 2 miniscule entrees and a very small dessert in a cafeteria (that is what it looks like)….no thanks. I live in Miami Dade and I have to add to that the fact that I have to travel. I encourage you to visit Miss Saigon here in Miami and you certainly know what I am talking about ( I posted a pic from that restaurant here in Happy Cow). This is a vegan friendly restaurant and it is outstanding. The décor is not pretentious and the meals are superb…you just have to mentioned to the owner’s daughter-always checking everything- that you are a vegan (if you are) and she will tell you exactly what to order. She will even veganized any dish you want, and when I go there the most I paid is 50 dollars. For Organic foods then you can also go to a Restaurant such as Sublime and pay almost the same amount and enjoy the ambience and the food…although for me is overrated….I wish I just can go back to Harvest in Vienna or have a similar restaurant here in Miami or Broward…Oh that is a good excellent vegan ORGANIC restaurant…. I will keep searching for a restaurant like that here in USA.  


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delicious and fresh - Edit

I read the amazing reviews before trying Green Wave and was still skeptical. I am now a believer. Our party of 3 sampled the cheeseburger, nachos, spaghetti, burrito, brownies, pie and ice cream. Wow! You just have to try it to believe it. The people were warm and friendly, and the place was cute. It has a juice bar feel, but it's welcoming and the prices were very reasonable considering all the care and effort that goes into the food. I just wish I lived close enough to be a regular.

Pros: amazing onion bread, reasonable prices, fresh ingredients

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The BEST raw vegan food - Edit

Just back from a holiday in Florida. We LOVED our meals in Greenwave! We have dined in all the raw restaurants in NYC and London and the food in Greenwave beat them all hands down (even the well-known raw gourmet one in NYC!). This amazed us as we never expected that when we first walked in. The cheezeburger and pizza were my favourites. My husband loved those too, but his favourite was the neatballs and spaghetti. The food is absolutely delicious and sooo reasonably priced compared with other raw organic vegan cafes/restaurants. Their chocolate milkshake was amazing too (wow)!! The staff are very friendly and ultra helpful. I cannot say a bad word about the place....I just wish we had greenwave near where we live! The atmosphere is relaxed and informal (no frills), a simple cafe with a really pleasant atmosphere. We had a few great chats with the staff and the owner (Raoul). The head-chef Lisa(co-owner with Raoul) really knows her stuff. We learnt that she studied at the 'Living light culinary arts institute' in California. However, she apparently takes recipes and weaves her own magic on them...and you can certainly tell! I wish I could make raw food like she does...her onion bread is sublime! They do 'take-away' also. They have a different special on every week. When we were there it was Lasagna, whcih was also very very delicious. I wish Greenwave great success as they SO deserve it and I look forward to visiting again next year! Thank you

Pros: Delicious raw food, Healthy Vegan, friendly staff

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Oasis - Edit

Who knew that a raw, organic, vegan restaurant could exist in a place like Plantation? It is a small place, but the menu is plentiful. The food was decent, but overpriced given the portion size. Our waitress seemed extremely uninterested in helping me and my friend. She even forgot part of our order and, after being reminded about a beverage request, asked if I was sure I still really wanted it. Weird. Still, I am glad such an establishment is there so that more veg options exist. But, please pay more attention to your customers!

Pros: tasty eats, organic, lots of choices

Cons: expensive

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Desserts are good - Edit

I went and got a brownie and vanilla icecream. The brownie was very rich- more like fudge, but overall tasty. The icecream was fantastic and I would definitely get it again! I also had the nachos which I did not like. I am a vegan and am not accustomed to raw food. Perhaps a raw food person would have enjoyed them. Still worth it. It's great to go to a place that has so many veg options. A little pricey- but then again- it's raw/organic.

Pros: yummy icecream

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