JOi Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 31 reviews )
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2855 Agoura Rd (at Westlake Blvd), Westlake Village, California, USA, 91361

Wholefoods cafe est. Sept 2014. Offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a grab 'n go section. Menu has smoothies, burgers, entrees, salads. Enter the shopping center on Village Glen. You can pre-order, pre-pay and pick-up. Open Mon-Sat 7:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out

31 Reviews

First Review by TomForde

Great Place! - Edit

Excellent tasting vegan food. The staff is friendly and the pricing is reasonable. Definitely recommend it.

Pros: Taste, Price, Service

Cons: Not more locations

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Very nice vegan place. - Edit

Rich Roll is talking quite often on his podcast of this lovely place and since I was in Hollywood, decided to pass by (its quite a drive, especially with traffic in the other direction towards LA, now it was more than worthwhile. If you are a Rich Roll fan, take also some time if you are there to drive around in the Santa Monica Mountains, an area he talks quite often about for training, in his podcast.)

Joi Café is a nice space, now when entering you don't realize Rich Roll is involved (no Finding Ultra, The Plantpower Way, This cheese it nuts... books on the shelves) and it was only when I was asked what I'll drink, that I saw on the Smoothies the 'Rich Roll' one, that it was confirmed I was in the right place.

The staff is really very friendly, helpful and the owners Joi & Nic took even time to have a chat with me, always a nice warm welcome, which I found awesome!

The food is vegan only and they have a wide variety of choices.

Which goes from salads, normal vegan plates to even some dedicated RAW plates which are great!

You can choose between eating there or taking away.

I had the 'Rich Roll' smoothie (of course), the RAW pizza and then tried out several desserts.

Pros: Great vegan food, Nice vegan choice, Lovely staff

Cons: Quite a distance from LA

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Dry old bread :( - Edit

The BBQ jack was not buheno, bread was extremely dry and crumbly. The Bob Marley definitely needed more sauce, lots of yummy veggies with not enough dressing.

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This place is always a Joy and amazing! 😋🙌 - Edit

Nachos, Summer Corn, BBQ Jackfruit anything = ❤️🙏🙌

Pros: Options, friendly staff, so accommodating, great v, The vegan educational videos that quietly play in , background reinforce why eating Ⓥegan is awesome.

Cons: Stomach is not big enough to eat multiple entrees , I just have to keep coming back for more! 😀😋😋

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love - Edit

Love this place. Highly recommend the jackfruit tacos and acai bowl. Delicious!

Pros: Wonderful tasting food. very fresh. great service.

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SO. GOOD. - Edit

I was thrilled to find a vegan place near my hotel in Westlake. Everything that I have tried so far has been phenomenal. I plan to make a few trips back before I head home to Vegas!

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don't miss JOi!!! eat here!!! - Edit

Wandered into JOi as I heard Rich Roll was an investor and thought maybe his wife ( who apparently is an amazing chef) helped with the menu. I was blown away with the beautiful food, huge servings, and terrific taste. Eat here! I had the Bob Marley and the Enchiladas. Usually you have to get two entrees to fill up. Not here!! Leftovers!!

Pros: large serving, beautiful presentation, amazing tas

Cons: it's not in my home town

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Delicious and cheerful - Edit

Finally made it to JOi to have lunch with a friend. The space is bright and cheerful with individual tables and a large communal one. The menu has lots of different choices, including breakfast all day. You order at the counter and get a number. I got the BBQ Jack sandwich and my friend got the Mac n Cheese with Caesar salad. I also got a 5150 (half Chai/half coffee). Both were delicious. We stayed so long to catch up and chat that we ordered food to go for dinner too. The staff were very friendly and never bothered us about leaving even though we were there a long time. We definitely plan to return.

Pros: all vegan, nice space, friendly staff

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the best vegan enchiladas ever - Edit

I love this restaurant. It has it's history with a world famous ultramarathon runner. the indoors is lovely. there's a community table as well as seating for two and bar table seating by the windows and outdoor seating. the food is incredible. the price is right for the area. during the lunch hours people look like they enjoy being there. they even offer takeout options that are premade like they have in the Starbucks refrigerated section.

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awesome vibe! - Edit

Awesome vibe in here. This is honestly what I would imagine vegan heaven to be like. The design is perfect and the food, staff, and everything there is fantastic. The food had life to it, everything was soo Fresh and I could feel the love in the food.

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perfect vegan destination - Edit

I love this cafe - bright, fun, cool, conscious, incredible food and friendly service...

Definitely worth a drive to ( I arrange my drives via vegan restaurants) inspiring and fabulous... I'll drop in every time I come to LA...

Thank you for being there for us all...

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Nice and Friendly - Edit

Had lunch yesterday with 9 colleagues who are not even vegetarian. Everyone had good food and good time. I had the enchiladas, were OK. Next time I will get a burger, due to rave reviews of colleagues. The Shiva bowl also got great reviews! I will definitely be back.

Pros: Friendly service, Good food

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Delicious and huge menu! - Edit

This place has a huge selection of delicious vegan food. I had the veggie enchiladas and my mom had the Americana burger. The food is very good and the desserts are amazing! They have lots of cookies and chocolate things. Also has a very modern clean interior. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Pros: food, service

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Give it a try and see yourself (: - Edit

it was pretty good (: not so much above and beyond, but definitely a place to stop by and try out!

Pros: good environment, great staff

Cons: small portions

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This is our Go-to place to eat out. - Edit

The meals are well balanced so you don't have to worry about leaving satiated. It's 100% vegan, and it's big on presentation. The dishes are as beautiful to behold as they are delicious. We always leave happy and content. Love the food, the service, prices and the convenience.

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Favorite Restaurant - Edit

This place is a triple threat, being organic, vegan, and gluten free! I've never been disappointed by my food there and the staff is always super friendly. If your in the area, I highly recommend checking this place out. My favorites are Julie's Delight smoothie and the Bob Marley salad :)

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nice find - Edit

We went yesterday but didn't know it had been there for a whole year. We will be re visiting again I'm sure. Nice ambiance but the young women at the counter were a bit unfriendly when we asked about the food prep and peanut allergies. one repeated several times the food my husband ordered did not have peanuts, when we were asking about prep and to tell the chef not to cross contaminate. She ended by showing us the bottom of the menu which says they are not responsible....blah blah. Joi brought our order to us and totally made up for her staff. I had the " tuna ". The sandwich was tasty but the salad on the side had wilted lettuce in it. My husband had the greek bowl and enjoyed it very much. When we left Joi told us about special chef night once a month Tuesdays. Most important the food is good, priced well, and my husband didn't get sick from peanuts.

Pros: mostly vegan organic, clean, new, bright atmoshere, good food at a good price

Cons: some of the staff attitude, some food not fresh

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Great Food + Vibes - Edit

The food is delicious and the space is welcoming. Love it!

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Amazing! - Edit

I enjoyed every single bite!

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Really good!! - Edit

This place is really good. I had a Pad Thai a few weeks ago that was absolutely perfect! I worry though, they advertise they are organic and all gluten free but use Gardein Vegan Strips in many entrees? Gardein is not organic!
Had a Karma cupcake- yum. And I had the "Bob Marley" which was also good, but mistakenly slightly too salty that day. Wait staff is nice and attentive. Place is very clean.

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Updated from previous review on Thursday December 04, 2014

Pros: Vegan, GF, Nice workers, Clean

Cons: Gardein is organic?

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Impressed - Edit

We stopped by here on our trip up to the central coast. I liked the atmosphere as well as the food. I had the SouthSider burger. It came with a side salad that had really good sauce, and the burger was really tasty too. I would totally go again if I'm ever in the area.

Pros: Good vegan atmosphere, Good food, Outside patio

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Delicious and healthy - Edit

The Bob Marley zucchini "pasta" with pesto was perfect, if you are looking for a tasty but light dish. The staff is very friendly and the place is clean. Perfect place for a lunch. I would visit again!

Pros: The Bob Marley , Healthy but tasty

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enJOied it :) - Edit

The food was very good. My husband especially loved his enchilada. The staff was warm and friendly. They have outdoor seating which was a big draw as we were on our way back from the beach with our two dogs. The wonderful woman delivering the food even brought our pups a bowl of water :)

Will definitely go back soon.

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Great place! - Edit

Great place, very nice staff, food is great, I'll be coming back for sure, prices aren't the cheapest but its not that bad.

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Promising - Edit

Had breakfast here and the chia pancakes were delicious while the "Savory breakfast bowl" with scrambled tofu didn't taste much at all. Very fresh and well prepared in every other aspect, but it needed a lot of salt (and I usually don't use a lot of salt)
Got a very good impression though and will go there again if I get the chance. So brilliant that all is gluten free!

Pros: gluten free, fresh, pancakes

Cons: "savory" scrambled tofu

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What a Joi ! - Edit

My wife and I were visiting from San Diego and made a special effort to dine at this new eatery affiliated with Rich Roll, the famous vegan ultra athlete. I've read Rich’s book, seen him speak, and met him on a fantastic vegan cruise (for 1500 plant-based enthusiasts!) out of Miami last March. However, while waiting for our order to be served, I was browsing over the paper menu and was dismayed to see “bee pollen” as a smoothie superboost option. Of course, bees are animals, so their products, by definition, are not vegan. Although this put a damper on my enthusiasm, “The SouthSider” was delicious, and my wife judged the “Fun Tuna” the best mock tuna ever. That evening, I emailed the cafe expressing my concerns. To my surprise and delight, I received an almost immediate reply from owner/founder Nicholas Johanson stating unequivocally that bee pollen had been removed from the cafe entirely and that he, like me, believed in a 100% plant-based diet and lifestyle. He acknowledged that they had yet to update their paper menus and menu board. I urged him to cross out or paint over the words and update the website menu immediately to avoid future misunderstandings. And I urge everyone to visit and support this bright, vibrant 100% vegan establishment!

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Great Food, Customer Service & Communication too! - Edit

Joi Café had recently had their grand opening when I approached them with a big order request. I wanted a variety of Joi’s beautiful delicious vegan baked goods for a party I was hosting. I don’t do dessert, but if I want to bring treats I want to know I’m bringing in fabulous compassionate choices. In addition to the large order, I needed to pick them up on a Monday (the day the café is closed). Nicholas and I worked it out and it was a complete amazing win.
I ordered the colorful variety the week before (scones for adults, mini cupcakes for kids, chocolate and chai cookies for all, fruit tarts for adults and more). The plan was for me to text Nick before the pick up. Shawn would be there for me to receive the goods. I texted, Nick answered, I went by and NICK WAS THERE ON HIS DAY OFF to help me get the goodies. We packed up my truck and off I went. The party was a complete success and my guests (foodies and accomplished entertainers themselves) all loved the all the pretty cookies and cakes. I bought the scones for the adults and the kids loved the scones too. A huge thank you to Nicholas, Joi and the team. It’s one thing to have great food, it’s another thing to have great customer service, but to also be able to communicate and create solutions is above and beyond. Thank YOU JOI CAFÉ!

Pros: Exellent food

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