Lettuce Love Cafe

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399 John St (at Lakeshore), Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7R 2K3

Gluten-free vegan restaurant near the water, under new ownership since Jun 2017. Features a varied menu of healthful fare and comfort cuisine, from classic sandwiches and burgers made vegan, to organic brown rice bowls and smoothies. Weekend brunch served til 2pm features pancakes, fresh fruit and granola, hash brown, tempeh bacon and tofu scramble. Open Mon 11:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Fri 11:00am-8:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-8:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Fusion

68 Reviews

First Review by moshimoshi

Hello - Edit

Veganism is the result of a sad, corrupted mind.

Reconsider your life.

Pros: Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

Cons: Vegan, Vegan, Vegan

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yummy!!! - Edit

Very nice spot to have a beer and food however it is a little pricey! Nachos come in a very large portion which is a meal in itself!! Can't wait to return and try more ūüėć

Pros: completely vegan

Cons: expensive

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Good Vibes - Edit

Always such a wonderful experience at Lettuce Love. Everything I have tried I have loved! Staff are so friendly and open. Try it!!

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pretty good - Edit

A cute little cafe by the waterfront. I LOVE the concept of the cafe and staff is always wonderful. The food is good, however portions are often inconsistent from visit to visit (in both size and ingredients). For the higher price point I feel like the portion sizes should be heartier or include a side (with the sandwiches/burgers, especially).

Pros: vegan, gluten free

Cons: portions

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Best Sandwich Ever - Edit

I had the vegan Ruben, and it convinced me I could give up meat and not miss out on my favorite things. Absolutely delicious!

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delicious - Edit

Everything was fresh and reasonably priced. I'd definitely return.

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yum! - Edit

We love going here! Amazing food and good staff. Always super busy so it can be hard to eat in!

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Things are looking up! - Edit

I've been going to LLC since it was Kind Food at its inception and I've watched it grow over the years in size and following. The dishes can be inconsistent but the flavours are there. It's always busy! Happy to see the changes that are making LLC better everyday and bring accessible vegan food to Burlington.
Updated from previous review on 2016-06-12

Pros: Vegan

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Delicious! - Edit

Always love visiting Lettuce Love Cafe when I'm in town. Delicious food; LOVE their caesar salad, B.L.A.T, chili and so much more. Brownies are to die for.

Pros: Yummy food, Good atmosphere

Cons: Pricey, Service is ok.. Sometimes great sometimes not, Food can be inconsistent

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One of my faves - Edit

The menu is healthy and delicious!! The dishes are simple and can be a little plain, but I personally find that a positive because it leaves me feeling fresh and clean. The veggie burgers are soft and vegetable-y, I love their healthy burger options. The servers are super cool, the venu is clean and well decorated, and the music of choice is always super hip

Pros: Great music and atmosphere, Great staff, Healthy, delicious menu that changes

Cons: You may find some menu items plain depending on yo

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Un incontournable ! - Edit

Une place √† d√©couvrir. Le propri√©taire et les employ√©s sont particuli√®rement attentionn√©s. Beaux choix de plats v√©g√©taliens avec des sp√©cialist√©s du jour. L'atmosph√®re est d√©contract√©. On veut participer et encourager cette entreprise qui met son cŇďur et ses valeurs de l'avant. Logo original ! Pour le dessert pourquoi ne pas aller faire un tour √† la p√Ętisserie familiale (Kelly's Bake Shoppe) √† 2 coins de rue du resto.

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Delicious! - Edit

All of my experiences with Lettuce Love (formerly Kindfood) have been wonderful. The cupcakes are delicious, including the more unusual flavours (beet-flavoured cupcakes!) It was a real thrill to have a marshmallow rice treat after more than a decade without one. My favourite dishes are the Buddha bowl and the reuben sandwich. The reuben is implausibly good: a thick slab of tempeh topped with sauerkraut and Daiya. So tasty. Their smoothies are great, too. The staff are the friendliest staff I have encountered at any restaurant anywhere in the world.

Pros: good location, reasonable prices, decadent treats

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SOOO GOOD - Edit

I came here with a group of friends and we all loved our meals. The nachos were amazing. The staff was super cool. Our waiter guy was super friendly and talked to us while we ate. For real, those nachos are the stuff of legend. Please try this place.

Pros: Perfect nachos, Perfect service, Super cozy vibe

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Amazing Service, Even Better Food - Edit

I love this place! The nachos are to die for. I'd never been to a restaurant before where I could eat absolutely everything on the menu; it totally made my trip. I drove five hours to go to this restaurant and it was totally worth it. There was a great vibe in the dining area and the staff came and visited with us several times, and remembered us when we came in again another day. I cannot say enough praise about this place.

Pros: AMAAAZING FOOD, Super fun staff, Nice vibe

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I can't wait to go back. - Edit

everything on the menu sounded amazing. I only had a spicy bean soup, some dessert, so good. fast and pleasant service too!

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Love this place! - Edit

I come here often. The food is fabulous and the service is amazing. Although the prices are a bit more expensive than your regular cafe, the food is worth it. They constanty have specials and variety of food and recently added a full brunch menu! They also have wine & beer for cool night out with friends, and dining in the patio in summer is amazing.

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absolutely amazing - Edit

Lettuce Love is the best. I love literally everything on their menu and I love that they have grocery items so I can take things home for later. I'm the kind of person that orders more than one item so that I can take one home with me for lunch the next day, so this is a huge selling point for me.

My non-vegan family and friends are big fans as well, and since they are restaurateurs they tend to be tough critics. But Lettuce Love wins over everyone I've ever introduced to their food.

Their "cult like" following and continuous award wins are enough to speak for their quality and consistency of service, so give them a try. I must warn you, you may become addicted!

Also worth checking out (an equally addictive) is their award winning bakery, Kelly's Bakeshop, which is just up the street and is owned and operated by the same family, who are absolutely lovely people so say don't be shy about saying hello and getting to know them and their friendly staff!

The only thing I can think of that I would like to see them do differently would be to have more locations! I would love love love to see them expand east toward Niagara or west toward Toronto.

Pros: all vegan restaurant , gluten and common allergen free options , sister bakery

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amazing!!! - Edit

Everything about it. Love the nachos and burgers. A bit pricey but worth it. Really cool spot. Great desserts. Highly recommended.

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A little expensive, but the food is delicious! - Edit

It is a small location located near downtown Burlington. You order at the counter and then pick your seat, they will serve you your food.

I have ordered a couple of things off the menu and every time it is delicious.

I need to try the avocado fries (which are baked) next time. They look amazing!

Pros: Comfort Food, Good portion size

Cons: Small location, Can be a tad expensive

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soy - Edit

They don't really have anything without soy, and they over spice. The food is beautiful.

Pros: good ingredients, friendly, food looks great

Cons: not soy-free

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Healthy meals - Edit

Very good healthy vegan food. Good place to meet people which also brings me to the Cons due to the small size you do need to sit very close to strangers which could lead to interactions so great for social butterflies but downside for people who are more introverted. Burlington so a lil pricey as are all things in burlington but if your used to burlington prices then the pricing isnt bad at all.

Pros: healthy, all vegan

Cons: no privacy

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Not bad - Edit

Have been here quite a few times. The food is inconsistent but usually pretty good. I find the food very expensive for what you get. I also was recently told that they had been selling their bread calling it vegan yet it contained honey??
Updated from previous review on Wednesday December 03, 2014

Pros: usually tastes good

Cons: price, inconsistant , no baby change station

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Amazing!! - Edit

I had dinner here with my friend last night. I had the reuben, and she had the BLAT sandwich. We split the avocado fries and had a couple of ciders.
YUM!!! Everything was perfect. The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful but not pushy. Beautiful, clean, convenient location. No complaints other than I did find it a little pricey but I am not from Burlington so this could be normal. My omni friend was equally impressed. Looking forward to my next visit!

Pros: great food, great service, location

Cons: expensive

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It has everything going for it. - Edit

It's a few blocks from the main highway between Niagara/Hamilton and Toronto. Parking is easy and inexpensive. I no longer need to wait until I get to Toronto when traveling from Niagara. This place is as good as any in Toronto and better than most.

I ate 2 meals inside and 1 take-out: 1 burger, 1 Buddha bowl, 1 sandwich, 1 soup, 2 smoothies. 5 stars for everything.

Mike, behind the counter, in front of the counter, always talking - and listening, your guide to food ecstasy, gives new meaning to extrovert.

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kindfood 07 Oct 2014 - Thanks so much for the great review and for pointing out Mike, who is our iconic Customer Service King. We hope t see you again soon and so glad you enjoyed our mazing food:)  


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Outstanding - Edit

This place is brilliant! The staff engaging, inspiring and attentive! The food creative, healthy, so delicious, and totally satisfying.( Worth every penny ) all items offered not only vegan, but gluten and sugar free! Beautiful food presentation. Had tempeh steak special and veggie burger, localish cold press juice co -red monster....Fun easy casual atmosphere, Great hip music, clean, ( visible open energetic kitchen) outdoor patio. Conscious eating at its best! Puts Burlington's beautiful lakeshore on the map~ take stroll around the corner to Kelly's Bakery!!

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Nice little place to eat - Edit

Very cute place, good food. Feel safe eating there even with my gluten allergy, which is rare.

Pros: Good food, Nice staff, Quaint decor

Cons: Small, Always packed

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kindfood 07 Oct 2014 - Thanks little Laura:
So glad you came to check us out and enjoyed it.  


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Wow!! - Edit

I had the Huevos Rachero bowl and LOVED IT! Cute cafe, very friendly staff, will defs go again :)

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