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Vegetarian restaurant and a board game cafe run by a mother-daughter team. Makes home-style cuisine using as many organic and local ingredients as possible. Menu changes and is written on a board; most days the restaurant has vegan options. Opens some Saturday nights offering a changing vegan menu - by reservation only. Open Mon 12:00-15:30, Thu 12:00-15:30, Fri-Sat 09:00-14:00, 19:00-21:00, Sun 09:00-15:30. Closed Tue-Wed.

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15 Reviews

First Review by CynthiaPritsch

Points +77

06 Dec 2023

Une cuisine généreuse

Une bonne cuisine familiale avec des options vegan et sans gluten à tous les services. Le lieu est placé idéalement et il est très gourmand :-)

Updated from previous review on 2023-12-06



Points +243

28 Aug 2023

Très bon

Les plats étaient vraiment tres bons, tout est fait maison avec une carte renouvellee chaque mois. Les options Vegan et sans gluten sont tres bien indiquees.

Pros: Les nombreux plats au choix , Menu et plat enfant , Accueil tres sympa


Points +222

29 Jul 2023

Awesome place in a small town

Very nice square, good service and food. Well worth the visit if you are here

Tell them that you are vegan and they will show you the extensive vegan options!


Points +22

20 Jun 2023

Best vegan meal in France

This is easily the best vegan meal I’ve had in France! The patio is on a quiet, quaint courtyard. Friendly wait staff. I had the hummus and the Bombay burger. The pickle on the falafel was out of this world! The quinoa burger was delightful and was served with homemade panisse. Yum! I highly recommend Mama Gaia for any vegan who wants a very special meal in one of my favorite towns on the Côte d’Azur.

Pros: Food, Ambience


Points +835

23 Aug 2022

Delicious but pricey

We had a vegan fig tart, which was super good but a tad overpriced (€8,50 for one piece). The place seemed lovely


Points +29

02 Oct 2021

Hidden Vegan Gem

We love this little town! Visiting from London, we were very pleased we found this wonderful place to eat dinner! It is truly a Hidden Gem, tucked away in a quiet location. We were with family whose French is quite good, however, the Chef's English was fantastic and her understanding of our daughter allergies through the language barrier was faultless; she kindly prepared our daughter an allergy free plate! Very grateful! The food was delicious, and a small bonus: their red wine was vegan too!

Happy customers who will return on our next visit from England! Thank you for accommodating us!

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-02

Pros: Excellent vegan options, Chef's English Fantastic, Gluten-free vegan options

Cons: Nothing


25 Apr 2022

As promised, we returned on this visit from London and was not disappointed. Great communication in English via Facebook chat to discuss our booking and our daughters allergies. 4 adults enjoyed their main in-between a lovely sharing starter and delicious desserts! Thank you again for accommodating us. Kind wishes to you all!


Points +100

12 Sep 2020

Perfect vegan meal, lovely place

We loved the little square in an old medieval city, the nice staff, the vegan dishes, the cakes, the juices and the coffee.

Pros: Quite all meals are offered can be “veganized”. , Lovely staff, lovely place., Delicious meals and desserts, good coffee.

Cons: Nothing


Points +236

09 Mar 2019

Delicious and great service

We really enjoyed visiting Mama Gaia and if we had come across it earlier we would have visited more than once! Vegetarian and vegan, with a vegan entree and two vegan mains when we visited - menu changes often. The chocolate mousse for dessert was the most convincing vegan mousse I have ever had - if they hadn't been so clear on what was vegetarian and what was vegan I would have been worried!!


Points +1435

27 May 2018


We went here with a big group after doing a hike in the mountains behind Vence. Had some very refreshing juice and ice cream which was great. The location is awesome hidden away in a small square in the old town.


Points +1252

14 May 2018

A haven of good food and hospitality!

The restaurant is located in a charming old square that invites you to get in. As we approached the door, the door opens and we were greeted by a young woman and her smile. She was very kind and helped me and my family to sit in her wonderful and cosy restaurant. The food was delicious, we had the sweet potatoes with chickpeas as the main dish, the juices of the day, a very tasty beer and two chocolate mousse. Besides the food, we could see that all tiny details were planned, the plates, the coffee cups, even the bathroom was charming. Congratulations for an excellent restaurant!


Points +63

07 May 2018

lovely surprise

pleasantly surprised to find Mama Gaia's .. i'm vegan and my mom is gluten free vegetarian - both can be difficult in the smaller towns, then we turned a corner and Voila! there was a sign that said "vegan" and "gluten free" . the menu changes often (written on a chalkboard that is brought to the table to choose from). On the day that we were there, they had one vegan option (and it was a delicious pasta with seitan and veggies). I wish i could remember what my mom order, but she was happy with it (gluten free). The employees were very nice and the girl even offered to help with any translation issues we needed. Lovely outdoor seating in a cute little square.

Pros: vegan options, gluten free options, lovely outdoor seating


Points +23

21 Apr 2018


Tres beau lieu extérieur et intérieur, 3 ou 4 plats changeant maison, même les desserts.
Pas trop cher et produits de qualité.
Mise à disposition de jeux de sociétés. Organisation d'événements.

Pros: on est bien accueilli, les gens y sont accueillant


Points +139

26 Feb 2018

Lieu mignon, gérantes attentives et créatives

J'ai très bien été accueillie chez Mama Gaia que j'ai découvert complètement par hasard, et avec joie, en constatant le choix végane disponible en salé et sucré.

La personne qui nous a servie était accueillante, le repas bien présenté et bon.

Pros: créatif, pas mal d'options végétaliennes, joli local


Points +49

15 Dec 2017

Excellent and healthy food

The little town of Vence is difficult for no-meat eaters and Mama Gaïa is a surprising unexpected place. Very quiet with very a kind team, you can find an excellent daily menu (with vegan and gluten free options), fresh, tasty, healthy and abundant food for a price lower than in the restaurants around...

Pros: Excellent food, Atmosphere, Price

Cons: Not open on the evening during the week, Not open on Wednesday and Thursday


Points +22

03 Jul 2017

Delicious Sunday Brunch

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon outside here. We had the brunch made vegan, which consisted of a hearty course (little Mexican salad, some pieces of toasted baguette, hummus and grilled peppers) and a sweet course (chocolate mousse, which was delicious!!) with a fruit-vegetable juice and tea. The food was excellent and fresh and the staff were very kind and thoughtful. Would definitely recommend!

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Kind staff

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