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Om Cafe - Ferndale

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 9 reviews )
Contact 248-548-1941

23136 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, Michigan, USA, 48220

Re-open Nov 10, 2014, this health food restaurant changed its menu to fully vegetarian (without fish). On the menu are dishes like tempeh burger, mushroom burger, and wok stir frys. All the desserts are vegan made without refined sugar. Has Wi-Fi. Open Mon 12:00pm-9:00pm, Wed-Fri 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm, Sat 4:00pm-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, American, Macrobiotic

Reviews (9)

First Review by animallawgal

What's not to like? - Edit

I went there for lunch for the first time and totally loved it. It's got a funky entrance in the back in a parking lot. The restaurant is small and confined, but they make every inch count, with nice art work and comfortable table space. All the staff was super friendly and helpful. I started with a cup of the garlic and veg soup which was outrageously good. The tempeh burger was fantastic and came with an equally good salad with tahini dressing. I had the burger veganized simply by sub'ing daiya for the cheddar. Dessert was a vegan chocolate peanut butter cake. All was wonderful, very moderately priced, and filling. What wasn't to like? If I lived around the area, this would probably be a go-to spot. It's popular - while I was there, the place was near-constantly full, with some people waiting. In my opinion, it would be worth the wait.

Pros: great food, friendly staff, moderate prices

Cons: small size may entail a wait

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Long Wait - Edit

Om provides a small comfortable atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. However, we waited an hour to receive our meal. The food was delicious so if you can wait you won't be disappointed.

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will not return - Edit

tried this place for the first time a month or so ago. service was ok. food was bad. i got a burger and it was more of a pate and super mushy. the dressing for the salad was flavorless and it was tahini dressing! my husband got bbq seitan and it was a horrible consistency and it just did not taste good at all. he couldn't even finish his and he never wastes food. i ate mine because i was starving and i dont ever send a dish back. when asked how the meal was, my husband politely said it was just "ok" and the timid waitress then kept asking questions about why it wasn't good which made me uncomfortable. its a small place and i felt almost embarrassed about it because i dont like to complain about food-i just wont go again! no big deal! anyway, they ended up giving us a discount on our order which we said several times we didn't want-after all we ate our food we just weren't happy with it! overall the food wasn't good and i didn't like how they treated us because we weren't happy with the food. will not return :(

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OMJessica 07 Nov 2014 - ieatmodestmouse,
We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at OM Cafe - we do train our staff to make sure that every guest enjoys their experience, and that if there is a dish not to their liking, that we remake it for them. It was not intentional to make you feel persuaded to do so, we are simply passionate about the food that we serve.
We would love it if you came back and gave OM Cafe another go - we have tons of menu options and we are positive you will find a dish that you LOVE!
Our mushroom burger is a home made burger patty with brown rice and walnut, which is a softer texture. I recommend that you try our El Mexicano - it's a big plate of nachos with chips, pino beans, dairy or vegan cheese, red pepper, onion, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, jalapeno, greek olive, avocado, and salsa.

We hope you decide to dine in or carry out with us again!

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amazing food and desserts - Edit

Had a great experience at OM cafe. Came in on a Friday night. The wait staff was really helpful and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions were big, especially thee salads. Plenty if vegan options. I think they only had one fish dinner on the menu. All of the desserts were vegan and a few were gluten free as well. We ordered a coconut cream and chocolate cake that was out of this world. The space was definitely small and set up like a cafe but the food was so amazing.

Pros: lots of vegan options

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New & Improved Om! - Edit

Om is back with newly expanded hours of operation; Mon, Wed and Fri for lunch and dinner and Sat for dinner only. A newly expanded menu filled with Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options!!! See for yourself at www.Omcafe.com.

Pros: Food that makes you feel good., A staff that cares!

Cons: Building is small

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Don't quite understand the description... - Edit

This is a seafood heavy restaurant with several vegetarian, and few vegan, options. They used to have great vegan dinner specials and desserts, years ago, but they have offered fewer and fewer vegan options over the years. The cafe has been up for sale for a while, call and make sure they are still open, and don't count on much to choose from if you are a vegan. This is not the vegan friendly place it used be a couple years ago.
If you are looking for Om Cafe, it is hard to miss: bright green building on the east side of Woodward, north of 9 mile, next to Toast.

Pros: macrobiotic friendly

Cons: lots of seafood

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EstrellaROscura 13 Aug 2013 - I am so disappointed to read that they have changed so much. I ate there for many years since 1990. I stopped eating there after some dissatisfaction. But even then I noticed they had added fish to the menu. I believe the best restaurants are focused on what they are good at doing. They should have stuck with the strictly vegetarian and vegan menu. So Sad.

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Jason T 08 Jun 2014 - Hi there,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review OM Cafe. In regards to OM Ferndale being vegan friendly , we actually only have one fish dinner on our menu. We carry vegan cheeses, breads, desserts, and 90% of the menu is either vegan, or can be made vegan. If you haven't been to OM Ferndale recently, we would love for you to come by and see all that we have to offer. Saturday Brunches are great with home made vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, and much more.
The General Manager of OM Ferndale is vegan herself, so rest assured we can take good care of you and all our vegan friends!
Thanks again, we can't wait to see you.

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