Serves meat, vegan options available. Historic pub and cafe. Has several vegan choices which are clearly marked. Note only one fryer in the kitchen that's also used for fish. Casual family-friendly atmosphere with a full bar and a small gift shop selling locally-made crafts and jewelry. Live music at night. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm.

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22 Reviews

First Review by karenoxoxox


Points +114

25 Sep 2023

Delicious spot with a view

As of September 2023, they have a vegan/gf peach pie with coconut whip cream. Everything is made in house and so good.

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-25



Points +42

11 Aug 2023

Unexpectedly Great

We didn’t expect to find many or any vegan options on this road trip. This restaurant was delicious, fun, had live music and plenty of vegan options. Strongly recommend.

Pros: Great selection , Wonderful service


Points +156

10 Aug 2023

Delicious food

I picked up dinner from here on a recent trip through Yachats. I had the teriyaki bowl, persian fusion bowl, and something else that I can't remember. The persian bowl stood out as particularly interesting and tasty, but all were good. The food is expensive but par for the course in Yachats. I would definitely eat here again. Recommended!


Points +646

19 Mar 2023

Fish decor? Umbrellas on point

Rolled into this local family joint, they had decent vegan options. The server seemed like a cool dude. A live band serenaded us with a smooth rendition of "Hotel California" while we ate our "Vegan, Again" pizza. A couple a booth down from us appeared to pray before eating, reminding us of our situation on the coast. Pizza was more than acceptable with vegan cashew cheeze and great crust. We also overestimated our pizza eating abilities and had to take second pizza to go.

Pros: Vegan options including pizza with cashew cheeze, The taramarind marg was delicious, Vegan options well marked on menu

Cons: On the expensive side, pasta was like $24, Pizza was good, but had a subdued flavor


Points +477

23 Oct 2022

Great vegan and gluten free options here

If only the pizza were gluten free AND vegan


Points +1359

11 Sep 2022


Wow! I was so surprised to see so many vegan options on their menu. My (non vegan) dad picked this place for lunch and I was a bit nervous because he mentioned he saw one or two vegan options on the menu. To my surprise, they had many vegan options and vegan substitutes! Pizza, noodle bowls, rice bowls, savory crepes, lettuce wraps, and a pasta dish are the vegan options they have on their menu! Unfortunately their breakfast menu is lacking in vegan options. I tried the savory crepes which were interestingly delicious. I also saw that they had a vegan dessert option which is a peach pie with coconut whipped cream!!!! Wish I wasn't so full so that I could've tried it!


Points +1287

27 Jul 2022

Pretty good

We had their Thai salad wraps, vegan burrito and vegan nachos with their homemade cashew cheese. Everything tastes really good and fresh. The vegan cheese was quite salty but still very edible. The choice of veggies on the nachos was very original and surprising, but I ate them all up nonetheless - would visit again.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options , Vegan cheese + chorizo available , Very cute spot (and patio)

Cons: 20% gratuity automatically added to bill, Had to ask for table to be wiped clean , A couple dead flies on window sill -gross


Points +24

Mostly Veg
02 Nov 2021

Amazing find

What a treat to find this place - enjoyed lunch so much we came back for dinner. Lunch was comfort food, just like something I’d have made at home: veggies in a Romesco Sauce on a bed of polenta topped with cashew cheese. Every bite was amazing. My seafood-loving husband had the best calamari he’s ever had. Dinner was a yummy vegan pizza - big enough that it will be lunch for me today. Make sure you stop by the Drift Inn if you are in Yachats!


Points +507

11 Oct 2021

Great choice in Yachats

Eclectic decorations, cozy little interior patio area. A large varied menu offers many veganizable options. Friendly staff were knowledgeable and understanding.

Pros: More vegan options than elsewhere , Eclectic atmosphere

Cons: Pricey


Points +22

27 Jun 2021

Love this place!

I can’t believe in as small of a town as Yachats their was such a vegan friendly restaurant. The atmosphere and staff are amazing and the food is even better. Many vegan options and even more vegetarian that can be made vegan easy.

Pros: Basically everything is made in house , Have an amazing homemade vegan cheese


Points +16

08 Jun 2021

Love this place

I always hit this place up when at the coast. Everything I’ve had here is delicious. Love the atmosphere and staff. The Persian Fusion Rice Bowl is my fav and get it with vegan chik’n. The Thai salad rolls and Indian samosas are yummy. Wonderful experience every time. Definitely recommend.

Pros: Variety of options , Taste , Friendly staff


Points +317

10 Sep 2020

Multiple vegan items

Our party of 3 were impressed with the quick service and multiple vegan options.
We had the vegan pizza, samosas, and vegan tacos. All were quite good!


Points +16

04 Aug 2020

Surprisingly good!

Surprising option in Yachats with multiple vegan and vegetarian options clearly labeled on the menu. Our server was very knowledgeable about options and what contained dairy and eggs and what substitutions were available. They make their own cashew cheese and offer a vegan chik’n patty or a black bean quinoa burger. The regular bun is brushed with butter but their gluten free option is vegan, and was surprisingly good. Friendly staff, would definitely return.

Pros: Quite a few vegan and vegetarian options, Knowledgeable staff, Options clearly labeled on menu


Points +30

23 Aug 2019

Great place!

We enjoyed the teriyaki bowl and the Mexican bowl. Both were fresh and good. Oil was not too bad in Teriyaki bowl. Would come back again. Vegan items clearly marked on menu. Nice staff, friendly funky place.


Points +788

24 Jul 2019

Amazing food!

First non vegan restaurant i have been to that has vegan dessert! I had vegan pizza and shared a vegan GF teriyaki "chikn" stir fry. Both really good and the vegan shortbread berry dessert was bomb.

Pros: Everything vegan and GF is clearly labeled


Points +72

27 Jun 2018


A few vegan options clearly labeled. What a nice surprise in this tiny coastal town. We had cashew cheese vegan pizza and a nice spinach salad with faux chicken. Few more options. Checked out the breakfast menu and it is very vegan limited but worth the try.


Points +171

16 Oct 2017


We ate breakfast here and dinner while spending a weekend at the coast. Menu was clearly labeled and included gluten-free items.


Points +152

29 Aug 2017

good find

Lots of options for starters and mains and tasty food


Points +28

25 Aug 2017

Great experience!

Lots of vegan options at this cute ocean side restaurant! Got the teriyaki bowl just with vegetables, but it also comes with gardein chicken. Waitress was friendly and service was fast! Will definitely return next time I'm in Yachats.


Points +187

Mostly Veg
27 Jun 2017

Plentiful options, would not return

Wide variety of vegan options for a bar, but lacking in taste and freshness. Has Gardien chicken for salads and as a burger substitute. Friendly staff, cute quaint atmosphere but definitely not WFPB.


Points +92

06 Jun 2015


Live music, delicious food and local flavor! Definitely try the spicy yam empanadas, they are divine! 5 on the plate was very filling and such a treat. If I were to come back to this area, I'd definitely eat here again,

Pros: many vegan options!


Points +44

07 Aug 2013

The Drift Inn - Gem of the Oregon (Vegan) Coast

We were absolutely delighted to find a vegan-friendly restaurant in Yachats! A restaurant in a tiny town that offers tempeh? Sign me up! They actually indicate vegan options (and gluten-free ones as well) on the menu, and this includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We got the Indian samosas as an appetizer, which unfortunately were not very good, in my opinion. My boyfriend and I ordered the taco salad (sans cheese) with tempeh and the Persian Bowl. The taco salad was pretty good, but the Persian Bowl was out of this world! So unique and delicious! The atmosphere of the place is charming and wonderful, and they have live music every night of the week. Major bonus points! The only negative thing I can say is that their menu is leather-bound, so you'll have to hold onto a piece of cow skin while you decide on what to eat. :( But, all in all, this is an amazing find for vegans traveling on the Oregon Coast. I plan to go back during our 2-day stay in Yachats. Oh, and our server, Kyle, was very sweet and eager to please. The Drift Inn is highly recommended! (I'd give it 5 stars, but Happy Cow will only allow a maximum of 4 stars for non-veg restaurants.)

Pros: Vegan food in an unexpected place!, Great atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Leather-bound menu

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