The Grain Cafe

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    ( 33 reviews )
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4222 W Pico Blvd (at Crenshaw, Mid-City), Los Angeles, California, USA, 90019

Little cafe in a strip mall with lot parking. Makes vegan food using ingredients like salad greens, tempeh, vegan cheese. Offers quesadilla appetizers, personal size pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, salads, breakfast crepes, cakes, and a large drinks menu. Est. 2013 by former staff of Golden Mean vegan cafe (not affiliated); and opened a location in Long Beach in 2017. Open Mon-Thu 6:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 6:00am-11:00pm, Sun 7:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Pizza, Organic, Delivery, Take-out, Mexican, Fusion

33 Reviews

First Review by AJ_Foodie

Little gem in mid-city - Edit

Found this little gem in mid-city while I was out and about. I ordered the mole burrito to go while my boyfriend ordered a savory crepe. The prices were extremely reasonable because I felt that the portions were huge. I only managed to finish half the burrito in one sitting. 😂

Both dishes were extremely flavorful! I would definitely visit again if I’m ever in the area again.

Pros: lots of flavor, 100% vegan!

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Loved it! - Edit

Had the best tofu scramble I’ve had in a restaurant. So yummy! Red pepper, green pepper, onion, jalapeños, so Yum. Black beans came with the meal, as did corn tortillas and tortilla chips. Mighty fine breakfast!

Pros: Staff very sweet, Tasty Food, Expansive Menu

Cons: waited awhile, but it was worth it!

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Great food, every time! - Edit

I've been to this place a few times now and have gotten something different every time. Everything I've tried so far has been amazing! Their tofu scramble is probably the best I've had anywhere (so far). My girlfriend, who is not vegan or vegetarian, loved it! She said if every tofu scramble tasted like that, she'd never eat another egg again.

The staff here is always super friendly. Never had any complaints about that. There's a small parking there, but the times I've gone, I've never had any issues with that.

The location is nice because you don't see many vegan spots in the south L.A. Area. We need more of these places to keep opening up.

Prices are average. It's definitely not extremely expensive. Which, I love, because people can be put off by overly priced vegan food. I'm referring to non-vegans here.

Overall, I have nothing bad to say about this place. It's one of the best places for some delicious, fully vegan food. 👍🏾👍🏾

Pros: Friendly staff, Great food

Cons: somewhat small parking

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Hot vegan spot! - Edit

I love The Grain Cafe! I have eaten here for breakfast and lunch. I always end up taking something home also because it's so good! The food is delicious and flavorful. The Hawaiian Pizza is one of my favorites!! If you're really hungry, or share with someone, try the Fiesta Platter! It's a ton of food and so good! The breakfast options are also amazing. I have had the waffles and scrambled tofu, so good! Highly recommend this restaurant! The staff are friendly and helpful. Definitely a favorite spot of mine!

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GEM in strip mall of Hollywood! - Edit

Beautiful & serene atmosphere, excellent service, outstanding food! So happy to discover. The Fiesta Plate is amazing!

Pros: food, service, atmosphere, easy (meter) street par

Cons: hard seats, wish they had cushioned seats

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AMAZING!! - Edit

This place is incredible!! So much to choose from and the crepes are to die for, I wish this cafe was everywhere I travelled!! Craving the menu constantly lol :-)

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Great place for breakfast. - Edit

My wife and I were in Los Angeles to visit family and were looking for a place to have breakfast. We found The Grain Cafe. We got there at 7 AM and the restaurant was not busy. The service was excellent. The food choices were awesome. My wife had the tofu scramble and I had the breakfast burrito. Both dishes were excellent. I will be back to this place.

Pros: Open early, Broad Menu

Cons: Parking could be a problem when its busy.

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great food - Edit

Very delicious food, good service and nice music. Would always come back when in L.A. again. The deluxe burger and dragon rolls were sooooo yummie!!! Loved every bite of it!

Pros: 100 % vegan and organic

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hidden vegan find in the heart of LA - Edit

Wow! So, first and foremost we were on our way to The Grammy Museum but wanted to get a bite to eat first. I was with a friend who isn't vegan but has been interested in trying more vegan food- this place did not disappoint! They had a clean establishment and their food selection was excellent! I appreciated the Mexican dishes, mostly since when I think of LA I think of tacos and all the beauty of the Latin culture. I ordered the huevos/soyrizo; they could have thrown in more tortillas but that's just me. My friend had the chik'n' pita sandwich and they ate it all! They loved it, speaks volume coming from a non-vegan/vegan curious person. Yay! I also ordered the quesadilla with spinach and chik'n', wow- wish I could have just ate all day! Then their deserts! My golly! So beautiful! The display cases, this is going to be a pit stop for sure on any next trips to LA I take. Totally recommend. Kindly note they updated their outside with just TGC! Yummy place and very friendly staff. A way a vegan place should be!

Pros: All VEGAN!, clean and friendly environment , in the heart of LA

Cons: hard to leave without wanting to purchase a desert

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expensive - Edit

Too expensive not happy , additional like avocado or anything it's 3 usd , and kambucha it's 5.50 everywhere it's 3.50 maybe 4

Cons: toooooo expensive

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love it - Edit

Ate here while visiting a friend who lives right across the street. Great food. Their cacao coconut milkshake is unreal. I will always come back

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One of the Best! - Edit

One of the best cafés in LA! Everything I have tried, I've loved and everyone I bring loves this place! Food, drinks, and desserts are delicious. Some of my favorites are: Club Sandwich, breakfast burrito, roasted veggie pizza, coconut cake, strawberry cake, lattes, smoothies, etc. A must try!

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Friendly service, good food, great atmosphere - Edit

I like that lunch and dinner are served all day long as well. Extensive menu. I got a reuben bright and early on Sunday morning. Just a great spot.

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Perfect Macro plate - Edit

Amazing vegan food and very friendly service. I loved the grain plate with the perfect balance of ingredients inspired on macrobiotic principles. Since Seed bistro closed I wanted to find a good place with macrobiotic food. I'm glad I ran into the Grain Cafe since their macro offering is very good. Besides the macro plate, the club sandwich, juices, smoothies and raw truffles are delicious.

Pros: Food, Customer service

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great find - Edit

This small restaurant is a great find. I had the falafel wrap which was huge and a good price. The staff was very friendly and food is organic and fresh.

Pros: organic , vegan, friendly staff

Cons: location

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Loved it! - Edit

Had the chicken club and curry chicken wrap! Both were very flavorful!

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Tasty and lots of variety - Edit

Whatever we ordered was really tasty. They had lot of different food varieties to choose from. The customer service was good

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Amazing food! - Edit

The food here is delicious, especially the tempeh Reuben.
Great atmosphere. Staff were super helpful and friendly (one let us use her personal phone to make a call)
Highly recommend

Pros: amazing tempeh, friendly staff, coconut milk can be requested

Cons: the sides that come with the sandwiches weren't gr, tofu scrambled could be improved

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dont judge a book by its cover - Edit

First of all... I was in town for work and drove here at 8am. Looks like it is in a sketchy area (again im not from here so i dont know the area) the reviews were too good to pass up. Im so glad that i did not. The food was amazing! I wanted to try everything.

I had the grain...pancakes, tofu eggs, hashbrowns, and vegan sausage. It was great. I left full and happy! 100% recommend this place.

Pros: friendly staff , many delicious sounding options, they have gluten free, nut free, and soy free opti

Cons: the area is a bit intimidating looking

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Perfect scrambled tofu - Edit

I had the tofu scramble and it was as described in the title of this review ;)
Also great service, cute place, many gluten free options - highly recommended!

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hit the spot - Edit

I had the club sandwich and my date had a late night breakfast huevos con chorizo.
We will be back.

Pros: open till 10pm

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A hidden gem - Edit

Don't let the terrible art on the wall fool you! The food is as good as those two pieces of art are hideous. Just keep your eyes on your plate and you'll be okay! Super friendly staff, delicious burritos, wraps, sandwiches and salads, and you must order the mint lemonade to wash it all down.

Pros: Casual, Affordable, Delicious

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so glad it's here - Edit

Much needed organic vegan cafe in this part of town. I'm raw and had the Avo Salad and mint lemonade. My liver had the Grain Meal and loved it. Wifi.

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crepes! - Edit

We stopped in with another couple for an early dinner. The menu is fairly large, so it took us awhile to make decisions, but the server was very friendly and patient. We settled on the reuben sandwich, grain salad, tuna melt and patty crepe for entrees. We shared the chocolate mousse crepe and blueberry bar for dessert. The salad was excellent with kale, tempeh and quinoa. The reuben was decent as was the melt. The desserts were very tasty. I'm very happy to know that I can find savory or sweet crepes here and plan to come back for those.

Pros: savory or sweet crepes, friendly staff, large menu

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thanks happy cows - Edit

I was driving in the area and saw the great reviews so I wanted to try it. The enchilada was excellent the service was great and knowledgeable. Excited to come and try more

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Great Little Vegan Café - Edit

I had the tempeh salad and the grain burger. The salad was good, but the burger really knocked my socks off.

The staff were friendly and i introduced them to their Happy Cow page which they hadn't seen before.

A really cool place. Totally recommended.

Pros: Inexpesive, Good food, Friendly staff

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awesomeness - Edit

Our first time here , we loved it. We are coming for more. Service amazing.

Pros: everything

Cons: none

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