• The Natural Cafe

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Fast food
Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Several locations in California. Extensive menu includes many vegetarian dishes: sandwiches, salads, pasta, smoothies, a veggie soup of the day (sometimes vegan). You can ask to veganize a dish using veganaise, etc. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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10 Reviews

First Review by larryabailey


Points +24

19 Mar 2022

Delicious food

The veggie tofu bowl is delicious, I can’t get enough of it. My kids really like eating here, they have plenty of options for everyone.

Pros: Plenty of options for everyone. , Friendly staff



Points +483

21 Feb 2022

Terrible all around

First, you need to get a special menu from the counter that tells you how to make the food vegan.
Then, the lady at the counter asks if you're vegan or *vegan*... Because they consider honey to be vegan and nearly all the sauces and dressings contain it. Cool.
Last, the food was embarrassingly awful. The enchilada sauce was basically tomato paste, the cheeze was not melted, and the black beans were dry and unseasoned. I had to drown it in hot sauce to moisten it up and make it palatable.

Cons: Honey is vegan ??, Poor quality


Points +1176

24 Oct 2021

Super yum!

Great spot for healthy vegan options. I really enjoyed my tofu dish. The portions are so big, as well!


Points +181

05 Apr 2021

So many delicious vegan options!

Frienldly service. I love the vegan tamales...my favorite! Also, the vegan burgers are delicious. So many tasty salads to choose from too.

Pros: Lots of vegan options!


Points +21

22 May 2020


The veggie sandwich was yummy!


Points +146

02 Feb 2020

Hungry Planet Burger = ☺️

I highly recommend the vegan Hungry Planet Burger. It has become one of my favorite burgers. It's absolutely delicious with a tasty patty, melty vegan cheese, carmelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and vegan mayo. Adding avocado makes it even better. Beyond is usually my favorite but this one may have surpassed it! I love the burger too much right now so I likely won't try too much else at Natural Cafe yet, but there are plenty of other vegan options on the menu that sound great.


Points +333

08 Dec 2019

Love this place!

I’ve been to the Natural Cafe in three of its locations in CA and I love eating here! The staff is always very pleasant and makes sure I my dietary needs are met. I’ve ordered a different thing every time I’ve been here and as a vegan at a non veg establishment that’s pretty impressive. My non-vegan friends love eating here with me too!


Points +20183

27 Sep 2019

A convenient place to eat vegan and healthy food

This healthy food restaurant offers several vegan options (that are not very clearly indicated) on the menu. I took the vegan burger with vegan cheese and nachos. It was good but fries could have been interesting with the burger. I also took a smoothie that was good. The service was quick and the place is pleasant, with many sauces on self service.

Pros: many vegan options, healthy food, pleasant place

Cons: not 100% vegan, vegan options could be more clearly indicated


Points +10

Non Veg
28 Sep 2018


This is a nice little place if you want a quick and convenient hit of some relatively healthy fare. The menu is limited and it borders the line of fast/healthy food. That’s its trade off. The lentil soup had wholesome ingredients, but tended toward the saltier side of seasoning. The stir fried veggies and brown rice was serviceable but a tad pricey. Healthy enough, but hardly earth shattering. Overall, I’d recommend it as a quick alternative to the rubbish fast food so predominant as you drive around the States. As a visitor from overseas, this hit the right spot with a medium note.

Pros: Quick, Convenient , Pay over the counter

Cons: Bread was sugary, Unimaginative


Points +129

30 Nov 2008

Don't Overlook The Natural Cafe

The Natural Café, a small restaurant chain on the Central Coast of California is fantastic. Although, not entirely vegan, it does offer a extensive menu of vegan and wheat/gluten free items, great tasting, professionally presented dishes, and a well appointed decor. What was really encouraging was the staff; they actually knew what vegan and wheat/gluten free was all about. This was our first visit to this chain, and my partner and I were very impressed. I had the vegetarian tamale and my partner had the vegetarian stir-fry with tofu; both dishes had totally unexpected and wonderful flavors. I think that this small chain has outlets all thru the Central Coast and is a great comfort to us knowing that they are there. What a change from traveling just a few years ago!.

Pros: Great Taste, Fresh Food, Good Value

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