Urth Caffe

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 8 reviews )

2327 Main St, Santa Monica, California, USA, 90405

Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual and trendy with multiple LA locations. Order at the counter. Menu includes a handful of vegan choice, such as pizza with vegan cheese, hummus & salad, vegetable sushi (cold), plant milk for drinks, and usually a vegan chocolate cake and/or a vegan pumpkin cake slice on offer. Open Mon-Thu 6:00am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 6:00am-12:00am, Sun 6:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by gr8vegan

Added more vegan items - Edit

I've eaten here several times and have gotten soymilk cappucinos here numerous times. Here's my Santa Monica Urth Caffe update.

Recently they began offering a pizza with pesto, veggies, and vegan cheese (feta-like). We tried it and it was pretty tasty. Cost $15 or 16 bucks.

The vegan pumpkin slice is good, but the vegan chocolate cake is too sweet for me. Soy cappucino is always tasty.

I did not like the veg sushi rolls -- they're pre-made and kept in a fridge, so when it comes out it's cold (not good).

Gets busy at all meal times, so expect a wait.

Pros: servers always friendly, no frills, casual

Cons: not all veg

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delicious - Edit

Just like every other ones. Just I feel $20 for salad is way too much

Pros: Quality

Cons: crowded , long wait

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charging for vegan milks - Edit

While I'm stoked that they offer lots of choices for milk alternatives i was shocked to see they charged me a dollar extra, without warning me, when i selected coconut milk for my cappuccino. Soy milk was .65 cents. I'm not using their regular milk and already paying premium, seems excessive.

Pros: vegan options

Cons: hidden extra costs

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Overrated cafe - Edit

We decided to get Urth Caffe on Friday night when we wanted a low key dinner. We haven't tried it since living in the area, and thought it would be relatively cheap and easy. First off, we got there around 7:30, and the place was absolutely packed. The line doesn't move terribly quickly nor does food come out too quickly. I spent a summer during college working at Panera Bread, and this felt like a slower Panera, with more expensive prices and a few organic and vegan options. I'd choose Panera any day over this.

We ordered, finally found a seat, and couldn't get anyone to clean the table we were sitting at. I even asked someone, he sort of said yes, and then nothing. We finally moved to another table, not quite close enough to a space heater to be very warm. As I said, food took longer than expected to be delivered - a solid 15 minutes. For a grab and go type place, this is long.

I had the half sandwich/bowl of soup option, including the grilled veggie with pesto sandwich and veggie chili. The veggie chili was hearty, but mostly full of beans, not veggies. The pesto sandwich had a good amount of veggies and pesto in it (eggplant, squash, etc.), but still a bit pricey considering. My fiancé had the nori plum rice wrap, and I hate to say it, but this was almost inedible. They were 5-6 large pieces of "sushi", and all you could taste within it was some type of mayo. I don't see that included on the description, but it really wasn't good.

We had to go across the street for gelato afterward, as neither of us quite felt full or satisfied. We won't be back.

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not super vegan friendly - Edit

I was able to get a cookie and an espresso when I went here. Their offerings for vegans are pretty limited

Pros: good coffee

Cons: not so vegan friendly

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great smoothies. - Edit

i only stopped in for a smoothie. very friendly chatty staff, and there fresh menu was vegan, although their wraps did feature chicken.
as i said, i didn't eat, so can only judge the place on the staff and the smoothie. they were both great.

Pros: healy drinks., nice staff

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Good Boba Smoothies... - Edit

I really liked their strawberry-banana-orange boba smoothie, it's Vegan [but always double check]. Overall it's a nice place, but I agree, it would be nice if they had even more Vegan options.

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What do vegans eat here besides chocolate cake? - Edit

warning their soy cheese is not vegan. I enjoy getting their Thai Iced Tea with Rice milk blended. Their vegan cookie sucks. Its a decent place to grab a tea, though. Needs to be more vegan friendly.

Cons: not very vegan

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