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Cafe Gratitude

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1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1720
510-725-4418
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautifully themed

I googled for good Vegan Restaurants and this one pops right on top. We went there for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at how beautifully themed the menu was. The dishes were named after all the lovely qualities we as humans should be made of.. Our server was friendly and helped us with our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
nmgarewal
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Delhi
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  • Families with children
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had a raw deep dish pizza which I had never even thought was a possible menu item. It was great. I love the varieties of fresh green salads that come with the entrees (I had the caeser salad). I don't live in CA so I am grateful I could come and will be even more grateful if they open... More 

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Delhi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I googled for good Vegan Restaurants and this one pops right on top. We went there for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at how beautifully themed the menu was. The dishes were named after all the lovely qualities we as humans should be made of.. Our server was friendly and helped us with our choices as in my group of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I am literally shocked by the amount of people that give this place a 5 point rating. 4 maybe, 3 more likely. Personally, I give it less. This is the first restaurant that I've ever scored this low. And before I start, I do want to add that I LIKE vegan food if it is done well. I'll start with... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Delicious food and so many choices for vegetarians and vegans! All of the desserts are worthy of much praise. Dinners warm your belly and heart. Amazing atmosphere. Great place to relax and spend quality time with people you care about :)

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Beverly Hills, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had been looking forward to eating at Cafe Gratitude and our visits did not disappoint. I live near their LA restaurants but the Berkeley location really blows the Venice and Larchmont locations out of the water. Service was prompt and so warm. The food was absolutely delicious... It's so nice to go in to a vegan restaurant and have many... More 

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Berkeley, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Gratitude has a sort of cult following. It specializes in vegan food. The food is fairly average but the room itself is quite interesting. It's also a good place to watch the scene, and you'll have time to watch, since the service is slow.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I ended up at Cafe Gratitude two times during my five day trip to Berkeley. The food is very tasty, but, if you have a nut allergy do not expect to find many options. The wait staff is pretty nice. I wish this place was a little more wallet friendly. Eight dollars for a seltzer with ginger and lemon is... More 

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Berkeley, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was skeptical when we first visited, but the food at Cafe Gratitude is absolutely delicious, whether you are a vegan, a paleo, or anything in between. In multiple visits, I've never failed to polish off my food, which is always plentiful, creative, and delectable. Service is occasionally a bit lackadaisical, but the vibe is relaxed and unhurried, so best... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We wanted dessert and to try this place. We split a piece of carrot cake a la mode. The cake sounded like it would be awesome but was so dry it needed the icecream. Also thought we were getting a piece that was in the glass case but it looked like they cut that in 1/2 so it was VERY... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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183 reviews 183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Friendly helpful wait staff, nice atmosphere, great food! It's rare to run into a really good organic wine but I found it here - just wish I had jotted down the name. I appreciate that the menu choices were interesting as well as healthy. There were four of us for dinner, each trying a different menu item - not one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-725-4418

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?