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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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Venue with Average Food

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Barry W
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Berkeley, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great food even if you are not a vegan or vegetarian. My daughter is a vegetarian and it is always nice to go to a restaurant where you do not have to look for possible dinners. The City of Berkeley has a lot of great vegetarian/vegan restaurants. This is one of the best. Staff was wonderful. Everything our waiter suggested... More 

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Los Altos, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Five of us were looking for a vegetarian restaurant on a day trip to Berkeley, and this one was recommended by an acquaintance. We were a little unsure about trying an all-raw-food restaurant, but it turns out that they offer plenty of cooked food too. We started off with a great butternut squash soup and a bottle of wine, but... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Though I would've loved to have written this place off as a pretentious spot, the food is wonderful. The food is pretty expensive, but hearty. The black bean burger is awesome, and the "BLT" is incredible.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I am not vegan or raw, but because I don't eat gluten, corn or refined sugar and I like veggies, I end up at places like this when I can find them. This place has some items that are cooked, which surprised me. The black bean burger was one of them and it wasn't especially good. The raw nachos are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had the opportunity to have lunch at Cafe Gratitude in March this year, wow what a taste sensation of creativity and freshness. Not only is the food sensational but the ambience is welcoming and nurturing too. I love the cook book great inspiring recipies. Well done Cafe Gratitude.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Vegan
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?