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Cafe Gratitude

1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1720
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Ranked #49 of 598 restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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51 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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English first
Los Altos, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Palo Alto, California
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523 reviews 523 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a really nice time here! We were surprised there as a wait at 2:00 pm for lunch, but it's clearly a popular place! We had a smoothie to start (I am sweet)-- strawberry flavored. It was great, and really wonderful on a hot day. Then, for food, we had the I am warm-hearted mushroom dish and the I... More

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Aalborg, Denmark
18 reviews 18 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was visiting San Francisco and decided to take a trip to Berkeley. A friend had recommended Cafe Gratitude so I went there for lunch - I was so overwhelmed that I had to come back for dinner. Delicious, vegan food in a nice setting. The raw sushi is yummy!

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Sacramento, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Need a throwback to 1960's Berkeley? This is the place for you! The food is excellent and healthy. Portions are generous and the dessert menu is wonderful. This is a local restaurant that offers vegan and raw food with catchy names such as "I am fabulous" or "I am grateful". I had the special of the day which was pad... More

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Oakland, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Cafe Gratitude is one of my go-to food places in the Bay Area. I've been here at least 3 times since moving to Oakland, and feel great after each meal! While the names of the dishes are a little corny, the food is delicious and healthy. My first time here, I got the "I Am Hearty," which is essentially a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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249 reviews 249 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Where to begin without the hyperbole.... Creative menu, friendly service and knowledgeable staff this is a highlight not just from my recent trip to Northern California and the Bay Area but is a highlight from all my travels from around the world. For starters I had a shot of Wheatgrass Juice ("I Am Renewed") before launching into a glass of... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I love this place and drive out from Davis just to eat here. The food it quite good, the ambiance nice, and the key lime pie to die for. Be warned: the soups are cold so go with an enchilada or something is you want warmth.

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