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Golden Mean Cafe

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1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1907
310-393-6500
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Excellent food! Hope you'll add this one!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just amazing!

My niece and her husband recommended this charming, cozy hideaway. The recommended "Works Burger" lived up to its reputation--so delicious. The spinach and couscous salad was tasty, but not outstanding. The coconut cake, on the other hand was, as they say, "to die for." So moist, this dense... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
bikerchick66
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Central Valley, CA
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Central Valley, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My niece and her husband recommended this charming, cozy hideaway. The recommended "Works Burger" lived up to its reputation--so delicious. The spinach and couscous salad was tasty, but not outstanding. The coconut cake, on the other hand was, as they say, "to die for." So moist, this dense flavorful confection was the perfect ending to a memorable meal. Service was... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Vegan Restaurants are notoriously pricey and this one is no exception. But they're "Works Burger" is fantastic. It's got a wonderful mix of flavors. But drink water if you don't want to pay a lot of money for lunch, the drink menu is expensive.

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Mount Shasta, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The food here is really good and there is a nice selection of drinks and smoothies. The deserts are decadent, as they should be. I’ve been here many times and always enjoyed my meal. The service is a little inconsistent, leaning towards slow. The people are very friendly, but the atmosphere is a little too relaxed sometimes and could be... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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286 reviews 286 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a very good choice for diner. Menu is extensive, vegan, gluten free dishes, the service was warm, friendly and not pushy.The food was presented in a beautiful manner on the plates and lots of it. Could not finish the meals. Would recommend this place to all and surely we will be back.

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Brescia
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156 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Vegan and gluten free food, very good and generous portions... we could not finish it! Great nachos, beautiful presentation of dishes. The service is excellent, careful, quick and always with smile.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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221 reviews 221 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place is on Wilshire, well away from 3rd street promenade. It's a very down to earth kinda place. The food is hearty and filling. Great taste. You MUST try the Hot Maca with soy, cinnamon and of Maca of course. Delish!!! If you value the service of Wifi - they do provide that too.

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Boise, Idaho
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156 reviews 156 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The space is warm and inviting. The food is creative, delicious, and presented beautifully. The team members are friendly and kind. Thank you for the great experience.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This little vegan cafe is so awesome and understated. I love everyting about it. Their burgers are famous and they make great little desserts. Another affordable vegan place in Santa Monica.

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West Chester, PA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

One of the best vegan restaurants ever! A large menu of delicious looking items. We enjoyed every morsel. The bakery is wonderful too. Best vanilla vegan cupcake extra large for more pleasure. Highly recommend this place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I know that sounds pretty bold to say but I am not kidding. You have to try The Works Burger! I didn't realize it but I had been wanting that for a long time. The tempeh bacon just blows your mind. The staff was very friendly, service was quicker then I thought, cute little place, yummy desserts!! This will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

Excellent food! Hope you'll add this one!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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

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