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Gaia's Garden

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International, Vegetarian, Vegan
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1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628
+1 707-544-2491
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: International plant-based buffet, vegan-friendly, gluten-free options...
International plant-based buffet, vegan-friendly, gluten-free options. Full buffet or smaller plate options. Sandwiches to order: portabella burger, banh mi, grilled cheese and spring rolls. Sunday brunch platter available in addition to the buffet. Live music, literary salon and open mic, vocal open mic, art, community events.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Vegetarian delight!

A nice, affordable, friendly and comfortable place for lunch or dinner - with vegan options and lots of condiments. The salad bar and vegetarian buffet are always tasty with organic local produce when possible and reliably delicious! Sometimes they have live music by locals and right next door is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Lovejoy2012
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Sebastopol, California
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Sebastopol, California
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A nice, affordable, friendly and comfortable place for lunch or dinner - with vegan options and lots of condiments. The salad bar and vegetarian buffet are always tasty with organic local produce when possible and reliably delicious! Sometimes they have live music by locals and right next door is the best co-op market in Santa Rosa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Gaia's Garden is a buffet style restaurant with various dining options. - Salad bar only, salad and soup bar, blue plate special....All at very reasonable price. The variety of food is good and everything we tried was absolutely delicious. This is definitely one place to return to.

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Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was my husband's first experience with vegan food and he was pleasantly surprised at how tasty and fresh the buffet was. We were attending a Dining with Author's night (he was a presenter) which we highly recommend. They offer live music nights as well. The wine and beer selection is decent and the staff is friendly and accomodating. The... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I visited the restaurant twice on my trip, once for dinner, once for lunch. At dinner, there was a musical duo playing that was relaxing and entertaining. The food tends toward the Indian, which is great for me! I might have enjoyed a few more options of main course sauces, but the quality was high and the food was very... More 

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Petaluma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This buffet has a broad array of choices, with something for everyone. I am able to bring my non vegetarian friends, and they are always amazed and pleased. Their salad bar has the largest array of condiments I have ever seen (even five vinegars) including a specialty I have never had anywhere else: a diced raw gingerjalapeño combination that I... More 

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Mount Shasta, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We happened to be staying at the hotel next door and were extremely pleased to find Gaia's Garden. We usually have to go out of our way to find good veg options when we travel, so it was a treat to find something so conveniently located. We selected the dinner buffet which was $8.95 for all we could fit onto... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife is vegan and I am not even a vegetarian. This was a wonderful spot with a great all you can eat dinner buffet...I was even happy with the varied selections. I loved it.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not only was nearly everything vegan and gluten-free, but the greens and potatoes were organic, and it was great! I was also pleased that the food seemed low in oil and salt. However, there are many condiments and add-it-yourself seasoning options for those who like their food heavily flavored! I was just a little disappointed that the lasagna had cheese... More 

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Santa Rosa CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Fiber load for sure. The 4 of us had the buffet. Nice way to try something you might not otherwise. The Chai tea wasn't so good and someone had forgot to brew the iced tea..... The soups were quite good as were the rest of the choices. Very filling. Good experience out of our comfort zone. As a dental person... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I enjoyed the buffet here. Owner operator was a cool guy, the process a bit odd but once we got it explained to us, we had it worked out. Casual atmosphere, there may have been live music at some point, it never really started. Location was convenient, parking okay. Food was excellent, varied and interesting. Will come here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-544-2491

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Vegan

Description

International plant-based buffet, vegan-friendly, gluten-free options. Full buffet or smaller plate options. Sandwiches to order: portabella burger, banh mi, grilled cheese and spring rolls. Sunday brunch platter available in addition to the buffet. Live music, literary salon and open mic, vocal open mic, art, community events.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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