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Gaia's Garden

International, Vegetarian, Vegan
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1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628
+1 707-544-2491
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Find for Vegetarians

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
jdetroit13
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Santa Rosa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Decent casual place with fresh healthy vegetarian fare at a reasonable price. Buffet style lots of salad options, plus soups and a couple of entrees.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Vegetarian buffet, many items were very tasty not as seasoned as I like but lots of condiments available to adjust the flavor. There was a big anti-fluoridation meeting going on and some live music. People were very friendly and owner chatted with us for a while. Would go back for sure.

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oakland ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Loved the veggie buffet! This cozy restaurant delivers a healthful meal very inexpensively. Most of the food is vegan and naturally gluten free but they have a few more mainstream foods like lasagna with cheese. The entrees change daily but they always have dal/lentil soup which is delicious. I had seconds of it. The host joked that it is ok... More 

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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

  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Vegan
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?