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The Vita Cafe

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3023 NE Alberta (between 30th & 31st), Portland, OR 97211-7036
(503) 335-8233
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Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Never Disappoints

One quality that my wife and I always look for in a restaurant is consistency. There's nothing worse than hit-and-miss dining. Thankfully, Vita Cafe always delivers. I have been eating here for years and I know when I order one of my favorites that it will taste the same every time that dine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
JasperMarks
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

One quality that my wife and I always look for in a restaurant is consistency. There's nothing worse than hit-and-miss dining. Thankfully, Vita Cafe always delivers. I have been eating here for years and I know when I order one of my favorites that it will taste the same every time that dine. The menu is varied and accommodates both... More 

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Camp Springs, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A quaint restaurant with local artist work on the walls for sale Service was very friendly and personable We were told of the special which was potato hash with winter root vegetables, fennel, celeriac, watercress, vegan horseradish sauce and your choice of eggs or tofu. I ordered the special with over medium eggs. I am not much of a vegetarian... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My first trip to Portland was filled with “best of” places. And The Vita Café was in the mix. The place was very cozy and it was busy when went. Nestled in a lively neighborhood, this is a favorite of local vegans and foodies and I understand why. The food and service were A+. The food that passed me looked... More 

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Latham, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

During our recent visit in Portland, we were lucky enough to eat at the Vita Cafe. Both my wife and I are on Gluten Free diets, so finding a restaurant that will work for us can be tricky. I ordered the Lemongrass Noodle Bowl with tofu. It was really tasty! The vegetables were fresh, and the food was really tasty.... More 

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Tacoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There's a wealth of trendy little indie restaurants all up and down Alberta Street in this trendy Portland neighborhood. But with two vegetarians and a vegan in the family, we seem to always end up here. Our most recent visit included a veggie Reuben (Swiss cheese was on the approved list for one of our vegetarians, but the 1000 Island... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This little place has a great menu if you have vegans in your midst, yet you want a quality burger. This place has it all. The fries are not to be missed however. Excellent.

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Los Angeles
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After a great breakfast visit we had to return to try the lunch offerings. The Thai Corn Cakes were fantastic and I couldn’t believe they were gluten free. It was made with Banana’s, ginger and served with hot coconut syrup. The Mexican scramble looks like the dish everyone was ordering. My wife loved it, made with green chilies, onion, corn... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This cool spot is located on the ever gentrifying Alberta St which never seems to have a lull in restaurant, bar, and shop openings...and some closings. The interior is no fuss, diner like setting with some retro touches, concrete floors, birch tables and a veg/vegan dessert case. The service is fast and friendly. Their menu is HUGE..split between breakfast, lunch,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went to Vita Café on a Friday afternoon and the service (o.k, there was no service) was terrible. We sat ourselves down and waited for about 10 minutes before a waiter came by with a menu. Then the waiter never came back. After 20 minutes of waiting for someone to get our order, we finally left. I'm sure the food... More 

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I'm a vegan and I am so glad I found this place. The menu selection is extensive and the portions are huge! I love the atmosphere and the staff is friendly, attentive, and fast. I like their desert display as well. Will definitely come again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3023 NE Alberta (between 30th & 31st), Portland, OR 97211-7036
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 335-8233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Vegan, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 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?