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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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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    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
Awesome Vegan Options!

We love this place! As vegans, we often have to sacrifice flavors when we go out to eat - but not here! We both had the Buffalo Tofu wrap and holy moly, it was amazing. We will definitely be coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Cassondra53
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We love this place! As vegans, we often have to sacrifice flavors when we go out to eat - but not here! We both had the Buffalo Tofu wrap and holy moly, it was amazing. We will definitely be coming back!

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
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212 reviews 212 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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, Vegetarian, Vegan

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?