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The Vita Cafe

3023 NE Alberta (between 30th & 31st), Portland, OR 97211-7036
(503) 335-8233
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Ranked #279 of 3,617 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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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
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146 reviews 146 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Portland, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The restaurant has varnished birch tables with fifties style chairs. The floor is concrete. The atmosphere is funky but the food is great. And what an amazing variety of food. From vegan to range-free to gluten-free. People with celiac disease do have to be careful for cross contamination. The prices are more then reasonable. I had the salmon burger with... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Café Vita may offer the best breakfast in the neighborhood, at least that’s what we thought while we were visiting friends on a trip from NYC. It was the perfect place to start and end our trip, and is gluten free friendly too (not to mention environmentally conscious). We visited twice, enjoying a fruit smoothie, faux tofukey florentine (sooo good!)... More 

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Additional Information about The Vita Cafe

Address: 3023 NE Alberta (between 30th & 31st), Portland, OR 97211-7036
Phone Number: (503) 335-8233
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Vegan, Vegetarian

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