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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 #332 of 3,555 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
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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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Los Angeles
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97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Vita Cafe is another establishment I visited in a short trip to Portland that makes an incredibly strong case for uprooting my life on the east coast and moving to this vegan utopia. Loved all the vegan options.

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Vita Cafe is on Alberta Street, which has tons of restaurants. Most everything on the menu is vegan. I saw in other reviews talk about meat and eggs on the menu -- I didn't see that. I think it is all vegetarian with vegan options. I had a salad and mac and cheese. My boyfriend had the club sandwich. Both... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I've been coming to this basically vegan café for years now with my sister, who is vegan, tho I am not....and I love the place! For the carnivors, they have the best real beef hamburgers!! And real chicken sausage that is crispy and flavorful, and the best over-easy free range eggs! The worlds best vegan carrot cake lives there too... More

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Portland, Oregon
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147 reviews 147 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I had the veggie wrap. It had a lot of salt. I was disappointed. Other party member had the cesar salad and it didn't look that great either. They play the rock music way too loud for the lousy acrostics they have. Service was good. It's cheap food, that's why people go there, I guess.

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