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Saffron Cafe

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Mediterranean fusion meets California healthy in our interpretation of how food should be: fresh, vegetarian, organic, locally grown, and a delight to your taste buds. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely gathering with friends, Saffron Café will feed your body and soul with house-made, wholesome fare. Our offerings include build-your-own salads, bowls with your choice of saffron basmati or brown rice, grilled paninis, soups, and small bites with artisan breads. Hearkening to our Persian heritage, it is a pleasure to offer you some of the dishes we grew up with, and loved, as children. Our goal is to bring you the freshest, highest quality, and seasonal ingredients to make
$5 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Cafe, Mediterranean, Persian
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Extensive menu with lots of vegan and gluten free options. The gluten free bread is delicious!! Friendly staff that are knowledgeable and accommodating. Perfect spot for a quick bite. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bkt_lst_trvl
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Both food and service were incredible! The delicious dolmas were served warm and the hummus had a thicker - and more interesting - texture than the smooth store-bought version. I had small dishes and they were perfect for lunch. The cardamon-infused tea was refreshing and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kklipsey
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Independent vegetarian organic food, Persian influenced cooking. What a little gem of a place! Lovely service and relaxed environment. Simply a delight.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank happymunday
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

I called here for a snack and a coffee. They don’t serve coffee so.... gave me a free ice tea. Nothing I could say would change their mind. This has literally never happened to me, ever. A lady eating lunch when I arrived shouted across...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alison3br
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Great service and fabulous food which is reasonably priced for what you get! (I went for the artisanal salad which is in the pic). Finally, some health!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ophelia b
Reviewed February 14, 2018

My husband and I passed by Saffron in search of dinner one evening. I was very interested in trying it but he wasn't. The next day he went scuba Irving so I ate lunch there. It was awesome.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Fay1951
Reviewed February 9, 2018

My wife and I have stopped off here twice over the last 6 months. Both times the food has been clean, properly prepared, and served by very friendly staff. If you like Persian food, this is definitely a stop to make. Great teas too:)

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Reganjca
Reviewed January 18, 2018

A limited menu but very good dishes. We had ghaymeh stew, which was based on eggplant and had curry-like deep flavors without the heat. The salad was also good as were the side dishes of hummus and dolmas.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank johnhO4876YE
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I (both vegan) stumbled upon Saffron and were so glad we did. We had a bowl with Persian stew plus rice etc. Plus mezze selection to share. It was delicious; really tasty/full of flavour and filling while still being healthy without leaving...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank niamhymullan
Reviewed November 19, 2017

So my husband and I wanted vegan food but unfortunately the rice has butter. This place was listed on Happy Cow as vegan but it is not in the end. We had the 2 lentil bowls as they were out of another option we wanted....More

Date of visit: November 2017
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