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#2 of 10 Cafe in Ojai


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews reuben spring rolls hummus wrap brownie fries staying open nice outdoor seating omnivore bowl gf shade cucumber servings bite tree patio
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Cute little restaurant with nice outdoor seating. The Tiger Bowl was outstanding. Cashew cheese with gf crackers and cucumber was pretty good. Spring rolls were just too spicy.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020

Anxiously awaited the new HIP opening as the old HIP was our go-to vegan, WFPB, eating establishment. Much to our disappointment, the menu had drastically changed. The new HIP is expensive with a much more limited menu selection and very small servings. I finished my...order in 3 bites. The owners should go back to their old HIP menu - selections and reasonable - based on vegan ingredient prices. The old HIP had chairs, many with arms. The benches are uncomfortable, not suitable for relaxing and enjoying a meal.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Not a vegan but was having lunch with a friend. Ordered the hamburger and fries-almost $20😬-and really enjoyed both with a Coke I brought from a nearby C-store.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019

We are vacationing in Ojai , and decided to try this place as I have allergies and they have GF options. Everything we ordered was excellent and I also enjoyed a vegan GF brownie. Food is fresh, delicious and staff is lovely. Place is spare...and very clean. We will go again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I are not vegans, however we discovered Hip Vegan several years ago at their former location and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food 2 or 3 times a month. We were genuinely disappointed when they closed to move to their new location and...the 6 month time frame they had projected to move turned into what seemed like 2 years. Since they re-opened in their new location we have been back half a dozen times, and while the food is still good it seems to have lost some of the originality that was there at the previous location. While the new restaurant is a tremendous improvement in terms of the environment and decor, some of our favorite menu items ( Ray’s Reuben, avocado sandwich, and others) are gone and others that remain just don’t seem to taste quite as good as they did before (different chefs, maybe?). Be warned that any sandwich you order will taste good but be extremely messy to eat. The fries are awesome as are most of the shakes. Salads are generous and fresh. Staff is mostly helpful and friendly. Prices are average for vegan food but ordering a few items jacks the tab up quickly. We’ll continue to eat here although certainly not as often as before.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike will love the food this vegan cafe has to offer. Lots of fresh, delicious takes on classics, as well as new twists begging to be tried. Seating is ample with indoor as well as outdoor garden seating (dog-friendly with umbrellaed...and tree-covered areas for shade). Restaurant hours are limited during the week and Sunday, only staying open until 5 PM, so I would recommend this as a lunch destination.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Excellent sauces to go with meals. We had a nice lunch on the patio with our little dog. They had fresh water in a bowl by the door for her. We thoroughly enjoyed the hummus wrap and spring rolls. Just the right amount and very...fresh. Wait time was about right given how well prepared.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

While we're we're huge fans of the old Hip Vegan as a less polished locals spot, the new location is very nicely done. The acoustics are a bit tough with all the polished concrete, but it's beautiful. A number of items have changed in the...menu too, my fave BBQ sando is gone, sadly. But, it's not really fair to just compare it to the quirky charm if the old spot. This new iteration is a great addition to downtown with a good Ojai vibe and creative, tasty vegan menu. I'm no vegan, but will eat at Hip just because it's tasty!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 7, 2019

We had lunch at the Hip Vegan while visiting Ojai. The food was really good and beautiful on our plates. My daughter, the vegan, had the Wagamama bowl and loved it! My husband ordered the black bean bowl and I had the special of the...day which was a black bean burrito and we both enjoyed our lunch. The staff was very kind and helpful, eager to help with any questions you had. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside on the patio. Will definitely go back on our next visit to Ojai.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 10, 2019

I was taken hear for lunch while visiting family in Ojai. The outside patio was breezy and refreshing. I had the Canteen bowl which was an Indian style bowl of Indian falafels, spiced rice and cilantro coconut chutney. Delicious!!! Their gunpowder fries are insane....just order...them. They will be devoured. I was offered a bite of the old fashioned burger made with marinated thempe. I wish I took a bigger bite. 😂 The celery juice I took home with me was the best I've had. Don't pass this place up if you are in Ojai.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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