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Good Karma Vegan Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We arrived early and ordered two nice cold draft beers. Ordered some food and there was hardly anyone in the place but it slowly started filling up. We talked and slowly drank our beer. Food took a really long time to get. Between us we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pglejm
Reviewed February 22, 2019

We have been coming to this spot for about 6 years. I am obsessed with their "Kale Bowl". It is really hard to find good vegan food that tasted good. The prices are fair and the portion sizes are perfect. I wish they had move...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Roving05611318726
Reviewed February 20, 2019

I was here around 2.30 pm on the very last day of October 2018, which was still a pretty warm day, and I had traveled so I was in the mood for some beer. I met up with a friend from San Jose and I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Erwin v
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Was too early in the day to get beer but we enjoyed their burritos and pickles. Will definitely be back, hopefully later in the day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank what1
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It would be easy to walk by this place and dismiss it. That would be a mistake. Great selection of local and craft beers, plus vegan fare that is better than average. They have descriptions of the beers posted on the wall but the bar...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SunDogandCompany
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Really nice location in the heart of San Jose. Great selection of drinks and food. Recommend it for anyone looking for vege options.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AndrewDNZ
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A must visit for both herbivores and carnivores! The Jamaican Jerk is unlike anything I’ve ever had before (yes, this includes jerk meat) I had mine in a wrap Great value, big portions, great staff and a lovely environment.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EmmaE4393
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in here on a one day trip to San Jose. She is vegan so we go to vegan restaurants together often and the food here was great. I especially recommend the tacos. The staff was very nice. It has a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susie F
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Found this hidden gem of a vegetarian restaurant on First Street. There is limited outside seating. Bus, light rail, and auto traffic are a little noisy when sitting outside. However, we found the food as well as the service to be outstanding. We had Yellow...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We literally ran a couple of blocks to make it before 9pm to Good Karma Vegan Cafe, because two days we arrived too late and the kitchen was already closed. When we arrived, I was the last person to order from the big menu which...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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