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1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628
+1 707-544-2491
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Berkeley, California
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Okay, nothing but the salad was 5 stars. The salad greens were so good, you did not need dressing. All the dressings were 'watery'. The brown bread was great with butter. I hate to admit, I did not like most the dressings. I am use to blue cheese dressing, thousand island and ranch, all thick and good. The good tasting... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My grandson enjoyed perusing the buffet with its many interesting options, and i was quite happy with the salad bar. The food is good, though i am always a little leery about buffets, seeing as how the food sits there all day. I felt confident about the quality of the food here- i know they serve organic and healthy vegetarian... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Vegetarian buffet with salad bar. Menu changes nightly. Friday features eggplant parmigiana or lasagna that are better than what you would get in a white tablecloth Italian restaurant along with other vegetarian offerings. Most nights have some form of acoustic entertainment: could be guitar, small jazz combo, or light ethnic music. Staff works hard to keep things interesting with quality... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I need to eat the healthiest food in order to live well - this is one of the only restaurants I know of that is so delicious and incredibly healthy, too. oh, and affordable... I love it... their blue plate special for lunchtime is just right - and their extras are also just perfect, real coconut water, nice mate beverages... More 

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San Jose, California
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Well I've been a vegan for 2 years now so I was petty exstatic about eating at my first vegan buffet. However, I was slightly dissapointed. The restuarant itself is cute and big enough for a lunch time rush, but for a buffet, they didn't have a lot of food options. I do a lot of vegan cooking and thought... More 

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Thank MrsRojas26
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Safari West (fabulous place btw!), and had a great meal. Everything was fresh, really tasty, with plenty of options for our little group. The staff was very helpful working our way around the menu and very welcoming. I wish this restaurant had a sibbling closer to the Bay area!

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Thank Naomi R
Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting the area and did a search for vegan restaurants in Santa Rosa and were surprised by the lack of choices. We settled on Gaia's based on trip advisor reviews and went in with an open mind. The atmosphere is simple but clean and the salad bar was acceptable. 6 of the 15 topping "choices" were holders for... More 

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Thank Peter D
Bend, Oregon
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Gaia’s Garden is a plant based casual restaurant that is sure to please anyone, but it will delight the vegetarian/vegan eaters. The outdoor seating is very much a garden atmosphere with lots of greenery and tables along a quiet side street. Inside there are booths and tables with great artwork and on my visit, it was Jazz Jam with talented... More 

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Thank 2Vegans2wheels
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love this little bistro. The food is always very fresh and well presented. There are more selections available at dinner than lunch, and one of my favorite items, the cheesy potatoes, are only served evenings. I love the pea soup Dahl (crave it, actually) and Meyer lemon tapioca when they have it. The salad dressings are imaginative and delicious,... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A nice, affordable, friendly and comfortable place for lunch or dinner - with vegan options and lots of condiments. The salad bar and vegetarian buffet are always tasty with organic local produce when possible and reliably delicious! Sometimes they have live music by locals and right next door is the best co-op market in Santa Rosa.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-544-2491
Description
International plant-based buffet, vegan-friendly, gluten-free options. Full buffet or smaller plate options. Sandwiches to order: portabella burger, banh mi, grilled cheese and spring rolls. Sunday brunch platter available in addition to the buffet. Live music, literary salon and open mic, vocal open mic, art, community events.

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