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The Vita Cafe

#241 of 3,359 Restaurants in Portland
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3023 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
(503) 335-8233
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Vita Cafe several times and always enjoyed myself. It's really nice to have a place with a good variety for non meat eaters. The Thai coconut soup is delicious. The people there are great also.

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Thank Maxime T
Tel Aviv, Israel
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I got the New Year's breakfast, which is two eggs, steamed vegetables, and a corn cake. The eggs were ok, the vegetables had no salt, and I really didn't like the corn cake. The coffee had little bits of coffee dregs in it, and the almond milk separated. The waitress wasn't especially friendly. But maybe I should give it another... More 

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Thank GizmoAdviser
Massachusetts
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Our party of five, some of whom are vegan, enjoyed delicious meals here the other night. Our server was attentive and explained some of the items on the menu. She failed to tell us the specials, thus 4 points. We shared a basket of fries which were perfectly cooked. I had the grilled cheese sandwich which hit the spot. Others... More 

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Thank Anne P
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Chose The Vita Cafe to meet a friend for lunch after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. I decided on the house made veggie burger with a gluten free bun. The burger was very thin and blackened (not mentioned on the menu and not my favorite style) and had absolutely no flavor! The bun was okay for gluten free, but again,... More 

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Thank PaulalovesPortland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We've come to Vita Cafe already for a couple of times. The food they serve is super fresh and tasty. It's really though to select something without feeling sorry for what you're not talking. Chilled out atmosphere, friendly staff, great Bloody Mary's. Definitely worths a visit if you are in town. Maybe even more than one.

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Thank Ioannis A
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I love the corn cakes with maple syrup and hazelnuts. everthing is super good and tasty. some days I want grass fed hamburger, some days I want a vegan or vegetarian option. at this resturant I can have what ever my desire is.

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Thank Adrienne C
Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Vita is one place I never tire of eating. I love getting their New Year's Breakfast because I get both sweet and savory. Good prices and fun staff.

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Thank JasperMarks
Littleton, Colorado
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

My daughter is vegan and going to college in Corvallis. Whenever I visit her we go here to eat. This time I met my Uncle and his girl friend, neither of them are vegan and they enjoyed the "regular food".

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Thank Squirel9135
Vancouver, Canada
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126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Who would think you could coat tofu with a fried chicken batter and deep fry it? The menu said it was Fish n chips, but I think it was more like fried chicken. Along with delicious fries, this kept 2 vegetarians happy. Also we ordered the cheese steak, on a crusty bun. The tempeh and cheese make a good combo.... More 

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Thank susanaquerida
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Part of Portland's charm is the ability to live and let live while folks are letting their freak flags fly, so my lady friend chose Vita while she was vegan. I'm a rather experienced omnivore. (don't judge!) Vita had food for everyone. And it was good! We ate good sized portions of our selected meals, and I was chuffed to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3023 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 335-8233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?