The Three Faces of Café Gratitude
Fresh-from-the-Earth Vegan Food
Nobody ever opens a can at Café Gratitude. Here, chefs craft every single dish using only fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains. Huge believers in environmental sustainability and cruelty-free lifestyles, they cook with 100% organic ingredients—taken either from their own garden or from local farms—to create a menu of gourmet vegan dishes designed to taste great and make you feel even better. “What Café Gratitude serves is clean and good,” states Los Angeles Times food critic Jessica Gelt, “It feels healthful.”
Globetrotting Wine List
Here, you won't find a wine rack buckling under the weight of hundreds of bottles. What you will find is a small, focused selection that's adventurous in scope. Rather than stocking just local wines, the staff seeks out truly unique offerings from around the world, from Cahors, France, to Stellenbosch, South Africa. This curated list not only presents a wide swath of international flavors, but also, according to Examiner, “offers options in terms of texture and taste.”
All restaurants have a particular trait they’re known for—some are ritzy, some are relaxed, and some are just plain loud. It isn’t hard to discover what Café Gratitude’s signature quality is. In fact, it’s right there in the name. The earth-minded eatery not only focuses on preparing healthy vegan cuisine, but also on cultivating a spirit of gratefulness and positivity. To achieve this, the restaurant adheres to a practice called sacred commerce, which is rooted in the belief that businesses should infect the community with positive feelings and a desire to make meaningful changes. This ideology is perhaps most evident in Café Gratitude’s service. In addition to taking food and drink orders, the warm and friendly staff always ask guests the Question of the Day—such as “What do you have an abundance of?”—to set the stage for meaningful table conversations and opportunities for personal reflection.