Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. I first saw the restaurant in Venice, Los Angeles and it looked totally my kind of a restaurant, but we were not hungry when we went past it. So you can imagine my joy when I saw a Cafe Gratitude in Arts District LA when we were looking for something to eat. When you order from the menu, you start your sentence 'I am...' and finish it with the name of your dish. For example I think I ordered potatoes for our daughter by saying 'I am grounded' :) Just a funny little detail which makes it more of an experience to eat there than in the average restaurant. Everything was made in-house and all tasted amazing.
On top of the food, also the interiors are very much to my liking. The light and fresh look makes it really pretty and calm. The only thing that time that was not calm was our (then) 3-year-old daughter who kicked and screamed through our meal as she had one of her biggest tantrums just then. Oh well, bygones! I am thrilled to notice that there is a Cafe Gratitude also closer to home in Newport Beach! Will definitely go there for a weekend brunch type of dining situation. Maybe without just us adults ;)