Green Cafe Vegan Cuisine

Peninsula and South Bay, California

3.9 / 1 vote

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Spreading the love for delicious vegan food!

Established in 2010, Green Cafe has always had one mission: to spread the love for delicious vegan food. We believe that a plant-based diet is the healthiest choice for your mind, body and soul. In addition to personal benefit, eating vegan will greatly improve the environment by decreasing livestock production, pollution, green house gases, and deforestation. By helping yourself, you are helping to save the planet.

Green Cafe is owned by a collective of friends who all share the same vision of making a difference in the world, one dish at a time. We welcome you to immerse yourself in our flavorful variety of soups, salads, entrees, and baked desserts. Whether you are a dedicated vegan, a conscious eater, or new to vegan cuisine, we will have something just for you!

Added by Ann Huynh on Nov 18 10 (last updated Jul 24 11)

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Green Cafe is one of many vegan Asian (often times Supreme Master) restaurants in the South Bay, but it stands out for a two major reasons:

1. It's open later than most other vegan places in the South Bay.
2. The food preparation is higher grade, more adventurous and just fresher.

We started off with an order of golden rolls (basically egg rolls, $5) which were somewhat dry on their own, but considerably improved with a light tamarind sauce on the side. The owner told us that the tamarind sauce was an experiment (see what I mean by adventurous?) and wanted to know our opinion on it. It's a definite keeper and I'm not even a huge fan of tamarind.

For our main course we had a "Spicy Delicacy" (#57 on the menu) ($9), which was soy protein stir-fried with lemongrass, chili, bell peppers and onions. This dish was great: it packed a kick and the lemongrass added an interesting flavor element. And, unlike in other restaurants (such as the disappointing Merit Vegetarian in Sunnyvale), Green Cafe is careful to not overload its sauces with corn starch, so the sauce stays light, rather than gooey.

We also had an order of curry fried rice ($9) which was really tasty and made with coconut milk, carrots, peas and fried tofu bits.

The portion sizes were large on both dishes---expect leftovers. Green Cafe is definitely a good value.

Lastly, for dessert, we had a slice of homemade cheesecake ($4) which I thought was passable, but my non-vegan friend though was better than real cheesecake. I think the dish could have been improved with a fresh fruit marinade, and maybe a twig of mint.

The service was extremely friendly and attentive. The owner was really responsive and curious to not only hear our opinion on the food, but also how she might improve; I suggested that, in addition to some Indian dishes she plans on offering, she should add some vegan breakfast sandwiches, which are always hard to find. And it sounds like she will, so vegans can now rejoice in the morning!

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Directions

Located in the plaza with the Michael's.

Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • Deli

Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

11am - 9pm
11am - 10pm
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