Hip Vegan Cafe is a cute, mostly-outdoor cafe that is located a few blocks east of downtown Ojai. For those who prefer air conditioning, Hip has a few indoor tables as well. The ambience is very relaxed. When I visited on a Sunday afternoon, there was a small band playing guitar and singing acoustic versions of popular songs; some patrons sang along, while others sat with their dogs at the outdoor tables.
The menu at Hip Vegan Cafe features a variety of salads and sandwiches, as well as a few Mexican dishes. I decided to try the (vegan) quiche-of-the-day, which was made with tofu and stuffed with African yams. I expected the quiche to be sweet, but it was actually a bit spicy. I also ordered an iced chai float, which came with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream. The chai was also on the spicier side, but I felt that it complemented the smooth coconut flavor perfectly.