Overview: My fiancé and I visited this place a few weeks ago. We had plans to go see the Local Natives, an indie rock band, at Santa Monica pier. It was an awesome show! Before that, we decided to visit this little cafe that was in close proximity. This restaurant was clean, the ambience was very chill, and the staff were all extremely friendly.
Menu: The Golden Mean Vegan Cafe uses plant-based, natural and organic ingredients to create wholesome food. They have many options to choose from such as salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, bowls, and smoothies/juices. I ordered the Works Burger because it had really good yelp ratings. I’m glad I did! It was really savory. The Tomato Pizza was fine but I felt it was lacking in flavor. The “Beef” tacos were very delicious. The fake beef was great in both taste and texture. Let’s not forget about dessert. I was never a big fan of cake, but the Strawberry Almond Cake was out of this world! We also tried the Maca Drink, which is a blend of roasted maca with cacao and cinnamon-steamed. This was our first time trying Maca and we both enjoyed it. It contains no caffeine and is a great substitute for coffee. (A little backround info- Maca is a root that’s grown in Peru and is used to enhance energy, stamina, memory, and fertility.)
Favorite Item: The Strawberry Almond Cake is the best cake I’ve ever had. The cake was moist and the sweet strawberry frosting was a perfect complement to the almond cake.
Rating: After eating, I felt very satisfied without feeling completely overfilled. I definitely want to go back to try a few different things, especially their other dessert items. It’s at a great location and there’s always things to do around Santa Monica.
Times visited: 2
Address: 1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hours: Sun-Mon 10am-9m, Tues-Thurs 9am-9am, Fri-Sat 9am-9:30pm
Find Menu Here: http://www.goldenmeancafe.com/menu/