7119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.083737 -118.365899
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Melrose, Central LA
Embrace the wholistic lifestyle with macrobiotic sandwiches and salads that are also filling. While vegan-friendly options abound, there are still fish dishes for pescetarians and herbivores.
Great cafe for macrobiotic fare - lots of fresh veggies, no red meat or dairy. Great quinoa and kale salads. And some pretty amazing sweet potato fries with chili and lime. Celebrity sightings, too.
Vegan food at its best! Kale salad, but a pint and eat it for days!
Fast, easy and amazingly awesome – I love this place and it's about time I wrote a great review. I have tried so many things there and I have loved everything! My fav is the Gado Gado salad and I recommend everyone try it. Parking is pretty easy with the back lot and if you are in a hurry it's simple to pull in and get something to go. Sure beats fast food! I think I'm gonna head over for lunch today!
Delicious Health Food – Thankfully, I discovered this wonderful establishment a few years ago while hungry and scouting for food on a Saturday afternoon. Upon entering, I discovered a wonderful layout of colorful looking fresh foods set in simple white plates in a long display case that stretched the width of the café. Inside, the seating consists of small round tables with French bistro wicker chairs and a long wooden communal table. The small tables outside are coveted among its patrons in the spring, summer and fall seasons. Come lunchtime and the place is packed with a variety of people: vegans, vegetarians, macrobiotics, celebrities, hipsters, people coming in from a work out and locals like me who are not vegan nor macrobiotic but looking for a healthy meal. My favorites amongst the menu items are the California Club, The M Chop Salad, the Spicy Tuna and Spicy shrimp sushi rolls, Organic Fries, Big Macro, the Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup, Carrot and Barley soup, Bi-Bim Bop and Brown Rice Pudding. Tasty selections from the deli include the Scarlet Quinoa, Broccolini Pepperoncini, and Kale with Spicy Peanut Sauce. I’d recommend you taste the deli items before ordering if visiting for the first time. I made the mistake of ordering the Falafel wrap on my second visit to M Café and I almost never came back; it was incredibly dry and disappointing, stay away :>
Delicious food!!! – I absolutely LOVE M Cafe. I work nearby and it's my favorite place to get lunch, although I can't really afford to get it as often as I'd like. My favorites are the California Club sandwich and the Grilled Tuna Burger. They are SO good. I normally only stick to those two things because they're so delicious I don't even want anything else, but today I decided to try something new and I have to admit, it was the most disappointing lunch I've ever had from M Cafe. I got the Tuna Tataki salad. I thought they would make it fresh when I ordered, but they have those salads already made. I wasn't a fan. But now I know for next time! My friend loves the M Chopped Salad and gets it almost every time with a side order of fries. I'm not a vegan or vegetarian by the way...I just love the food here. It's so fresh and healthy and guilt-free! Wish I could have it everyday.
Chaya Group's gourmet macrobiotic cafe offers organic Asian-inspired fare with a cool Melrose vibe. – This haute macrobiotic bistro gleams inside with glass deli cases, smooth wooden tables and white tile while tables beneath market umbrellas. Attracting a hodgepodge of locals ranging from young moms with babies in slings to 70-something hippies to Melrose fashionistas, this is where everyone can enjoy healthy dining courtesy of the former private chefs of Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. The menu offers macrobiotic cuisine made without refined sugar, dairy products, meat or egg. Rice bowls, salads, healthy burgers, panini, wraps and sushi highlight organic ingredients. Japanese breakfast is a lovely bento box of miso-broiled black cod, steamed pumpkin, tiny Japanese salads and hijiki. Meanwhile, the organic patisserie case is filled with eye-popping goodies like scones and muffins, chocolate mousse cake, praline nut tart and green tea truffles.
I LOVE M! – I am a vegetarian (sometimes vegan) and I love, love, love this place! The staff has always been friendly, the food is not only tasty and healthy, but I FEEL better after I eat there. With that said, I take visitors here whenever they're in town (sometimes kicking and screaming) and I have yet to have anyone who hasn't fallen in love with the place. Even the most die-hard of meat eaters have something to order (the North Carolina pulled "Pork" sandwich is fantastic!
Whenever I haven't been feeling well, I go in and ask what I could order that will help. (This isn't a service they offer, but the owner KNOWS HIS STUFF!) The miso soup is magical, in my opinion.
I wish the prices were a little lower b/c of my budget, but I understand that they buy the best organic ingredients, and that costs more. If I could, I'd be there every day. Try to treat yourself at least once a week for your health!
surprisingly good! – I am by no means a vegetarian or vegan so I wasn't really excited when my mom wanted to go to this macrobiotic joint. However, i had a veggie burger and it was delicious! i don't know how this was macrobiotic or vegan, it tasted better than a real burger!! delicious!!! and its right next to pinkberry!
I didn't even know it was vegan! – I went for brunch. They have great specials. The food was amazing. I kept asking, "Are you sure this doesn't have meat?" Oh, don't forget to grab a dessert, they're delicious.
Best Vegan food in LA – hands down the best vegan food in la. the restaurant is actually macrobiotic so its vegan but they serve fish. not really sure the exact theory of macro although the food is fresh, organic and has no additives or artifical sugars. the strawberry cupcakes are to die for! breakfast id get the french toast or panini. lunch: the big macro (veggie burger) or club sandwich, m chopped salad is a favortie too.
a little pricey but worth it for the quality.
Good food without guilt! – I was excited to find a place that catered to my dietary preferences. I have healthy tendencies, but I am not a vegetarian, nor am I vegan. I simply prefer veggie/fruit to meat, and eat no eggs or dairy. I also prefer my food to be as fresh and minimally processed as possible. M cafe was recommended by a friend, but to be honest I wasn't expecting much, most places like M cafe are lacking in the taste/flavor department. To my surprise M cafe was great! I got a veggie terriyaki bowl and it was really good (but overpriced). It was kind of crowded, but we got a table, and had a very nice lunch. The staff was friendly, and offered great service! Check it out!
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