Thinking of all the veg*n restaurants in LA, I would say that Golden Mean Cafe in Santa Monica is one of my favorites. I love the variety of menu items (and the daily selection of desserts!).
My vegan guy and I went during their weekend brunch. I took advantage of their brunch menu and my vegan guy took advantage of one of their daily specials.
My breakfast burrito ($10.95) included tofu scramble, veggie sausage, soy-free cheese, pico de gallo and was served with a side of potatoes. This burrito was huge and delicious. The side of potatoes were well seasoned and also delicious. I love breakfast burritos and will be getting this one again.
My vegan guy got the Tempeh Reuben ($11.95) which included tempeh, sauerkraut, soy-free cheese, and their special dressing. It came with your choice of side – kelp noodle salad in this case. This reuben was so good! It was one of the best reubens I think I’ve had. It was so juicy and the sauce was wonderful. I hope they turn this special into a regular menu item.
I really wanted to get one of their many desserts, but was pretty full from the breakfast burrito. I ended up getting one of their new offerings: raw truffles. Yep, they now offer a variety of raw truffles in exotic flavors. I had them pick a flavor for me (I’m still not sure which one it was). This thing was super creamy, but (as you’ll see is common in my posts) the raw chocolate was a little too bitter for me. For those who like that very dark chocolate flavor, these will be heavenly.
Golden Mean is located at 1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-393-6500