More Amazingness from Golden Mean

When I think of a great, flavorful, diverse cafe in Los Angeles, Golden Mean comes to mind.  I seriously love this place.  They offer so much to their patrons.  The menu is huge and you can get anything from juices and healthier entrees to foods that soothe the soul.

Their Works Burger ($13.50) is their veggie burger topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle, avocado, cheese, tempeh bacon, and a special sauce.  I loved this.  Not only is it packed with flavor, but I also like that the patty is homemade with beans, grains, and veggies.  No slab of soy protein here.

Golden Mean Works Burger

Works Burger

My vegan guy went with an item that is no longer on the menu but is similar to their Wet Burrito – the Chicken Enchiladas ($12.95).  He opted to get it without salsa thinking it would be the pico de gallo kind, but it turns out that that was the sauce.  Oops.  It still came with a delicious white sauce, though.  Golden Mean doesn’t do bland.  The one bite I had was yummy.

Golden Mean Enchiladas


The one downside of Golden Mean is their bakery case!  It is so tempting and I can never leave without getting dessert.  The Cheesecake was to hard to resist.  I can’t recall what flavor it was (I think it was plain with a crumble on top), but was delightful.  Not the best cheesecake I’ve had, but still a refreshing end to a meal.

Golden Mean Cheesecake


1028 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sunday – Monday 10am – 9pm
Tuesday – Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday 9am – 9:30pm

One response

  1. Hi, my name is Jo (short for Jo Anna) — I’m a 48 year old vegan from Riverside. After hubby and I ate at The Oasis Cafe this past Sunday, I was searching on-line this morning to see if I can find a recipe for their taquitos for me to duplicate here at home, but instead I stumbled upon your awesome Blog on everything vegan in southern California.

    Mostly, we eat at home. I don’t have any vegan recipes of my own and rely heavily on those who trail-blazed for us vegans, such as Isa Chandra Moscowitz, Chloe Coscarelli, Anupy Singla, Angela Liddon — just to name a few. My husband and grown son aren’t vegan but we eat vegan here at home; I used to cook non-vegan for them and I would mainly just eat whatever side-dishes I made that evening; rice, salad, etc. Then, upon them wanting to eat a little healthier, they both gave me a thumbs-up to cook strictly vegan meals (although, vegan isn’t always necessarily synonymous with “healthy”-ha!) — and they love it! Again, those cookbooks are my saving grace and we eat quite well.

    On occasion, hubby and I like to go out after church or on a Friday or Saturday evening — and your Blog will be so helpful to us in decoding where to go! For example, we haven’t been to Loving Hut yet, but reading your reviews on what to get and what not to get will come in handy when we do decide to venture that way.

    So, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I enjoyed discovering your Blog this morning — I love and appreciate all you put into it — it is sure to come in handy! Well done.

    I hope we can become better acquainted; it’s nice to “meet” another vegan (being in Riverside, there aren’t a lot of choices, and, therefore, zero chance of meeting another like-human-ha!).

    Blessings, warm regards and many thanks for your enlightenment,

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