Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet. We practice business through a term we call “Sacred Commerce”, where we provide inspired service, honest and transparent communication, and express gratitude for the richness of our lives.

Our Mission

Café Gratitude is our expression of a world of plenty. Our food and people are a celebration of our aliveness. We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products. Our food is prepared with love. We invite you to step inside and enjoy being someone that chooses: loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing being provided for. Have fun and enjoy being nourished. Welcome to Café Gratitude!


After working in fine dining restaurants in both Boston and San Francisco, Dreux Ellis spent 8 years in Venice, Italy where he undertook a traditional European apprenticeship path, working in a number of five star hotels and training under two Michelen-starred chefs. He was the founding chef of Le Spighe, the first vegetarian gastronomy restaurant in Venice, which enjoyed great success working with the Venice Biennale and the International Film Festival. Dreux returned to San Francisco in 2008 to deepen his exploration of plant-based cuisine, managing the Central Kitchen for Cafe Gratitude. In April 2012, Dreux came to Venice, California as Executive Chef of Cafe Gratitude in Southern California bringing his health-based, flavor driven cuisine to a wider audience.


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  • Los Angeles

    639 N Larchmont Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (323) 580-6383
    8AM - 10PM Everyday

  • San Diego

    1980 Kettner Blvd.
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 736-5077
    8AM - 10PM Everyday
    Parking >

  • Newport Beach

    1617 Westcliff Drive
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 386-8100
    11AM - 10PM Weekdays
    8AM - 10PM Weekends
    7AM - 10PM Everyday

  • Corporate Offices

    For general inquires please email us at info@cafegratitudesocal.com.

  • Arts District

    300 S Santa Fe Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    (213) 929-5580
    8AM - 10PM Everyday

  • Venice

    512 Rose Ave.
    Venice, CA 90291
    (424) 231-8000
    8AM - 10PM Everyday
    90 minute parking in downstairs garage with validation

  • Beverly Hills

    Opening Spring 2017!

  • I AM



    Eating clean is easy.
    To cleanse does not mean to diet. It means to detox, refine, and rejuvenate. However, the word “cleanse” has become intimidating and scary, because it now associates its meaning with deprivation and restriction.

  • With this misinterpretation in mind, we chose to develop our cleanse concept based on this simple truth: Eating clean is easy and furthermore, is a tangible and enjoyable lifestyle that promotes one’s vitality, health and well-being. It restores both the mind and body not only through what we consume, but through love, acceptance, gratitude, worth, creation, abundance and generosity.

  • Meal Plan

    1 day: $60
    3 days: $180
    5 days: $300

  • A daily menu of teas, juices, elixirs, raw salads and smoothies for those interested in returning to an all organic diet, those who want to restore their health, or for those who are curious about how it feels to live a plant-based lifestyle.

  • Download the full cleanse menu >

  • Juice Plan

    1 day: $50
    3 days: $150
    5 days: $250

  • A curated detox plan made up of cold-pressed juice blends and supplements for experienced cleansers. Juices are packaged in bottles, so you can carry them with you throughout your day. We’ve formulated both our Juice Plan to include specialized

  • Download the full cleanse menu >

Café Gratitude offers 100% organic, plant-based cuisine and yet we cannot guarantee that guests with food or beverage allergies may not be exposed through cross contamination. If you have a food or beverage allergy (particularly to nuts or seeds) we therefore recommend that you not dine with us. As such, please understand that Café Gratitude cannot be responsible for any injury, loss or damage claimed by any guest with a food or beverage allergy who consumes our food or beverages, regardless of the circumstances.