Native Foods Cafe

★★★★★
  • 2937 Bristol St E100

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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  • 714-751-2151

About Native Foods Cafe

Hours
Daily 11am-10pm

Food

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I love coming here and the best part is trying new things. They aways seem to have what i'm looking for and didn't know it. Worth checking out.

3
★★★★★

I love coming here and the best part is trying new things. They aways seem to have what i'm looking for and didn't know it. Worth checking out.

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I've tried a number of items from the menu but my favorites are Veggie-Mighty-Vita Burger, Twister Wrap, and Saigon Wrap. The portobello are amazing, as well as the sausage burger. The people working were all really, really friendly and

3
★★★★★

I've tried a number of items from the menu but my favorites are Veggie-Mighty-Vita Burger, Twister Wrap, and Saigon Wrap. The portobello are amazing, as well as the sausage burger. The people working were all really, really friendly and

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I am a big meat lover so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the entirely vegan food they offer here. It is quite delicious and they offer a wide variety to choose from. Also had the most fantastic cupcake ever here - rose flavored - definitely one to try!! Not too pricey but not cheap either. Staff are friendly enough and is located in an unusual yet hipsterish strip mall.

5
★★★★★

I am a big meat lover so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the entirely vegan food they offer here. It is quite delicious and they offer a wide variety to choose from. Also had the most fantastic cupcake ever here - rose flavored - definitely one to try!! Not too pricey but not cheap either. Staff are friendly enough and is located in an unusual yet hipsterish strip mall.

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LOVE this place! The sweet potato fries ROCK! The salads are amazing, and their specials are always great deals.

2
★★★★★

LOVE this place! The sweet potato fries ROCK! The salads are amazing, and their specials are always great deals.

Pros: Fresh ingredients and Tasty Food

Cons: Not many no-Soy alternatives

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Trendy atmosphere
no alcohol
great hibiscus tea
great atmosphere
big menu
friendly service

get the peanut butter parfait for dessert!!!! its delicious and I dont like peanut butter that much

2
★★★★☆

Trendy atmosphere
no alcohol
great hibiscus tea
great atmosphere
big menu
friendly service

get the peanut butter parfait for dessert!!!! its delicious and I dont like peanut butter that much

Pros: trendy ambiance, healthy,outdoor seating w/ fire pit

Cons: most food is soy or wheat based

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Food is great but i was overcharged on my debit card and did not notice till the next morning when I saw my online statement....if you plan to not leave a tip make sure you double-write your total somewhere on the signed receipt. You can't trust anyone now days!

2
★★☆☆☆

Food is great but i was overcharged on my debit card and did not notice till the next morning when I saw my online statement....if you plan to not leave a tip make sure you double-write your total somewhere on the signed receipt. You can't trust anyone now days!

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i am not vegan and this would definitely be in one of my top 5 favorite restaurants of all time. and i LOVE to eat.

2
★★★★★

i am not vegan and this would definitely be in one of my top 5 favorite restaurants of all time. and i LOVE to eat.

Pros: delicious. im sure healthy too, but i dont even care about that. the food is great.

Cons: its not expensive, but it could be cheaper

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Native Foods is one of my favorite places to grab lunch. Although, just to warn you, it takes a while to get your food. But this is because everything is freshly prepared. I have had a variety of things on the menu and loved the food so much that i bought the cookbook. The Bali Surf Burger is my favorite, i add the native "cheese" and usually substitute the coleslaw (which isnt that great) for brown rice or fries. Their pizzas a really good and are definitely hearty and i absolutely love the nachos. My boyfriend said that the peanut butter parfait is really good, and i always order an lemon izze with my meal. OH.....and dont let me forget the Ensalada Azteca.....................AMAZING. I dont really think you can go wrong at this place. Just remember that the food is VEGAN so if you are big on real meat then you might not feel the seitan or tempeh. I suggest staying open minded and dont be stuck on the fact that the food is meatless.

2
★★★★★

Native Foods is one of my favorite places to grab lunch. Although, just to warn you, it takes a while to get your food. But this is because everything is freshly prepared. I have had a variety of things on the menu and loved the food so much that i bought the cookbook. The Bali Surf Burger is my favorite, i add the native "cheese" and usually substitute the coleslaw (which isnt that great) for brown rice or fries. Their pizzas a really good and are definitely hearty and i absolutely love the nachos. My boyfriend said that the peanut butter parfait is really good, and i always order an lemon izze with my meal. OH.....and dont let me forget the Ensalada Azteca.....................AMAZING. I dont really think you can go wrong at this place. Just remember that the food is VEGAN so if you are big on real meat then you might not feel the seitan or tempeh. I suggest staying open minded and dont be stuck on the fact that the food is meatless.

Pros: The WHOLE menu....especially the Nachos, animal and environment friendly food and people

Cons: takes a while to get food (but well worth the wait)

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Now, I'm spoiled coming from Chicago there were plenty of vegan options---personally, Karen's Kitchen is great, an upscale restuarant, with nice atmosphere, and all vegan....

alas.

I was excited to find a vegan restaurant out here and i end up going there whenever I'm in a rush. It's great, delicious, handy, and for a vegan who gets tired of cooking all the time, a nice break.

major kudos.

2
★★★★☆

Now, I'm spoiled coming from Chicago there were plenty of vegan options---personally, Karen's Kitchen is great, an upscale restuarant, with nice atmosphere, and all vegan....

alas.

I was excited to find a vegan restaurant out here and i end up going there whenever I'm in a rush. It's great, delicious, handy, and for a vegan who gets tired of cooking all the time, a nice break.

major kudos.

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If you are going to try this place don't do what I did. I ordered a salad, I mean vegans should be able to make a good salad, right? Wrong. I was not impressed but when I went back the second time and had chili fries followed by soy crumble tacos ... I was floored ... it was soo good and it tasted just like meat!

So for the meat eaters ... don't be afraid to try the fake stuff ... you will be shocked!

2
★★★★☆

If you are going to try this place don't do what I did. I ordered a salad, I mean vegans should be able to make a good salad, right? Wrong. I was not impressed but when I went back the second time and had chili fries followed by soy crumble tacos ... I was floored ... it was soo good and it tasted just like meat!

So for the meat eaters ... don't be afraid to try the fake stuff ... you will be shocked!

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this is a great restaurant though this one is not as consistent as the Palm Springs restaurant.
lots of great vegan choices
the place could be kept a little cleaner and more organized but if you are a vegan this is a place to go to on a regular basis

2
★★★★☆

this is a great restaurant though this one is not as consistent as the Palm Springs restaurant.
lots of great vegan choices
the place could be kept a little cleaner and more organized but if you are a vegan this is a place to go to on a regular basis

Pros: big selection of vegan foods

Cons: could be cleaner and more consistent

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This is a nice Native Foods location right next to a big sports store (Empire Sports I think). The buliding is a funky round structure which I like. The food is similar to the other Native Foods locations - quality vegan food with meat substitutes for meat eaters. Highly recomended.

PROS: Nice location, good food
CONS: None

5
★★★★★

This is a nice Native Foods location right next to a big sports store (Empire Sports I think). The buliding is a funky round structure which I like. The food is similar to the other Native Foods locations - quality vegan food with meat substitutes for meat eaters. Highly recomended.

PROS: Nice location, good food
CONS: None

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This place has awesome food every time I go. I am a total carnivore with a bunch of vegan friends, and I was a bit skeptical at first. But they have definitely changed my mind! Try the fries with ranch, the Palms wrap (something with palm in the title, I can't remember the exact name), the Ensalada Azteca (the mango dressing is to die for), the Soba dan dan, and the cheesecake. I'm sure everything else is good too. Also, great service is a plus.

2
★★★★★

This place has awesome food every time I go. I am a total carnivore with a bunch of vegan friends, and I was a bit skeptical at first. But they have definitely changed my mind! Try the fries with ranch, the Palms wrap (something with palm in the title, I can't remember the exact name), the Ensalada Azteca (the mango dressing is to die for), the Soba dan dan, and the cheesecake. I'm sure everything else is good too. Also, great service is a plus.

Pros: Great food, great service, airy atmosphere

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This is the best native american/indian food ive ever tasted, i never tried native food, and decided to come here. I was amazed!!!! This resteraunt is great!

4
★★★★☆

This is the best native american/indian food ive ever tasted, i never tried native food, and decided to come here. I was amazed!!!! This resteraunt is great!

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Everything here is great! As a vegetarian, I can eat "normal" foods like veggie chicken sandwich, and french dip, both wich I highly recomend. Great place to take non-vegetarians too, and it is vegan as well, for all people who are vegan!

5
★★★★★

Everything here is great! As a vegetarian, I can eat "normal" foods like veggie chicken sandwich, and french dip, both wich I highly recomend. Great place to take non-vegetarians too, and it is vegan as well, for all people who are vegan!

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This place has me and my (meat eating) husband hooked! The food is outstanding! The menu is interesting and alive with healthy choices. You would never know this is vegan food.

PROS: awesome food, cool atmosphere
CONS: no aircon, so it's pretty warm in there in the summer months

5
★★★★★

This place has me and my (meat eating) husband hooked! The food is outstanding! The menu is interesting and alive with healthy choices. You would never know this is vegan food.

PROS: awesome food, cool atmosphere
CONS: no aircon, so it's pretty warm in there in the summer months

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I LOVE this place! The staff is very friendly and always ready to recommend something yummy. While the fact that it is a vegan restaurant might intimidate many, I have taken many non-vegetarians/vegans and they have all loved it!! Be sure to try the Jerk Burger, with Native Cheese and Grilled Onions. It is addictive! Their chai tea is also very delicious!

2
★★★★★

I LOVE this place! The staff is very friendly and always ready to recommend something yummy. While the fact that it is a vegan restaurant might intimidate many, I have taken many non-vegetarians/vegans and they have all loved it!! Be sure to try the Jerk Burger, with Native Cheese and Grilled Onions. It is addictive! Their chai tea is also very delicious!

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What surprises about Native Foods is the convincing texture and taste of chef Tanya Petrovna's meat alternatives. Everything from the burger patties to the boneless chicken wings are handcrafted to create the ideal illusion of normality.…

 

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