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Good Karma Vegan Cafe

37 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2402
+1 408-294-2694
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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37 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the atmosphere of this place; laid back, casual and friendly. Good selection of drinks. Don't expect an extensive menu. Limited but enough to choose from for a decent and tasty meal. I ordered a one item plate of Thai Yellow curry and brown rice....More

Thank Monica L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place started out as a vegan deli, but once they introduced craft beers it became well-known among the beer afficionados. If you like Pliny the Elder IPA, this is one of the places you can get it fresh. Their vegan food continues to be...More

Thank Noelle G
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

First day in San Jose, were looking for something vegetarian to eat, we were attracted to the name that it had karma in it. Serves serves craft beer and vegan food! The inside of the place had some Belgium beer attributes, which reminded me of...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Good Karma Vegan Cafe is located in a lovely pedestrian friendly section of San Jose, CA. The sidewalk tables offer a lovely way to have lunch or dinner and do some people watching. Inside there are tables or seats at the small bar. The staff...More

Thank kingsley67
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The name has 4 defining words. Good, that works. Karma, even better like a sacred mountain i presume. Vegen, yes and maybe even organic. Cafe, internet, music, beer, nice people, and the prize was a brewmaster/owner beer baby beer. The brewmaster had a purple leg...More

1  Thank wwanderX
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for a drink with 2 friends, very friendly place, amazing beers, the one I had was. Wet with espresso, it blew me away. The guy behind the bar was rocking along with the music, the crowd was a great mix of students and...More

Thank Ferd S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

. . . friendly, hospitable face and voice from the counter . . . a culinary respite for vegans (and beer drinkers). The star fruit ("pulled pork") tacos and curry were delicious, the IPA refreshing. I have already figured out a way to eat there...More

Thank ToniaWestLinnOR
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I can't say enough good things about this place. NOTE THE NEW NAME: "Good Karma Artisan Ales and Cafe" More emphasis on the beer, less on the "vegan". This place is getting a great reputation for quality beers in San Jose. Let me start with...More

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We went because the food looked good online, the price was right, but mainly to revisit the hippie – vibe of the 60s that we so fondly remembered. Well, these "millennial hippies "are nothing like my generation used to be. That's not necessarily a bad...More

Thank Sylvia232323
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A nice little place to grab a beer and a bite to eat. They have different beer on tap that changes every so often while providing a vegan menu.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-2694
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