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Golden Mean Cafe

1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1907
+1 310-393-6500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1907
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

You will enjoy this place! It's very small, clean, friendly; they listen to your dietary restrictions and make sure you get what you want. Food is fresh and tasty!

Thank eurovicki
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great vegan food ! And even if I am not a vegan but my daughter is ! The good is really good , tasty and do not see the difference . I had a Mediterranean salad , really good and my daughter the waffles :...More

Thank paris1962
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place; the menu sounded amazing and creative. The experience didn't start well when we saw other diners who had arrived after us receiving their orders and leaving, while we sat there wondering where our food was. We were informed...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'm not vegan but was dining with someone who is and we have been here for lunch and dinner. Everything I've tried has been delicious! (The Works Burger, Baked Nachos, Enchiladas, Chicken Parmesan). It's flavorful and the staff is friendly & responsive. Will definitely be...More

Thank dknable2017
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely cafe when we were in the LA area. We were about 12 people, and they had us sit upstairs in the cafe. It was nice having our own little space in the restaurant. The staff is very accommodating, and extremely nice....More

Thank Pavitralrao
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Second visit to Golden Mean (we live in Australia). We just love this place. The food is soooo good and service is excellent. Waitress really great (even helped us set up our Uber app). We'll be back again.

Thank NthnBeachesNSW
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Golden Mean is a tiny "hole in the wall" sort of restaurant with a friendly staff and comfortable/casual decor. They have delicious vegan cakes, you can't even tell the difference from a "regular" cake. Extensive menu as far as vegan food options and portion sizes...More

Thank ceciliawirth
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Breakfast plates, bowls, wraps, smoothies, even coffee-free "macaccinos" and lots of (mostly gluten-free) baked goods, this tiny narrow (two-level) cafe felt more like a vegan diner nook. The service was a bit slow and seemed overwhelmed (I think there was one wait person covering all...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I checked out this restaurant for dinner while staying at a hotel in Santa Monica. I had the Vegan Chicken Teriyaki Wrap with Quinoa. So tasty and the portions were on point! Definitely stop by this spot (two thumbs up).

Thank Msflny
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

There was nothing special about this place. Food was ok. There are so many other places in this area that are much better for vegan food. Service was not great. Forgot to get one of the drinks. Had to reminded again. Main course was served...More

Thank vel2686
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-6500
  • E-mail
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