Cafe Gratitude

This gourmet organic-vegan restaurant is the most boho-fabulous Gratitude sibling yet, and the first in O.C. A splendid patio lures diners of any dietary stripe to explore the flavor-driven, plant-based cuisine of chef Dreux Ellis and sample organic cocktails by L.A. bartending star Jason Eisner. Tasty examples include yam- and cauliflower- filled samosas topped with spicy tomato jam, and the bourbon Old Fashioned with a family secret cola recipe. Cold-pressed juices and a gluten-free bakery round out the many offerings here.

1617 Westcliff Drive

949-386-8100

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