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The Vita Cafe

#281 of 3,462 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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3023 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
+1 503-335-8233
09:00 - 22:00
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Texas, USA
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185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in the area for a dance convention/half marathon and I love vegan restaurants so I decided to try this place. This restaurant is located near the Alberta Arts district in Portland, which didn’t mean much to me, but it was near the area I was visiting that morning (the Beverly Cleary areas). This place was packed right as... More 

Thank kaenhu
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Eclectic menu, decor and staff. Great menu options for vegetarians or vegans. Meat also available. Daily specials are the best. Fun drink menu too.

Thank Rachael V
Grants Pass, Oregon
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Vita is a vegan cafe... I'm not vegan. However, I've never had a bad meal yet. Have only been there on weekends and tend to order the "cooks special", created by Alex. Haven't had a bad one yet.

Thank GP_SteveL
Los Osos, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The biscuits alone are worth a trip and a (short) wait, but everything else was delicious too. Wonderful coconut based soup and brunch items!

Thank Lisa H
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice vibe to the place. My wife loved her Caesar Salad especially the dressing. My Burger was good. The only problem was that the piece of lettuce had dirt on it. So obviously not washed off. This kind of killed my appetite and spoiled an otherwise good experience as cleanliness is important to me where I in places I choose... More 

Thank tsc1947
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Buttery and huge. Really fulfilling for a pastry-lover like me. Most cafes on NE Alberta offer the same baked goods, but that pain au chocolat was unique to Vita Cafe...with a great ambience and friendly service, made my day.

Thank Emmanuelle L
Oregon City, Oregon
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink only. No hello or greeting, very blah waiter. Great Gigantic IPA brew. Nice Hot Totty and selection of soda. Cannot comment on the food, but the bathrooms were clean and functional. The only thing I don't understand, is the sign in the window. I'm not sure if certain people are not welcome here. It... More 

Thank johngM6161PP
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here. I had the 2+2+2 with corn cakes and as the corncakes were so good, I ordered another separate serving of them. They truly serve comfort food here and even better that most of it is organic and local.

Thank Bartman72
San Francisco, California
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Holy cow, was this place good! I got the tempeh ruben and my friend got the lasagne - both of us starting with a corn muffin and a bowl of soup. We loved every bite. A low-key, completely unpretentious greasy spoon, with something for everyone, with very generous portions. Vegan burgers next to real meat hamburgers. Likely a good place... More 

Thank Poveshom
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to Vita Cafe several times and always enjoyed myself. It's really nice to have a place with a good variety for non meat eaters. The Thai coconut soup is delicious. The people there are great also.

Thank Maxime T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3023 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-335-8233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?