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Hip Vegan Cafe

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928 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2905
+1 805-646-1750
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

tasty, wholesome food with flavor and substance. The music was horrendous and too loud. Out door seating preferred.

Thank Don C
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Went for lunch yesterday. It was fabulous. I had the black bean quesadilla that was yummy and came with a side salad that was a good size. My husband had the reuben and was delighted with it. We will definitely go back. The staff is super friendly.

Thank bgidget
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I absolutely love the salads at Hip. Fresh, imaginative, flavorful and ample sized servings! Can't go wrong with a salad from Hip!

Thank Char M
Ojai, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The original owners were really on to something. They sold it and it is still pretty good. It seems they kept the original menu which is excellent. All the food comes quickly, and is very fresh and creative. Their dressings are wonderful. Very casual and reasonably priced. Outdoor seating without tablecloths.

Thank leslieanneslade
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We were so happy to stumble upon this place! The food is amazing-even though I am not vegan. We ate there each day that we stayed in ojai and the day we left we picked up a to go lunch to have on the road. Great staff, great staff, great atmosphere

Thank J4387CNandrewr
Ojai, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food is very good. Prices are slightly on the upside. Serving size is good. Dal soup was very good. The place is spartan and conducive for quiet conversations. Highly recommend the food.

Thank guru p
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I was initially ticked off by the long line to order - but once I tasted the soup I ordered, I realized the line was there for a reason... The Dal soup was spectacular. Very wholesome and tasty food, at a reasonable price, in a friedly and relaxed environment.

Thank Delphina45
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

It's somewhat hard to find this little gem at the far end of the main drag, but well worth the effort. Hidden behind the pottery store, it offers indoor and outdoor dining, but still is fairly small. One nice touch is the box of seat cushions at the entrance. When dining outside, take one for you bench, but please return... More 

Thank ACK22
Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Location is challenging. Don't despair! Its in a house behind the pottery store-face the pottery store and walk through the garden gate to the left. My non-vegan son was skeptical, but enjoyed his burrito bowl and said he'd come back. Husband enjoyed the spicy almond pate wrap. I loved my hummus wrap and the ability to add the avocado/caramelized onions.... More 

Thank A D
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I am not a vegan but went here last Saturday with two friends, one of whom is a very strict vegan. The food was delicious and don't forget to try one of their tasty date shakes! It was busy and there was a short wait. Not long at all though for a Saturday lunchtime.

Thank dgflys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-1750

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