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1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628
+1 707-544-2491
Sun 11:30 - 15:30
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Portland, Oregon
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171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend suggested that we meet here for lunch. They have a buffet with a smallish selection of items. Seemed to be fresh enough. I was just kind of bored by what they offered. I would probably try to eat someplace else next time, not saying it was bad, just not saying I was that excited. Didn't find a ton... More 

Thank JasperMarks
Mount Shasta, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have eaten here on numerous occasions and I always enjoy the healthy buffet food. When there is live music it makes for a very enjoyable evening. The place is casual and the staff is friendly. It is my go-to place when I visit my daughters in Santa Rosa.

Thank 753carolynb3
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My daughter took me here for dinner. They had a very hip jazz quartet playing that night. Vegan buffet and salad bar, polenta, soups, and other menu items. Everything is well labeled, very clean and organized. The labels tell if items are gluten free, etc. We both got the Blue Plate Special, which is basically one time trip through the... More 

Thank Barbara C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We really liked this place, it was easy to find, street parking was easy and the atmosphere was delightful both indoors and outside. It is hard to find vegan food and especially gluten free food, this place has both. It not only looks good but it tastes good also. We were there on a weekday, so the buffet was $12.00... More 

Thank swolcott
Berkeley, California
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Okay, nothing but the salad was 5 stars. The salad greens were so good, you did not need dressing. All the dressings were 'watery'. The brown bread was great with butter. I hate to admit, I did not like most the dressings. I am use to blue cheese dressing, thousand island and ranch, all thick and good. The good tasting... More 

1 Thank Adriana L
Santa Rosa, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

My grandson enjoyed perusing the buffet with its many interesting options, and i was quite happy with the salad bar. The food is good, though i am always a little leery about buffets, seeing as how the food sits there all day. I felt confident about the quality of the food here- i know they serve organic and healthy vegetarian... More 

Thank markfG1202XB
Sebastopol, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Vegetarian buffet with salad bar. Menu changes nightly. Friday features eggplant parmigiana or lasagna that are better than what you would get in a white tablecloth Italian restaurant along with other vegetarian offerings. Most nights have some form of acoustic entertainment: could be guitar, small jazz combo, or light ethnic music. Staff works hard to keep things interesting with quality... More 

1 Thank arthurg171
Sebastopol, California
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I need to eat the healthiest food in order to live well - this is one of the only restaurants I know of that is so delicious and incredibly healthy, too. oh, and affordable... I love it... their blue plate special for lunchtime is just right - and their extras are also just perfect, real coconut water, nice mate beverages... More 

2 Thank Lovejoy2012
San Jose, California
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Well I've been a vegan for 2 years now so I was petty exstatic about eating at my first vegan buffet. However, I was slightly dissapointed. The restuarant itself is cute and big enough for a lunch time rush, but for a buffet, they didn't have a lot of food options. I do a lot of vegan cooking and thought... More 

Thank MrsRojas26
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stopped here on our way to Safari West (fabulous place btw!), and had a great meal. Everything was fresh, really tasty, with plenty of options for our little group. The staff was very helpful working our way around the menu and very welcoming. I wish this restaurant had a sibbling closer to the Bay area!

Thank Naomi R

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-544-2491
International plant-based buffet, vegan-friendly, gluten-free options. Full buffet or smaller plate options. Sandwiches to order: portabella burger, banh mi, grilled cheese and spring rolls. Sunday brunch platter available in addition to the buffet. Live music, literary salon and open mic, vocal open mic, art, community events.

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