• nite moon cafe: a vegetarian oasis in hollywood

    January 7th, 2009quarrygirlLA restaurants, nite moon cafe

    nite moon cafe is a 100% vegetarian, organic and vegan-friendly cafe located in the golden bridge yoga center in the heart of hollywood. the menu is light and nutritious, a health-conscious vegan’s dream, consisting of sandwiches, wraps, tempeh burgers, soups and a large build-you-own salad bar. oh oh oh, and plenty of vegan desserts and smoothies!

    i checked out nite moon the other day with a friend, and we were both blown away by the quality of the food and the pleasant and relaxing dining atmosphere.

    i ordered the bridge burger, which i assumed would be pretty basic, and was extremely impressed with its originality and tasty-ness.

    the bridge burger: tempeh patty with lettuce, tomato, avocado with thousand island dressing on organic whole wheat bun. served with an organic house salad. $10.75

    the bridge burger: tempeh patty with lettuce, tomato, avocado with thousand island dressing on organic whole wheat bun. served with an organic house salad. $10.75

    the tempeh patty was out of this world—chewy, tasty and firm all at once. the vegetables were fresh and organic, and the vegan thousand island was way better than the real thing. plus, nite moon really took it up a notch with the side salad…it was piled high with vegetables and seeds, covered in a delicious vegan dressing. everything tasted really superb. 


    my friend went with the club sandwich, which i tried, and it was excellent as well. three thick slices of chewy rye bread stacked with first-rate vegetables and luscious tempeh bacon. mmm.

    club sandwich: lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, carrot, veganaise and tempeh bacon on 3 slices of organic rye bread. $10.75

    club sandwich: lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, carrot, veganaise and tempeh bacon on 3 slices of organic rye bread. $10.75

    needless to say, we both ate EVERYTHING on our plates…the food was so freaking good. what’s awesome though, is that we didn’t feel full or bloated. even after a large meal, we practically floated out of the place. i seriously can’t wait to go back—there are so many things on the menu i want to try, especially the vegan desserts and the huge, appetizing salad bar. have a look at the menu…doesn’t it all look incredible?


    i must admit, even though i work in hollywood about 5 minutes from nite moon, i was hesitant to try it out. being located inside a yoga center, it seemed kinda intimidating. i imagined it would be like eating in a gym cafe, with lots of athletic types milling about in between yoga classes—i couldn’t have been more wrong! nite moon is located in what golden bridge yoga dubs a “spiritual village,” a tranquil and colorful area decorated with tibetan prayer flags. you order your food at the counter and find a seat at the long, wooden communal table while you wait for the friendly staff to serve you your meal. to the right of the cafe, there’s a huge commerce area with books, magazines, yoga supplies and clothing. the clientele is mixed, new age types, pregnant ladies, kids, young and old adults. it really is a beautiful, peaceful and welcoming place to enjoy a fabulous lunch.


    nite moon is located right behind the arclight cinemas at vine and de longpre, and they validate parking for the structure ($2/2 hours). head over and check it out as soon as you have a chance; i know i shall be lunching there very often.


    nite moon cafe at golden bridge
    6322 de longpre ave
    hollywood, ca 90028

    open monday – thursday 10 am – 9 pm
    friday & saturday 10 am – 4 pm
    closed on sundays

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  • How exciting! Yoga and delicious vegan food all in one spot sounds like a Vegyogini dream!

  • the spiritual village sounds like a really cool place!

  • Aw man, I’ve really been wanting to try this place. Both of those sandwiches looks incredible!

  • I’m so glad you went to this place. I’ve been curious about it for eons but never went because I figured it couldn’t be all that good if no one else had been and it was in a yoga center, etc. A pretty dumb way of thinking, but whatever-I’m glad this has your seal of approval now!

    Also, I recently just had the baja tacos at Pure Luck–I was super hesitant to try them since I was never a big fish fan anyway, but hollllly crap they are amazing. How do they make that tofu so flakey???

  • is it me, or does it look like somebody gizzed all over the salads?

  • wow! now i know where to get a solid tempeh sandwich in my hood. awesome!

  • Virtual high five! I really had my fingers crossed for you when I read that you were reviewing a new restaurant…So thank goodness Nite Moon was way, way better than your recent RFD experience!
    Every part of the Bridge Burger entree sounds like a winner. Uh, tempeh, avocado, and thousand island dressing all in one sandwich? Yes, please!!! Reminds me of my favorite kind of reuben (minus the sauerkraut, though). It’s nice they gave you such a large, delish salad too!

  • Alright fine, I’ll go. I was intimidated by the yoga thing too. Thanks for holding my hand.

  • As for restaurants in yoga studios, Blossoming Lotus in Portland is also awkwardly situated inside a yoga place which had me initially hesitant… but it turned out to be one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

  • Oh man, this looks badass and it’s close to Hollywood.

    One of the best vegetarian (not vegan) restaurants in the country is Ubuntu, in Napa, and it houses a yoga studio. I think it’s a natural fit.

  • yo soy liz – it was great, i regret not going sooner! OMG and i freaking LOVE those tacos at pure luck.

    dude i love nite moon. i can’t wait to go back.

  • Hell Yeah! Nite Moon is amazing. The bread on the club sandwich is the most delicious stuff ever. Reminded me of bread from a grilled cheese sandwich. Is that weird?

  • Oh my GOD I love this place SO MUCH. I eat here almost every single day. The burgers and sandwiches are so flavorful and delicious. But I’m a huge fan of the salad bar and the hot food bar. It changes every single day and there’s always fresh. organic veggies for me to nerd out about.

    The vegan desserts and the 95% vegan salad/hot food bar are what keep me coming back again and again. Curries, vegan enchiladas, vegan burritos….it’s insane how many flavorful and exciting things this place makes for vegans.

    GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!

  • Dang, LA will never run out of vegan food. I’m always leery of the cafes in yoga studios as well!

  • wow thanks for the review, sounds heavenly

  • Next time you go try the yoga too! AMAZING place… wednesday yoga with mediation with live drumming by Dr. Gurudev Neil sooo good. I take my beginner friends who’ve never tried yoga and they LOVED it.

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