• Quick Bites: Vegan Desserts at Nite Moon Cafe’s New Hollywood Location

    March 24th, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, nite moon cafe

    sooooooo….5 months ago we reported that nite moon cafe, one of our favorite hollywood vegetarian spots, was moving down the street to a new location. that’s right, from de longpre right behind the arclight all the way over to highland and de longpre. well apparently their new restaurant/yoga studio is up and running, and vegan scraps sent us a quick bite report to prove it. she sampled a plethora of vegan baked goods, all of which were apparently awesome. i can’t wait to get over to nite moon and try all this stuff, plus eat some food off their normal menu. check it out, folks:

    After a delicious vegan lunch today in West Hollywood, I was left craving vegan goodies…Nite Moon Cafe came to mind! Let me start off by saying that this review is all about the vegan baked goods at Nite Moon. I had never been there, but I gave them a call and they told me they had tons of vegan baked goods, so my decision was made.

    Nite Moon Cafe is part of Golden Bridge Yoga right here in Hollywood. They offer a fresh salad bar, sandwiches, some killer sounding specials, smoothies, juices, and a million and one vegan and healthfully prepared baked goods. The ambiance of Nite Moon is peaceful, healthy, and very friendly. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted by the friendly woman at the counter who started telling me about the cafe and all the vegan goodies they had to offer. I have to say that of all the vegan restaurants I’ve eaten at, Nite Moon Cafe has the biggest variety of vegan baked goods. The baked goods are also prepared healthfully using things like spelt flour, agave, wheat flour, fresh nuts, and organic fruits.

    I was honestly overwhelmed at the thought of having to choose just one…but when I mentioned that I wrote a food blog she gave me a few goodies for my review, and boy am I glad she did. (I also have to mention that she told me that she is a big fan of Quarry Girl..as am I :))! I don’t even know which goodie to begin with so I’ll just jump right in. First let me say I didn’t eat all of these in one setting…but I will admit I tasted them all. For the sake of review of course;). (*I don’t have the prices of every item, but they were all between $2-4.)

    First up, the “Banana Muffin”…

    Banana Muffin: Vegan, Wheat Free vegan batter with Chunks of Fresh Banana

    I was told this muffin was amazing, and it totally was. It was the perfect consistency and you could just taste the fresh banana! Next up is a unique goodie, the Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bar…

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bar: Peanut Butter Crust with a layer of Chocolate and Chocolate Chips topped off with Crispy Peanut Butter Crumbles. $3.75

    OH MY WORD, this thing was heavenly! I have never seen anything like this for us vegans, and it was crazy delicious. It just crumbled in my mouth. So darn good. To stay with the peanut butter theme, the lovely lady also threw in a “Peanut Butter Cup”…

    Peanut Butter Cup: Fresh Ground Peanut Butter Topped with Melted Chocolate and Chopped Peanuts

    We’ve all seen the packaged version of ‘vegan PB cups’ but they do not compare to this tiny masterpiece; simply delectable…creamy, chocolaty, gooey peanut butter…just perfection. Perfect if you just want a little something ‘sweet’. Next up is the “Blueberry Banana Bread”…

    Blueberry Banana Bread: Spelt Flour filled with Fresh Blueberries in a Banana filled Batter Sweetened with Agave. $3

    This is a *new* item and it is one of my favorites. I LOVE ‘dessert breads’ and blueberries…so this thing was totally a winner in my book. Healthy and scrumptious at the same time? Yes, it is possible! 🙂 Another fruity choice is the “Blueberry Bar”…

    Blueberry Bar: Vegan Pie Crust with a Layer of Fresh Blueberries topped with Fresh Pie Crumbles. $3.75

    This is like the best version of a ‘cobbler’ I’ve had. You can tell that the blueberries used at Nite Moon are super fresh…and this ‘pie crumble’ that they use on the desserts is just perfect. Really. Last and most definitely not least comes something for those of you with a real sweet tooth and the chocolate connoisseurs out there: the “Chocolate Walnut Brownie”…

    Chocolate Walnut Brownie: Chocolaty Batter full of Fresh Walnuts Baked to Perfection. $3.25

    This is the go to brownie for any chocolate cravings out there. Falls apart the second it hits your mouth—it is so amazing…Nutty, Chocolaty—rock star brownie right there! Wooh!

    I really don’t have words to express how impressed I am with Nite Moon Cafe. It’s a great cafe and I am totally heading in again this week to try some lunch! Great atmosphere, great people, and GREAT baked goods! Head down and support!!

    Nite Moon Cafe at Golden Bridge Yoga
    1357 N. HIGHLAND AVE.
    LOS ANGELES, CA 90028
    (call for hours, their old location was closed on Sundays!)
    Here is a link to their new menu

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13 responses to “Quick Bites: Vegan Desserts at Nite Moon Cafe’s New Hollywood Location” RSS icon

  • Can I ask how you knew all the desserts and baked goods were vegan? Their menu seemed to have a lot of cheese and “soy cheese” which is not always vegan and I didn’t see the word vegan anywhere on the menu. Thanks!

  • I was a regular at the old Nite Moon Cafe, and I can vouch for their vegan credibility. They ALWAYS had lots of vegan desserts on hand (clearly labeled) and were forthcoming with the fact that their soy cheese (and real cheese obviously) wasn’t vegan. I can’t wait to try the new location. And all these vegan desserts.

  • when I was at the cafe I spoke with the lovely server and she told me that everything was vegan with the exception of the frosting on their carrot cake ( it is labeled as such) . I also just called to make sure that was correct info and it is! All vegan just don’t get the carrot cake:):)

  • when i was at the old hollywood location, most of the baked items were labeled as vegan. i think they should ditch the crappy soy cheese and get some daiya up in there!

  • totally agree! Im heading there (again) for lunch tomorrow- if only they had daiya! The sandwiches sound delicious though:)

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    That brownie looks delectable!!

  • Their soups are delicious too!

  • I just went back today and got the peanut butter jelly bar.. oh my word so delicious. if you stop in try that as well! ^The soups do sound pretty yummy- cant wait to try them!

  • The Naked Burger, Dal, Mung Beans and Rice, etc., really do sound good. So, if I can get my partner to walk over there with me on one of his days off, we might just have to try lunch at this place. We live well within walking distance, and since I love tempeh and my partner loves Reuben sandwiches, maybe I can talk him into going. Nice review. : )

  • Oh dear. We walked past this this evening during our walk — such baked goods within very short walking distance is very dangerous.

  • I am in love with Night Moon Cafe. The peanut butter and jelly bar is pure bliss! But, first I have my mung beans and rice! So yummy!!!

  • I agree with you Susan; that Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar is ridiculously good. I cannot even describe it!:):) I went back by today and had the pb & chocolate bar.. also amazing!

  • We finally went to Nite Moon Cafe for lunch today, and though the food was good, we despised the atmosphere (see my review on Happy Cow). NOT a place we’ll be revisiting! (Oh, and the only thing I know about the desserts was that NONE of them were gluten-free! Spelt is not gluten-free.) Sad, because this cafe is within walking distance of where we live, thus we might have become somewhat regular customers had things been different….

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