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Hip Vegan Cafe

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928 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
+1 805-646-1750
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

We specifically drove via Ojai on our way back to LA to visit Hip Vegan which always sets one up for possible disappointment, but thankfully Hip Vegan was excellent. It's a tiny cafe with a cosy sun-filled courtyard (bring shades and a hat). I had the reubens sandwich (seitan) and it was bursting with flavour and proper hand-licking messiness. Thumbs... More 

Thank Russell H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

This is a must stop even if you aren't a vegetarian. The food is fresh, the selections and plentiful and dining outdoors is a bonus. My husband who is on a no fat diet found it accommodating as so often vegetables are grilled or stir fried in oil. There were items meeting his diet requirements. We spent lunch chatting with... More 

Thank Patricia P
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Love the food, everything on the menu is of interest, so never a time when there isn't something that I want. The soups are great, the salads and the variety of salads, and the size of the portions are big, so splitting with others is a fun way to try a number of foods without a full commitment. I love... More 

1 Thank Brian B
Branford, Connecticut
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

My husband and I travel a lot and I just want to say "this is one of the most creative, artistic, healthy, food we ever had." The place has a cool staff, outdoor patio, cushions for the chairs, plants, music, free water to drink. It shows the owners of this restaurant care about everyone. A community atmosphere. Parking on street... More 

1 Thank Barbara1369
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

We travel extensively and, yet, continue to call Hip the best vegan food we have had. The produce is so fresh and alive, the chai with coconut creamer is a must, and the quaint location make this spot a must-do for anyone traveling to Ojai.

Thank Coconutlemon
Ojai, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

I love pretty much the whole menu at Hip Vegan. The salads are scrumptious, the "burger" is fantastic. I had to eat here a few times to really appreciate it. The only reason this isn't getting a five star rating is the prices. I think it is priced slightly higher than it needs to be. But kudos to the chef... More 

Thank TravelinFuel_3
Ojai, California
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We noticed that this is Ojai's #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor. Friends wanted to try it for the first time, so we went with them. We are not vegans, but we studied the reviews and menu and figured it would be fine. The atmosphere of the restaurant isn't much. I ordered the burger with the extra carmelized onions. The extra... More 

2 Thank Bargainhuntress
Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

If I could eat this food twice a day for the rest of my life I would not mind it at all! This food was amazing. Fresh, tasty, creative and not too expensive. The 3 scoop salad was amazing. My only complaint? I wish they didn't close at 5pm! lol Woulda been great to have dinner there, as the options... More 

2 Thank Davy N
Ojai, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Hip has wonderful food I am not a vegan, but the food is great...I love it....do not be afraid if you are meat and potatoes person, you will be surprised how good it is

1 Thank Mark L
Laguna Niguel
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

Don't let the entry stop you as you walk through the gate and are perhaps a little confused as to where Hip, the restaurant, actually is, keep walking to the back and you'll find the door. When you get to the door and you still are not sure of what you are getting into just keep going and open the... More 

1 Thank traveljonesSantaAna

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • 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?