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Gaia's Garden

1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
+1 707-544-2491
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“soups” (6 reviews)
“lasagna” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (2 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank JasperMarks
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank 753carolynb3
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....More

Thank Barbara C
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...More

Thank swolcott
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank Adriana L
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...More

Thank markfG1202XB
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank arthurg171
Reviewed 23 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...More

2  Thank Lovejoy2012
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank MrsRojas26
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...More

Thank Naomi R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
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
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-544-2491
  • E-mail
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. Vegan and gluten-free brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30-3:30 p.m. Live music, literary salon and open mic, vocal open mic, art, community events.
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