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The Vita Cafe

#300 of 3,430 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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3023 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
+1 503-335-8233
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Buttery and huge. Really fulfilling for a pastry-lover like me. Most cafes on NE Alberta offer the same baked goods, but that pain au chocolat was unique to Vita Cafe...with a great ambience and friendly service, made my day.

Thank Emmanuelle L
Oregon City, Oregon
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink only. No hello or greeting, very blah waiter. Great Gigantic IPA brew. Nice Hot Totty and selection of soda. Cannot comment on the food, but the bathrooms were clean and functional. The only thing I don't understand, is the sign in the window. I'm not sure if certain people are not welcome here. It... More 

Thank johngM6161PP
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here. I had the 2+2+2 with corn cakes and as the corncakes were so good, I ordered another separate serving of them. They truly serve comfort food here and even better that most of it is organic and local.

Thank Bartman72
San Francisco, California
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Holy cow, was this place good! I got the tempeh ruben and my friend got the lasagne - both of us starting with a corn muffin and a bowl of soup. We loved every bite. A low-key, completely unpretentious greasy spoon, with something for everyone, with very generous portions. Vegan burgers next to real meat hamburgers. Likely a good place... More 

Thank Poveshom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to Vita Cafe several times and always enjoyed myself. It's really nice to have a place with a good variety for non meat eaters. The Thai coconut soup is delicious. The people there are great also.

Thank Maxime T
Tel Aviv, Israel
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I got the New Year's breakfast, which is two eggs, steamed vegetables, and a corn cake. The eggs were ok, the vegetables had no salt, and I really didn't like the corn cake. The coffee had little bits of coffee dregs in it, and the almond milk separated. The waitress wasn't especially friendly. But maybe I should give it another... More 

Thank GizmoAdviser
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Our party of five, some of whom are vegan, enjoyed delicious meals here the other night. Our server was attentive and explained some of the items on the menu. She failed to tell us the specials, thus 4 points. We shared a basket of fries which were perfectly cooked. I had the grilled cheese sandwich which hit the spot. Others... More 

Thank Anne P
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Chose The Vita Cafe to meet a friend for lunch after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. I decided on the house made veggie burger with a gluten free bun. The burger was very thin and blackened (not mentioned on the menu and not my favorite style) and had absolutely no flavor! The bun was okay for gluten free, but again,... More 

Thank PaulalovesPortland
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We've come to Vita Cafe already for a couple of times. The food they serve is super fresh and tasty. It's really though to select something without feeling sorry for what you're not talking. Chilled out atmosphere, friendly staff, great Bloody Mary's. Definitely worths a visit if you are in town. Maybe even more than one.

Thank Ioannis A
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I love the corn cakes with maple syrup and hazelnuts. everthing is super good and tasty. some days I want grass fed hamburger, some days I want a vegan or vegetarian option. at this resturant I can have what ever my desire is.

Thank Adrienne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3023 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7035
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-335-8233

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