Orange County Escape Guide 

“This vegan/vegetarian cafe is full of flavor thanks to filling dishes like stuffed French toast sandwiches and it’s colorful atmosphere.”

locale magazine

Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Orange County

“Mead’s is a great place to go for people who love breakfast, which is served all day. The menu boasts breakfast sandwiches and stuffed burritos that require a knife and fork. Any of the menu items can be made vegan by substituting scrambled tofu for eggs. You’ll find plenty of good lunch options here too from sandwiches to wraps and flatbread pizzas. With 24-oz. smoothies, this cafe offers everything you could want to help you eat healthy."

CBS Los Angeles


I Heart Mead's Green Door Cafe

“Stepping into the restaurant feels like walking into a psychedelic, colorful, homemade kitchen. The decorations all feel hand crafted and special. There is even a love note-writing station and a bucket to pour the water you didn't drink in so Mead's can water the plants. Mead's is always thinking!”

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On The Line: Gary Mead of Mead's Green Door Cafe, Part One

“A spiritual, family-oriented individual, Mead's desire to heal others through his cuisine lends to the warm vibe each time we step through his green doorway.”

Oc weekly


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"If you’re looking to get some fresh air, have a seat on their outdoor patio and enjoy the quirky art installations that give Mead’s its distinguishable charm."

Chapman Prowl


30 Minutes in OTO – A Quick Bite!

“Mead's has quick service and yummy food. This week, we needed to grab a quick bite between work and class and ran into Mead's with 25 minutes to spare. We ordered the nachos - vegan style - which come with guacamole, potatoes, 'chicken,' and pico de gallo."

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Buffalo Cauliflower at Mead’s Green Door Cafe

“Cauliflower’s best attribute is how it soaks up flavors, and that’s what happens here. The simplicity of the dish—just the veggie and the sauce—doesn’t undermine the magic that transpires when the dressed cauliflower is roasted and caramelized.”

OC Weekly

Favorite Vegan Restaurants in SoCal

“Mead’s Green Door Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant and a lot of the items on the menu can easily be veganized, so there are a ton of options for everyone. Plus, the staff is so friendly and there are fun art pieces everywhere, which just adds to the dining experience.”

Pink Salt Cuisine