About M Café
M Café is a pioneer of Contemporary Macrobiotic Cuisine. This plant-focused way of eating and living emphasizes balance and joy, and celebrates the health of the body, the mind, and the planet.
When we opened our first M Café on Melrose Avenue over a decade ago, plant-based eating was only beginning to move into the spotlight, and the plant-focused items on many menus were bland and predictable. Ingredients like kale and quinoa that are commonplace now were new to many of our guests. Today, our chilled kale salad with spicy peanut dressing is perhaps the best loved and most imitated kale recipe in the world!
Our menu is created and assembled by master chefs to offer nutritious, creative dishes that can be enjoyed daily. We draw on our Japanese heritage and our love of world cuisines for inspiration, offering a variety of tastes and textures that change with the seasons. Many items are compatible with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. We strive for balance and flavor over extreme dietary practices, and simple whole foods instead of the latest artificial invention.
We use the finest minimally-processed ingredients from local, organic, and/or sustainable sources. Everything at M Café is prepared with these ideas in mind, and without red meat, poultry, refined sugars, dairy products, or eggs.