Vegan. Organic. Local.


Protein Plants Cafe in Orange, CA. The creation of Dr. Jay Amin and Chef Epi Ruiz, bringing the best in Southern California organic farming to your table. Come in and savor our intercontinental vegan cuisine.


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Who We Are

Welcome To

Protein Plants Cafe

Our mission is to catalyze nutritional health for people of all ages. We do this by offering the highest-quality, all-organic, plant-based foods to create a menu that honors the hard work of the farmers that provide the ingredients we thrive with. No Impossible or Beyond meat here, we work the wonderful and endless bounty of the Earth to feed wellness to the world.

We invest ourselves in the health and wellness of the local community, Protein Plants Café hopes to be more than an awe-inspiring restaurant. Through our work we will generate a ripple effect impacting not just the way restaurants are received in their communities but to inspire an uncompromising dedication to just three simple words with a universe of possibilities… Vegan. Organic. Local.

Local Pride

Freshest Ingredient, Vegan Cuisine

Whether you’re new to vegan lifestyle, curious about what it all means or an old hat looking for the best of the best in Orange County, Protein Plants Cafe’s intercontinental menu has something for everyone.


Protein Plant Burger

Beet and walnut patty layered with avocado, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, pickles and fresh homemade thousand island dressing on a gluten-free bun.


Chick Chick Curry Bowl

Bed of rice covered with chickpeas, tomato, cauliflower, spinach, tumeric yogurt, fresh mango chutney, green onions, cilantro and potatoes.


Southwestern Tofu Scrambler

Scrambled sweet potatoes, black beans, mango pico de gallo, and avacdo with a side of grilled tortilla or house-made toast.


Spicy Thai Noodle Salad

Bed of mixed greens topped with shredded carrots, bell peppers, zucchini noodles, spicy Thai almond sauce, vegan mozzarella cheese, toasted almonds with microgreen garnish.


Gluten-Free Vegan Donuts

Made with the flavors of the season and on constant rotation! Flavors include Strawberry, Blueberry, Crispy Quinoa Mango, and Vanilla Pomegranate.
Check ahead for availability!


Asian Teriyaki Taco

Corn tortillas filled with teriyaki tofu, almond slaw, shredded carrots, teriyaki and sesame ginger dressing.


What Our Fans are Saying

So good!

“Good for the body and the tummy! I ordered the bbq jackfruit burrito. Good portion comes with chips and salsa. Quality salsa, none of that watery run down stuff. If you can handle hot cheetos, you can handle the salsa. Also tried samples of the gluten free banana bread and gluten free chocolate. So yummy!”

Hang P.

Super cute place!

The guy who helped us was AMAZING, such a sweetheart, you can tell he loves the food just as much as we did.  He was happy to explain their menu to me and my family. The food was incredible, so fresh, and healthy. Everything is vegan. Their toast is a MUST. He gave us a lot of deals and the desserts are so good. Definitely will be there again!!!

Julia P.

Nice vegan cafe.”

“Variety of vegan food. Food is delicious and best service. Try the fruit shakes and juices. Nice desserts like the passion fruit cheesecake.”

Dilip P.

My only wish is…

…that this cafe was closer to my home or my work!!”

Tiffany L.

Hours of Operation

New Summer Hours

10:00am – 3:00pm

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!