We are a cozy cafe in the heart of Cambridge, MA with a big dream.

We specialize in compassionate comfort food and aim to change the way people see vegan food, be socially & environmentally responsible, and create a community based on love & respect.


Smoothies & Beverages

Handcrafted smoothies, fair trade & organic teas, Equal Exchange coffee, & slow-steeped cold brew (All prices include tax)

Refresher Course

Banana, Berries, lime, ginger, kale, spinach, pineapple juice 6.75

Hot Tea

Equal Exchange black, green and herbal teas 2.75

Iced Tea

Spicy Chai with soy milk, Ginger Peach, Moroccan Mint (seasonal), Jamaica (seasonal) 2.75


Equal Exchange coffee with complimentary refills 2.50

Green Monstah

Apples, lime, ginger, spinach, kale, pineapple juice 6.75

Tropic Thunder

Mango, pineapple, banana, strawberry, mango nectar 6.75

Peppermint Patty

Cocoa, peppermint, banana, raw cane sugar, soy milk 6.75

Spicy Monkey

Banana, peanut butter powder, cocoa, cayenne, cinnamon, raw cane sugar, almond milk 6.75

Plain & Simple

Berries, Bananas, Almond Milk 6.75

Cold Brew

Slow-steeped in small batches by hand 3.25

Breakfast All Day

Served with chips and salsa verde

Tofu Breakfast Sandwich

Grilled tofu, house cheese, tomato, spinach, Just Mayo on a whole wheat english muffin 6.00

The Deven

Whole Wheat bagel with strawberry cream cheese 4.50

Earth Balance & Jam

Bagel 3.25 | Toast 2.25

Tofutti Cream Cheese

Bagel 3.50 | Toast 2.50
Specialty flavors (olive, chipotle, or strawberry) available +1.00

Tengo Hambre Breakfast Burrito

Tofu scramble, quinoa, brown rice, spinach, and black beans in a tomato herb or whole wheat wrap with melted Daiya cheddar cheese 7.50

Captain Steve

The Tofu Breakfast Sandwich loaded up with tempeh bacon, avocado, salsa verde and house cheese on a pressed whole wheat or multi-seed bagel 9.25

Avocado & Tomato

Bagel 5.50 | Toast 4.50


Daily Soups

Ask what our homemade soup special is for the day. Served with whole wheat bread, rye, or chips. Bowl 6.00 | Cup 4.75


Corn Chips with our famous nacho cheese, lettuce, & fresh pico de gallo 7.00
Loaded: add tofu scramble & avocado +2.25

Taco Salad

Mesclun greens, shredded carrots, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and tofu scramble with a lemon-mustard vinaigrette dressing, garnished with corn chips, nacho cheese and fresh pico de gallo 8.75

Sandwiches as Salads

Turn any sandwich into a salad, served on a bed of mesclun greens, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, and red cabbage (same price as sandwich)


Vegan versions of your favorite classics, served with chips & a pickle

Upgrade to side salad (+2.25) or side nachos (+2.95)

Seitan Slam

Our version of a vegan Reuben! Homemade BBQ seitan, coleslaw, & Russian dressing on rye. Pressed and served hot.

The Dylan

Tempeh bacon, tomato, mesclun greens, Tofurky deli slices, avocado and Sriracha mayo on whole wheat or rye

The Classic BLT

Bacon (tempeh), lettuce, and tomato served on a toasted whole wheat or rye with Just Mayo

Banh Mimi

A fun variation of the Vietnamese Banh Mi Chay made from our homemade BBQ seitan, mesclun greens, shredded carrots, red cabbage, and our house sesame dressing served on ciabatta

Mama Mia

Veggie “meat”-balls, homemade seitan, and veggie Italian sausage cooked in homemade tomato sauce, served on a ciabatta with spinach and melted Daiya mozzerella. Pressed & served hot.

The North End

Homemade pesto, olive tapenade, tomato, spinach, grilled tofu, & melted Daiya Mozzerella on whole wheat. Pressed & served hot.

Chuna Melt

Homemade chickpea-tuna salad with melted Daiya cheddar cheese, tomato, and spinach on whole wheat or rye. Pressed and served hot.

Tofurky Melt

Tofurky deli slices with tomato, spinach, Just Mayo, melted Daiya Mozzerella & homemade pesto on whole wheat or rye. Pressed and served hot.

Cool Beans Burger

Our black bean & sweet potato veggie burger patty is made from scratch served on a ciabatta roll with spinach, tomato, Just Mayo, and our famous house cheese. Pressed and served hot.

Chuna Salad Sandwich

Homemade chickpea-tuna salad, mesclun greens, tomato and shredded carrots on whole wheat or rye

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Happy Customers

This place is great. Had a breakfast tofu sandwich and a Hyper Monkey smoothie. Both were excellent! I was so happy to come across this wonderful vegan place while visiting Boston!


This place is amazing. Best vegan burger I’ve had in Boston — the Cool Beans burger with their house cheese. Yummmmm I would recommend this to everyone. I also love their nachos and smoothies. A 10/10 for sure.


Find Us




1001 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Opening Times

8 AM – 6 PM everyday



About Us

Since its opening in 2012, VO2 Vegan Cafe has served compassionate comfort food with homegrown recipes. As the only all-vegan business in Cambridge, we also strive to use compostable materials and source organic products whenever possible. VO2’s mission is to inspire and empower people to make choices that do good by making that choice easy. Vegans, omnivores, herbivores, and foodies alike love our incredible homemade comfort food! As a family-owned business, VO2 strives to partner with local farms and businesses, and participate in local events to support this community that we love so much!