Go for the deep-friend flautas, stuffed with caramelized onion and sweet potatoes, and finished with guacamole and cashew nacho cheese.
Gracias Madres is the upmarket spin-off of the life-affirming Café Gratitude chain which gives its dishes such names as “I am fulfilled” and “I am serene”. But don’t let this put you off. The vegan food with a Mexican accent is very good indeed at Gracias Madre. Located at the end of Melrose Avenue it is a bright, airy edifice with a large patio and profusion of pleasing Mexican tilework. The main action is inside at the long counter with its attendant row of high suede-topped stools. The menu, created by Ms Chandra Gilbert, is wholly organic and there is a lengthy juice menu which makes full use of the more abstruse vegetables – burdock root, anyone? Order some nachos and settle in at the bar for an evening of prime WeHo people watching.