Welcome to Julia's
We are a bunch of fun, loving, festival going, home-cookin' hippies here to provide you with quality vegetarian food with flare.
We are at the top of the hill in Pacific Grove on Forest Ave between Safeway and Trader Joe's in the far back right of Forest Hill Shopping Center.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 5:00 - 8:30pm.
Friday-Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
Sunday 5:00 - 8:30pm.
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm.
1180 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove Ca 93950
We have live music every Monday through Thursday evenings starting at 6:30. Come by and enjoy some live entertainment with your meal. The eclectic mix of artists can vary, but it will be like a portal back in time taking you back to the 60's and 70's. Check out out music page for more information. Our performers are here for you and are responsive to your needs. If you ever feel like there getting too rowdy, please just let them know. Our quiet dining hour is from 5-6:30 pm on weekdays and we keep our performances off all of our weekend hours. Keep on reading below for some fun facts about our restaurant.
Water Quality Assurance
Here at Julia's we care about the health and well being of our patrons. We have our own reverse osmosis water filtration system plumbed into special faucets in both the kitchen and prep areas.
Tap is only used here to wash your hands, run the dishwasher and flush the toilet.
Compost Compost Compost
It all goes back to the earth. Bring us your compost for processing, we will happily accept it. If you would like buckets, we will provide them for you with notice. Please keep your compost free of stickers & rubber bands & notify us if dropping off buckets that are overly ripe or contains coffee grounds.
Farm to Table
This year we have partnered with Rare Plant Nursery in Santa Cruz County. They are currently harvesting our kale, beets & eggs. Late spring and throughout summer as more crops come into season, one of our staff members will be traveling to the farm to assist with the harvest & markets. This summer & fall, Rare plant Nursery's interns will work to adapt a greenhouse to grow ginger and turmeric to add these missing ingredients to our local supply .
With above standard wages a progressive tip out policy you can be assured all of our staff members receive a living wage for the Monterey Peninsula. With tips included, our back of house staff make 75-80% of a servers wage. We do this with a tip policy that while still favors the servers also generously shares with the back of house staff, who are already making a little more. Full disclosure will gladly be shared on request. We encourage other restaurants around the area to evaluate their total take home between the front and back of house & work on equalizing these figures.
We have switched 95% of our lighting to LED and use as many gas based appliances as possible to maximize our fuel efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. Our five year goal is to go completely solar with Tesla's new power-pack system hooked into a solar array on our roof and use a Model 3 for all supply runs.
The Future at Julia's
We are currently in the planning stages of a farmers market stand at one to two local markets around the peninsula. We will start selling prepackaged flavors and little items that you love, and move into a full on food booth as we grow. Expect to see us at markets by September 2016
We are currently in the process of switching from analog to digital here at Julia's. By July 1st we will have upgraded from handwritten tickets to a fully digitized tablet based POS. Facebook on the other hand is still a work in progress, but we will get there I promise.
We will be bringing down the whole crew. Last year we made vegan sushi; this year we are partnering with Chef Hyson and bringing out Love Burger, 100% vegan patties made daily served up who knows how many ways.
The season will start up again in September, and run through March. Here is a little glimpse of what to look forward to:
Working to build a better introduction to our business. Ideas and feedback welcome