Simply a great vegetarian café/restaurant.
Posted on 12 / 14 / 2009
I've been a vegetarian for my entire life (20 years...), and in that time I've sampled a huge range of quality in vegetarian cuisine. As a result, finding something that really stands out is a rare occurrence.
Having visited Goji a number of times over the last few weeks, its time for me to write a review of my experience. I've tried a good selection of dishes from the cafe-style menu - all have been excellent, from the excellent cakes right down to the freshly prepared houmous. The food has been consistently good, and definitely has provoked to return time and again. Their soups are hearty and wholesome, speciality teas very palatable and snacks and meals are tasty and are served as sizeable portions.
My only real concern is that the cafetiÃ¨re coffee is poor - indeed, as is the americano. Whilst not being undrinkable, it has been consistently below my expectations; when stacked up against the quality of the food. Being an ardent coffee fan, it's something that I hope Goji can rectify in the near future.
I have also found the service, whilst being very friendly and warm, to be a little slow at busier times - I suppose this is to be expected anywhere. However, waiting over 30 minutes for pitta and houmous would appear to be a touch on the slow side. I feel as if I am splitting hairs to find fault with what is an overwhelmingly good experience.
In short: give Goji a try, I'm certain it won't disappoint!
Great selection of dishes;, Friendly staff and warm atmosphere;, Deli a great feature.
CafetiÃ¨re not up to scratch;, Service perhaps a little slow.