this place was a real let down. after reading the good reviews i thought we were in for a vegan treat but the service, vegan menu & food was disappointing.
the vegan items on the menu all read to be quite bland and uninteresting - its definitely more suited to vegetarians. i ordered the falafel which was under the heading VEGAN items & my vegetarian boyfriend ordered the apple & cinnamon crepe. i asked if hummus came with it but the guy told me no that it would be too much food & that it came with only tomato & lettuce. this sounded strange & a bit boring to me but i ordered it anyway.
it came out & it was just that: 5 falafel balls on top of some lettuce & tomato & a sauce that was definitely NOT vegan - like a mayonnaise or tartare type sauce. i really didn't want to waste the food or make a fuss, so i ate it. i really wish i'd said something now as i felt sick afterwards & its simply not ok to add dairy onto a meal that states on the menu clearly that it is vegan. no one there could really speak much english so i just left it.
my boyfriends crepe was bland and not filling at all. the service was lazy & unhelpful. i can see why vegetarian locals like it - the music & student vibe in the sun was nice. it felt like they had vegan options just to simply cater for us.. not to make good cruelty-free food.
i wouldn't go back. el piano is a much much better place for good, healthy & tasty vegan food with a smile!
Cons: dairy in my VEGAN meal!, unfriendly staff, boring menu for vegans