Great little vegetarian restaurant with good service and nice atmosphere.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday March 10, 2015
Great little vegetarian restaurant with good service and nice atmosphere.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday March 10, 2015
We had a very nice vegan dinner at Baklust! It's a busy but friendly restaurant. Not so many choices but plenty vegan options, including desserts/cakes. Delicious and very cheap!
Back again because it is a great place to eat and snack, drink coffee, work, meet or whatever. First we had the soup, my (also vegan) husband and me had two different soup and we loved it. After that we had an empanada and a pastry, both delicious also. For desert we had two different vegan cake, I will upload a photo of it because they were great to see and tasted also very good.
I've been here a few times now and as much as I really want to love it, I'm not really feeling it. Sometimes the staff is nice and at other times they were very unfriendly. The staff makes or breaks it for me so that's why I'm not completely sure. The coffee is nice though and also the pasties are tasty.
I liked this place so much I made an account to write a review for them. A mere 5 min cycle from the Hague Academy, Baklust offers really tasty, filling food at affordable prices. I went there thrice in a row to have the seiten sandwich - the seiten portions were generous, though I thought it could be more spicy! The bread was also really nice, with a good sourish tang as befitting of proper sourdough. I liked the use of spelt as well!
One thing I am rather puzzled about is the inconsistent serving sizes. The first time I ate there, I had a massive serving of seiten, and two thin slices of bread. The vegan sour cream was served in a separate bowl. The second time I had it, the seiten portion definitely shrunk, and the cream was drizzled over rather than in a separate bowl. The third time, the bread slice was hefty, and the tomato slices had changed to cherry tomatoes. This time, having cycled for an entire day, I asked for more cream in a bowl and they very generously provided that for me.
Not really a complaint per se, just something rather odd!
I've also taken away their apple cake (gf, v), empanada (v), and banana walnut bread. The apple cake was quite good, though a bit dry due to the gluten-free flour. The empanada was filled with more seiten and vegetables, and made a really delicious dinner when heated up in the oven. The banana walnut bread was not too sweet, and a tasty dessert.
Pity they are closing for two weeks, but I will come back just to eat here again!
Some of the dishes I like and some are less. They also have plant based milk for the coffee. They always have a vegan cake to choose from.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday May 20, 2014
Vegan options are a little scarce in Belgium. This bakery has some tasty options and soya milk though. Well worth a visit.
My favorite place in The Hague where I lived for two and a half years. I like everything about it.
I was/am crazy about their 'pasteitje' (savory pie) and love the grain soy cappuccino.
Love it that it is organic and that they work with season food. I also love how the place looks.
If I could I would have eaten there daily. Service and people are just wonderful.
You feel that the food/menu is made with love.
Really nice place to sit, drink coffee, eat delicious food. The atmosphere is perfect for me. I had the tomato soup with pesto which was tasty.
After that I had the home made seitan steak and that was mind blowing!
Last but not least I had the mocca/hazelnut cake. Big and amazing!
I went to Baklust for the first time a few weeks ago. I always thought they only had vegetarian dishes but I discovered that they do have vegan options, which is great for me. I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere is cozy, the staff very friendly and the food was very good (portion sizes were generous). Will def be back.
I love this place, I've been there for coffee, lunch and dinner. The atmosfere is great, the staff very friendly and the location excellent. The fact its child-friendly is a def. pro for me but i've never seen it crowded with screaming offspring. I highly recommend the "citroentaart", its perfect and the coffee is very good too. If you're not into coffee; try their excellent chai!
Baklust is a lunchroom located near the city center. Since a few months they're also open for dinner, but I haven't enjoyed that yet so I'll just review the stuff they have during the day.
While going out for dinner as a vegan can be a bit hard sometimes, going out for lunch is harder, and having a sunday hangover day with cakes is almost impossible. Unless you go to Baklust ofcourse.
While a lot of their stuff is vegetarian, they always have multiple vegan options for lunch (most of which change weekly too) and they always have at least one vegan cake.
I love the atmosphere, which is very cosy and a bit alternative. The staff is absolutly amazing, I don't think I've ever been anywhere where people are so friendly and look so happy to be working there.
The only downside is that the food is not cheap (but it's organic!). And they are a bit too child-friendly for my taste, hahaha.
One of the best places to hang out on a sunday afternoon with friends to sample great food and have some organic drinks.
I don't think anybody can dislike the cosy atmosphere here, with all the different chairs etc. On top of that the food is really good. Once inside we didn't feel rushed and really took the time to enjoy. Only downside is the price of the food, which is a bit high at times. It's worth it in the end, but still a bit much for people on a budget.
Very cosy place with friendly staff and a great ambiance . Can get very crowded. We went there for lunch on Sunday and we had to wait a bit for a table but it was well worth the wait. We both had the grilled seitan filet sandwich and it was really tasty. For desert I had a piece of vegan chocolate cake with cherries and cream. Menu is mostly vegetarian, but vegan items are clearly marked.
It's a nice little restaurant, with a great ambiance. The look of the restaurant is very much like that of a living room. I've been here lots of times and enjoyed it every single time. The portions are good. The only thing is, sometimes it takes a bit long before your food arrives at the table. The staff is friendly and you have a lot good food to choose from.
Nowadays they're also open in the evening hours (till 09pm/21u)
I would recommend to take a "broodje seitan".
It is a small and lovely lunchroom with the best cake of the Netherlands. You can go and enjoy, you won't be disappointed.
Cosy vegetarian lunchroom with vegan options. Friendly and helpful staff. The vegan pie was delicious. Also nice that the confectionery served with the tea was vegan. I sure will be returning here for lunch.
This was a lovely little cafe with a nice variety of food. The cakes were very tasty.
We spent two weeks roaming in the Netherlands, and this was our favourite place. It's a nicely-decorated cafe with friendly staff and a good atmosphere.
The vegan options are marked on the menu, our favourites were the seitan sandwich (so much seitan overflowing from the bread!) and the lentil salad (the name doesn't really do this justice - we're not salad-eating peopleÂ normally, but this thing is so delicious and loaded with mushrooms and smoked tofu). The "empanada" is also nice (for the Brits, an empanada is essentially a Cornish pastie). Top these off with a soy cappuccino and maybe a piece of cake for dessert!
Well worth visiting, even worth making a diversion for if you're near Den Haag and want a nice veg*n lunch.
Lovely and cozy little breakfast and lunchcafe with really yummy and healthy food. They also have vegan options or can make some dishes vegan, which is really nice. Super friendly staff and I always have a piece of cake to take home with me.
Baklust is one of my favorite hang-outs in The Hague. If it is for lunch - for example for a soup and a filled hearty pastry or an empanada with salad -, or for one of the great cakes and a (soy) cappuccino, I love to pass by whenever I visit the city center. There are quite a few really delicious vegan options, and one soup and one cake of the day are always vegan. I also love the bread, and the chai (made with rice milk).
The staff is very nice and helpful. Sometimes it can take a while until someone comes to take your order, but the general atmosphere in this restaurant more than compensates for this. Just bring some time ;-).
Baklust is a vegetarian / vegan cafe in The Hague. The decor is cute and individualistic, with lovely mis-matched furniture and crockery. They offer a range of sandwiches, soups, salads and cakes, and always have several vegan options available. They also make their own chai latte and ice tea. Staff is very friendly. A great place for lunch or afternoon tea!
We really enjoyed visiting Baklust while in the Hague! They have great coffee (and will make soy cappuccinos!) and a small selection of vegan desserts including a great chocolate cake with soy cream frosting.
They also have several vegan options on their menu including seitan sandwiches and empanadas, making this a nice stop for lunch.
A very kid-friendly place, as well - they have a little area with toys for wee ones to play with while you devour your food.
One of the things that I like the most during relaxed days is to go to Baklust and get a nice lovely Vegan cake. This is one of the few places that I have around where they have regular vegan cakes and pastries. The place is really cozy to go with some friends and have a nice chat, also just to go alone and read or just do nothing and contemplate the canal that runs in front of it (look at the pictures on the website). I love the tables, each of them of unique form, color and with all kinds of chairs ... Usually the waiters are young people that speak Dutch and English with no problem. The menu consists of soups of the day, quiches of different kinds or empanada, several salads and main dishes. All the dishes can be chosen with fresh self baked bread. More or less half of the menu is vegan and on request they can veganise dishes if possible. As well they usually have several fresh smoothies and juices. I forgot to mention just as an small note that the products are biological/organic.
Check http://www.veganbehappy.org/?p=1137 for some cake samples! yummy yummy : - )
Baklust is my favourite place in The Hague. They have great savoury dishes, great cakes and great coffee. The menu is quite large, so there's something for everyone. I think the carrot cake is my alltime favourite.
The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and cosy.
Kids & dogs allowed.
This has to be one of the best restaurants for vegetarians/vegans in Europe. I recently toured 6 countries and this was my favorite place. They serve you big portions of very delicious and hearty food at a very reasonable price.
My wife and I had 2 entrees, both of which were large and came with a side salad and incredibly wonderful bread. Mine was a flavorful curry, which I loved, and hers was a baked filled pastry, which was out of this world. For dessert, we split the vegan Almond Cream cake. I am not exaggerating when I say this was the best vegan dessert I have had to date. We're talking 8 years of being vegan and going all over the world just to try out food. LA, NY, London, Rome...you name it. This dessert was to die for! So, we took 2 slices of other cakes to go. We also had 2 hot chocolates. Are you keeping track? All that came to only 27 Euros.
The atmosphere at Baklust is nice. Kind of like eating in someone's kitchen. We were crammed at a little table, because the place was full when we came in, but it was still comfortable. A lot of action going on inside, but still quiet enough to enjoy yourself. They have an English menu, and everyone there speaks English, in case your Dutch is rusty!
A haven for vegetarian delights, sweet and savoury. Tasty food, not too expensive, in a cosy and friendly atmosphere. Great for lunch, or tea and cake. Good selection of teas - and a fine collection of teapots.
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