Review of the Saturday breakfast buffet
Posted on 10 / 28 / 2012
I was really looking forward to visiting Cafe Veganissimo after all the good reviews on here but unfortunately, I didn't manage to make it there until a Saturday. They seem to hold a breakfast buffet instead of lunch and it's 15 euros which I found to be very expensive.
The owner seemed friendly enough but he seemed nervous speaking in English so was quite difficult to understand. He told me that all the staff and the owners are vegan and that everything on the menu was also vegan because 'that is our thing!'
The buffet was really, really disappointing. I don't think I've ever eaten such a disgusting selection of food for breakfast. There were a range of fake meat sausages in all different shapes and sizes, a very sloppy tofu scramble which was totally liquid, some strange bread cakes which were hard on the outside and like lukewarm congealed rice on the inside, some potato(?) pancakes which were strangely sweet from sweetened soya milk, jam, beetroot salad, sauerkraut and an array of salad items with various dips and sauces. The only things I found palatable were some fried potatoes, potato salad and fresh fruit. They also had muesli on offer, juice and a smoothie which I'm sure all tasted fine but wouldn't have been worth 15 euros on their own!
This strange concoction of dishes really was not my thing at all, but the cafe seemed to be rather popular with locals. They must have been raking it in at 15 euros a plate!
I'm sure the weekly lunch options are fine, but I really wouldn't recommend this breakfast at all. However, maybe vegan Finnish breakfast food just isn't my thing.....?! Go try it for yourself if you're brave enough. Don't say I didn't warn you though!
all vegan staff, eat as much as you like (if you want...)
overpriced breakfast buffet, odd selection of breakfast items, lukewarm food