Spring lunch at Den Teepot
Posted on 04 / 11 / 2009
I went to Den Teepot today for lunch with my parents, sister and young nieces - i was the only vegan, the others are all carnivores!
The cafe was on the 2nd floor of a wonderfully yellow building with a great organic health shop underneath also selling a selection of vegi cheeses, fresh bread and vegan and vegi cakes. We went up a stairway at the front of the shop, assuming it was the way to the cafe, as it wasn't signposted, and found the wonderfully airy and simply designed dining room.
The menu was tiny as they only did a dish of the day or soup...plus extras of rice, bread or salad. The kids ate the same as us but just smaller portions. What came was actually very tasty, lovely flavours all on a plate together: rice, pasta with delicious toasted seeds, endives, a small salad, a tofu-ey mushroom thing and a little pile of hot veg - sounds like alot but there was only a tiny portion of each. It was all yummy but i could have eaten a bit more! My family ordered some bread as they were still quite hungry, and the waitress popped downstairs to the shop and cut some organic brown bread for us, it was lovely but with no soy butter, balsamic vinegar or oil for dipping, in hindsight we should've ordered it to come with the meal.
Although i didn't have a dessert, they did look nice: vanilla and chocolate soy pudding and a cake selection.
So all in all, i enjoyed it very much and was very excited to have gone there. I would definitely go again, but order bread with the meal.
So my conclusions are: delicious and simple, although a little plain and not much choice.
Delicious, Great shop, friendly staff
Small portions, No choice, Expensive considering portion size