A vibrant vegetarian cafe located above a crystal shop and has a separate entrance. Has vegan, gluten-free, and raw food including vegan raw cakes. Some dishes can be made vegan on request. Dairy milk and spread used but customers are always asked for their preference. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, British, English, Raw, Take-out
18 Swan St
Leeds, England LS1 6LG
01132461824
Closed now

Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm

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  • Accepts credit cards
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Reviews

First Review by TeaPea
FrankieGrace
FrankieGrace
  • vegan
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+27

Lovely place, interesting menu

5
Posted on 12 / 14 / 2014

I eat here regularly - the menu is more creative and interesting than most other veggie cafes. The food is very reasonably priced also. It's also busy when I'm there, which is a good thing of course, but wish they could expand it somehow! :)
Updated from previous review on Sunday December 14, 2014

Pros: Loads of vegan options, Interesting menu, Great prices
Cons: A bit squashed for room!
rhino matt
rhino matt
  • vegetarian
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+32

Great!

4
Posted on 11 / 22 / 2014

I have only eaten here once, but will go back again at some point! Good food, nice environment! It's close to the Leeds City Varieties theatre and is perhaps the most central (location wise) of all the vegetarian cafe's in Leeds.


JonJon
JonJon
  • vegan
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+2605

Great café in the centre of Leeds

4
Posted on 09 / 26 / 2014

This café was my first restaurant in Leeds, and I really enjoyed the experience. The location is central and easy to find, the place is fun and pleasant and the staff is friendly and helpful.

I had lunch here and ordered the soup of the day (that was made of lentils, carrots and oranges) served with delicious bread slices and vegan butter, the caramelized red onion and zucchini pie with roasted vegetables on its side (excellent taste!) and, since I've found portions relatively small, I finished with their raw portobello burger. This one was really good even if I'm not very fond of raw food. I also had a beautiful strawberry vegan shake and I took a great cake to take away. On the whole, this place is one of the best for vegan in Leeds!

Pros: plenty of vegan options, great choices, good food and pleasant place, friendly staff, central
Cons: small portions

Changiboy
Changiboy
  • vegan
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+22

great food

3
Posted on 07 / 05 / 2014

Went here for the first time today. Great selection of vegan and veggie food which was really tasty. Great vibe and friendly staff, highly recommended!


thisplaceisheaven
thisplaceisheaven
  • vegetarian
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+83

PERFECTION

5
Posted on 05 / 29 / 2014

This place is almost perfect. There's a big variety of vegetarian, vegan and also raw options-in my opinion the best ones. I've been there three times and everytime went out satisfied. The best thing I've eaten was a raw rasperry cake- LOVE. Generally, everything seems to be healthy, done with passion, nicely served,the waiter (owner?) is also lovely and helpful. Good atmosphere as well. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Leeds.
Can be pretty hard to find as you can't enter it straight from the main street.
Updated from previous review on Thursday August 22, 2013

Pros: excellent food, friendly stuff, good location-centre
Cons: sometimes there are no cakes left :), can be hard to find
Veggie on the go
Veggie on the go
  • vegetarian
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+18

Food hygiene

2
Posted on 10 / 08 / 2013

Called in for breakfast with my daughter. The lady who took our order was friendly and efficient, the atmosphere was nice, the cakes on display looked yummy. Other reviewers have praised the cakes and lunches and certainly the photos look good.
But avoid if you want a nice breakfast. The sausage sandwich was a leathery, bland, commercially produced tvp sausage in two giant slabs of dry old granary bread. The teacake was similarly commercially baked with no taste and little fruit. Orange and apple juice both uninspiring and served from glass bottles.
I recommend a food hygiene course. Both women working in the kitchen, which is in full view in an open plan room, had hair flying all over the place but neither wore hair nets or caps. No-one wore protective gloves or aprons while handling food, despite breaking off from time to time to handle money. One even took a break to remove and re-apply her lipstick and went straight back to work without washing her hands.

Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Very poor standards of hygiene, Unimaginative, bland breakfast menu
jon active
jon active
  • vegan
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+157

Good cakes!

3
Posted on 08 / 24 / 2013

Catch this place at the right time and they have up to 8 vegan cakes!! Makes sure you arrive before 5pm if you anything more than cake though as they stop doing food at 5 even though it stays open till 6pm. Also they have a tendency to run out of some choices on the menu. Otherwise a nice place with friendly staff and facilities. (not wheelchair accessible)

Pros: not expensive, vegan cakes
Cons: closes for food at 5pm
Michael99
Michael99
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+18

Great little veggie café

5
Posted on 08 / 14 / 2013

This little gem is somewhat hidden in the back streets of Leeds city centre, but is easily found by looking for the signs for City Varieties Theatre (it's on the same street).

I've visited several times and never had a bad meal. The menu changes regularly and there's a specials board too. There's everything here from fresh soup and veggie burgers through to beetroot meatballs with courgette and carrot noodles. There are usually 2-3 raw food options too - not just glorified salads, but inventive dishes like raw lasagne (with "sheets" of courgette).

The staff are very friendly, they know what is in the dishes, and can even point to the person in the kitchen who made them. Service is usually quick, even at busy periods, but there's sometimes a wait for a table. It's worth it though.


ele_phant
ele_phant
  • vegan
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+16

friendly and vegan friendly in the heart of Leeds

4
Posted on 07 / 16 / 2013

I have actually been here loads but only just thought to do a review! always have a visit for lunch when i'm in town, they have really good sandwiches and cakes in particular and lots of cold drinks- perfect in the sun.
The staff are always amazingly friendly and welocming.


Cons: can get busy at lunchtime
pazbob
pazbob
  • vegan
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+43

Something special

5
Posted on 06 / 10 / 2013

Very modern veggie/vegan/raw food. Had 'meatballs' with courgette 'pasta'. Lovely fresh flavours. Vegan cake to finish. Great choice of drinks. They do themed evening openings too.

Pros: New, Exciting
Kevster
Kevster
  • vegan
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+40

An excellent addition to Leeds.

4
Posted on 04 / 27 / 2013

There are many different vegan options available at this relatively new cafe in Leeds. I particularly like the vegan cheese on toast and the excellent cakes with a coffee.

There are lighter dishes available as well as more substantial mains. The raw desserts are well worth a try.

Pros: Central location, Variety of vegan food, Cake
Cons: Can get pretty busy at peak times.
chlough
chlough
  • vegan
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+46

City centre stop-off.

4
Posted on 02 / 06 / 2013

Global Tribe is a small upstairs eatery. Their food mainly consists of small dishes, wonderful sandwiches, amazing salads, a selection of hot dishes as well as coffees, teas and cakes. Very vegan friendly. Staff are wonderful, everything is fresh, no negatives at all. Amazing addition to Leeds city centre.

Pros: fresh, friendly, value
ViolaineB
ViolaineB
  • raw
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+107

Really good quality healthy food!

5
Posted on 12 / 13 / 2012

Amazing for raw foodists out there or anyone in need of vitamins and healthy food! you'll feel energised after eating at the Global Tribe Cafe. I had a raw pizza and spaggethi bolognaise with "meat" balls, pasta was made of courgette of course, then for desserts the chocolate mousse made with dates and strawberry coulis and the lemon tart made with cocoa butter! Yum yum yum in our tum! Really worth visiting if you're in Leeds!!!

Pros: central, healthy, Raw!
TeaPea
TeaPea
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+11

Great cafe in the heart of Leeds

5
Posted on 08 / 25 / 2012

Just a note on location first - it isn't inside a crystal shop it is above a crystal shop and has a separate entrance.
This cafe is a great addition to Leeds and there is plenty to tempt anyone (veggie or otherwise). The environment is great - very clean, good background music, friendly staff, great decor. You can see into the kitchen where delicious food is freshly prepared. Great coffee. Loved it!

Pros: fresh delicious food, clean and attractive environment, varied cafe menu
Cons: stairs appeared to be the only way to enter so not

 

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