Not bad, but not as good as it used to be
Posted on 05 / 12 / 2015
After moving to this new location, they seem to have changed the falafel recipe at the same time, unfortunately not in a good way.
The falafels they serve now appear to have a lower chickpea content and more of a breadcrumb-like texture. They're not terrible, they're just not that great either.
Additionally, where before they were careful to either include hummus in the wrap, or at least ask you if you wanted it, now the wraps are just assembled with a splash of tahin sauce - even though there is a tray of hummus on the counter, and it's listed as included in the wrap on the menu. Weird.
edit: I went back a second time, and there was a different guy serving who added the hummus without prompting, which made it a lot better...so check that they add the hummus at the start!
They have added a few other bits and pieces at the counter, and at least it's stayed all vegetarian, however it's slightly confusing since the other items don't always have clearly marked prices, and they're not making full use of the screens in the store to display prices etc.
What's more frustrating is that no-one had any idea of the veg. status of the cheesecakes or other desserts as regards egg (or even gelatine).
Presumably they're vegetarian, but it's a bit disconcerting when the staff don't know the ingredients in somewhere that advertises itself as veggie.
The assida dessert (non vegan) was quite delicious the last time I tried it. It might be worth checking out if they haven't altered it too much.
The special toast is not bad although slightly too oily.
There is some seating upstairs on the 2nd floor, which is not immediately obvious when you go in.
If they would just fix the falafel recipe, fix the veg. labelling and perhaps add french fries to the menu as part of a meal deal, it could be so much better.
Updated from previous review on Monday November 05, 2012
OK falafel wrap, Good location, Some dessert options
Falafels themselves could be better, Disorganised menu / labelling / serving