I was surprised to find that there is a vegan restaurant in Columbia, but I was eager to give it a try. I was lucky to come in on their first day open after a new owner/operator took charge. Their menu changes daily, so you can't count on being able to order the same thing twice in a row. You order at the counter before picking a place to sit.
I ordered the BBQ nuggets with sides of brown rice, kale salad, and roasted potatoes. The BBQ nuggets were a store-bought frozen brand (I don't know what kind), but they were well-prepared, crunchy and delicious, topped with a savory, tangy BBQ sauce and roasted slices of onion and red and green bell peppers. It was my favorite part of the meal. I only wish there had been more of it on my plate!
The kale salad (which I'd expected to be raw) was cooked, so it was more like collard greens than a salad. I'm not a fan of cooked greens, so I didn't care for it.
The roasted potatoes were nicely cooked, just a wee bit crunchy on the outside (they were a bit like fries, only in chunks).
The portion size was generous, which pleased me - nothing is worse than sparing portions at $10+. The price wasn't bad.
The décor is African-inspired and feels a bit overwhelming and dark. The staff is very friendly and attentive.
All in all, I enjoyed eating here and look forward to coming back and trying other dishes.
EDIT: 1 August 2014
I've since tried several other entrees and their mac 'n cheeze, all of which have been wonderful.
They've added teas to the menu, as well as lemon- or limeade options.
The decor is still African-themed, but it has been toned down and the walls have been painted to brighten the space - it feels much lighter and brighter!
Lamb's Bread Vegan Cafe continues to learn and grow, and I've no doubt they will become a landmark restaurant in Columbia.Pros: Generous portions, Very friendly, attentive staff, Brighter, simplified decor
Cons: None! They've made some great changes