Potpourri Vegetarian Cafe

Overall rating: 3.0 stars 5 Reviews
Relaxed atmosphere. Also known as Potpourri Natural Foods. Change of ownership and re-opened Feb 2010. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Juice bar, Take-out
97 Stuart Street
Dunedin, New Zealand


First Review by Guest2
  • vegan

not the best place in town for vegans

Posted on 12 / 23 / 2012

I went there for breakfast and there were only 1 falafel sandwich, that contains only 1 falafel.
The other sandwiches contained egg, cheese or butter. Lots of salads.
The overall atmosphere is nice. Price are a a bit expensive.

BUT vegan dates scones are amazing: for one of those it is worth going there.

Pros: dates scones
Cons: not vegan, expensive
  • vegan

Potpouri Vegan Friendly?

Posted on 04 / 23 / 2011

Owned and operated by meat eaters and located on the tourist promenade that leads from Dunedin's "wedding cake" railway station to the Octagon, this cafe/restaraunt is definitely one I would recommend visiting after considering the other options that are available in town.

The food is a homely blend of salads, egg, cheese and butter saturated baking (excluding the vegan date scone). You can also choose from a selection of main dishes (priced between 8$ - 14$), although, a lot of the mains taste very similar, they have a good mexican bean pie at times.

The cafe has a pleasant atmosphere, expensive coffee, environmentally unfriendly take-away utensiles and packaging. Sometimes, it closes around 3 pm.

Pros: Convenient for cruise ship tourists, nice enough interior
Cons: not run by vegetarians, quite a stale menu, a bit pricey for what you get
  • vegan

WEll worth a visit

Posted on 03 / 17 / 2010

I came here in February, when the new owners had re-opened, and had a really good experience. Their muffins (vegan) were some of the best I'd ever had, and most of the mains hit the spot as well. Really nice sandwiches and falafel, and most things available vegan. Everyone very friendly, nice surroundings, and good service. I was very impressed and would visit again.

Pros: Affordable, Baked goods

  • vegetarian

very good experience

Posted on 01 / 04 / 2010

Had a coffee and snack in Dec 2009 and loved it. The Date Scones where out of this world yummy, coffee was good and all other food on offer looked very appetizing. Very friendly atmosphere and good service.

Pros: healthy , friendly staff, central location
Cons: only open until late afternoon
  • vegan

Not friendly and relaxed anymore

Posted on 10 / 16 / 2008

This cafe has changed hands at least twice in the last few years. It has been refurbished, and looks much more like a conventional cafe than it used to. It is still a vegetarian cafe, but unfortunately, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere seems to have gone. I visited in late 2008, and had very abrupt service from someone I assumed must be a staff member. I found out later that it was the owner.

Pros: Vegetarian, Central location, Clean and tidy
Cons: Rude service, Not friendly, Not relaxed
  • macfod macfod

    Interesting comments..not!
    We offer an excellent service to vegetarians and people should remember that sometimes the customer is not always right and some can be downright rude!
    Luckily, most are not and are nice people that come to enjoy the good food we continue to offer.
    The cafe came close to closing down as it was keeping up with the market and looked tired and unclean.
    Our valuable customers now tell us it is back on track.
    The moaners and groaners are quite welcome to go elswhere so we can concentrate on the happy people.



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