Serves meat, veg options available. Primarily meat menu but has a couple vegan suitable items at dinner: a pad thai with choice of tofu an a vegan risotto. Re-opened after renovations in Dec 2012. Price: Moderate more-less
Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Mon-Sun 5:00pm-12:00am, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by will-travel-for-food
Anne VDH
Anne VDH
  • vegan

Delicious tempeh dish

Posted on 04 / 07 / 2015

Newport RI is definitively more known for clam chowders, seafood and the same- old meat dishes... So it was a great surprise last winter when Salvation Café, one of the most popular restaurant in Newport, introduced a complex fare including...tempeh. And the good news is that it is out of this world! Bursting with flavor, creative and satisfying. As good as a dish you would have in a great 100% vegan restaurant! A must try! Last winter, their tempeh dish was a root vegetable curry with coconut sauce, cashew nuts, cilantro and tamarind. Amazing! Their spring version of the dish was fried tempeh with fresh veggies, cilantro and brown rice. Still delicious, although we all slightly preferred the more sophisticated winter version of it. They really know how to cook and accommodate tempeh, so it is not bitter. They are very accommodating with vegan customers. Several salads can be made without the cheese (when will they finally discover that there are fantastic vegan cheeses available!!!). And the other 'to go' selection is their famous pad thai, that can be served with tofu. No desserts (yet) unfortunately... Portions are huge! They have a nice outdoor tiki bar in the summer.

Pros: Great funky and vibrant ambiance, Fantastic tempeh dish, Pretty good value
Cons: Not enough vegan options, no desserts
  • vegan

Don't bother if you're vegan

Posted on 09 / 05 / 2011

This place might be vegetarian-friendly but not so much for vegans. My partner and I came here for dinner and the vegetarian entree special they had that evening had dairy, which made the pad Thai with tofu off the regular menu the only option. The price tag ($16) was hefty for what it was, and the taste was rather flat. Even the salads were not vegan because all the dressings contained eggs.

The decor was funky and all, and lacto-ovo vegetarians would probably enjoy the foods too, but as far as vegans are concerned I would not recommend this place.

Pros: decor
Cons: very limited vegan options, pricey
  • vegan

A fun and delicious oasis in Newport

Posted on 05 / 05 / 2011

We have been going to Salvation Cafe since it first opened. It has a fun vibe with retro interior decorating (think vintage sit-down hair-dryer helmets turned into lighting fixtures). They have a great tiki bar and an outdoor dining area -- not to mention delicious food. Salvation always has at least one vegetarian option on the menu that is either straight-up vegan or that can be easily veganized. The entrees are pricey, but this is a wonderful place for a fun dinner out with friends or for a date night. The crispy spinach side dish is amazing: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. You will want to eat giant bowls of it! Keep you eyes peeled for off-season specials. They frequently offer an entree + beer/wine combination in the wintertime that is a steal.

Pros: great food, outdoor seating available, tiki bar
Cons: entrees a bit pricey


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