Veg food and coffee cafe, opened Jun 2013. Menu is inspired by different world regions. Uses fresh and biological products. Offers 2 set menus plus snack foods. Simple space with free wi-fi. Also sells vegan pet food. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Portugese, International
Centro Comercial Avenida, Avenida Sa da Bandeira 2 piso
Coimbra, Portugal 3000-033

Mon-Fri 7:00pm-10:00pm, Mon-Sat 12:00pm-3:00pm



First Review by Pedro Morais
  • vegan

express cooking on Mars

4 Posted on 08 / 08 / 2014

If you will find the place, and if you will resist the natural pulse to run away from that decadent, mostly abandoned, shopping mall... and if you will stand the shocking forniture...

Then, you will enjoy VERY GOOD FOOD (not pre-cooked), friendly atmosphere, nice retro' music...

Pros: good food, nice staff, very affordable price
Cons: scary (but somehow stilish) location
  • vegan

Shanti Cafe

3 Posted on 07 / 29 / 2014

Nearby an old shopping centre called Galerias. Then you walk to the 2. floor (or 3. if you count the ground floor) and there you have the restaurant.

This is a hilarious place. The location and deco combined with fancy music and the service, this place has to be experienced. It was totally empty when we arrived for dinner, only one small group arrived later on. English was not spoken until the chef arrived, but they tried their best to communicate. The place is pretty Portuguese anyways with traditional starter soup and very basic salad. Portions were quite small. We had 3 different dishes, one of them I really found very much like school food, two were good. Dessert was great. Everything was vegan.
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Pros: vegan, super friendly, inexpensive
Cons: small portions, english not always spoken
  • vegan

Very enjoyable

4 Posted on 03 / 29 / 2014

The restaurant is hard to find. It is in a nearly abandoned shopping centre on the second story (if you take the elevator, if you take the stairs, you have to walk up two flights). It is well worth looking for! We had the set meal which was very generous and tasty. For Portugal, this is very good food.

Pros: Cheap, Good food.
Cons: Hard to find

Pedro Morais
Pedro Morais
  • vegetarian

Very convenient restaurant near the city centre

5 Posted on 02 / 27 / 2014

Serves veg / vegan meals options available. There is only one or two dishes but quite complete (soup, main dish, salad, desert, bread, tea, ...) with good quality and tasteful. The price is very moderated. Also offers fresh juices.

Pros: Excellente food, Large portions, Nice character
Cons: Located inside of an old shopping center, Little offer of dishes


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Last updated: 2014/09/04


Added: 2013/07/10


Added by: MiaNL