unSseducced, feel free to try again:)
Posted on 11 / 11 / 2013
I ate at Sseduced for late lunch recently .I went out of curiosity and with a willingness to support a new vegan cafe. I have to admit I wanted to be impressed because I live on a high raw diet , but am aware that when it comes to raw catering its usual to rely on fatty sweets and sauces to fill the gut rather than high carb veg or fruits. I had beetroot & orange juice served in a bottle with a glass straw after learning only two options remained in the juice menu.The straw was novel and good for stirring but if I was meant to drink through it it didn't function well.The juice was OK, made with a centrifugal juicer, so I was a little disappointed with that coz eating out and paying €5 a juice should be an experience, a masticated juice, but maybe they'll get a masticating juicer eventually.I asked for the raw noodles.Which came in a bitter sauce.The noodles were kelp, did not taste raw to me, more like uncooked regular angel hair.It had a smattering of finely chopped courgette and the odd corn kernel in it.This dish is nearly €14 and I was hungry afterwards! I asked for carrot cake to fill up on and was told it was unavailable as was the entire sweet menu except for one ice cream dish. I left feeling afraid that this place was at risk of closing soon because it just doesn't offer value.Raw food is a niche.If Sseduced wants to turn more people on to Raw food they need to offer a more inclusive menu in terms of value, nutrition and taste. The novel factor wears off quick and I wonder if their return visits will keep them floating. Please make it more fun.Drop those kelp noodles, how about spiralised noodles from veg and fruit instead? the staff where friendly but unable to help with the two questions I asked about the dishes preparation and ingredients. Early days I hope Sseduced improves into a real expression of all that's good about vegan raw food.
Updated from previous review on Monday October 21, 2013
Went again to meet some friends and it looks like the portion size's has increased:) still expensive but an improvement I guess. No vegan soap in a cafe that markets to a vegan market??!!
Updated from previous review on Monday November 11, 2013
good location, bright simple decor
not good value, unrealistic prices, most options where unavilable