Veggie cafe sitting opposite Royal Bank of Scotland. Offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food and cakes with emphasis on organic and fairtrade ingredients. No takeaway. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Mediterranean, British, English, Bakery
3 Snitterton Road
Matlock, England DE4 3LZ

Open Tue-Thur, Sat 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-10pm.

  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by jz
  • vegan

Green Way Cafe Matlock

5 Posted on 03 / 30 / 2014

We managed to find the cafe quite easily, it is the street directly opposite the bridge in Matlock, close to the train station.

The cafe and staff were very welcoming. There are two dining rooms in the cafe, both of which aren't large with a few tables available in each. There is also an outside seating area for those sunnier days.

The menu appears to change frequently as this is written up on a blackboard rather than printed in a menu. Approximately one third of the menu was suitable for Vegans. I felt there was enough choice for me and ordered a soup with an appetiser of carrot and cashew nut pate on the side. Both were delicious and the accompanying homemade chutney and bread rolls were very tasty. So much so that I was disappointed that they did not sell the chutney in jars to take home!

The owner and chef is very knowledgable about the food they serve and it is presented beautifully. My daughters salad was like a rainbow on a plate, alive with colour and some not usually added ingredients made it far from boring.

Excellent food and service, we most certainly will return.
The only criticism is it is closed Sunday and Monday and shuts at 4pm most other days.

Pros: Wonderfully fresh food, Excellent service, 1/3 menu Vegan choices
Cons: Closes at 4pm
  • non-vegetarian

Yummy Inventive nutritious food

5 Posted on 02 / 06 / 2014

I have only eaten here twice, BUT in both those times, the food I ordered was very tasty, nutritious, well presented, inventive and plenty on the plate! It came quickly, was very reasonably priced.. and also service came with a friendly smile and information when I asked about the type of bread and cakes available. Extremely happy to recommend to anyone looking for vegan/vegetarian food. I am not either... but recognise the health benefits of eating this was occasionally.
Very well set up for children also... as they have a seperate room with colouring books and pencils... reading books and i think some toys (not sure) Obviously a non smoking establishment... and outdoor seating area too for the summer.
Set back a way up a side road.. which you can see straight facing you when you walk over the matlock bridge... The Green Way Cafe is on a sharp narrow corner... You could miss it.. but look for the Florists.. and follow same side round..
Happy eating folks!

Pros: Excellent Menu choices, Geared up for kiddies, outdoor seating available
Cons: Easily missed if not familiar with area
  • vegetarian

Excellent cafe

5 Posted on 08 / 09 / 2012

We have been here many times on various visits to the area and are never disappointed. High quality food with wonderful service. Vegetarians, vegans and gluten intolerant diners are a catered for. The serving sizes are generous, and it's a lovely overall atmosphere. Delicous soup and bread! Kids options too. Only 1 thing would make it better, a proper coffee!!

Pros: Excellent food, Outstanding service , Well priced
Cons: No proper coffee

  • vegetarian

Love it!

5 Posted on 12 / 27 / 2011

I eat here approx once a month, every meal has been lovely. The staff are very friendly and genuine. All food is cooked fresh so sometimes you do have to wait a while but well worth it. Great for children my little girls loves going, there is a play room and she enjoys the food too.

Pros: Great food, Child friendly , Relaxed atmosphere
  • vegan

Thumbs up from a couple of visitors to the area

5 Posted on 08 / 15 / 2008

Lovely soup - not particularly cheap at £4, but it came in a big bowl and with plenty of warm bread rolls. We each bought the soup and cold drink, and got an unexpected free un-ordered treat - a small pot of hummus with a few sticks of vegetables and some crisps to dip into it - the hummus was amongst the best I've ever tasted. We went in again later in the day and had a main course, some cake and some hot drinks, and once more they didn't let us down, and once more, we got the free pot of hummus and dipping veg/crisps. We are both vegan, and the main course and cake choices were a bit limited, but we had no complaints about the food we had. Blackboard menu clearly indicates dishes that are vegan and gluten free.

Pros: Tasty reasonably priced food, Pleasant and helpful staff, emphasis on organic + fair trade
Cons: Slightly limited choice if you're vegan


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