Boutique pour la bouche
Posted on 07 / 11 / 2010
We mostly concur with gr8vegan's review below, though for our part we didn't find any cause to complain about oil (it's the bill that stung us). If you're on a tight budget and/or you wish to avoid oil entirely, you'd probably be better off eating at Hier und Jetzt nearby instead of Tibits, but if neither of those two issues are a deciding factor for you, then Tibits should be on your short list for veg dining in Bern because the food is quite tasty and at least some of it is creative.
The oil question is of course a matter of personal preference. Though many of the dishes indeed had some oil, most had what we would consider a moderate amount. Take the very tasty samosas, for example: they're fried in oil by tradition, but Tibits' samosas are noticeably *less* oily than samosas tend to be in India (and in most Indian restaurants around the world). Tibits also offers soups, salads, and sandwiches (albeit at higher prices than Hier und Jetzt).
Which brings us to the price tag. Those who aren't accustomed to Swiss prices will likely suffer sticker shock at Tibits: our meals came to about 15-25 CHF per person not including beverages (pretty average for Switzerland). That said, one could manage a light meal for around 10 CHF or so, and it's worth noting that they offer a slightly lower rate for take-out (and fixed prices for sandwiches).
The location on the ground floor of the train station can't be beat for convenience and people watching, especially from the outdoor tables. On the other hand, the bustling crowds might be overload if you're looking for peace or a quiet conversation (in which case consider Hier und Jetzt, just around the corner).
Plenty of vegan options both hot & cold, Food labeled with dietary indicators, Great central location
Relatively expensive, Tends to be crowded