Posted on 10 / 15 / 2011
As the menu informed us, the name "Vegalite" was a fusion of "V" for vegan/vegetarian and the French "égalité" (equality), meaning that all livings things are the same before nature. So +1 in the philosophy department. It's generally a very likable place, with an urban leftish atmosphere. Lots of students, free WiFi and the occasional concert don't only makes this a good place to eat, but also for just hanging out with some friends and having a drink.
Their menu (also available in English) is pretty big and vegan options are clearly marked as such. Prices are good too, with around 1 Euro for a Soup and 3-4 for a main course. Alas the meals aren't always what the name promises, for example the Kung Pao -- while very good -- had neither chilis nor peanuts, which are usually the main ingredients. Also my girlfriend's Moussaka was rather short of aubergines and heavy on potatoes instead. That doesn't mean that the food isn't good, just that you won't necessarily get what you expect. The one exception to this was my rice though, which tasted like it never even shared a room with salt, let alone touched it. Unfortunately that made my otherwise excellent meal unnecessarily bland.
From what I read elsewhere there's also a non-smoking section, which we believe was full when we got there. That's why we had to sit in the main room, which can be quite smoky, which might be a turn-off for some people. It also got to us for a while and we left instead of having another drink.
This is the type of place where I wish I could give half cows on HappyCow, but since I liked the overall atmosphere of the place, I'll give it a 4 rather than a 3.
super friendly, vegan food clearly marked, atmosphere