Tasty Food - Big Portions!
Posted on 09 / 23 / 2012
We came here on a Monday afternoon, and enjoyed the experience. From what we understood, the venue is a popular bar during the evenings, but also serves vegan lunches during the day from 12-4, but there are plans to serve vegan food during the evenings.
When we arrived (around 1:30pm) we were the only people sitting in the place, which felt a bit weird especially because the decor/ambience was fantastic (very trendy bar with chilled/laid-back music playing).
The lunch menu only had 6 options (a chanterelle soup, a salad, two mains - fried mushrooms in a creamy sauce with couscous, and a grilled cheese sandwich, and two desserts - a cherry smoothie, and vegan ice-cream with flake and whipped cream). All were very reasonably priced - but the soup was an absolute bargain for EUR3.50. We ordered all 6 dishes to share between two of us.
The soup and salad were both fantastic, and very large and came with some delicious garlic bread. But they were so big that we were pretty much full by the time it came to the main courses. We only realised once we had ordered that both the soup and salad might be considered dishes that are served as light lunches in themselves, rather than separate courses.
The mushroom main was delicious (though a tiny bit too salty for my liking) and worked very well with the couscous, but unfortunately tasted very similar to the main course. We didn't enjoy the the grilled cheese sandwich, partially because we were already stuffed by the time it came to eat them, and partially because we don't think the cheese worked with the rest of the filling (what seemed to be the a bean paste).
The smoothie and ice cream were both delicious. We also ordered a soya latte macchiato, which was as good as the caffe latte macchiato we had at cafe vux, and better than anything we had tasted in London.
Overall - we were very happy with the experience. The service was great, the food was good and it was very light on the wallet. Next time however we will order a little bit less, and hope that it is a little busier - it really ought to be.
Great Ambience, Great Value, Excellent Coffee