Yaffle Cafe and Bookshop

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 10 Reviews
Upstairs from Sound Bite whole food store. Serves range of hot snacks like toasties, organic beans on toast, soup, plus vegan ploughman, daily specials, all day breakfast. Regular meal nights and other evening events. Also a book store selling second hand books, plus Social Change library. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Western, British, English, Catering
11 Morledge
Derby, England DE1 2AW
+44-7799815083

Mon-Sat 11:00am-5:00pm

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First Review by cowsarevegan
rowansilverbreeze
rowansilverbreeze
  • vegan
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+28

too laid back

2
Posted on 07 / 20 / 2015

I have visted here a couple of times but i won't be visiting again, which is a shame as it's the only vegan place to eat in Derby. Both times i have either had tiny mediocre portions or bad service from rude staff.
The first time my food was tiny in portion for the price. I complained to the owner as i was not happy about this. It put the complaint on facebook after having tried to complain to the owner in private. As he did not get back to me i had to make it public. He did apologise and said go in for a free tea. I assumed he meant a meal ( apparently he meant a cup of tea-very generous!) On my return visit i stated i had come for my free meal. The girl surving looked at me like i was mad. I said my name and showed her the comment made on facebook. She said that is just for a cup of tea. I wanted coffe but she said "no, you are very cheeky aren't you". I was furious but tried to keep my cool and asked to speak to the owner. He wasn't there. Then she decided she didn't want to serve me and another girl came along. Eventually i got served. I left the cafe and rang the owner who apologised to me but the damage was done. Then i heard the girl had been talking about me to the staff in Soundbites( the wholefood shop below). Again nothing was done about this. My advice is not to bother goung. The food is no better than homemade food you could cook at home. The staff are either rude or unprofessional. Suffice to say i won't be going back.

Pros: vegan
Cons: rude unprofessional staff, mediocre food, too hippy and i like hippies normally
GezAddictive
GezAddictive
  • vegan
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+14

Love it!!

5
Posted on 04 / 02 / 2015

This place is wicked - atmosphere is mega, food is cool, lots of different teas!! And best cup cakes on the planet

Pros: Quality food, Good atmosphere, Great staff
Cons: not open sundays, not next door to my flat, not next door to my work
hack_man
hack_man
  • vegetarian
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+2579

Snaffle it up

3
Posted on 11 / 23 / 2014

Nice place just up the stairs from Sound Bites Wholefoods serving a decent vegan breakfast consisting of toast, beans, veggie sausage, tomato, and mushrooms for £5 with a hot drink. That's a bargain. I wouldn't get there right on opening time as they tend to start rustling things up a little later than scheduled but that tends to be the norm for a lot of veggie places. This is a positive thing as it shows a relaxed and informal approach. The shop downstairs is definitely worth a visit too where vegan delights await all who enter.

Pros: friendly, good value, decent choice
Cons: ease of access

DavidA.Ramsden
DavidA.Ramsden
  • vegan
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+16

Okay

2
Posted on 09 / 02 / 2014

Checked this place out as I was visiting my girlfriend and in the area, was excited as always when checking out a new vegan place, but have to say was massively disappointed.

I don't know if it's because I'm used to the Manchester offerings of V Revolution or Mods, but this place honestly just didn't cut it for the price. It was like a mate making you some lunch at their place, but you were paying an eat out price for it. Small portions and a really strange service, felt like the guy wasn't sure if he knew what he was doing...

Struck me as the kind of place that the meat eating majority would have a field day on, the typical "hippy indie vegan cafe" type thing, although I wouldn't have minded so much if the price matched the food.

Pros: Vegan food, Jenga, Vegan ice cream
Cons: Overpriced for what it is, Too quirky for it's own good, Food badly presented
adamveggie
adamveggie
  • vegan
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+14

Nice, inexpensive, quirky

5
Posted on 06 / 03 / 2014

Went here for a first date. I had the soup, he had a toasted sandwich. Food was nice, the café was like a jumble sale with books and games everywhere but it all added to a quirky ambience. The cakes on display were tempting!

Would definitely recommend and visit again

Pros: Low cost, Simple, non pretentious food, Quirky surroundings in the cafe
Miggi
Miggi
  • vegan
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+556

Brilliant Vegan community Cafe

5
Posted on 05 / 12 / 2014

We were driving up the M1 and used the HappyCow app to find the nearest vegan-friendly place rather than stopping at a service station to have overpriced rubbish! Recommend this to everyone as we found Yaffle!
Yaffle is a totally vegan cafe above the vegan health food store, easy to find in the town centre.
Nice, laid back atmosphere with activist books and zines to browse (some to borrow and some for sale) and a nice menu that included a roast, all day brekkie, vegan ploughman's, toasties and cakes.
Friendly service and scrummy food.

Pros: All vegan , All day breakfast, Chocolate Tiffin
Cons: None.
Libra77
Libra77
  • vegan
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+68

Just ok...

3
Posted on 03 / 14 / 2014

Very small cafe on the first floor above Soundbites shop. The kitchen area is tiny and you need to pass through here to get to the seating area. General feeling was that the cafe needed some improvement, a lick of paint and some cleaning required.
The menu is all Vegan which is great to see, it is not extensive but there is a good choice available. Service was a little hectic, only one person serving and cooking, smoke alarms going off due to burnt food.
The food I had wasn't particularly tasty and didn't really inspire me to make a return visit soon. I'd probably pop in again if in the area and stuck for lunch but it wouldn't be on my "must visit again" list personally.

Pros: All Vegan menu, Above a well stocked health food shop, Friendly staff
Cons: Cleanliness, Food was just ok
freedomfields
freedomfields
  • vegan
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+26

Relaxed Atmosphere and Great Food

5
Posted on 10 / 13 / 2013

If you're ever in Derby, Yaffle is well worth a visit. Like the shop below (Soundbites), everything is vegan and invariably delicious. They do some excellent soups, toasties and cakes, great comfort food - I'm a fan of sausage and beans on toast! It has a really nice chilled out atmosphere, the staff are lovely and there are some fab books to read in its social change library. Yaffle is also open for dinner on Thursday nights, and the food is mighty fine! I'm already looking forward to my next visit...


turtleveg
turtleveg
  • vegan
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+128

Charming and welcoming

4
Posted on 09 / 13 / 2013

This was on our list to check out after looking up vegan options in Derby on happycow - we are so pleased we picked it. It's upstairs above the small natural foods store called Sound Bites, just a short walk from the Strand. It's a small apartment converted into a restaurant so when you first walk in you are in the kitchen and then up a few more stairs to the dining area where there are loads of books as part of a radical lending library and informative brochures and magazines to browse. The woman who greeted us was friendly and welcoming and helped us out since it was our first time there. It's very informal and feels like you are at a friends house and they are preparing lunch for you. We opted for 2 orders of the breakfast special (which she prepared even though it was afternoon). £5 for toast, beans, veggie sausage, tomato, mushrooms and a tea, coffee or juice. Such a bargain for a nice hot meal! I mentioned I avoid eating a lot of gluten even though I'm not strictly gluten free and she was kind enough to go downstairs to Sound Bites and grab a gluten-free sausage for me. It took a while to prepare but it was worth the wait! In the meantime we browsed through a few books and magazines and enjoyed our time. It is all vegan, and my omnivore partner and I loved every bite!


cowsarevegan
cowsarevegan
  • vegan
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+16

Yaffle

5
Posted on 08 / 05 / 2013

Really friendly and sweet staff. I like the atmosphere and the food is great! There are felt tips in a pot on the table, so you can colour in or something if you wish. I doodled in my notepad whilst enjoying my irish stew



 

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