Delicious main dishes; so so cakes
Posted on 08 / 12 / 2014
I've eaten there twice. I've tried breaded tofu, and seitan cordon bleu. They're both delicious, come with tasty sauces, steamed greens and other veggies, and some pickled veggies (sunchoke was interesting). Servings are rather large. The staff is friendly. There's a nice garden with grapevine shade.
I've also tried their cakes: carrot&ginger and lemon&tofu. They are rather bland, and taste - macrobiotic. When I became a vegan, a decade ago, macrobiotic cakes were the only vegan cakes available in Zagreb, so I believed that all vegan cakes must taste like that - bland and a bit weird. When I started baking I realised that vegan cakes can taste how the baker wants them to taste. Zrno's lemon&tofu cake tastes very much like (plain, not silken) tofu. I recommend vegan cakes in Vegehop instead.
Zrno serves no black tea.
The food, and especially drinks, are rather expensive, for Zagreb, and for a bistro. I know the certificates cost money, but organic agriculture is not something I would pay more for.
I really like Zrno's main dishes, and I will visit it again, but I don't think I'll eat any other cake of theirs. 5 cows for main dishes, 3 cows for cakes, average 4 cows.
delicious main courses, large servings, friendly staff
expensive, bland cakes, no black tea