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Against the Grain

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135 rue Sébastien Gryphe, Lyon, France, 69007

Vegan cafe est. 2015. Serves soups, salads, one main dish that changes every day, wraps and sandwiches. Lunch is served until food is depleted ca. 2:30pm. Afternoon snacks include cookies, no-cheesecakes, French pastries, carrot cakes and raw desserts. Drinks are coffee, chai latte and smoothies. Open Tue-Fri 11:30am-6:00pm, Sat 11:30am-6:30pm.

Category: Vegan, French

Reviews (11)

First Review by Cedric-1977

Un très bon restaurant - Edit

Nous sommes allés tester ce restaurant pour le veggieworld de Lyon et je vous le recommande. le menu soupe et plat du jour (un Chili) pour 12 euros était excellent !

Pros: repas excellent , prix, accueil chaleureux

Cons: On a eu de la chance de trouver de la place. A 10


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Nice little cafe - Edit

We just went for a quick cup of coffee. He coffee selection was great but unfortunately the cake selection that day was not so plentiful so we decided against staying for cake.

Pros: moderately priced

Cons: didn't find a big selection of cakes nor descripti


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Friendly Cafe - Edit

A small cafe with in & outside seating area. Staff speak English. Excellent coffee. Friendly staff who have a welcoming smile. The food was wholesome, we ordered veg lasagne, brownie and coffee. Although delicious the food was a little dry and would have benefited from sauce. To be fair we did arrive in the very late afternoon and it's possible we got the last food available... Either way, I'd recommend using a vegan cream or cheese in the lasagne. Merci.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Location, Good Coffee

Cons: Dry - Needs Sauce


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Popular vegan cafe in Lyon - Edit

Wonderful to find a totally vegan cafe in Lyon!
It's not far from the Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et la Deportation (very moving and interesting museum).
Looks like they have a soup, salad, wrap and plat each day, and also do smoothies, juices, muffins and so on. We had the plat which was a big tasty slice of vegan lasagne with roasted aubergines served with green salad (nice dressing). We tried the muffins - vegan cake is a novelty in France so you have to grab any opportunity!
Very friendly service and there were plenty of seats inside and out, although it's clearly popular as it was quite busy and the staff seemed to be rushing to try and keep up.
Really good, home-made style lunch which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Pros: All vegan , Easy to find (thanks to HappyCow!), Cakes!


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Une petite métamorphose lyonnaise - Edit

Pour une grande ville, Lyon n'est pas vraiment végé, encore moins vegan, ce qui peut parfois être désespérant quand on a envie de manger dehors. On a vite fait le tour...

Bref, j'ai attendu avec excitation l'ouverture de Against the Grain. Il va être difficile de ne pas être dans l’emphase quand on parle du restaurant que je fréquente désormais une fois par semaine !

Ho joie, du vegan, du 100% fait maison, du goûteux, pour un prix plus que raisonnable. Le plat du jour, généreux et délicieux, pour 10€ ? Une soupe pour 4€ ? Et un wrap pour 6€ ? Sachant qu'il y a des formules ?

Les wraps sont toujours très sympas, les plats du jour assez parfaits (crumble de légumes d'hiver ou curry thai par exemple), une chouette carte de boissons et les desserts... Je rêve encore de ce cheesecake.

En plus de ça, un lieu accueillant quoique petit (pensez à réserver !) et une Chef vraiment gentille.

Je ne m'en lasse pas et mes quelques amis omnivores non plus !


Lyon is a big city but not really vegan, which is a bit depressing when you want to eat outside.
Well, Against the grain was very expected :)

100% vegan and home cooked, delicious, cheap.
Very warm people.

This is your perfect cantine.

Pros: Très bonne cuisine vegan, Lieu et accueil

Cons: Tout petit restaurant


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Great resto - Edit

The restaurant is really small, but the food is great! We went there, it was full of people, so we just bought food and ate it in the parc. But it was so delicious! The tacos with so many ingredients! It was really amazing.

Pros: great food, friendly staff, sympathic place

Cons: small restaurant, need reservation


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... - Edit

I went to this restaurant because of the good reviews. The lady that helped me was very friendly and a nice host. It also looked very clean. I had a soup and a main dish rice and beans/lentils. Frankly I thought it was very basic. It was something that I can easily make at home. When I'm going to a vegan restaurants I aspect something special, not just rice and beans with some tacos sticked in it. Why not pimp it up with a seitan curry and a bit of salad for example? However this place has great potential and I hope they wont feel offended by this review.

Pros: Clean, friendly host, speaks English

Cons: Basic, not a lot of choice


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Miam Miam Miam - Edit

Lyon is the so-called capital of Gastronomy in France. And it's probably true if you like eating all different kinds of meats or cheeses... If you like eating cruel food.
As being from Lyon originally, I kind of gave up trying to eat something vegan there when I am rarely visiting the place... until few days ago ! :)
I had a divine thai curry and wonderful yummy cookies in this great little restaurant not far from the campus of Lyon II.
The place was clear, neat and welcoming and the two ladies were just lovely and really willing to advise and help (I was with my two really-not-even-close-to-be-vegetarian-parents). Everyone was happy, especially our bellies and our wallets because it's not expensive at all for such a quality (and nice quantity). And now I will just be super happy to go back to visit Lyon for I found a great cantine !
Thank you very much !! :)

An advice: book your table, it's very popular and in a tiny place (which makes it nice too).

Pros: The delicious Food, The lovely ladies, The Price


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Un restaurant Vegan Exceptionnel - Edit

Aujourd'hui nous avons fait une découverte exceptionnelle! J'ai enfin su ce qu'a ressenti Anton Ego, le critique gastronomique dans le film Ratatouille, au moment où il déguste les plats de Rémy et Alfredo!!
En poussant la porte de ce restaurant on est de suite sous le charme de la décoration, la Chef nous accueille avec un large sourire. La carte du jour nous fait briller les yeux. La présentation des plats est raffinée et soignée. Les saveurs explose en bouche. Cette jeune Chef est vraiment très agréable, sa cuisine est divine, le service et la déco sont au top! Il est clair que nous n'avions pas pris autant de plaisir dans un restaurant depuis très très longtemps, vraiment un gros coup de coeur! Et détail qui ne trompe pas, bien souvent même les meilleurs restaurants négligent le café, ici il est DELICIEUX, une machine expresso Saeco: pas de doutes, ici rien n'est laissé au hasard. 20/20, merci pour ce moment magique!


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