Serves meat, vegan options available. Serves hearty warming stews, including a vegan chili and vegan Greek potato stew, plus other dishes such as vegetable lasagna and risotto. Large selection of herbal teas and coffees. Mainly vegetarian food, with a few vegan options, one or two dishes contain meat. Vegan dishes clearly labelled. Warm, relaxed atmosphere. Previously named Laden Cafe. Open Mon-Sun 09:00-23:00.

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38 Reviews

First Review by GretaMirabella


Points +38

26 Sep 2023

A lot of vegan en vegetarian options

Een leuk restaurant in het centrum van Dresden dat ook op maandag open is. Op de kaart vind je weinig vlees en veel vegan opties en vegetarische gerechten (die soms ook vegan kunnen).

De bediening was vlot en vriendelijk. Zeker een aanrader!

Pros: Gezellig van binnen , Veel duidelijk aangegeven vegan opties, Vriendelijke bediening

Cons: Ik zou het vlees helemaal van de kaart gooien



Points +116

14 Sep 2023

Great vegan breakfast and coffee

I had vegan breakfast, coffee, everything was great, service was also nice


Points +571

08 Sep 2023

Tolles Personal, leckeres Essen

Super leckeres Essen und zuvorkommendes Personal 🫶🏾


Points +86

20 Aug 2023

Tasty meal

Had the lentil stew and a coffee, there was a mix up with my order so they end up refunding my meal, which I didn’t expect. Their English wasn’t to bad, also make sure you ask for the English menu😄

Updated from previous review on 2020-05-30


Points +707

20 May 2023

Pretty okay

Lovely concept & great vegan & gluten-free range.
But sadly nothing special plus food tasted a bit bland. Pricey as well.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-09


Points +58

12 Apr 2023


Ich gehe total gerne ins Café Aha. Neben dem ständigen Angebot gibt es immer wieder wechselnde Tagesgerichte, darunter immer auch vegane Gerichte/Alternativen. Super leckeres Essen, regionale Weine, freundlicher und professioneller Service. Dazu mitten in der Innenstadt. Absolute Empfehlung!


Points +50

09 Apr 2023

Vegan meets fair trade

Love this place because it’s so down to earth and they have quite a couple vegan options even though it’s not a 100% vegan restaurant. I love that they prefer regional and sustainably produced ingredients and that you can see all ingredients on the menu for each item.

Pros: Friendly staff, fast & responsive , Real food, no highly processed junk


Points +19360

31 Mar 2023

Friendly, not much vegan

Peaceful place in middle of tourist part of 'inner city' 🍲 A few vegan dishes, sometimes, vegan cake. Friendly staff. Consider reserving, it might be full. They take care of communities in ppr countries and show images of their projects on the wall.


Points +331

11 Nov 2022


Breite Auswahl an veganen Kuchen und herzhaften Gerichten. Pflanzliche Milchalternativen werden angeboten. Kaffee mit Gewürzen ist superlecker.


Points +109

14 Oct 2022

War okay

Es ist schön zu sehen, dass hier vegane Gerichte angeboten werden. Sowohl Frühstück, als auch Hauptspeisen und ein Dessert. Das Sellerieschnitzel war ganz lecker, wenn auch zu wenig würzig für meinen Geschmack. Aber insgesamt war die Menge für diesen Preis einfach deutlich zu klein. Ich bin davon nicht satt geworden.
Als Dessert hatten wir also noch das leckere hausgemachte Schoko-Mandel-Fudge. Das war sehr sättigend, daher empfehle ich, es zu zweit zu teilen. Den Kokosgeschmack merkt man sehr, was mich aber nicht gestört hat. Auch hier fanden wir den Preis etwas zu hoch.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-14

Pros: Vegane Optionen , Nette Bedienung

Cons: etwas teuer, sehr kleine Mengen


Points +650

15 Aug 2022

Tasty cake, breakfast and lunch

Tasty cake, breakfast and lunch

Pros: Nice Location as well


Points +104

13 Aug 2022

Gemütliches Ambiente

Wer in Dresden nach einem vegan frühstücken oder Mittagessen möchte, sollte in das Ladencafé Aha gehen. Es gibt drei verschiedene frühstücksangebote, vegane Suppen und ein paar vegane Hauptgerichte. Die Preise sind mehr als fair, das Personal super freundlich und die Aufstriche für das Frühstück super lecker. Bei dem großen veganen Frühstück sind zwei Aufstriche, drei Scheiben Nichtkäse, drei Scheiben tofu und drei Scheiben Nichtwurst dabei (Mehr als ausreichend). Hier würde ich auf jeden Fall wieder herkommen! 🥰

Pros: Vegane Optionen , Gemütliches Ambiente , Freundliche Bedienung


Points +26

21 Nov 2021


Nice vibe, friendly staff, had some vegan options. I had the veggie burger for lunch.

Updated from previous review on 2021-11-21


Points +124

02 Nov 2021

yummy breakfast

Very cozy and cute place with a wonderful atmosphere and friendly staff!

Pros: lots of vegan options, breakfast, coffee, dish with yogurt,etc can all be made vegan

Cons: too many toppings but that's often the case


Points +25

14 Aug 2021

Awesome Breakfast and Place to relax

I sat outside in a somehow buzzing pedestrian zone directly at the Kreuzkirche. The buildings and parasols provided plenty oft shade.
As I arrived it was already noon, so I feared not to get the breakfast. But the server was so nice and got me the large vegan breakfast nevertheless. It consisted oft three buns, some antipasti, humus, some curry spread and different slices oft vegan alternatives. Overall not enough buns for the number of toppings.
I had the large vegan breakfast (12,00 €), an orange juice (0,4 l; 4,50 €), two pots of coffee (4,50 € each) and a vegan raspberry shake (6,50 €). For 32,00 € being able to relax for a few hours in the city center with the good feeling that everything is vegan, traded fair and some nice conversation is something you don't find everywhere.

Pros: super nice staff, in the center of Dresden, really tasty

Cons: not enough buns for the breakfast


Points +223

30 Aug 2020

Lecker 😋

Große Portionen die schnell serviert wurden. Ich hätte sie 5 Sterne gegeben.

Pros: Freundlich , Klar gekennzeichnete vegane optionen , Schnell

Cons: Teuer


Points +266

08 Aug 2020

nice place but meals aren't noteworthy

The meals from the seasonal menu are actually quite pricey. Sure it's fair and sustainable and that has its price but it tasted like something I make at home with 10min prepping time. Good but not special enough to justify the price point imo. The service was very welcoming though!


Points +2766

26 Jul 2020

Nice fair & sustainable café in the Old Town

I didn't try any of their food, but I liked the mango shake and the hot chocolate I had. It's a nice café if you're looking for something in the Old Town of Dresden (most of the vegan stuff is in the New Town). Lots of drinks can be veganized, some savoury food is vegan, and they also had a vegan cake and vegan ice-cream.
They have a fair & sustainable shop attached to the café, and I generally liked their approach to fairness and sustainability.
The location behind a church is very convenient in summer, because the outside seating is not in the sun.

Pros: Vegan-friendly café in Old Town, Nice outdoor seating


Points +130

15 Jun 2020

Great place for coffe/tea

To be hontest, I am a little underwhelmed by their meals. (The vegan options are clearly marked on the menu, which is a plus) But the tea and coffee tea they serve is wonderful. They offer a good variety of both of them and whenever I went there, they always had at least one vegan cake or pie. The atmosphere is super cozy and warm. Most of the times I was there the staff was very attentive, rest of the times service was okay.


Points +993

12 Dec 2019

Not bad, lots of options

Lots of options and a good place to stop right near the main Platz. Had soup and salad, which the salad is a self serve bar so you can pick what you’d like. I had the vegan potato soup which was pretty good - not anything amazing but it was warm and filling! Friends had the vegan pumpkin soup and lentil soup, and the consensus was about the same. Solid choice if you want a filling, healthful lunch before eating all of the Christmas market food!

There was lots of options labeled vegan, including soups, pastas, pastries, and other more filling meals.


Points +34

30 Jul 2019


We just looked for a simple lunch and found a good choice of vegetarian options here. Enjoyed a soup and salad which were both great.

Pros: Reasonable prices


Points +83

21 Jul 2019

Sehr viele vegane Gerichte

Tolle Lage, Tische draußen, Mittags im Schatten der Kreuzkirche 👍🏼

Pros: Viele vegane Gerichte, Tolle Lage, Preislich angemessen


Points +62

14 Jun 2019

very delicious

friendly staff, many vegan options like sausages, soup, summer rolls, vitnamesian dishes, rice and tofu, salad, ice cream.
the portions are not that big and a bit pricy but I guess that'a fine for an eco fair-trade restaurant.
the waitress said they don't serve meat in the summer so technically it's a vegeterian restaurant during that time.


Points +4125

19 May 2019

Fairtrade shop with vegan options

They have a large offer of vegan and vegetarian dishes at AHA (stands for ‘anders handeln’, meaning trading differently). Their focus clearly lies on fair trade goods and they host a fair trade shop in the basement, note that the store has more limited opening times.
It was a bit hard to attract their attention but service is very friendly. We indicated a time constraint and they tried their best to provide our diner in time. We ordered the vegan eggplant roast and spring rolls with creamy chili sauce. The menu offered some original dishes so we were very excited but those expectations were not completely met, the food was okay but not very tasteful. The portions were not that big and therefore the prices were a bit on the higher side for the region.
Our recommendation would be to take your time, enjoy the sunshine on the terrace during 3 course meal here, that might be more filling and it offers you the opportunity to try the other interesting dishes on the menu.


Points +130

12 Jan 2019

Lentil soup

Really delicious lentil soup with tofu sausage. Love it there. There is a lot of vegan meals you can choose.

Pros: lots of vegan options


Points +1169

30 Jun 2018

Many vegan choices!

This place has a wide variety of vegan dishes! Nice staff and atmosphere. Prices are fair considering the location and that they also use organic/fair trade ingredients. I wasn’t overwhelmed by the food, the dish I tried (polenta with chard) was a bit bland. But it was obvious that they prepare everything themselves with good ingredients. So I would go back and try something else next time!


Points +24

27 Dec 2017

Bad food and rip-off in billing

I had a vegan chia pudding, the coconut milk was stale, simply uneatable. Their coffee, watery. The breakfast, highly overpriced for what they offer.

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