Vegan restaurant est. Jul 2016 using organic ingredients harvested locally. Has vegan books, art exhibitions and wi-fi. Eat in or takeaway. Open Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00.

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97 Reviews

First Review by lulakilla


Points +796

30 Aug 2023

Menú del día muy bueno y buen precio

Fuimos a comer el menú del día y estaba todo muy bueno. Además había diferentes postres para elegir.

Pros: Menú del día completo , Personal atento y amable , Terraza



Points +42

30 Aug 2023

Very limited opening hours

The food was delicious and modestly priced. Service was friendly but very, very slow.

This cafe is only open 12-4pm, Mon to Friday, and on our visit had sold out of desserts by 2:15 pm.

Diners were mostly Portuguese rather than tourists, however staff spoke perfect English to us having overheard us speaking to one another.

Pros: Home cooked food , Healthy options , Friendly service

Cons: Slow service , Disliked sitting beside a busy road


Points +225

13 Jun 2023

Healthy and tasty

The cafe was bright, fresh and clean, with a very nice atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The daily special had all gone, but the Tempeh wraps we chose were delicious. We also indulged in the cakes for dessert. They were really light sponge cakes which were certainly very fresh.

Pros: Fresh and tasty food, Friendly staff, Nice ambience

Cons: Busy road junction for outside seating area, Limited opening hours


Points +108

23 May 2023


We had a very tasty meal. Food is as good as it is healthy, lors of flavours. Desserts are excellent. People working here were very nice and helpful. I highly recommand !

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-23


Points +455

17 Apr 2023

Flavourful, friendly, fantastic

My mum said it was the best vegan meal she’s ever had!

Pros: tempeh burger , housemade dressing & sauce

Cons: gets very busy!


Points +1030

17 Jan 2023

Delicious and thoughtful

A round meal. Very tasty and balanced. We had the day's main course (lasagna with polenta and broccoli with some salad and the tempeh Burger). Especially the burger highly recommended. And the cake too! Omnomnom :3
And very friendly staff.

Pros: bio, All Vegan, Wholefood


Points +248

26 Dec 2022

Delicious and good value

We only discovered this gem recently.
The food is made with great care and tastes delicious.
The dish of the day gets published on Facebook everyday so you can have a peek before or just arrive and be surprised.
The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful.

Pros: Wholefoods, Great location, Healthy filling food

Cons: Only open mon-friday 12-15:00


Points +22

26 Dec 2022

Vegano con mucho mimo

Pese a tener una carta corta tienen los platos muy bien montados con ingredientes de primerísima calidad. El tempeh es increíble, y el pan de la hamburguesa elaborado por ellos, delicioso. Compensa la carta con un menú que cambia a diario. Menú 11€, hamburguesa 9€. El servicio no es el más rápido pero son súper amables y con un trato estupendo. En general ha sido un placer, ¡gracias!

Pros: Calidad, Precio, Amabilidad

Cons: Poca variedad, No es el restaurante más rápido del mundo


Points +92

05 Dec 2022

Very nice food, staff and not expensive vegan food

Everything was good

Pros: Opties, Prijs / kwaliteit, Gezond


Points +1723

19 Nov 2022

Get over to Alfarroba (short poem - sorry!)

With only three 100% vegan places to eat in Albufeira, and having already eaten in ‘Veggie Momi’ - which I’d recommend - we tried Alfarroba Cafe.

This is not like your normal vegan restaurant of cafe which generally focus on home cooked or vegan junk food. The Alfarroba Cafe prides itself on zero processed food using cooked and raw organic, locally sourced ingredients - focussing on Macrobiotic Philosophy, their menu results in nutritious, balanced and energy-rich meals, made with whole grains, vegetables and legumes.

We went for the set menu which include tea, soup and main course for €11 per person.

Tea served in a glass was Pennyroyal and Bella Louisa which was really good. Never having had Pennyroyal, it was a treat and I’d have it again.
Soup was a Japanese Miso. It had depth of flavour was nicely cooked veg but it lacked any punch or heat. Perfect for someone who likes plain soup.
The main was Feijoada, which is one pot of black beans and vegetables, served with brown rice, steamed vegetables, pickled
red cabbage and salad. It cooked to perfection. The veg had bite, the cabbage a nice tangyness, salad was fresh and the nutty rice was sticky and moresish. We both felt the Feijoada was lacked flavour and seasoning. Seasoning and hot sauce were available so it’s our fault we never asked for them.

All in all a great place if what you want is a really healthy option. It was a great offering for only €11 too.

Would I go back - Yes.

Would I recommend - Yes.

Pros: Healthy vegan options, Very cheap, Gorgeous cafe

Cons: Can be bland


Points +146

28 Oct 2022

Nice place with fresh carob 🙂

This small vegan place in the main street has good atmosphere - I have never forgot Alfarroba, because this name means “carob” in Portugese. And I am fresh carob lover 🙃. We have take away food, we choose some fresh juices, smoothies, daily menu and tortillas woth tofu. Everything was yummy 😋 and staff was very friendly!! Their desserts - we try tiramisu and chocolate mousse were perfect. Beautiful place with daily menu and a lot of choices in their standard menu.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-28


Points +504

26 Oct 2022

Great wraps

We got tofu wraps which felt fresh and filling, we got them along with tortilla chips. We also got the daily menu beetroot soup. The soup was wonderful and I’m not usually a soup person. I also got a smoothie which was delicious. The staff inside were very accommodating and sweet. We got it all as takeout which was simple and easy to do.

Pros: Lots of options, daily and menu , Friendly staff, Delicious food


Points +3898

23 Sep 2022

Great sunny spot

It was a lovely spot to sit in the sun but in some shade, at the hottest part of the day. I treated myself to a wee holiday bottle of wine, and enjoyed the fully vegan menu. I was excited to see tempeh on the menu, but wasn't that keen on the burger - it was a bit bland.

Menus are found by scanning QR codes on the walls. The dessert was lovely.


Points +16

23 Sep 2022

Very nice cafe

The staff were all extremely friendly and they had lots to choose from. All ingredients were very fresh and the price was very reasonable.

Pros: Delicious and fresh ingredients, Relatively cheap, Nice vegan desserts which are hard to find

Cons: Very limited opening times


Points +25

06 Sep 2022


Todo muy rico, un café estupendo y comida muy completa


Points +16

21 Aug 2022

Excellent vegan food steps away from the hustle and bustle

Armenio booked us in as a group of 10 even though it’s usually a walk in restaurant. The service, vibe and food were sensational - nothing could be faulted! We got to try some excellent local vegan white wines, too. Such a great experience. Thank you team!

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, Warm vibe


Points +108

19 Jul 2022

You’ll want to try everything

My first time eating here, had the tempeh burguer which was great! But they have so many other good choices I wish I could just try a bit of everything.
The homemade vegan mayo and the caramelized onion over the tempeh burguer were a hit for me 🤤

A new favourite restaurant, not to mention the staff is as lovely as the food served here.

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-07

Pros: All vegan, Friendly staff, Quality/Price

Cons: Not being nearer me 😅, Small place so it gets crowded


Points +161

15 Jul 2022

Best food ever!

This Restaurant has everything one needs! All dishes are vegan, the Service is 11/10 and everything is made freshly from locally grown foods! We will visit again soon!

Pros: service, waiting Time until food was done , food itself was perfect

Cons: close to street


Points +1318

08 Jul 2022

Incredible food & wonderful service

Gorgeous place, a great find. We had 1 menu of the day, and 1 tempeh burger. Then the choco cake and cheesecake for desert. The reviews are true - the flavours here are so good! We will be back for sure!!

Pros: Totally vegan , Great staff , Delicious food


Points +457

05 Jul 2022

Best vegan joint in Albufeira!!

I wish we found this place sooner rather than visiting on our 2nd last day 😪 lovely staff so accommodating and friendly. We went for the menu of the day which you get a tea, soup and meal of the day. The ingredients were so fresh and tasty and the flavours of the food were extraordinary. If you are visiting Albufeira this place is a must!! The reviews speak for themselves.


Points +1160

05 Jul 2022

Best in Albufeira

Such an afforable and tasty experience! Got the daily specials for €11 which had mint tea, creamy lentil soup and main with tofu, bulgur wheat, red cabbage and salad. Flavours were incredible. Got the cacao tart for dessert. Going to come back as soon as we can.

Pros: Great healthy options, Nice staff


Points +37

Mostly Veg
01 Jun 2022

Com alma e com propósito 💓

Mais do que um espaço onde podemos comer bem, é todo o conceito que está envolvido!
Os donos Sandra e Arménio partilham aqui um pouco do que é a sua vida e do que são os seus ideias e propósito de vida!

Existem vários livros para consultar de temas interessantes, desde livros de culinária, saúde e bem estar, ecologia e sustentabilidade, etc.

Se quiser levar para casa alguns produtos de mercearia biológica também os pode adquirir aqui!

Nas paredes têm sempre expostas obras de algum artista, que embelezam as paredes e acompanham também algumas mensagens para despertar consciências, como o manifesto do Alfarroba Café, que não pode deixar de ler!

Com tudo isto, e a comida deliciosa, saudável e equilibrada, venha daí conhecer o Alfarroba Café 😋

Pros: Comida deliciosa e equilibrada, Alguns produtos de mercearia biológica para venda, Livros de temas de saúde, ecologia, para consulta


Points +1677

03 May 2022

Best vegan restaurant

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in my life. I got the daily special which came with a tea, miso soup, and a main dish. It was extraordinary. The attention to detail was mind blowing - the flavors were unreal. We also got some coffee and two different desserts (see pictures). It was all outstanding. Highly recommended.


Points +46

28 Mar 2022

Amazing place

I liked the menu, lot of options, all fresh and healthy.

Pros: All vegan, Nice options, All fresh

Cons: Far from old town centre


Points +136

27 Mar 2022

Perfect lunch spot

The staff here are so friendly and helpful, and the meals we had were fantastic.
Healthy and flavourful options - the Tofu wrap and Tempeh salad were much needed.

Pros: Delicious food options , Light and healthy meals, Super friendly staff


Points +105

10 Mar 2022

Comida da boa

Sem dúvida um bom espaço com comida vegan e vegetariana

Pros: Qualidade , Sabor , Diversidade


Points +3351

23 Feb 2022

Really friendly staff and really nice food

We had the menu of the day which is always soup and a main with a tea. It was really good. Quality / price highly recommended

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