Balans Bistro

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Zivnostenska 2, Bratislava, Slovakia

Vegan food bistro est. 2016 serving some versions of Slovakian traditional meals as well as burgers and quesadilla with variety of dressings plus pancakes, desserts, and a daily menu. Beverages include lemonade and coffee. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat 1:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Western, Beer/Wine, Mexican, European, Fusion, Slovakian

67 Reviews

First Review by AndreaJW

Amazing place! - Edit

Everything was so delicious, we tried the champignon quesadilla and the Mexico burger and it was really good. We also had the fries and some strawberry cake. Besides everyone was really nice, brought the food quickly, and the food was really cheap.

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great food and atmosphere - Edit

The food was amazing, it's cheap and the place is really nice.
They have the menu in english.

Pros: all the food is vegan

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A must-visit place - Edit

Definitely currently the best vegan option in Bratislava. Food is original and delicious and the prices aren't high considering it's in the town centre. Loved by vegans & non-vegans alike.

Pros: Cozy space, A wide selection of delicious food and drinks and

Cons: A pretty small place, sometimes during lunch you h

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not bad!:) - Edit

A little crowded, would recommend making a reservation. Good food, nicely served. Lots of comfort dishes! Will visit again:)

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Food to die for - Edit

Honestly, Balans bistro does some of the nicest vegan food in Bratislava. Whether you choose a dish from the daily menu or perhaps a burger, hot dog or wrap, you can be sure you'll be getting a meal prepared with care and love. The Balans burger is one of the best vegan burgers I've ever tried and the mayo is to die for - I believe it's made with red lentils and it tastes scarily similar to the real stuff. I can't recommend Balans enough!

Pros: amazing food , prices, staff is super kind and lovely

Cons: a bit crowded during lunch time

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Awesome - Edit

I have visited this place only once but I'm definitely planning to go back. Loved their soup and vegan version of shepherd's pie. The place is really nice as well. My non veg friend also loved it and wants to go back.

update: this is probably my favorite vegan restaurant in town at the moment!







Updated from previous review on 2018-01-28

Pros: Tasty food for a fair price, Friendly staff, Cozy place

Cons: usually crowded around lunch hours, cash only

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No GF option? - Edit

The place is cute & cozy and the food smelled so good!
I messaged them first asking if they have anything gluten free. They replied saying they do. When I got there I was told they have nothing GF. And so I left hungry and disappointed.


Updated from previous review on 2018-01-07

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pleasant surprise on the road - Edit

We were starving and decided to take a break for lunch in Bratislava on our way to Italy and we took HappyCow recommendations seriously and it was a good choice ! We had the soup of the day which was Mexican lentil soup with avocado and tortilla chips, seitan wrap and a Mexican burger. The soup was delicious, slightly spicy and filling. By the time we got our main course we were already full. My burger was very good, slightly falling apart so I ate it with utensils:) home fries very tasty. The wrap was also flavorful . Overall we were so full we skipped the desert :) friendly staff speaking English. The downside -cash only. Luckily we had some cash on us (unlike in Berlin where we had to go on an atm quest :))

Pros: tasty, friendly staff, good value for money

Cons: cash only, few tables

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Best vegan junk in Bratislava - Edit

If you have not vegan friends take them here. This bistro fights all stereotypes about tasteless boring vegan food. Honestly it's not healthy fitness choice especially in the evening without daily menu but you will enjoy every bite. And also your not (yet) vegan friends will be very surprised in the best possible way.

Pros: fair price , very tasty , visually appealing

Cons: no salad options

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Cozy - Edit

I heard amazing things about this place from friends who aren't even veg.
This gave me no other choice than to try it out. The expectations were reached and the food was great, the only thing that I didn't fully enjoy was the music. It was really loud and I could barely hear the people I was talking to.

Pros: Cozy

Cons: Loud music, maybe choice of music

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Best Vegan restaurant in Bratislava - Edit

Without a doubt, this is the best vegan restaurant in the city. Daily menu is always good. All of the burgers are delicious. They even offer great desserts. My favorites are the veg-dogs, they're such an amazingly balanced comfort food ❤ and the double sandwich, just lovely flavours. This place never disappointes.

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Definitelly coming again! - Edit

Ive been there for the first time, I had one of the burger (dont remember the name) and my mom had something from the daily menu. Both were amazingly delicious! plus nice staff

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Great restaurant - Edit

I recommended this place. We have tried a burger, sandwich, coco curry soup, salad, burrito. Everything have looked profesional.
Fresh, tasty, original food.
Small place but nice interior.

Pros: interior, excellent offer

Cons: small space

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very good food and fair price! - Edit

Good location. Very nice service. Great place to spend the evening!!!

Pros: 100% vegan , Good prices

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nice and cosy - Edit

Nice and cosy little all vegan restaurant in the city center of Bratislava. They have a daily lunch menu and you can order a la carte. if you like tea, you should try their green tea

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very tasty burgers - Edit

I was there a few times and I’m sure that I’ll visit that place more times with my friends. Green burger was amazing!!! I liked it most of all))

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Wonderful - Edit

With my phone service not working properly (on a phone that was nearly dead), stomach growling, nose running and legs protesting, I was absolutely delighted to step into this place. As I tend to when entering a vegan restaurant in a foreign city/country, I immediately felt at 'home'. The décor is great, the staff are helpful, the food is delicious (and, compared to Vienna prices, shockingly affordable), the interesting drink options are plentiful, the location is good and the WiFi is fast. The staff don't speak fluent English, but hey, this isn't an English-speaking country! They do do their best, though, which is nice. I also like that they offer several veganised Slovak dishes, even if they're not quite up my alley (the one I had was fried). Highly recommended. I'd gladly pay the 5€ train fare from Vienna just to eat there again...in fact, I might just do so tomorrow!

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-21

December 2017 update: Sadly I was unaware that they were just about to celebrate their 365th day of being open the following day (d'oh!), but I once again had a delighful experience whilst in town during my 'birthday weekend', enjoying their daily specials of Thai coconut soup and seitan souvlaki, both of which seemed so lovingly and expertly seasoned and prepared. It warmed my heart to see how busy the place was on a Saturday afternoon (which is a good job, as it also meant I had to make a few rounds about the vicinity in the bitter cold!), and I can't wait for what gastronomic pleasures my next visit brings. One thing is certainly: it won't be too far off from now! 😊

(P.S. - If this place alone isn't enough to visit Bratislava, they've got the most well-stocked vegan shop I've ever visited; I love my dear Maran Vegan, but it seriously puts Vienna to shame.)

Pros: English menu (staff do their best to speak it too), Plenty of veganised traditional dishes, The prices are incredible

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Mñam - Edit

Everything taste delicious. Best vegdogs ever.

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Perfect!!! - Edit

The best vegan food in Bratislava....

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basico y caro - Edit

No entiendo muy bien las opiniones que hay, la verdad es que es muy basico, ofreciendo mas que nada hamburguesas y quesadillas y para la ciudad que es muy caras. Hay muchos mejores por la zona.

Pros: horario

Cons: caro y poca variedad

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Best vegan option in Bratislava - Edit

Was there 10+ times and food was always delicious - weekend specials especially :)
Worth visiting also with non-veg friends.

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Friendly place - Edit

Good food in the center, a lot of vegan options.
The stuff was very kind and I like the place.
Definitely worth visit.

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the best vegan place in bratislava - Edit

Not only nice and cosy atmosphere, but incredible and tasty food. I always go there with my non- vegan friends and family and they always love the food there!
The balans burger is the best in my opinion, but their quesadillas and lunch menu is great too!

Pros: all vegan, cosy atmosphere, the best food

Cons: sometimes they are out of food and coffee machine , sometimes you may not find a place to sit, they dont take credit cards

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great - Edit

tasty, sometimes even tradiotional vegan food. great opening hours. pet friendly.

Pros: great value, delicious food, good location

Cons: it could be bigger

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Best vegan food in town - Edit

I was there many times and my only recommendation for you is: you should try everything! My fav is quesadilla with so much veg cheese and olives. It tastes like heaven on the earth :)

Pros: Delicious vegan food , The staff is always nice and cheerful

Cons: Sometimes they do not have enough free tables

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Best vegan spot in the city - Edit

When you want to be sure you'll get great food, visit Balans. Quality of the food and creativity is amazing and it's very consistent, i've never been disappointed. Their veg-dogs are already legendary, burgers are amazing as well...also try the delicious thai curry soup. they have also daily lunch menu and are open during weekdays, which is not so common in Bratislava. Very generous portions and fair prices. Absolutely recommend to any vegan! It's not only the best vegan spot in Bratislava, but also one of the best vegan spots i've ever visited abroad.

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-09

Pros: Delicious food and consistent quality, Big portions, opening hours

Cons: it's full often due to small space of the bistro

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Pinnacle of vegan food in Bratislava - Edit

This bistro is one of the best places to eat out in this city. You can choose from fixed offer of tasty vegan "junkfood" like burgers, veg-dogs, wraps, etc.
"Healthier" options are served as daily lunch menu but they last till early afternoon. There is daily menu also on weekends

Pros: very tasty , opening hours , they dont repeat daily menu often

Cons: kinda crowded in peak hours (lunch)

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