Balans Bistro

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Zivnostenska 2, Bratislava, Slovakia

An all-vegan bistro opened Winter 2016. Serves some vegan versions of Slovakian traditional meals, as well as burgers and quesadillas with various house-made dressings, pancakes, desserts and a daily menu. It also offers lemonades, coffee, craft beers and wine. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat 1:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Asian, European, Slovakian

35 Reviews

First Review by AndreaJW

Amazing food - Edit

Excellent food and very fast service. And great value for money.

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Fine vegan place opened even on weekends - Edit

Nice food, quite ok size of portion foe appropriate price. Big plus are opening hours even during the weekend.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-26

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One of the best vegan foods in Bratislava! - Edit

A very nice place, a good location, nice stuff...and DELICIOUS food! I love their burgers and VegDogs. Even my "carnist" friend said their burgers are delicious.

Pros: location, delicious food, great place to take your carnist friends

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Love this place! - Edit

Lovely little cozy spot with tasty food, large portions, great prices, super friendly staff and excellent wifi. Love it!

Pros: amazing food, great value, friendly staff

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The best! - Edit

Great place, Nice atmosphere, friendly people and the food is just amazing! Everyting tasted just amazing... one of the best vegan-restaurants i've ever been!

Pros: Best vegan in town!

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Great little place! - Edit

Fantastic food, one of the best burgers I've had (balan burger) it's cheap (€16 for 2 meals with drinks). They have consistent burgers and quesadillas but then a changing traditional menu, I couldn't really understand this so played it safe!

Pros: specials board with traditional Slovak dishes , english version menu

Cons: small so might not be space, it's popular!

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Telling everyone - Edit

to go for first vegan food here! I think they are becoming better and better by the time. Everytime I love the food more. It is delicious! Veg-dogs, mushroom quesadilla, pancakes! Want to eat daily there hah

Pros: location, original Slovak food

Cons: i am not from town so i miss most of daily special, bit shy stuff

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tsproc 15 Sep 2017 - Magnificient food indeed, it is almost a holiday for me (since i also visit the town rarely). I hope they last many more years.  


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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 2017-08-07

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff, Cozy place

Cons: usually crowded around lunch hours

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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

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

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best vegan food in town - Edit

everything i've had here is amazing. they do incredible burgers and quesadillas with rly good vegan cheese (my faves are the mushroom quesadilla and basic balans burger). fries and all the different dips are also 10/10.
definitely recommend trying the daily/weekend specials, no matter what they make it's bound to taste great.
the service and whole vibe of the place are also very nice.

Pros: everything

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Best vegan food I've eaten - Edit

I visited Bratislava for a few days and I've become addicted to their food - the best is the balans burger, but quesadillas, burritos and the vegdog were also good. Besides that the prices affordable. Strongly recommend.

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Best burger I've ever had - Edit

The food here is out of this world! Took my brother there who eats meat and he really enjoyed the food! We ordered the soup of the day which was Thai soup and 2 of the burgers. My brother had the first on the menu and I had the third which was called the Mexican. Also had tea and raspberry lemonade which came beautifully presented! Definately come try this place- you certainly won't regret it!

Pros: Menu available in English, Helpful and fast efficient service, Food is first class

Cons: none!

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Wonderful burgers for pocket change - Edit

Highly recommended, located a kilometre's walk from the train station, this place is the perfect stop for anyone travelling to or from the capital. We were on a daytrip to Bratislava from Vienna I would go again, even just for this!

We had the most fantastic burgers at this fully vegan restaurant - burgers, sandwiches and quesadillas all under 5 euros. Burgers served with a fresh salad and a very large handful of fries and mayo cost an additional euro and definitely worth it!

Pros: Cheap! Generous portions, Interesting selection of drinks; local and homemad

Cons: Only burgers and quesadillas listed on the English, Unclear whether table service or ordering at count, No desserts, although many special coffees and hot

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Cheap and good - Edit

Quesadillas and homemade fries were delicious and cheap!

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delicious burgers! - Edit

we tried the balan's burger and the mexican burger and they both exceeded our expectations - delicious! it's reasonably priced and a chilled atmosphere, would definitely recommend if you're nearby.

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Tasty food - Edit

Was happy to found a few vegan places in Bratislava. We have ordered a salad (was too oily for my taste) and a burger (tasted pretty good). I liked the presentation of the food and the prices are nice. Overall nice stop for vegans at Bratislava.

Pros: Cheap, Good presentation , Tasty

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The best vegan restaurant in town. - Edit

The burrito is the best I have ever had. I cannot describe how good it was. I love it there. The staff is so friendly :)

Pros: the best vegan food with a wide selection

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Delicious food and nice atmosphere. - Edit

A lot of foodies to choose from. We ate a beetroot burger and wrap. Nice food, especially the sauces were very good. Pop music playing in the background and a selection of board games to play with.

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Amazing Burgers - Edit

Today we visited Balans Bistro and we found delicious vegan burgers. Both the Mexican and the Balans Burger were amazing. The mexican burger was for sure the best burger I ever had!
And the fries were really amazing too. 😍

Pros: 100% vegan

Cons: Kleines Lokal

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The best vegan place in BA - Edit

I was there many times, food is so so good that I keep eating even though I'm madly full.

Pros: all vegan, fair price, handsome and friendly staff

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Amazing place - Edit

I loved Balans Bistro! It was very easy to find and their food is delicious :) I love how they serve burgers, enchiladas but also traditional slovak food in a vegan version, because that is what you should always go for when travelling

Pros: serves traditional slovak food, cheap, open on sunday

Cons: staff doesn't speak english :(

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A bit disappointing, considering all of the positive reviews - Edit

Saw all of the reviews and made sure to visit. I ordered the Green Burger while my girlfriend ordered the soup and meal of the day.

The burger was quite tasty, however the soup was just bland vegetables in an oily broth, with little to no taste. The meal of the day was ok, but also a little bland.

The service was also quite strange. The soup arrived instantly, and my burger about 10 minutes later. We assumed they forgot about the meal of the day for my girlfriend, seeing as they served everyone else in the restraunt before us, and as we where getting ready to leave they placed it on the table.

Overall I would probably give this place a miss.

Pros: Fully Vegan , Affordable

Cons: Food wasn't great , Service was relatively poor (friendly staff though

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Top vegan place in Bratislava! - Edit

Very very tasty burgers, different specials (hot dogs, local dishes, exotic dishes etc.), simple and good lunch menus and it's open every day! Additionaly there's a wide variety of craft soft drinks and some craft beer as well as a small choice of sweets and pancakes. My absolutely favourite place to go in Bratislava.

Pros: open every day, alternating specials, craft soft drinks and beer

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So happy I went back the next day! - Edit

Among other things, they make veganized local dishes; the specials change weekly or every couple of days, I had a cheese croquette with potato salad: it was amazing. I went back the following day and ordered exactly the same!

Pros: veganized local dishes, serves food all day through, cozy

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Great place - Edit

Balans Bistro is a small place with a slightly alternative/indie vibe. I had a smoothie and a burrito, both of which was really good - in particular the sauce that came with the burrito. Recommended.

Pros: Cheap, Good food, Friendly staff

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Awesome Cozy Place - Edit

I've visited this place with a non-vegan friend of mine who's getting into vegan burgers, kinda. Wonderful, I'm quite sure the burgers served there do not do a disservice to the 'picture of vegan-compatible food' as a whole. The prices are quite alright for the exceptional quality. Just consider: you'll pay 3 Euros more for the equivalent in the center of Vienna. So I wish them the very best, hope they don't close anytime soon.

Pros: Price tag, Indeed quality meals, creative , Great selection of drinks

Cons: Can't pay with card

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veganfood - Edit

Tak tuto restauraciu mozem naozaj len vrelo odporucat, vela jedal na vyber (vybornych jedal) a skvela atmosfera!

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