Serves meat, vegan options available. Coffee tea and sandwich shop. Menu marks the vegetarian choices. Offers bagels, rolls, wraps, salads, and a soup of the day which is always vegan. Has vegan cake, soya and almond milk for hot drinks. Variety of blended loose leaf teas. Open Mon-Sat 09:00-16:00.

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35 Reviews

First Review by radiocaz


Points +8174

08 Oct 2023

Non pretentious little cafe

A lot of the menu can be veganised. Most of the cakes were vegan. LGBT inclusive space. Good prices, accessible, non-pretentious setting. Sells refillable kombucha, coffee, tea and local art too. When we visited we had the soup of the day (tomato and mixed beans) with half bagel & a vegan haggis on bagel, which came to £8 total for both meals. The food was tasty and filling. We also got the cherry Bakewell cake, which was sweet, light and delicious. The con was the smell of meat being cooked (as we were leaving)



Points +212

08 Sep 2023

tasty food with great prices

i stumble upon this place while walking inverness. Has a menu with many vegan options very well labelled. Is tasty and clean food. recomend


Points +1250

30 May 2023

Cheap and very much cheerful

First visited here in 2017 and it’s a must whenever I’m in Inverness. They have a wide variety of options on the menu and plenty cakes also. Love love the chieftain bagel and I’m dying to try their tofu satay as it’s apparently brilliant.


Points +151

21 Oct 2022

Very tasty!

Nice cafe with quite a few vegan choices. Would go back!


Points +124

14 Oct 2022

Nice café

Nice bagels, vegan drinks possible, even hot chocolate with vegan cream and marshmallows


Points +7284

19 Sep 2022

Nice cakes

We already had lunch plans so stopped here to get some cakes. Their menu indicated there were quite a few vegan options. All the cakes were vegan. I got a piece of peanut butter bar, Oreo brownie and a chocolate cake. I liked all of them (I was sharing them) with my favourites being the peanut butter bar and Oreo brownie. It would have been nice to have lunch here but unfortunately they weren’t open on the other days we were here.


Points +70

01 Aug 2022

Cosy cafe

Lovey cosy drinks, bagels. A cute place to read or meet friends.

Pros: Delicious bagels, Nice place to meet friends, Good for lunch or breakfast


Points +95

13 Jul 2022

Great bagles, friendly staff

Conveniently located cafe offering very tasty bagles, most items on the menu can be made vegan.

Pros: lots of vegan options, friendly staff, good bagles

Cons: not all vegan


Points +90

17 Jun 2022

Vegan bangers and hash

I took two bagels and a bar to-go. Staff was friendly and I liked their recommendations a lot


Points +63

07 Jun 2022

Best vegan BLT I ever had

Food was great, smoothies were awesome and it is clearly a safe space for people from all walks of life. Loved it.


Points +32

08 Mar 2022

Excellent choice of food and drink and VGO

Nice Cafe in centre of town. Good choices and freshly made. Good choice if read as well. Nothing fancy but does the job well.

Pros: Choice , Value , Friendly


Points +87

04 Nov 2021


Great place, great choices and wonderful staff. I enjoyed my afternoon tea there and I am certainly going there again and again.

Updated from previous review on 2021-11-04


Points +749

27 Oct 2021

Firm favourite

This place has become a firm favourite of my (vegan) parents when they want to go somewhere in the centre. I was here last week and had a great slice of lime and matcha vegan cake, with a pot of oolong tea. About half the savoury menu is vegetarian with plenty as vegan. The soup is always vegan apparently. The place was busy with people eating in and people getting take aways.

UPDATE Oct 2021 - all 6 cakes the day I visited were vegan. The one I had was excellent.

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-10

Pros: Vegan cakes, Vegan savoury options, Friendly staff

Cons: serves meat


Points +60

29 Jul 2021

Great for lunchtime

Superb cakes and the rest of the menu is great too.
Bubble teas, hot chocolate. Blends of tea and tea accessories. Bagels... especially the mushroom satay one. Lots of vegan options always.
Lovely owner.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-29

Pros: City centre , Independent business

Cons: Might need more space


Points +121

09 Oct 2020

Nice place for lunch

It’s a nice place for lunch, the offer soups and bagel sandwiches. It’s tasty and fresh and they usually have a vegan cdd as me or 2 available


Points +244

04 Mar 2020

Great food!

Always busy so you might have to wait but really yummy food. Massive drinks menu and delicious cakes

Pros: Lots of vegan option, Flexible

Cons: Can be busy


Points +418

24 Apr 2019

Great food

Breakfast sandwich was really good, fast service and very friendly. We took some vegan baked goods to go as well. Very close to train station.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: None


Points +380

12 Oct 2018

This is my favourite place to go

My favourite order from Blend is a vegan seeded nacho bagel and a peanut butter and chocolate oat milkshake, their peanut butter bars are to die for as well

Pros: Full vegan menu , Really delicious , Creative foods

Cons: Expensive , Sometimes unwelcoming staff


Points +453

22 Sep 2018

Would give 5 stars if I could

Really nice authentic café. Cozy inside. Lots of yummy vegan cakes to choose from and hot meals too.

Pros: Good prices, Don't charge extra for veg milk in coffee, Good cakes

Cons: not entirely vegan


Points +86

31 Aug 2018

JVNK by friends not food

In the evening this place is run as a vegan-only restaurant with a fun and very full menu.


Points +36

19 Aug 2018

המון אופציות טבעוניות lots of vegan options

ארוחה טעימה, מחיר סביר, כל העוגות טבעוניות, חלב סויה , שקדים ושיבולת שועל. יחס נהדר!
Great food, soy Milk, vegan cakes


Points +123

13 Aug 2018

Decent food

Had the breakfast vegan mushroom bagel and an oat chai latte. Was pretty good.

Cons: Butter knives... don’t cut through bagels


Points +102

15 Jul 2018

great bagels, coffee and desserts

I highly recommend this cosy place! We had the lunch menu (£8.75) including a bagel of choice, soup of the day and tea/coffee/juice of choice. You can ask for plain or seeds bagel, gluten-free... So many vegan options that choosing gets difficult. The coffee is high quality and they do not charge extra for soy/almond/oat milk etc. The selection of cakes and pastries (3 vegan options atm) were looking so good that we just had to get a slice for dessert: a yummy matcha & strawberry cake. It's a small place so limited seating during lunch time.


Points +249

19 Jun 2018

Cakes and coffee

Love the cake options here that are vegan


Points +14

18 Jun 2018


Deserves 5 stars but unfortunately this app does not allow 5 star ratings for restaraunts that aren't fully veg. I had a fantastic vegan milkshake here that even had soy whip on top! And a beautiful filling bagel. They even have vegan options amongst their cakes. Everything that is vegan or vegetarian is clearly marked on the menu. There was amazing choice and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Pros: Plenty of choice, Vegan whipped cream, Delicious

Cons: Long wait even though not very busy


Points +139

12 Jun 2018

Number one Vegan stop in Inverness

It's got a great cosy atmosphere. Friendly staff and a wide selection of meat, veggie and vegan bagels and drinks. Super yummy all the time. The only reason it's not 5* is that it can occasionally be inconsistent. Definitely my favourite vegan place in Inverness, not that there are loads to choose from. 10/10 would always recommend!

Pros: Options for all diets , Delicious food and drinks

Cons: Lots of similar foods, but not loads of different


Points +262

10 Dec 2017

Lots of choices

I had the vegan Vietnamese Bagel which was excellent and there was lots of other things to choose from with good gluten free options too.

Pros: Fast, fresh and friendly.

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