Boots Bakery and Lounge

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 25 reviews )

24 W Main St, Spokane, Washington, USA, 99201

A vegetarian coffee shop, cafe, and bakery opened in summer 2012. Everything is vegan - the only exception is cow's milk for coffee. Try the carrot cake cupcakes. Open Mon-Tue 6:00am-6:00pm, Wed-Sat 6:00am-10:00pm, Sun 6:00am-6:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, American, Beer/Wine, Bakery

Reviews (25)

First Review by Veggietaylor

almost all vegan - Edit

Good variety of vegan and gluten free. They have cow secretions for coffee. No set menu but lots of choices. Also has a bar.

Pros: friendly and comfortable

Cons: order at the counter. some what expensive but it i

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Wonderful - Edit

Lovely boutique but rustic bakery. Very relaxed and chill. Had a wonderful peppermint tea with a peanut butter banana breakfast bar. Also took a pumpkin scone to go. Both were exceptional and fair prices. Staff were lovely.

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Great waffles. Great coffee. - Edit

I was visiting Spokane on business and walked over here for breakfast, after seeing that this place was less than a mile from my hotel. I had a pumpkin spice waffle with whipped chai "butter" and a soy latte. Both were very good.

I did ask them why/how they could be 100% vegan for everything else, but serve dairy for coffee. They explained that their coffee business is a very big part of their business and not having dairy for coffee would eliminate a large amount of their clientele.

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Great bakery! - Edit

All vegan, mostly gluten free bakery and coffee shop. We tried the carrot cake muffin, orange almond anise cupcake, and a mini chocolate cupcake for our toddler. Very friendly service, nice atmosphere, and good food!

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the best! - Edit

i've been a fan of the carrot cake since it's introduction many years ago at mizuna!
so happy when boots opened with all vegan menu, almost all gluten free as well but you wouldn't guess, yes it's that good! that waffle is out of this world & the savory stuff is always satisfying for this picky vegan! the location next to the co-op is super cool & the vibe is sweet & funky... i have to visit boots every time i pass through spokane for at least one meal & load up on goodies for the road!

Pros: all vegan, mostly gluten free, amazing selection of sweet & savory

Cons: i live so far away

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Vegan awesomeness - Edit

Five stars not enough; had the trio!

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cute little place - Edit

With good soups, Mac n cheese, cupcakes, boozy brownies all great!

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nice selection - Edit

Our first stop on our road trip was Spokane, and Boots was our destination. We got an assortment of savory foods to split for lunch, they were all great. Their menu is always changing, but my guess is it will also be good. The food really shows that the people making it care about it.

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Thank goodness - Edit

While I was very pleased to find this spot, I can't lie that I wasn't a little disappointed in the baked goods. I'm from Oakland where we have an awesome vegan cafe/bakery (Timeless, if you are ever in Oakland), so I was expecting something more like that. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy Boots exists and I went there three times during my five day business trip to Spokane, but they aren't a stellar representation of what vegan baked goods can be. But I hope they keep at it and are around for a long time. The staff was hit and miss. The first day a super friendly gal waited on me and she was great. Gave me some tips on where to eat. The next two times was a guy that barely acknowledged my presence and acted like he was doing me a favor to make my soy latte.

Pros: Vegan!, Cool space

Cons: Baked goods could be better

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The future is vegan and gluten free - Edit

Another great find by the Happy Cow app! We were in Spokane for the World Science Fiction (it was in London the year before and then ended up in our state - we had to go but did not expect a vegan feast). Located right next to the Spokane Convention Center and Main Market, the local co-op, this was the perfect landing spot for vegan, gluten free breakfast and lunch. The tofu scramble, sausage hash, Alison's breakfast and vegetable frittata were all deliciously seasoned savories. The boozy brownie, peach coffee cake, strawberry chocolate coffee cake and pumpkin waffle were wonderful sweets. Friendly staff and good service. Our celiac friend ate here safely too!

Pros: Location right by convention center, Dog friendly, Vegan pastries!

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Nice place to visit - Edit

This was a solid find in Spokane. I'll be honest, I'm vegan - and not gluten free. As such, I have never found the gluten free foods nearly as tasty, and this was true here as well. That said, I think they do GF as well as it can be done, and I enjoyed the food overall. The Mac & Cheese was good - though not amazing - and I liked the salad varietals. They made a really good cake for my daughter's birthday, and were super accommodating, which we appreciated. The cake was - again - very very good. Great frosting and flavours, though it was not as moist and rich as a non-GF cake would be, obviously, and this was noticeable. Still I will say - and this is no faint praise - it was as good a GF cake as I've ever had. Definitely worth visiting.

Pros: Pretty decor, Accommodating with requests, Friendly staff

Cons: Gluten free

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I was rudely denied service because I apparently did not look like the photo on my state issued ID. I was appalled.

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Vegetarian Cafe actually - Edit

This was my first time here and i ordered a triple latte. The server then asked if I wanted "Whole, Nonfat or 2%? (pause) Or uhh lets see. We also have rice, coconut, hemp and soy".
I was a bit stunned but I chose hemp and consumed it anyway. I should have just picked brewed coffee with a paper cup instead.
The establishment and staff aren't clean.

Pros: Mostly Vegan, Good Espresso

Cons: Misleading , Dumpy , Hovering staff

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Favorite - Edit

My favorite vegan friendly place in the area. The food is always great, fresh, and service is good. The best thing in my opinion is that they label everything, so that you don't ever have to question what you are going to eat.

Pros: vegan, tasty, quick

Cons: little pricey, parking

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Cute place, a bit pricy - Edit

I paid 8 dollars and change for a latte and a boozy brownie. The latte was great, and the boozy sauce on top of the brownie was wonderful, but the brownie itself didn't quite have the right taste/texture. Maybe it's because I'm not used to eating gluten free foods. On a separate occasion, I had a cupcake with similar results. The frosting was awesome, but I didn't really like the taste and texture of the cupcake. I'll try a non-dessert item next time.

The atmosphere is cozy and cool.

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Everything dazzled! :) - Edit

We were in and out of Spokane for the last 2 weeks, and in our 5 days there we ate at Boots 5 times!!! We had pumpkin waffles (twice), mexican wedding cakes/russian tea cakes, apple cookies, thai rice sticks, spicy broccoli rice sticks, tofu scramble, macaroni, dijon potatoes, "Allison's breakfast," sesame cabbage, power greens, yam stuffed pasilla peppers, enchilada pie, corn chowder, a soy iced mocha, and boozy brownies. Now that's a list! But you know, we had to try as close to everything as we could! And with the huge selection Boots has, this was only about half of what they offered on any given day.

We love that their selection has steady options and new ones each day. The desserts are delicious and creative. The "salads" (what the dishes are called - anything can be served cold or hot) have amazing flavors. Boots knows how to use spices and is the most TASTY all-vegan restaurant we've ever been to. The tofu scramble topped everything! Everything we tried was excellent!

And best of all: everything is vegan! It is definitely worth a stop in Spokane! The people that work her are gems, so nice!

Try the pumpkin waffles while they are in season!

The flavors are fantastic! Keep it real [and spicy] Boots! :)
Updated from previous review on Sunday October 05, 2014

Pros: Wonderful flavors!, Creative, huge variety!, Fun and friendly environment!

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One of the best choices in town... - Edit

... mainly because it's one of only two fully vegan choices in town.

I'd have preferred a warm hearty meal after the long drive in but this place had more cold selections. Think salads. (If you're into that sort of stuff this is your place.)

Nothing dazzled. But it was all vegan which is dazzling in itself. And the staffer was very nice too.

Pros: All vegan, Freindly staff

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J and J 06 Oct 2014 - They can heat any of the "salads." We had warm soup, a piping hot waffle, and toasty enchilada pie on a cold evening. Better luck next time! :)  

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Great locally owned spot - Edit

I really enjoy the selection at Boots. Everything is vegan.

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