• Cafe Boscanova

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Alternative breakfast and lunch place in Boscombe with selection of marked veg choices, including a vegan breakfast. Specials change every so often. Has raw vegan cakes, smoothies and juices, blackbean veggie nachos, Asian slaw salad. Dishes can be veganized. Open Mon-Sun 08:00-16:00.

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18 Reviews

First Review by Clare


Points +423

08 Aug 2023

My regular!

I often come back here when in Bournemouth; it’s one of my favourites. They have a good sized vegan menu which includes big American style pancakes and a vegan breakfast. I usually go for the vegan breakfast which contains a few things not typically found in a breakfast but it works. Note the bacon is coconut chips with bacon flavourings rather than the bacon rashers.

I only ever order the oat chai latte and it’s delicious.

In the summer it’s nice to sit outside but it can get quite busy. Often they’re fully booked so we have to wait a while for a table.



Points +562

25 Mar 2023

Best breakfast

Nice staff, good coffee and some of the best breakfast options in Bournemouth, as well as specials. Has outdoor seating but (rightfully) gets super busy on weekends so be prepared to arrive early or wait.
Accepts the Gaia discount card


Points +452

14 Mar 2022

Brunch hotspot in Bournemouth

Quirky venue, good service and food with plenty of option. The only downside to Bosconova are the waiting times due to being so popular! (You can’t make a reservation)


Points +24

30 Dec 2021

My favourite foodie place!

Delicious food, great atmosphere and service. Really good gluten free options. Love the pancakes, vegan breakfast, chilli jam and the homemade gluten free bread is amazzzzzing! #Veganuary

Pros: Good for gluten free


Points +20

03 Dec 2021

New favourite cafe in Bournemouth

Awesome little gem right next to the zero waste store in Boscombe. Really well designed interior with heaps of character. Staff were amazing and the vegan options were delicious and reasonably priced. Will definitely fast become our regular now we know it’s there!

29 Jun 2021

Best vegan breakfast in town

Both the food and staff are amazing in here! Great vegan options, super friendly staff and quick service. Highly recommended

Pros: Vegan options, The nicest stuff


Points +116

07 Nov 2019

Fabulous and huge vegan breakfast

Lovely cafe with plenty of vegan options and different plant milks. Breakfast was a splendid feast 💚🌱

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Lovely staff, Decent portions

Cons: Supplementary charge for plant milks


Points +29

04 Sep 2019

Five stars

Omg I wish I knew about this place earlier! I have never tried better vegan AND glutenfree pancakes before! They have a lot to choose from and such a cosy venue as well.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: A bit expencive


Points +31

11 May 2019

The vegan breakfast..... Yummy

It's a cosy place, cool decor, friendly staff. The coffee is genuinely ten times better than starbluffs. It ain't cheap but the quality is high.


Points +43

11 Mar 2019

Great coffee, great service

Love coming here for a morning coffee, staff are always friendly and welcoming!

Pros: Great service


Points +177

05 Oct 2018

Best Vegan Breakfast in town!

Always my go to! Also have a number of other vegan options as well as the best coffee with 3 types of plant milks. Also sells package free toiletries & eco friendly lady time products 🙌🏼♥️


Points +82

17 Jul 2018

Funky vibe and tasty food

I’ve been here a few times and it’s a funky joint with some great food options. Vegan and gluten free choices are limited, but what they do bring out is tasty. It’s a smallish place so when busy it’s hard to get seating. Service is always friendly and overall it’s a great place to eat.

Pros: Great tasting food, Funky atmosphere , Friendly service

Cons: Limited vegan and gluten free options , Location is not great for families, Difficult to get a seat


Points +74

05 Jul 2018

Wish I lived closer...

Found this cafe whilst collecting a mother of the bride outfit and am gutted I live so far away. Jackfruit salad was to die for and the pancakes were fluffy & better than non vegan ones (and that’s coming from a non vegan.) Interior is really quirky and there’s outside seating. The staff made us feel really welcome.


Points +68

07 Apr 2018


Very friendly and welcoming cafe. Staff happy and efficient. Great range of vegan and vegetarian food. Everything clearly labelled. Soya, oat and almond milks. GF and nut free options. Vegan pancakes. Veg/ vegan breakfasts and other options clear on menu. Does serve meat, but that seemed the minority. We didnt know area at all, and its not a veg friendly area, so absolutely delighted to find this. Thanks Happy Cow.


Points +84

03 Jan 2018

Lovely cafe in boscombe

If you’re in Boscombe, this is a great option as the vegan breakfast is delicious and there are lots of drink options. The service is friendly and helpful and could not be faulted. Can get busy in there on a weekend morning as it is quite small but worth it!


Points +348

13 May 2017

super vegan options and a lovely atmosphere

This lovely cafe is bustling and full of local-cafe atmosphere. Very vegan friendly, the Vegan Breakfast was huge and delicious! Lovely friendly staff too.


Points +54

11 Sep 2016

Awesome food!

Have been a fan of this place since it opened, they always have vegan options, gf also available on most items. Their brekkie is just what you need after a night out. Highly recommend


Points +2319

18 Jul 2016

Friendly and Hip Veg-friendly Hang out

I was recommended the breakfast here and so ventured the 25 mins, or so walk from Bournemouth pier. I was very struck with the friendly service and their understanding of veganisation.

I had just been for a run and so was able to manage the large portion which promptly arrived. There was a sour dough toast with avocado, hummus, beans, mushroom, tomato, rocket and sauteed potatoes which I had with fresh lemon and ginger tea.

Although the venue served meat there were several vegetarian options and dishes could be customised. it was situated up away from the sea in a little towny bit but I would say well worth the visit for a great brunch.

Pros: Friendly service, Understanding of veganism, Hip atmosphere

Cons: Bit pricey, Serves meat so might have to put up with bacon sme

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