Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe Slice is a collective eatery with a quirky character. Staff is mostly veg, some are squatters. Each month the cafe donates to a different charity. Open Mon-Sun 12:00-22:00.

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30 Reviews

First Review by isalovesveganfood


Points +577

20 Aug 2023

Affordable place for healthy food

I had the famous 'vegan kaasgehakt' and a vegan kokosroomtaart. Portions are big and superhealthy. I expected more from the 'vegan kaasgehakt' but It wasn't something special. I think the vegan cordon blue from the Albert Heijn is better. But it wasn't bad. Maybe my expectations were too high from the reviews. Nice terrace and located opposite of Bhalu. Usually about dinner time indoor seats are occupied but some people wait outdoor and ask to move indoor when a table is free. I stayed outdoor because it was a bit too overcrowded indoor. Because I saw that they had whiskey and vegan options (rare combination) I wanted a vegan Irish coffee but they didn't have vegan whipped cream, only dairy whipped cream. For the food itself it would give three starts but because of the excellent price/portion value an extra star. You don't leave hungry here.

26 Jun 2023
Added photos of this visit, this weekmenu was 4 stars :D

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-20

Pros: Friendly staff, Healthy, affordable, big portions, Good seats indoor/outdoor

Cons: Wasn't blown away by the 'vegan kaasgehakt', No vegan whipped cream



Points +112

22 Jun 2023

Altijd goed!

Steeds meer vega / vegan keus, altijd lekker, de frietjes zijn goddelijk en vergeet de kokostaart niet!


Points +513

23 Apr 2023


I had lunch here and tried the famous vegan 'kaasgehakt' and I liked it.

Pros: Not too expensive, Very friendly staff


Points +165

28 Sep 2022

Great restaurant

You choose your main from several vegan/veg options, which is served with several vegan salads and fries with veg mayo


Points +537

04 Sep 2022


Nice food and good portions. Can get a bit busy and noisy, but you’ll get your food eventually.

Pros: A collective , Several vegan options , Good portions


Points +1491

02 Aug 2022

Affordable food but nothing outstanding

Plenty of vegan options here! I would describe it as affordable "eetcafe" food: simple meals, great portions. Just don't expect too much of the food, it was alright but nothing special really. I had the tofu/tempeh main dish. It was fried and served with some sort of sweet ketjap sauce, cooked peas, sweet rice with cinnamon (a bit weird..) and two decent side salads. Staff, vibe and outside terrace were very nice!

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-02

Pros: Big portions, Several vegan options


Points +98

22 Jul 2022

amazing café

Don’t know what more to say. Good food and nice drinks!


Points +111

17 Apr 2022

Lekker gegeten!

Heel lekker gegeten! Ook erg vriendelijke bediening

Pros: Heerlijke vegan opties, Vriendelijk, Aangenaam terras


Points +39

06 Apr 2022

Lekkere burgers

De burgers (kaasgehakt en currytofoe) zijn allebei erg lekker. Fijn plekje. Dat het café een collectieve opzet heeft en dat er een deel van de winst naar goede doelen gaat, zijn ook pluspunten wat mij betreft. Ik kom er graag nog eens.


Points +420

04 Apr 2022

Prima eten, niet bijzonder

De salade was lekker, maar het brood erbij was ronduit vies en de topping van pijnboompitten was wat overdadig. Mijn vriend was wel erg blij met zijn broodje kaasbal en frietjes

Pros: Prima aanbod

Cons: Niet geweldig


Points +212

04 Apr 2022

Heerlijke vegan kaasgehaktburger

Geweldig "vegan kaasgehakt" en ook de friet was bijzonder goed. Leuke ambiance, goede service. Gewoonweg top

Pros: Lekkere vegan opties, Betaalbaar , Zeer goede friet

Cons: Geen


Points +115

05 Oct 2021

Great place

Run by a collective, the Plak is a really cool place with really good food. Especially their staple 'kaasgehakt', which they also serve vegan! The inside of their restaurant is also something to behold :)

Pros: Vegan kaasgehakt, Cool wallpaper, Collective


Points +32

Mostly Veg
29 Sep 2021

Worth 5 star 💚

Ok, so they serve meat(bio) but they have the best vegan food, with lots of veggies, so they deserve 5 stars in my opinion. And the ambiance is one of the best in town! Also great party's here in non-corona times.

Pros: Lots of veggies! Great ambiance.

Cons: Non


Points +84

25 Sep 2021

Great place

I’ve been coming here for eight years and de plak has such a chill atmosphere and very good vegan food. The vegan kaasgehakt is crazy, the veggies on the side are always tasty, it’s just a great place!


Points +187

03 Sep 2021

Nice atmosphere

Nice place with friendly, not too uptight service. Meals are not that special but taste just fine


Points +866

03 Feb 2021

Cake & coffee

Only had cake and coffee here, but both of them are worthy enough to come back to Nijmegen and to de Plak. Staff also very nice!

Updated from previous review on 2021-02-03


Points +261

24 Nov 2020

Vegan kaasgehakt!

Heerlijk kaasgehakt, altijd met verschillende verse groenten en dan een kokos taartje als toetje!


Points +264

18 Feb 2020

Quirky Café

Popped in here for a quick lunch and loved the quirkiness of the place, thankfully they spoke English too! 🙏 There was a couple of vegan options on the menu, two burgers which we went for. Hubby had the cheese burger and I had the curry tofu burger. He forgot that you actually have to order fries separately which would’ve cost us another €3. To be honest, we found them a little basic, ok but not the best we’ve had. The cheese one was the better of the two.


Points +450

30 Aug 2019

In love with the vegan cheeseball

Amazing spot offering multiple vegan options. The vibe and staff make this a winner.

Pros: Co-owned by everyone who works there, Amazing staff, Multiple vegan options


Points +80

13 Jan 2019

Great atmosphere, great food

Café de Plak is well-known for its 'kaasgehakt' (literally cheese mince) - a very well-seasoned cheeseball. I used to love it as a vegetarian. Turns out they have a vegan version now. It tasted very good! I was afraid it would have too much of the artificial, plastic-y taste and sickly gooey texture that store bought vegan cheese tends to have, but it wasn't like that at all. It's cheesy, but not too cheesy, well-seasoned, and the crust is wonderfully crispy.

There were two more vegan mains, plus vegan starters and deserts, but I didn't try them.

Mains are served with two types of veggies (warm and cold). Ordering a side of fries (with vegan mayo), rice, or the potato dish of the day (I had a sauerkraut mash) is recommended.

Friendly, helpful staff and great atmosphere!

Mind you, it is ALWAYS crowded around dinnertime. You'll probably have to wait at the bar for a bit, but it's worth the wait.

Pros: Good, affordable food, Knowledgeble, friendly staff, Good atmoshpere

Cons: Always crowded


Points +725

31 Aug 2018

Amazing "cheeseballs"

Cosy restaurant that serves appr. 3 vegan dishes.

We went there for their famous "kaasgehaktburger" ("cheeseballs"). Mention you want the vegan option. They taste amazing and are served with a tasty salad and well seasoned potatoes. You can also choose rice and fries with vegan mayo.

Nice vibe, you can sit both outdoors and indoors.

Updated from previous review on 2018-08-31

Pros: Tasty food, Sufficient amount of vegan options, Nice vibe


Points +57

20 Aug 2018

Gezellig restaurantje

Tof ingericht, betaalbaar, een paar goede veganistische opties.

Pros: vegan kaasgehakt!

Cons: Niet veel keuze als veganist


Points +984

06 May 2018

Friendly place

For all the vegan options they have see the review below this one, it's explained there in great detail.

Service was very friendly, food was OK. The burger was quite tasty, but was put on a bed of a few days old ruccola with no dressing or anything.

Prices are pretty good, 7.50 for a big burger in the city center is decent. The place is also very relaxed, andwelcoming to a diverse crowd.

Cons: Not completely veggie/vegan


Points +86

06 Dec 2017

Vegan lunch, dinner and dessert

People come here for the quality of the food, affordable prices, no-nonsense atmosphere and friendly staff. The place is popular and busy but the staff is quick and efficient managing to keep up with the pace.

For lunch there is the big vegan curried tofu burger with jalapeños (I always ask for extra vegan mayo) and tomato-koriander saus. Also the soups are mostly vegan and you can order organic bread with hummus or olives as a side dish (or in the evening as a starter). The coffee is served with Tiny Tony's (the blue are vegan) and cappuccino or Latte can be made with soy milk. For something sweet you can go for the carrot cake or vegan ice cream.

In the evening the three vegan options are 1. the salad with tofu, bread and hummus or 2. the tofu tempeh skewer or 3. the vegan cheeseball. Now and then there's a vegan curry or falafel offered on the weekly menu (so check the black board).

The tofu tempeh skewer and the vegan cheeseball are served with veggies, two salads and a choice of either fries with vegan mayo, rice or potatoes. So it's a good amount of food. Although I 'm really full after one meal I don't care and always go for dessert!

There is always a vegan ice cream (sorbet or coconut ice cream, ask the staff what's available at the moment) that can be served with vegan chocolate saus. Or you could go for the homemade vegan carrot cake. Last week there was also a really tasty vegan salty chocolate cake with raspberry on the menu because the chefs at de Plak do love their vegans.

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-31

Pros: Vegan protein (tofu) on the menu, Ice cream, cake and friendly staff, Good prices, lots of veggies

Cons: Busy, noisy, People bring kids


Points +1587

04 Dec 2017

Nice and cosy in the city centre

We managed to visit once during our vacation. The place looks nice and is a good place to get some work done. There are a few vegan options. The desserts were our favourite. Go early for dinner because it's getting crowded pretty fast.

Pros: Good location, Cosy, Good value


Points +47

20 Jul 2017

only 1 vegan option

Went here, place was booming. Some vegetarian option with cheese and unfortunately only one vegan option. Tofu & Tempeh skewer tasted ok, but not something I would try again. Staff also werent as friendly as you'd expect. Left disappointed.

Pros: 1 vegan option

Cons: 1 vegan option


Points +188

28 Jun 2017

Vegan options

Nice cozy place in the center of the oldest town in The Netherlands. Staff is very friendly. Food is good. Some dishes are vegan, some have vegan options, talk to the waiters.
I had tempeh and tofu with teriyaki sauce and lots of vegetables, potato salad with vegan mayo. You can go there if you a very hungry or just want to have a bite or dessert :)

Pros: Friendly staff, Good food

Cons: Not many vegan options, Where is vegan ice-cream?

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