Cafe Erde

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Andreas-Hofer-Platz 3, Graz, Austria, 8010

Vegan cafe restaurant operating since Jun 2012. Cozy atmosphere with free Wi-Fi. The daytime menu changes everyday, and a la carte starts at 6pm, Mon-Fri. On Saturday the menu is also a la carte the whole day. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm. Last orders 30 mins before close.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Beer/Wine, European, Austrian

39 Reviews

First Review by migraine

One of the best restaurants in Graz! - Edit

This really is one of my favourite vegan restaurants of all time. I've been there so many times during my studies in Graz and it was delicious every single time! Especially the burgers and wraps are highly recommended!

Pros: Extremely friendly staff, low prices and huge port

Cons: None

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Loved it! - Edit

Really good and tasty options and not expensive!

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Immer extrem gut! - Edit

Love it! Nothing more to say...

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Amazing food and good value - Edit

This place was great - really lovely vibe and delicious food as well. I had spinach and tomato soup followed by a samosa with a vegan yoghurt dressing which was gorgeous. I will definitely be returning!

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Unglaublich Gut - Edit

Sehr gutes Essen.
Liebe Angestellte und das Essen ist unglaublich.
Selbst mein zu dem Zeitpunkt noch nicht Veganer Freund war begeistert.
Der Preis ist nur teilweise etwas teurer aber die Mengen hauen das auf jeden Fall raus!
Würde regelmäßig dort essen aber leider ist es (verständlicher weise) immer überfüllt mit Leuten.

Pros: Gutes Essen, vegan, große Mengen

Cons: viele Leute

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sehr lecker!! - Edit

alles vegan! crispy Nuggets sehr empfehlenswert!!

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wonderful! - Edit

Great atmosphere, wide selection of vegan foods such as wraps, gyros, schnitzel, and a daily changing special. I was spoilt for choice but went for the vegan schnitzel and chips, whichever as wonderful. Absolutely massive portion sizes! Great value for money, a must-visit!

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good burger! - Edit

The food was very good there, they serve a la carte in the evening (burgers, wraps, Schnitzel) and have a daily menu at lunch times. The dessert we tried was really good as well! The staff was a bit slow though.

Pros: all vegan, many options, good value for money

Cons: slow

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Amazeballs! - Edit

I mean.. there is no pic attached because we devoured our seitan-burger and falafel-wrap in a few seconds! Such good food! Ambient is warm, staff is welcoming - we sat outside and enjoyed "people-watching" with our doggie and she got water from the waiter too! Lovely experience & we'll be back!

Pros: Great food, Lovely staff, Ok prices

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Nice - good burger - Edit

I went to this café in the evening. There were many people sitting and talking. It took some time to get the food. The seitan burger was very good, chewy and tasty (better than mine :-$!). The price was ok.
The wrap my friend tried, was also good but she didn't like the cold salad used for part of the filling. It would have been good if it had had room temperature.
It was a bit difficult to talk because of the many people speaking around us but the atmosphere was good.

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totally amazing and incredible value for money - Edit

I came here three (!!!) times while staying at Graz for less than a week. I had the gyros and falafel wrap and both were amazing. The staff is friendly and it's cozy both inside and outside.

Pros: all vegan amazing food, very good value for money

Cons: small (crowded)

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Would have expected more - Edit

We saw all the reviews here and thought that this must be a great vegan place to eat. Far from it. This place is really nothing special if you have seen some other vegan places.... Unfortunately they don't offer any gluten-free options (except a salad and fries) and the taste of the other vegan dishes is not more than ok. We had a chili con soy and you tasted almost only cumin. Go there if you are very hungry but don't expect a very unique and delicious meal.

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Happy to find this place on my travels - Edit

I arrived in the evening without a reservation. There were no tables available, but I found a seat at the counter. The place was very busy, but I was served quickly.

I had the seitan burger and salad from the à la carte menu. It was very tasty.

The music was understated and the atmosphere was animated with many conversations. It seemed like a nice place and it was very popular with the locals.

Pros: Tasty food, All vegan

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Warming and loving food and atmosphere - Edit

Cafe Erde was a lovely surprise to stumble across in Graz. They serve one set meal per day, and my partner and I were lucky enough to arrive on a day where the meal was conveniently gluten-free also (I have a feeling the staff would be more than happy to accommodate to dietary restrictions if asked anyway). We were served by the most friendly, down-to-earth staff and felt welcomed into their space. The meal consisted of soup, salad and a beetroot curry which was delightful and warming. A place not to be missed.

Pros: Extremely friendly staff and atmosphere, gluten-free was available.

Cons: None

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Vegan only, youthful restaurant! - Edit

Dish of the day is always tasty and the menu has some good choices ranging from vegan Schnitzel to Wraps! On sundays you can have a "Breakfast" with Baked Beans, Veggie Plate or Scrambled Tofu.

Pros: Youthful, Vegan only

Cons: Not enough seats

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youthful, vegan, eat-and-drink - Edit

First off: Cafe Erde now has a second room upstairs. so there is no longer the problem of it being booked out.

Next to Ginko my favorite place for vegan food in Graz. For these reasons:
* Reasonable prices, particularly the daily special, which I almost always end up taking and usually love.
* Kind of cool (Have burgers and such, which my kids, and sometimes I myself favor).
* Lots of cool-and-conscientious young people (bike couriers, green activists, but also general public), both among the staff and the guests.
* Doubles as place to eat and a nice bar.
* Central location (Managed to turn a "dead corner" into a lively space).
* True the outdoor space ("Gastgarten") is next to a quite busy space, but in summer I found it surprisingly accomodating none the less. Just don't expect a lush green garden or the like.
* Good beer.

Pros: location, good food and drinks, prices

Cons: when do we get a second one elsewhere?

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Lovely place, good menu! - Edit

We spent few days in Graz, and I had to eat something cooked. We tried this place, and it was a good choice. It's a small but lovely place, the food was perfect, and the waitress as well. I recommend it.

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Super - Edit

Best restaurant in Graz. all vegan. big portions and cheap. very nice personell.

Pros: big portions, cheap

Cons: restaurant is too small

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delicious food, wonderful place and staff - Edit

I just spent 5 days in Graz and ate at Café Erde twice, plus I had take out once. Everything is vegan!! I had a seitan wrap (incredible sauce!) and a tofu sandwich (with pesto - mmmh!) from the à la carte menu, and twice their daily menu: Polenta pizza, and Semmelknödel. You get a lot of food for a fair price. The soup that came with the menu was big and delicious. Service is very friendly and warm, and there is almost no waiting time. It's cozy inside but you can also sit outside.
I wish I could eat there everyday!

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Die Erde wie sie sein sollte.. - Edit

Short summary in english:
Excellent food for a reasonable price in the center of graz. You can choose between 2 menues at lunchtime, in the evening its à la carte. The place is 100% vegan and the owner cares about every little detail. Even the cleaning products are vegan.
Brunch on sunday.

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Zuerst das Wichtigste für ein Restaurant:
Das Essen ist ausgezeichnet und preislich top !
Selbst Nicht-Veganer sind jeden Mittag begeistert. Das sieht man daran, dass das Lokal gesteckt voll ist zwischen 12 und 13 Uhr.

Alle Gerichte sind zu 100% vegan. Es gibt jeden Tag ein Menü (bestehend aus Suppe, Hauptspeise) für insgesamt 8 Euro. Beides kann auch einzeln bestellt werden. Da das Hauptgericht eine anständige Portion ist, empfiehlt sich das Menü nur bei größerem Hunger.

Ab 18 Uhr gibt es dann einzelne Gerichte, die täglich serviert werden. Empfehlenswert: Seitan Burger.

In diesem Restaurant hat man sich dem veganen Gedanken zu 100% verschrieben. Der Besitzer und Koch macht sich sehr viele Gedanken darüber wie das Essverhalten unseren Planeten beeinflusst.

Die teilweise kuriosen schlechten Bewertungen - Kommunismus :) - kann ich nicht nachvollziehen. Welche Unterhaltung sich die Leute in einem Restaurant erwarten, würde ich auch gerne wissen... Ein Clown auf einem Einrad ?

Besitzer und Bedienung ist sehr sympathisch und engagiert. Längere Wartezeiten im Mittags-Hauptgeschäft nehme ich aufgrund der leckeren Gerichte gerne in Kauf.

Falls wer mehr Infos haben möchte:
In meinem Profil gibt es einen Link zu meinem Blog. Dort gibt es einen Bericht mit Bildern zu diesem Lokal.

Enjoy !
Martina

Pros: super schmackhaftes Essen, 100 % vegan, preislich top

Cons: zu Mittag ist der Laden gesteckt voll

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Awesome! - Edit

Had the daily menu, which featured a creamy soup with lots of greens, some of the best grain burgers I ever had, and vegan tsatsiki (!). No overwhelming soy taste in anything either (which may happen if they use lots of soya cream or yogurt). *Huge* servings, BTW. Considering not ordering the soup next time, even though it was awesome.
The staff was super friendly, and I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere after a day of moving.
Lots of great fruit juices, focussing on local products, and mineral water with real lemon juice. If you're interested in microbrewed beers, they have a nice selection of those too.

Pros: relaxing atmosphere, very good food, friendly staff

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Recommendable - Edit

I liked the athmosphere and staff there. Just had the daily menue yet, which was quite good. Going for à la carte next time. Try!

Pros: central, staff

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just rad! - Edit

first of all: 100% vegan - being for a few days in Graz, I had to try this!

well, apart from this initial quality, the place is super cozy, and the staff is young and extra friendly.

I had:

- an onion soup (daily one)
super tasty!

- a salad with grilled tofu
big, and so nice, with carrot petals, hummus, parsley pesto,
grilled mushrooms, apple, seeds and a delicious curry sauce.
tasty tofu, imagine that? and all that dressed with love

- a carrot-apple juice
bio, excellent

And to answer a critic: yes, I did wait a bit, but for a plate that was really dressed with love and care, every element being absolutely delicious - this does take time doesn't it?

In brief, just perfect for me! and really not expensive.

What could be even more incredibly fantastic would be to have on the menu some healthy dishes (lentil stew, seitan & veggies bowl, this kind of thing).

Pros: delicious, friendly, cozy

Cons: don't see any.

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cafe erde - Edit

food is great, people are lovely, everyone seems to be open for a chat,it feels like you are on a visit at a friends house.

its probably not everyones taste but i personally love the gastgarten outgoing to the andreas hofer platz. sipping lovely vegan beer watching the cars go by.

ethicly its nice that cafe erde only , or at least tries to, use regional and current food to keep the co2 foodprint small.

to answer some of the previous critics. the soups are never watery at all, on the contrary i always get the feeling in 100% soup are somewhat like 200% vegetables. the other food is always playfully arranged and tastes exciting. in short: its awesome.

Pros: food is great, everything vegan, nice people

Cons: not 24/7 opened

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ich bedauere - Edit

dass ich nicht öfter dort sein kann, jetzt gibts sogar den wein vom knaus und bier mit unkraut drin, das unglaublich gut schmeckt (hermax mit schafgarbe), das mit hanf drin is nur was für leute, die den typischen hanfgeschmack mögen. alles an essen was ich so probiert hab (haussalat, tofuburger + pommes frites und ein tagesgericht dessen namen ich vergessen hab) war sehr sehr lecker. nur der falafelwrap war nicht wirklich falafel und auch nicht wirklich hummus. es hat sehr gut geschmeckt, allerdings würd ich eher sowas wie "nach art des hauses" oder so dazuschreiben. vielleicht bin ich auch zu pingelig, ich bin araberin, ich kenn das anders, sry :)
alles in allem: cafe erde, ich liebe dich.


Pros: sehr gutes essen, sehr nette menschen, alles pflanzlich

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Toma 20 Jun 2013 - vielen dank für dein review :)
hmm... und die falafel machen wir quasi "israelisch", nach art des hauses ;-)

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(almost) the best in graz - Edit

well... according to me cafè erde is the best vegan place to go to in graz.

the menu of the day is almost always extraordinary in appearance and taste. there's plenty of choice in the evening and saturdays. i had some of the best cakes i ever tasted.

the staff is open to criticism and particular wishes (due to an intolerance to various cereal i have a lot of special wishes). they're friendly and likeable. cafè erde is not a place where you can expect highly professional people who take your order within seconds and kiss your asses, but in my opinion - that's what makes their peculiar charm up.

the dishes are big and cheap. definitely worth the money. (even for poor students)

well, if you're not looking for perfectionism, but for good vibes and delicious food - cafè erde is AN ABSOLUTE MUST.

Pros: big portions, cheap, good atmosphere

Cons: sometimes waiting periods

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slow food, really slow... - Edit

i had too wait too long, maybe i came at wrong time...

it was not so bad, it was vegan.

but the "gatsgarten" is noisy

Pros: center

Cons: cars, slow

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Toma 05 May 2013 - we were totally understaffed this saturday. I apologize. we really try to fix it.
and yes... our gastgarten is disturbed by cars. and the people seem to love honking when the pass our cafe ;)
I hope u give us another chance.  


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