• Café Saint-Jean

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a dish called "vegan plate of the moment" consisting of grilled zucchini, whole onions and potatoes on a plate with hummus and tomato sauce. Open Mon-Sun 08:00-01:00.

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10 Reviews

First Review by pumokel


Points +182

05 Sep 2023

Very pricey and small portion

Unfortunately, I wasn't as convinced as the other commentators.

There is only one vegan dish on the main menu and it is quite expensive (20€).
It was very good and a real eye-catcher, no question. but we didn't even begin to get full... (Maybe we're too German for that?)

I noticed that most French people still don't speak English. Regardless of the age of the waiters. Of course, this makes our vacation much more difficult, since we only know the most important words and expressions.

The ambiance was nice and the waiters tried hard to take our order even though there was a language barrier.

I personally would not recommend the restaurant. Especially because there is a restaurant with poke bowls right next to it😉
Unfortunately we haven't managed to go there yet, but we still hope that we will.

Pros: Ambiance , Waiters, Look of the dish

Cons: Too pricey , Small size, Language barrier



Points +285

28 Aug 2023

Amazing risotto

Français plus bas

I don’t expect a lot from restaurants that have only one vegan option but this one was surprisingly delicious ! The risotto had very interesting flavours, it’s not just rice and random veggies.

Except that, the staff is nice but overwhelmed. The prices are also quite high. But I’d go back for that risotto.

Français :
Je n’attends rien des restaurants qui n’ont qu’une option végane mais celle-ci était étonnamment délicieuse ! Le risotto est plein de saveurs et le plat est vraiment travaillé, ce n’est pas juste du riz et des légumes au pif.

A part ça, le personnel est plutôt sympa bien que débordé. Les prix sont assez élevés aussi. Mais je pourrais y retourner pour remanger ce risotto.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-28

Pros: Very good vegan option

Cons: A bit expensive , The wait


Points +329

13 Aug 2023


I had a tomato cold soup and a vegan risotto. Both were very good.
Too bad they don't have many vegan options. Other than the dishes I had, they had only one more salad.
They had nothing vegan in the menu of the day (which is cheaper than the regular menu)

Pros: Fresh, Delicious

Cons: Not many vegan options


Points +16

04 Jun 2023

Very good

One starter, one main course and one dessert fully vegan.

It’s possible to customise the others dishes to make them vegan.

Very good plates, love the tomatoes and raspberry soup.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-04

Pros: Friendly staff , Good food


Points +72

03 Apr 2023

Good food and friendly staff

Vegan starter, plate and dessert


Points +126

29 Jan 2023

Just a vegan salad

There is just a vegan salad, nothing else. I’m tired of this type of restaurant…

Cons: No vegan choices, No desserts


Points +1465

29 Oct 2022

Assiette vegan était parfait!

I loved the assiette vegan (vegan plate). They make it with whatever they have available that’s fresh, so it’s a bit of a gamble, but the chef knows what they’re doing. My dish was super filling because it used a lot of lentils, but also included some lovely veggies (both cooked and raw). It was a really enjoyable with a location ideal for people-watching.


Points +65

19 Oct 2022

Delicious French cooking

The Assiette Vegan is clearly marked and the staff understand what vegan is. The dish changes based on what’s in season but it was very delicious and made me feel like I got to try French cooking. Husband also had a terrific, not vegan meal.

Pros: Well marked vegan option , Central location , Can enjoy with vegans and omnivores.


Points +97

26 Sep 2021

A good find!

Discovered this place because of Happy Cow. Wonderful outdoor seating, very friendly service and the vegan dish of the moment was very good with lots of different vegetables and well seasoned

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-26

Pros: Well seasoned vegetables dish, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Limited options


Points +2081

07 Aug 2021

Good vegan plate

It’s not easy to find vegan food in Avignon and after a day’s worth of travel I didn’t feel like explaining vegan food and asking about options. I checked out many restaurants during my walk through the old town and this was the only one with a clearly marked vegan dish. The vegan plate doesn’t look like much, it basically seems that the chef threw in every vegetable they could think of in the bowl, but it’s all seasoned well and super filling. Bonus points for a very friendly service and a beautiful location. All in all a nice dinner on my layover in Avignon.

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