Cafe Thrive

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18 Hanover Building A, Southampton, England, SO14 1JX

Vegan cafe est. Aug 2017. Serves all day breakfast plus sandwiches, burgers, stone baked pizza, Sunday roast, and milkshakes. Has kids menu. Open Mon-Tue 8:30am-6:00pm, Thu 8:30am-6:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Pizza, Western, Fast food, British

32 Reviews

First Review by Veggiebarn

Amazing food. - Edit

Entirely vegan menu, and I was lucky enough to come on a Sunday, so I could have vegan poutine! Excellent selection of food, cakes, desserts and drinks, lovely staff, great atmosphere. Would come back to Southampton just to eat here!

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Deliciously vegan - Edit

This café serves delicious vegan waffles with fresh berries and ice cream.

This is the only vegan café in Southhampton, a perfect place to come to sit down with a coffee and a plate of sweet waffles. Located right next to a small park you can either stay in or order out for a sunny picnic in the park.

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Amazing! - Edit

Loved everything about this cafe! Had a delicious burger and Oreo doughnut. I want to try literally everything on the menu! Good reasonable prices too. Gets busy at lunch time due to popularity.

Pros: menu, prices, mylk options

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Great Food - Edit

Lots of choice of sweet and savoury. Great decor too.

Pros: Cream cakes!

Cons: Toilets need updating.

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Affordable and Tasty - Edit

Nice decor, affordable food, tried the coronation "chicken" baguette and the New Yorker baguette as well as sweet potato fries and a smoothie

Pros: Large portion sizes, Affordable, Varied menu

Cons: Popular (hard to find a seat)

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Cosy cafe with great food! - Edit

Entirely vegan menu with loads of great choices from sandwiches, dinners and desserts.

Pros: Lots of vegan options. , Cosy atmosphere., Friendly staff.

Cons: Can be quite busy but never not been able to get a

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Awesome - Edit

So relieved to have found this place. Delicious food. And even got myself a protein power shake to take away for breakfast the next day.

Pros: Plenty of choice, Healthy food, Friendly staff

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vegan food heaven - Edit

Fully vegan restaurant with healthy and fabulous vegan junk food options. Offers everything from juices, protein shakes and salads to burgers and pizza. Friendly and great atmosphere.

Pros: fully vegan, friendly, gluten and sugar free options

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Scrumptious sandwiches and cakes - Edit

Great menu with loads of options. Had the tempeh, avocado and tomato sandwich and a Belgian bun, both of which were delicious. Great coffee. Friendly service. Laid back atmosphere. Good portion sizes at reasonable prices. Glad to see the cafe really is thriving!

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amazing! - Edit

This place is absolutely amazing, I go whenever I'm in Southampton, along with a trip to rice up!
I've had the vegan fry up here twice and it's just so delicious and healthy! The milkshakes are fantastic too, the maple butter pecan flavour is too good! They have good cakes too, and if you're looking for a hot drink, they have lots of plant milks. My absolute favourite spot in Southampton. Oh the refined sugar free sundae is also tasty!

Pros: brilliant menu, tasty food

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amazing - Edit

Very nice food and friendly staff...

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Very tasty, cheap and big portions - Edit

Not my favourite kind of food - it's rather a fast food restaurant than vegan cafe but sometimes I allow myself to eat food like this ;) Everything tastes great, especially tempeh which I usually don't like. Portions are big and cheap. For my sensitive stomach, this kind of food is too heavy but it's just my personal sensitivity. In general, this is a great place, especially to take your carnivore friends or family and show them how tasty and filling vegan food can be.

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Brilliant all-vegan cafe - Edit

Only all-vegan cafe I know of in Southampton. Overwhelming selection of breakfasts, burgers, pizzas (weekend only), salads, sandwiches and desserts. Also serves great smoothies, juices and milkshakes. Couldn't fault the food, the staff or the atmosphere. Definitely a must-visit for any veg*n or veg-curious folks in Southampton.

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Amazing options! - Edit

Really great options, from breakfast, pizza and desserts!
All the food is amazing and the staff are great!

Pros: Good value, Lots of choice, Inexpensive

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Best Vegan cafe in town! - Edit

We've been to the cafe several times and food is just amazing. The New Yorker rouben sandwich is a must. They also have a great selection of desserts - donuts, ice cream, waffles, cupcakes, etc.

Pros: all vegan, plus gluten and soy free options

Cons: take away prices are cheaper than eating in.

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Fab Lunch - Edit

I had a fab lunch with my friend who recommended we visit Cafe Thrive. I had a very creamy almond matcha latte to start and then went for the wholefood burger with chips. It was really tasty and filling. I then had a fragrant Kyoto cherry blossom green tea which transported me back to my time in Japan. I couldn't turn down a split cream doughnut so had one to takeaway to enjoy later.

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Treats galore :) - Edit

Even my omni husband loves this place especially the toasted sarnies.

Lots of treats including cakes, shakes, waffles and donuts etc

Pros: All Vegan, Gluten and Soy free options , Dogs allowed in

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exceeded our expectations - Edit

We just had a few hours in Southampton and hadn't heard of Thrive before, but the photos and reviews on HappyCow looked promising and we haven't been disappointed. Very delicious, it exceeded our expectations, I'd even say one of my favourite places in Europe. We didn't have the cheese platter but (saw at another table and) it looked amazing. We had the sandwiches, loaded fries and a donut. I can only recommend this place. We need to go back to Southampton.

Pros: delicious , nice atmosphere, good selection

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absolutely delicious! - Edit

We went here when they had their winter menu and it was delicious! The Thrive Christmas sandwich was insane and I’d absolutely eat it again. The place has a great atmosphere and a really nice view outside. The menu is amazing and the desserts are also incredibly yummy. Definitely recommend this place, I was awesome.

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Amazing find! - Edit

Found this place on Happy Cow on a trip to Southampton. Absolutely lovely and friendly staff. Close to the shops, easy to find. Bustling cafe with so many vegan options from hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream to burgers, pizzas (after 5pm), hot breakfast (before 12pm), sandwiches and salads. Not to mention the number of sweet treats including waffles and knickerbocker glory lookalikes!

Pros: Great variety, Extremely tasty, Good price

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Best Place - Even Omni Kids Love It! - Edit

It's so nice to finally have a dedicated vegan cafe in Southampton. I've been here several times, and I've yet to be disappointed.

The food is divine. You can be as healthy or unhealthy as you like without breaking the bank. Lots of drinks options, a plethora of milk options for hot drinks...it's just incredible.

Recently I took my omni family here for lunch. Even my 12-y/o brother was pleased with the food! He polished off his main, a dessert AND chocolate milkshake, and said how much he enjoyed it. My mother also ate well and commented on how tasty everything was.

It's also nice that it's in the main shopping area, just down the road from Debenhams. It overlooks one of the town's many parks, has upstairs and outdoor seating, is open late on Friday and Saturday, AND there's a vegan supermarket not two doors away!

Bonus? They also do takeaway!

Pros: Amazing food, Affordable, Dog and child friendly

Cons: Not on high street, but in main shopping precinct, No room in stomach to buy everything!

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Amazing burgers - Edit

Visited this cafe twice in one day, first time had the whole food burger and waffles for dessert (very big, should have shared with my husband instead of one each) then came back later and got the same burger for takeaway dinner (it was that good!)

Pros: reasonable prices, good portion sizes, next door to a health food shop

Cons: menu could be easier to read (bit crammed on so ea

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OMG the best vegan cafe 💞 - Edit

I can’t even express how much I love this place. I tried their ‘meaty’ burger and it was the most delicious burger I’ve had. Definitely my number one place. They offer different specials, for example I tried vegan kebab with cheese chips or steak and cheese baguette. They just get everything right. They have so many cake, doughnut and treats options. One of my faves is cream filled doughnut. I love this place 💞

Pros: delicious food, budget friendly

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great! - Edit

Fantastic to finally have somewhere decent to eat!! I had the tofu and quinoa salad & buckwheat waffle. Both were lovely. Coffee is good too :)
Staff very friendly and helpful
Thank you Thrive :)

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Great all-day breakfast - Edit

Excellent food, friendly and efficient service. Highly recommended for vegans and non-vegans alike.

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🌱💚 - Edit

Went with a group from Vegan Runners. Lovely place, great food and very welcoming 🌱💚

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I never knew this place existed - Edit

I've lived in Southampton all my life and what a find. I've recently turned Vegan and love coming to town and treating myself to lunch. The food was flavoursome and the staff were friendly. Will definitely be coming back to sample more of the menu x

Pros: Lots of choice.

Cons: Busy but I see that as a good thing as well.

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