Calf Sanctuary Cafe

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62 Eastborough, Scarborough, England, YO 11 2HT

Vegan cafe est. 2012 also known as C-A-L-F. Offers a range of food like bagels, hot meals, sandwiches, and vegan desserts. Beverages include juice, shakes, hot chocolate, coffee and tea. Food is cooked on the premises. A retail area sells vegan groceries, shirts, and accessories. Profits go towards the upkeep of the C-A-L-F rescue animal sanctuary. Note, some products in the store part may not be vegan (like fleece clothing). Open Wed-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm. Open hours var seasonally.

Categories: Vegan, Western, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery

36 Reviews

First Review by ravenswing

wonderful vegan food - Edit

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere, extremely comprehensive menu of meals including desserts, and some vegan essentials (squirty cream and sweatshirt begged me to buy them!!). You have to check out the toilets.... So cool!
Lovely staff too!

Pros: very large vegan menu, something for everyone. eve, dog friendly dog!

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Very fatty and sugary - Edit

This is one of these all-vegan places where I feel that the people running it are really passionate about veganism but do not really know how to prepare nice vegan food. The mains are all very fatty (burgers with fries and the like, with not much salad) and the cakes have outrageous amounts of sugar in it. Also, the heating in the store was turned on so high that I did not like the air in the place at all.

There are not many other options in Scarborough so if you are in the mood for this kind of food you might still like it here.

Pros: all-vegan place in Scarborough

Cons: food is not great

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Amazing food! - Edit

Possibly the best vegan burgers we've had!
The service was great and the cafe was cute and quiet. Visiting here was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and we hope to go back soon!

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What a wonderful place, in a lovely town - Edit

There are few towns that have genuine ALL VEGAN Cafe's/ Restaurants. Scarborough is so lucky. This is run by lovely caring people, who know how to serve lovely food, suitable for anyone, and willing to make changes to suit people who have allergies or great dislikes of certain foods. A place you can take anyone to.
To CALF

Do not be chicken nor a Coward
Go and have a laugh, in C.A.L.F.

Take the bull by the horns,
And make a pig of your self, in CALF

Do not be Sheepish nor
Make an ass of yourself.

Dogs are welcome with well behaved humans,
There is nothing Fishy about C.A.L.F,

If you can’t eat it all now
Al Paca a takeaway box for you

The C.A.L.F. is the place to go NUTS about!



Updated from previous review on 2013-07-25

Pros: Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere, sensible prices

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Amazing food and friendly owners - Edit

A great little cafe with an excellent selection of food and drinks. The banoffee milkshake was incredible!

Pros: Awesome food and drinks, friendly staff and beauti

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Excellent Vegan Food by the Sea - Edit

Really tasty and imaginative vegan food. Tasty burgers and amazing hot chocolates with vegan cream and marshmallows. Lovely staff and lovely food. Also good value too.

Pros: excellent menu and choice, vegan cream and marshmallows, near the sea front

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Fry up good - warm chocolate brownie with ice cream divine - Edit

I came here with some friends for some lunch. and had a vegan fry up which was fairly decent and filled the whole. A non-veg*n friend had the burger and said he made better veg*n burgers himself. The chocolate brownie afterwards was simply AMAZING and totally would come back for that.. Fairly well-priced. I give this 3 happy cows but I'm comparing it to places i know in more populous areas. I'd say relative to the local are this would be a 4 happy cows..

Pros: Warm chocolate brownie, Well-priced

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Loved it - Edit

The food was gorgeous. Great menu. Lovely friendly atmosphere. I can not wait to go back.

Pros: good menu, friendly atmosphere, dog friendly

Cons: It was so busy that I had to wait for a table., I had to wait a long time for my food.

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Lovely Vegan Cafe - Edit

We went to Calf Sanctuary Cafe for lunch, and was thoroughly impressed by the food. We had the mexican bean burger, as well as the 'chicken' burger, both of which were delicious, also couldn't resist having desert, which was rocky road and chocolate fudge cake!
We were so impressed by our experience at Calf Cafe, the fully vegan menu had so many options, we were spoilt for choice! Would love to go back to try more of the lovely food served at Calf.
Also really loved the various vegan artwork, signs, posters, and clothing that is also for sale in the cafe!

Pros: Tasty Food, Great value , Friendly vibe

Cons: Slow service

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Lovely Food - Edit

I stopped at Calf Cafe for lunch on a day trip to Scarborough, this is a lovely vegan cafe which also sells tshirts and other merchandise as well as some fab vegan munchies, I noticed they had Vego bars! I had the Full English which was tasty and filling, I couldn't resist vegan cake though and left absolutely stuffed after having hot chocolate fudge cake and cream. The cafe is dog friendly and my dog enjoyed a bit of veggie sausage too!

Pros: Tasty food, Good portions, Dog friendly

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lovely Vegan Café - Edit

We are a very generous and well-priced Spicy Mexican burger with salad, slaw and beautifully cooked hand-cut chips.

Very cosy Café - must visit!

Pros: lovely food, cosy Café

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A must for anyone in the area! - Edit

We missed the regular menu, so ended up with 3 specials, all delicious, filling and moreish. The price is so good we treated ourselves to dessert too!

Pros: Totally vegan, Great variety on memuy, Delicious

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yummy - Edit

What a find on our visit to Scarborough!
Got a bit excited at the menu-the chilli dig even impressed my carnivorous family including 9yr old
The milkshakes were to die for...i recommend peanut butter flavour.
1 star missing due to not accepting card payment

Pros: All vegan and scrummy

Cons: no card payment so i couldnt buy a vegan slogan ba

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Chocolate fudge cake! - Edit

It's a really nice place, although it closes quite early also when we went there is was cash payment only! Apart from that the food was really good! We shared a 'pepperoni' pizza which came with some salad and it was enough for the two of us (well, maybe if you are super hungry it's only enough for one haha). We also shared a chocolate fudge cake, and omg, it tasted amazing! I highly recommend it! I also had a Banoffee coffee which was nice too, maybe a bit too sweet. The prices were really good as well!

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Yummy - Edit

Amazing vegan cafe in former pub. I went on 23 September 2016, when it was open Fri, Sat & Sun 12-4. Not everything on the website menu was available (no waffles/crêpes). I had a walnut & almond burger with chips & salad, a banana milkshake to drink and for dessert a Rocky Road sundae (ice cream, chocolate biscuits, marshmallow). Other deserts included chocolate cake, hot fudge cake, Rocky Road slice raspberry ripple sundae. There were also rum & raisin peanut chocolates available to take away. It was wonderful to have such a great choice of vegan food.

Pros: Great range of vegan deserts, Friendly staff, Yummy food

Cons: Limited opening times

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Brilliant, tasty, friendly! - Edit

I loved the lunch we had here on a day trip to Scarborough. Nice to see a range of food including a choice of vegan desserts! I had the peanut butter sundae it was really tasty.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Wide range on the menu, Excellent, value for money food

Cons: Opening hours limited

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Changing menus, wonderful food - Edit

Menu choices added nearly every week but maintaining popular vegan favourites. This cafe has been undergoing some transition over the past few months and is now coming out of a period of uncertainty about its future. Now albeit secured with the success of finding a new sanctuary forever home the cafe now has potential to lay down the framework to become a lasting entity in the area. Still wonderful food and a cheery smile and greeting. Wonderful atmosphere and great choices. Worth a visit by vegNs, veggie and on is alike. You'll not be sorry!!

Pros: atmosphere, food, staff

Cons: none to speak off

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Fabulous!!!! - Edit

I regularly drive nearly 2 hours to go to Scarborough just so we can eat here. The food is fantastic and it has a lovely barn yard interior. I wish I lived closer!

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Rosa and Joe 29 Nov 2015 - Any idea of the opening times? Sounds great!  


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Schulie 05 Jun 2016 - I think currently the hours are Fri-Sun, 12 til 4  


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Vegan delight - Edit

This was our second visit, the first time we grabbed a snack but this time I was determined to have a full meal as everything looked so appealing. I had the fish and chips as I've not eaten them in 20 years and thought it would be nice to try at the seaside. I wasn't disappointed, it was very tasty and huge portions although I still managed to cram in a cake.
I love this place, great food, reasonable prices. The decor is well thought out and most importantly the profits help run an animal sanctuary. This cafe has a brilliant philosophy without sacrificing taste and quality. Love this p!ace. An asset to Scarborough.

Pros: Very tasty, great value, good cause.

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Well worth a visit - Edit

We made a two hour car journey just to visit Calf and it was well worth it. The food is really good. We had parsnip & carrot burger with delicious "proper" chips and salad, bean chili pie with chips and salad and luxury raspberry hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows! The only snag was that following the generous portions of the main course and the hot chocolate, we couldn't finish our hot choc fudge cake with cream - this was beautifully presented but we forgot to take a photo of it.
A great advantage was being able to take our dogs into the cafe with us as usually we are restricted to chilly beer gardens or eating on the go!
The cafe is behind the main road opposite the sea front, which is very handy and it's a stone's throw from a car park! We walked off our food with a long trek along the beach with the dogs (make sure you visit the beach out of season if you have dogs, otherwise they are banned, booo). All in all I'd say, if you haven't been to Calf Cafe yet - what are you waiting for?!

Pros: Great food, Location, dogs allowed

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Great place for vegans - Edit

Had the coconut burger which was amazing. Nice atmosphere.

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Lovely gem on the North Yorkshire coast - Edit

How delighted we were to discover that there was such a great vegan place in Scarborough when we took a trip to the seaside this weekend. The weather wasn't great and it had just started to rain when we found CALF and what a lovely, friendly and cosy place it is!

The food is delicious and the specials are particularly good value - my husband had a garlic based pizza, chips and salad and I have to admit I was a little envious. I did however enjoy my burger (there were four or five different ones to choose from including fake meat and bean-based varieties) and the chips were really good. The desserts all looked really good and we chose the chocolate fudge cake. It was easily one of the best vegan desserts I have ever tasted.

I will definitely come back when in the area - I just wish we lived closer!

Pros: Delicious food, Extensive choice, Heavenly desserts

Cons: A little cramped inside, Only one high chair available, Too far from my house!

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Best Vegan Cafe On The East Coast - Edit

The amount of choice blows your mind. The food, serve and surroundings are top class. All the money goes to looking after animals. Love it

Pros: Food, Quality, Owners

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Fantastic place - Edit

Easy to find, near to seafront. Unique and homely decoration, we spent half the time we were there looking around at all the objects on display.
Menu is huge! Definitely the most extensive menu I have ever seen since becoming vegan. It took some time for us to decide what to have. My daughter had a burger and fries and I had my first ever vegan omelette and home made chips. We both had the strawberry milkshake which was delicious. The food is cooked fresh but doesn't take too long to arrive. The portions are very generous, neither of us could finish the meal and had no room for pudding unfortunately as there were some delicious looking cakes and sundaes available. Prices are very reasonable and go towards supporting the animal sanctuary. My only disappointment is I live two hours away otherwise I'd be in here all the time. It really is a wonderful place and is in need of support, if you are in the area definitely give it a try.

Pros: Proceeds supports a sanctuary, Freshly cooked tasty meals, Excellent choice of food and drink

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Great Location, Inspired Café - Edit

After consulting Happy Cow before adventures in North Yorkshire, some friends and I visited C-A-L-F late last summer. Being a long term veg*n myself, I was delighted by the choice of meals... a case of 'which one?' , rather than the usual, 'what can I eat?' I had a jacket potato with salad... but this was a different salad, so flavoursome and fresh. I've never seen grapes in salad anywhere this side of the channel, but this salad is a winner! Although my carnivorous friends weren't 100% convinced on the mains (it was their first time trying many of the things) they loved the desserts and supported the idea of the animal sanctuary. This is a much-wanted haven for veggies and something even non-veggies can enjoy trying. If we lived closer, I'd be here every week! Keep up the excellent work, CALF, and lots of luck for the future and all the amazing work you are doing with the sanctuary animals.

Pros: Central location in S'boro, Reasonable prices, Fresh food

Cons: Personally found the farm tools odd.

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Vegan omelette and cheesy chips - really! - Edit

This amazing café provides 'normal' food, they type of thing you might miss when you first went vegan or the things some meat eaters would feel comfortable with. Massive menu (which means you'll keep going back!) provides such a good choice! I took my teenage niece this time who had a full on meal of bangers and mustard mash with peas and gravy and I had the breakfast omelette with cheesy chips and coleslaw (and later chocolate peppermint cheesecake!). It's well priced so you won't break the bank if you have a family meal there. It's inspirational and beautiful to look at and filled with exciting crafts and gifts. It even sells the stuff they use in the kitchen (I bought some squirty cream and marshmallows for hot chocolate at home and some rashers and 'ham' slices). All the proceeds of the café fund their sanctuary making them the most lovely, hardworking team ever - a pleasure to visit!

Pros: Extensive menu, Good value, Seaside location

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Fab - Edit

Took a trip to calf today to sample the food and look at the shop.
Ate a lovely vegan meal and made several purchases in the shop.
( Our dog loved his doggy treat.)
All of which was a delight and we will certainly be joining you again.
Many thanks you do an amazing job.

Pros: friendly staff, great value, delightful shop

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