Salad bar

Est. Jul 2017 a plant-based cafe, serving home style cooked food. Offers breakfast and lunch, specials, salad bar. Open Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 09:30-18:00, Sun 09:30-16:00.

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58 Reviews

First Review by RuthGibson


Points +45

09 Aug 2023

The best vegan food in my area.

Being fairly short of vegan options in my area it's a treat to have Canteen 18 as a local all-vegan restaurant. Friendly vibe and service, dogs made to feel welcome, and the food is delicious whether you wantba healthy Buddha bowl/salad or fast food. They also do vegan nights and special events.



Points +30

06 Jul 2023

Lovely spot

Visited Swansea recently and was recommended this cafe, fair to say it was a great suggestion! Lovely staff, nice atmosphere and a great selection of vegan food drinks 😊


Points +304

28 Jun 2023

The best in town

100% vegan cafe. Plenty of options. Something for everyone. Super friendly staff. Brekkie is amazing.


Points +26

06 May 2023


Such amazing options and the smoothies are delicious!

Pros: Amazing choices, Great smoothies


Points +48

30 Apr 2023

Nice find

Lovely cafe. Friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. I had the Asian Buddha bowl & my partner had the tofish and chips. We both enjoyed our meals.


Points +356

30 Apr 2023

Lovely place

Great portion sizes and friendly service.


Points +234

24 Apr 2023

So good

We had the most amazing food here. It was too bad it’s not really a dinner place (anymore), but they were happy to serve us around 5 pm and we could order from the lunch menu.

Pros: Great food, Lovely staff , Nice atmosphere

Cons: Opening hours


Points +90

25 Mar 2023

Saturday breakfast

Everything, especially the peanut butter smoothie 👌

Pros: The immense choice , The immense taste , The warm welcome


Points +413

11 Mar 2023

Cosy, homely, lush!

We popped into Canteen 18 this morning for a full breakfast, pancakes, tea and a hot chocolate.

The cafe is bustling, friendly and homely.

The food was DELICIOUS and just what the Dr ordered after a night out.

Pros: Friendly staff, Incredible breakfast , Extensive menu

Cons: You can only park for an hour in the bays outside


Points +33

28 Jan 2023

So many options (sweet and savoury)

Very friendly staff with cosy decor. Even my non vegan partner loved the food.

We had a Southern friendly chicken burger, all day breakfast (vegan Black pudding was lovely) and two slices of cake.

Seems to be a popular spot with locals as well which is always a good sign!

Defo worth a visit whether veggie or vegan.

Vanilla chai latte was fab as well if you like something sweet!! 100%vegan as per the name.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-28

Pros: Fully vegan and reasonably priced!, So many options (savoury and sweet), All freshly made with generous portions


Points +78

15 Jan 2023

Sunday lunch time

Plenty of choice of food and a variety of drinks such as cold, hot & smoothies.
Brilliant service including making a fuss of our 9 month old son.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-15

Pros: Wide variety of delicious food to choose from , Great service, Outside of city, it’s not as busy as most places

Cons: Not open very long, Difficult for parking


Points +44

12 Jan 2023

Stunning food everytime!

Canteen 18 has a fantastic menu. My personal fav is the tofu fish and chips!! I've ordered takeaways here many times and eaten in alot too. Great vegan breakfast. Can't wait to try a Sunday roast!! Fabulous staff and customer service!!! #Veganuary

Pros: Great tasty menu, Vegan alcohol too, Great takeaway selection


Points +670

02 Jan 2023

Lovely desserts

It’s not the most amazing vegan junk food I’ve ever had, but I ate here a few times in Swansea and always enjoyed it. The cakes were always my favourite - particularly the lemon meringue pie, which was one of my favourites before being vegan.


Points +6890

04 Sep 2022

Monster shake and lovely chips

We came here for a very early dinner as there aren’t many vegan options on a Saturday night. When we asked what was in the vegan shake and we heard marshmallows and whipped cream, that was enough to say yea! I got the mushy peas and tofish and chips. My partner got the poutine. The chips and mushy peas and shakes were good. I liked the tofish but it wasn’t as fishy as I’ve had recently. Still nice though. There are plenty of seats inside.

Staff are very friendly


Points +161

24 Aug 2022

My favourite!

Need healthy vegan food? You got it! Need to drown yourself in delicious vegan filth? You got it! C18 have a wonderful menu for whatever food mood you are in. Brilliant staff and vibe ♥️

Updated from previous review on 2019-02-16


Points +46

22 Aug 2022

A wonderful cafe

I can't recommend this place enough. Whether you want comfort food, a healthy option or a delicious cake, this is the place to go.

Pros: Brilliant choices , Tasty food, Lovely staff


Points +220

24 Apr 2022


Such a nice place to sit. Lovely staff and a nice range of dishes. Very nice environment
Made me want to move back to Swansea

Really recommend the monster shake

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-24

Pros: Friendly , Generous


Points +330

03 Dec 2021

Great all round

Nice quirky atmosphere, very friendly staff, good comfort food and very tasty

Pros: Good value, Big portions, Cozy


Points +1612

14 Nov 2021

Will be back

Super welcoming staff, friendly with a lovely selection of all vegan cuisine. Really love that it’s open later on weekdays so we will be back soon for dinner. Highly recommend.

Pros: All vegan, Friendly staff, Nice selection


Points +20

13 Nov 2021


Very warm and welcoming. Large selection of food and drinks. Highly recommend

Pros: Delicious full breakfast


Points +20

10 Nov 2021

Great find

Loved this place. Happen to find it while out and about. Such a great selection of food and drinks. Highly recommend it.


Points +105

24 Oct 2021

Loved first visit

Hearty vegetable casserole, nice oat latte and an ambience and friendly staff to go with it all. Looking forward to trying the tofish and chips and the cakes.

Pros: Good food, Great staff, Nice bohemian atmosphere

Cons: Please open more


Points +18

01 Oct 2021

My favourite cafe :)

Been here a few times and it never disappoints! A good variety of options and all of them taste amazing. The staff are also really friendly😄


Points +58

14 Sep 2021


Favourite cafe in Swansea - my partner and I love it. Really nice burgers and chips. :)

Pros: Lovely staff., Lovely food.

Cons: Finding parking nearby can be difficult.


Points +37

14 Sep 2021

Hearty portions, friendly staff

Delicious vegan meal (Tofu fish and chips, and mushroom and 'bacon' gnocchi) with generous portions. We arrived 20 minutes before closing but staff were more than happy to accommodate. Great prices, including on the big selection of vegan wines.
Only downside is they aren't open 7 days a week, however the lovely staff were happy to recommend a whole list of places to find great vegan food in Swansea on their closed days!

Pros: Affordable, Friendly staff, Big portions

Cons: Closed Monday - Thursday


Points +101

01 Sep 2021

Good breakfast

Visited once when in Swansea, had the breakfast, cannot fault it. Staff could be more friendly but it’s a great quirky little place.


Points +74

26 Aug 2021

Best 'sosage' rolls

Breakfast in canteen 18 is definitely worth going for, after one breakfast I had to buy a takeaway sausage roll for later because the sausage was so good! Lovely atmosphere

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