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CLOSED: Carrots and Coffee

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    ( 7 reviews )
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Wedekindplatz 1, Hannover, Germany, 30161

Non-smoking veggie cafe with various breakfast options, vegan shakes. Also a cooking school. Lunch menu is different every day including seasonal soups. Oct 2014 reported added egg and dairy back on menu. JUL 2016 REPORTED SHUT. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Catering, Fusion, German

Reviews (7)

First Review by hack_man

Don't bother - the food is awful! - Edit

I used to eat in this restaurant every time I visited Hannover, but last year the food declined in quality so I stopped coming. I came back today to see if it had improved, but sadly the food was still well below par. I had the seitan burger - stale bun, four thin slices of seitan with a limp side-salad, the portion of fried potatoes were so burnt and black the waitress asked if I'd like them changed for fresh ones!
A shame because it has a nice laid-back atmosphere, and a good selection of cakes. My advice is stick to coffee and cakes, there are much better vegetarian options in Hannover.


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Very good vegetarian/vegan restaurant! - Edit

I have been there on several occasions and have always managed to eat vegan. I tried the tempeh and the seitan burgers with the roasted potatoes as well as the tropical porridge and the tofu scramble (which was mind-blowing, though a bit small).
Their coffee is absolutely delicious and they offer other milks than soy, which I really like (almond, oat, etc.)
The atmosphere is cozy and staff is nice. I recommend booking in advance on weekends though.


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Incredibly good!!! - Edit

So finally I have managed to visit the 'Carrots and Coffee', and I was definitely not disappointed. A small cafe with a very warm and cosy atmosphere that obviously also sells some other health products. They have some great freshly squeezed juices, e.g. 'Spicy Carrot' made from carrots, apple, oranges and ginger, some small dishes like sandwiches, salads and whole-wheat tarte flambee (could also be a pizza from the taste of it, with great vegan cheese!!!) and some daily dishes. The salad with a raspberry-lavender dressing (you read right!) was simply out of this world. I will definitely go there again...
Updated from previous review on Tuesday January 11, 2011

Update ... taking away one happy cow, because on a repeat visit I ordered a vegan dish and received the vegetarian version with cheese :-(

Pros: Friendly, Great food, healthy cuisine

Cons: not many parking spaces nearby, sometimes mix up vegan/vegetarian :-(

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Alright food, awful staff - Edit

This place has quite a good health concept behind the food, with homemade gluten-free bread and vegan versions of nearly everything available on the menu. So far, so good.
The prices seem okay, but the portions are really not big. Don't expect a main to be enough. My Flammkuchen was more of a flat pizza without the tomatoes, but very tasty. My boyfriend's burger was a bit dry.
Now for the problems: Right when we walked in, we were a bit confused because of all the heavy vegan food promotion on the window - so we asked if everything was vegan. They said yes. Then I noticed some things contained eggs, so pointed out eggs aren't vegan. Then, no, "Most things are vegan"... she says, looking at us like we're moronic vegan freaks. Right, glad we sorted that one out. The attitude continued when we asked for vegan items, or enquired what brand the soya milk was (we boycott a couple of brands).
Then, in my salad, I felt a clunk - the walnut shell had not been removed. Bit dangerous, but fair enough, it can happen. But can it happen twice...? My boyfriend's sorbet still had a huge, sharp chunk of plastic in it! Very authentic, and very dangerous! Not acceptable AT ALL! Kids eat that stuff!
When it came to paying, we mentioned the plastic. The waitress attempted to bat her eyelashes at my boyfriend "Ahh es tut mir leid!", but that's not really enough. I told her, no, he's not paying for the sorbet. She spun some line about the manager not being there... I told her tough, he's not paying for it (and at this rate, they were lucky we wanted to pay for the rest). Reluctantly she edited the bill, we paid, and were glad to leave.
The staff clearly did not give two hoots about the place and the concept, and definitely not the customers or the concept of veganism. Clearly in the wrong job.
How to improve? Get better staff, get people who actually understand what vegan means and don't treat your customers like freaks. They also need some basic health and safety training - walnut shells and plastic do not belong in food to be given to customers, and should they arise, satisfactory recompenses must be OFFERED.
Won't be going there again!

Pros: Gluten-free options available, Good menu

Cons: VERY rude staff, esp. re: veganism, Plastic and shell in food, Overpriced


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totally disappointed - Edit

I went there and the food was no good at all. The soup was cold and the salad could not be more boring. I invited two firends and I was ashamed of the quality and the service. Even the owner was not friendly, she was commanding the employees like soldiers.


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One of my Favourites - Edit

This is a special place. Cosy cafe by day and atmpospheric informal restaurant by night. The range of food is excellent with different main courses each day. You can also buy beer and wine. The ambience of the place is perfect made so by the decor, lighting and staff. Excellent vegan choice and all tastes catered for.

Nice location north of the Hbf, up Lister Mieler then turn right at Wedekindstrasse onto Wedekindplatz. Some nice bars in this area for a drink both before and after your visit.

Pros: food, atmposphere, location


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