Crocus Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 6 reviews )

18 Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham, England,

Volunteer led, fair trade, vegetarian community cafe. Offers in-house-made main meals with at least one vegan choice. Has soup, salads, panini, snacks, cakes, and always at least one vegan cake. Hosts a Thursday dinner where booking is advised. Previously named Crocus Cafe and Bakery and located at Unit 2, Church Square. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Take-out, British

Reviews (6)

First Review by anarchistanimal

Moussaka is a must - Edit

I loved my lunch here, it was delicious I had moussaka which was vegan and fries which were amazing!! My gf had vegan breakfast and brother vegetarian breakfast, both were very impressed indeed!! Staff were friendly and it's quite comfy in there. I didn't have a drink.

Pros: Good for vegans as well as vegetarian., Moussaka and salad was just super!!

Cons: Parking could be hard during the day.

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Love this place - Edit

This is one of my favourite places. Good honest food, great ethos and really welcoming staff. The cafe has moved to its new location and is much improved from the old place in my opinion. A great place to visit. Staff are really lovely, they remember you and treat you like friends. The food is always fresh and tasty. I love that you can also purchase suspended meals and drinks.

Pros: Everything!

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An absolutely marvelous place! - Edit

Where to start...

I have been to this lovely community cafe plenty of times and tried a variety of dishes and I have never been disappointed by anything they served. They always have a vegan panini, falafels, soup and chips on hand.

I can recommend the Wanderlust nights on Thursdays with weekly changing world food menus (book in advance).

They also have a few choices of cakes. I love the spicy carrot cake and the peanut butter cookies.

A very comfortable, cozy and homy atmosphere and overall an honorable social project. My favourite place to eat vegan in Nottingham!

Pros: delicious inexpensive food, lovely and well informed staff, an honorable enterprise

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A longstanding favourite - Edit

The food is consistently delicious, the prices are most reasonable (Crocus is part of Real Lives, a non-profit community organisation) and the manager, staff and volunteers are delightful.

Also - whilst the cafe is open every day during the day time, there are also the 'Wanderlust' world-cuisine nights on Thursdays which are always a near-the-end-of-the-week treat.

Vegan options always available, and you won't leave hungry!

Pros: Delicious food, Good prices, Atmosphere and hospitality

Cons: None!

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Cute cafe, tasty food, great value - Edit

This is a lovely volunteer-run cafe in a working-class area of Nottingham. The food was delicious and great value - we got two meals and drinks for around £6. We had a samosa salad and a house salad. About half the menu is marked as vegan or vegan adaptable, and there are gluten-free options too. The volunteers were nice and friendly. Well worth supporting. They will be having a summer break in August 2012, and will have new opening times in September - check their website for details:

Pros: Tasty food, great value, Cosy, nice space, Volunteer-run, community-focused

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A wonderful, volunteer led cafe - Edit

The crocus has been the first step towards vegetarianism for so many people. With award winning food, huge portions and ridiculously cheap prices the Crocus continues to impress me. The Cafe has a firm ethical grounding and sources much of its food locally as well as serving fairtrade and organic products whenever possible.

The Cafe is 100% vegetarian and always has vegan options, the only problem you are likely to have is deciding what to eat!

If you live in Nottingham, or you're visiting, make sure you make it down to the Crocus.

Pros: Amazing food, Great Value, Lovely people

Cons: Huge Portions!

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