EL Cafe Vegetarian Food

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246, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phuong Ham Tien (at Dong VUi Food Court), Mui Ne, Vietnam

On the roadside by the ocean, est. 2015. Serves Indian and international vegetarian food plus sweets and drinks. Reported March 2017 to be fully vegan, including house-made soy milk cheese and yogurt sauce. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, Indian, International, Fast food, Take-out, Indo-Chinese

28 Reviews

First Review by MeikoNeuman

Nice owner, Good food - Edit

It is in a small food court, tables are shared between all the restaurants. Food is good ! You can find indian, mexican or libanese food on the menu. I really enjoy the fallafels !

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Great food - Edit

Super tasty, and they make their own vegan cheese !! We loved it.

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best falafel ever - Edit

el cafe is in the food court of Mui Ne, at the tourist mile. concept is you sit on a table with a number and can order on one of the roundabout 15 restaurants around. music from the 70ies. el cafe is a mostly Indian restaurant. fresh and tasty food. we had the falafel menu with hibiscus lemonade. delicious. also the north Indian menu with tomato tofu and naan sandwiches. was great.

Pros: Food and drinks, location , service

Cons: expensive for vietnamese conditions

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Nice food slow service - Edit

Pretty sure this isn’t all vegan, they have paneer and yoghurt on the menu. There’s a short passage at the start of the menu that explains that they don’t use meat or eggs though. This wasn’t an issue for us but be aware.
We got the chilli potatoes and a paneer shwama wrap, they were both good.
The hibiscus lemonade was really tasty too!
We were just annoyed about the service, they gave us our potatoes really quick but the wrap took ages. The couple on the table next to us sat down after us, ordered after us but got all their food and paid and left before we got our wrap. We think they forgot about us even though we were sat right in front of the kitchen, and when we asked about it they just said it’s coming and didn’t apologise.

Pros: Tasty food, really good hibiscus lemonade

Cons: They forgot about half our order and didn’t apolog

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A+++ - Edit

Found this incredible joint in the mui ne food court, one day before I left. They do, undoubtedly, THE best vegan cheese I've had throughout the whole of Asia!!! Such amazing food and the owner is lovely. This is a must for vegans and non vegans everywhere, you won't be disappointed, I promise.

Pros: Chill vibe , Incredible food , Best cheese in Asia

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Great food and service! - Edit

An overwhelmingly large menu of vegan dishes from all around the world. We especially enjoyed the ice cream and paneer cheese - all made without any animal products - from soya and nuts. 100% vegan!
Also, they're serving brown rice. I can gladly declare that their food is not only tasty but also the most healthy of what you can find in Vietnam.



Updated from previous review on 2018-02-19

Pros: Vegan, tasty, healthy

Cons: The location is a noisy food court, A little bit expensive but worth the price

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All Vegan International Food - Edit

Delicious food with such novelties as vegan cheese and yogurt sauce. Had the Indian food, hummus, falafel, burritos, and looking forward to going back for more meals. Some of the best hot sauce we have had in SE Asia. Accommodating and friendly staff. Portions are on the smaller side, but the flavors are so nice it makes up for it. Plates seem nutritionally well balanced.

Pros: All vegan, A wide variety of foods served

Cons: Slightly more expensive , Smaller portions

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Best food and Vietnam! - Edit

Amazing food! Very good quality, the chef definately knows what he's doing! Everything we had was awesome, including the drinks. Yes it's more expensive that other places but it's totally worth it! Everything is vegan!

Pros: Fully vegan, amazing food!

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tasty food but pricey - Edit

Nice vegan restaurant at the Food court. All food I ate there were very good and nicely presented but prices are quite high.

Pros: good quality food, Lot of options, all vegan

Cons: Expensive

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good range of Indian food - Edit

In a nicely presented food court. Signage states that food is vegetarian but the owner assured me that everything was vegan and the “cheese” is all vegan too. I had the North Indian thali (115k vnd) and a paneer curry (95k vnd) on consecutive days both were good and appeared quicker than my partners pizza from another stall. Lots of other stalls serving meat in the same food court. Nice atmosphere.

Pros: western food available

Cons: moderately expensive by local standards, dishes vegetable and cheese based, no beans / tofu

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all vegan! - Edit

A very nice all vegan place! They have the best smoothies and Indian cakes! However, the food is nothing special and it takes quite a long time before the food arrives. My friend and I waited for 45min and we were the only costumers.. it is kinda expensive as well compared to Vietnamese prices in general. I got a salad and I could easily eat 4 times as much as the portion I got.

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Huge variety - Edit

All vegan. Inside an outdoor ‘food court’ alongside other (non-vegan) places and bar. Amazing range of options, the chef is obviously extremely well accomplished, from Italian pastas, falafel, curries, Asian foods, even vegan ice-cream.

Edit: Staying nearby, I ate here several times over a few days. On the last occassion I was told I had been undercharged the previous time. I was quite surprised because I tend to calculate in my head what something should cost before going to pay. It is possible I was indeed undercharged - but also possible that it was a mistake on their behalf. Either way, the encounter was a strange one and left an element of doubt in my mind. Hence I’ve updated my review of El Cafe to 4/5.

Updated from previous review on 2017-12-05

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Number one ! - Edit

Vegetarian place, with lot of vegan meals. Amazingly tasty food, have nothing in common with Indian food, with Indian chef. Great service and home made sweets. Highly recommend!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, all instead Paneer can be d

Cons: Cheap

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Amazing food and good service - Edit

Everything I tried on the menu pleasantly surprised me. Their menu is quite special as they use vegan yoghurt and cottage cheese in a lot of their dishes. My friend who is a meat eater also enjoyed the dishes, and even decided to skip all the meat/seafood dishes that they offer at the food court, just so she could eat El Cafe’s food (now that says smth). I would definitely recommend eating here at least once when you are in Mui Ne! The service is also great! The owner speaks fluent English and are ready to answer any questions you might have.

Pros: Good food, Good service, Special dishes

Cons: None, that there is no El Cafe restaurant in my own coun

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Great food in a cozy food court atmosphere! - Edit

We had such a lovely time at El Cafe! The food was so delicious, that we even came there twice in one day :D If you’re there, please do yourselves a favor and order the peanut and chocolate sweet balls. Heavenly!

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international veggie food court stall - Edit

One of the options while in Food Court, so don't look for the EL Cafe, rather for Food Court Dong Vui (big green sign). There you'll find it easily. The two boys from New Delhi I met there yesterday seemed like they've been here for a while, speak Hindi, English, Russian and Vietnamese. The food is delicious but a bit pricier when comparing with local dishes. They offer mix of Indian/Mexican/international dishes.

Pros: extensive menu, really nice drinks

Cons: a bit pricier

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Fantastic vegan food - Edit

This place is great. It’s inside the food court. Everything is vegan. They have great vegan cheese made by soya milk. I had the fajitas and my boyfriend had the falafel. The peanut and chocolate ball deserts are so tasty.

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excellent food and service - Edit

The chef knows how to cook with the right flavours. Ideal if you want something else then the Vietnamese spices.

Cons: It is a bit more expensive than local prices but d

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great food - shame that the portions aren't bigger - Edit

Serves an incredible selection of dishes from around the world - we had a mix of Tibetan, Japanese and Indian food, and were very happy with our choice. Do not be irritated by the terms "cheese" etc, because it is vegan and made from soybeans! The owner is very nice and dedicated (PS. Thanks for the "secret recipe" for the chocolate balls ;)). The only downside is that the portions are rather small - which is a great reason to eat several courses :)

Pros: great variety of dishes, reasonable prices, friendly owner

Cons: Rather small portions

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must come - Edit

The staff is super friendly and the food is AMAZING.
A big selection of food and everything we tried was really good. If you liked the taste of cheese before you turned vegan, make sure you try one of their dishes with cheese. It scared me when I first tasted it because it tasted just like REAL CHEESE. I had to confirm with the chef to believe it's vegan!

Pros: great food, friendly staff

Cons: it's hard to find as the sign is small. look for t, many flies and bugs during the daytime

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excellent! best restaurant in Mui Ne! - Edit

International food, many choices possible. Quality food. Nice staff. VERY tasty meals. Went there twice and loved it each time. Not expensive regarding the quality of the food. So far our favourite restaurant after a week in Vietnam. Strongly recommend it.

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Very nice food and location - Edit

The place is located inside a food island where you can order from any restaurant (which makes it perfect if you are with people that want to eat meat).

The food was very delicious and there is a lot of options.

Very friendly staff at the food island as well.

Pros: Many options, Well made food, Nice location

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So tasty - Edit

We went there tonight for dinner and everything was perfect. The Vegan cheese was tasty and homemade.
Its located in the food court (left corner) ..
You should try !

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Great spot, tasty food - Edit

Thie place has a varied menu, loads of tasty things on offer.

My faves so far: khadai paneer and gobi manchurian. The dumplings a bit thicker than I've had before, not gonna run back for those, but the other stuff is so far all great.

Pros: Happy people working there, Tasty food, Good prices

Cons: Too tasty, we eat too much!

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Amazing fresh food, best in Mui Ne - Edit

My favourite restaurant in Mui Ne!
Serves vegetarian food but you can easily veganize it.
Tried burrito and mexican rice, both were amazing.
Had to wait for a while but it was all worth it!

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This is an amazing place. You MUST go here - Edit

I have never had so much good food in all my life. Ignore what it says about being vegetarian, everything here is 100% vegan, and this can only be described as vegan heaven.

Dishes are priced roughly between 30,000 and 80,000, and everything was amazing. I will drive the 4 hours between here and home on many occasions.

Pros: Variety, Taste, Price

Cons: None, None, None

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Closed for the next month. - Edit

Just letting you all know that the owner is in Russia for the next month and the shop won't be open.
We were struggling to find it for so long, and when we ended up finding it, it was closed.

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KayjusSingh 30 Aug 2016 - Dear Guest,

Let me clear the rumor which you mentioned in your review.

I am from India and am the owner of El Cafe International Vegetarian Food. In the past days we have the Russian and Vietnamese staff who was working for El cafe.

Due to low season in Muine. we decided to visit a family wedding in India.

we are located in "THE FOOD COURT DONG VUI"
246 NDC, Ham tien.
01688114838
We are open six days a week except Tuesday from 4 pm to 11 pm.
 


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