Vegan cafe and coffee shop offering hot meals, flatbread, cakes, snacks, and specialty coffee. Dogs are welcome. No telephone. Open Fri-Sun 09:00-15:00.

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35 Reviews

First Review by Plumesworld


Points +43

05 Sep 2023


Friendly, great coffee and cakes. Not so keen on paper cups and plates!

Pros: Great coffee, Nice setting off beaten track, Zero waste/refill section

Cons: Food and drink served in paper cups/plates



Points +245

11 Aug 2023

Food is amazing! Açai bowl is wow!!

Finally managed to get here as it’s bit of trek for me. However it was worth the wait! The açai bowl was incredible & reminds me of my time in Brazil. The sausage rolls are fantastic too, as are the cakes! Defo recommend

Pros: Food!!! All of it is amazing!!, Quiet location, Easy parking!

Cons: Little bit in the middle of nowhere


Points +29

23 Jul 2023

Yummy 😋

Their smoothly are so delicious!
The special we had was the burger with smashed garlic potatoes!

Pros: Well priced , Delicious food , Children entertainment

Cons: Wasn't obvious that the cafe was there, Thought we were driving onto private land , Sign needed on main road


Points +45

07 May 2023

Amazing food, amazing people!

What a hidden gem! Home-made super delicious food and the best coffee I had in a long time. We will definitely come back😄

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-07

Pros: Food, Atmosphere , People


Points +70

03 Apr 2023

Coffee review

We got there too late to order food (I blame the clocks changing) but even though they were closing they still made us a coffee to takeaway. It was one of the best coffees I've had in a long time, and I only wish we'd been able to try their food too!
The outside seating area was really nice, with lots of things growing too. Would definitely go again for a proper meal visit next time I'm in the area :)

Pros: Food sounded amazing with lots of varied options


Points +24

11 Feb 2023

Hidden little gem

Love this place so great that it is 100% vegan as well. 💚

Pros: 100% vegan , Saturday burger was outstanding , Good vibe


Points +18

14 Sep 2022

Great food

Lots of fresh vegan options, but a little hard to find the place.

Would come again (and again)

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good prices, Fresh food

Cons: Hard to find if you don’t know where it is.


Points +13

08 Jun 2022

First visit... We will be back.

We only live two miles from this well-hidden but fortunately not secret café. Great choice for lunch, superb cakes and wonderful coffee.

Pros: 100% vegan, Well balanced choice, Great coffee

Cons: Difficult to locate on first visit


Points +32

10 Apr 2022

First visit…but I’ll be returning!

First time visiting Ethos Brothers, after recently it finding out about it on HappyCow. After reading all of the great reviews I had to try it out, and it did not disappoint! The food was great, with enough options available to ensure I’ll be back to try them all.

I also had some of the best coffee I have had in a long time. The cakes were also all very appealing, so much so that I had to buy three to take home!

All the food and drink was complimented by friendly service and a very relaxed atmosphere. A must visit for vegans and non-vegans alike!

Pros: Plenty of breakfast / brunch / lunch options, Excellent coffee & cakes, Very friendly services and a great atmosphere.


Points +24

04 Apr 2022

Great little discovery

Really pleased to come across this place in an unusual rural setting with amazing smells greeting us as we opened the door! Friendly staff and delicious food. We had pancakes, excellent coffee and took away the nicest of polenta cake. Shame we don't live nearer as it seemed a great place just to hang out in.


Points +132

08 Oct 2021

Brunch with my sister

Had a lovely brunch, we both had two meals each 😂 great food, healthy, fresh and very tasty 😋 very friendly staff and bought some vegan treats to take home too 😃 will definietly be visiting again soon and bringing more friends along ☺️

Pros: Lots of options, Made fresh and many healthy options , Nice vegan chocolate and cake and refill shop


Points +254

03 Oct 2021

Excellent find.

Off the beaten track but worth a visit.

Pros: Great food, Nice vibe, Outdoor seating!


Points +882

05 Sep 2021

Great find

Great options. We had the burgers and polenta chips. Sooo tasty. Plus some cakes which were superb. Great gf options. Little bit on the pricy side, but then everywhere seems to be now!

Pros: Great choices

Cons: Pricey


Points +119

29 Aug 2021

Excellent vegan spot

Very healthy food plus junk food and cakes so something for everyone and children friendly and lovely spot off the beaten track with excellent coffee and Both indoor and outdoor seating. Friendly team serving up at a delight

Pros: Coffee, Burgers , Healthy food


Points +42

22 Aug 2021

Amazing cafe

Oh my, how did I not know this was on my doorstep? Friendly staff great food choice and the quality of the food is superb. My 10 year old said it was the best food he's ever had eating out.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-21

Pros: Everything


Points +45

21 Aug 2021

Talk about a hidden gem

This place is amazing. It's completely hidden and as far as I could see isn't signposted at all from the road, but Google maps got us there after a visit to the nearby nuclear bunker.

Between us we had the Buddha bowl, pancakes, Mac and cheese, smoothie and a coffee. All were first class and enjoyed by all including my non vegan, very fussy relatives.

The outdoor seating area is gorgeous, and heated.

Pros: All vegan menu, Delicious food, Good value

Cons: None


Points +44

11 Jul 2021

Thriving, busy place

Well, at least, it is whenever I seem to visit!
Great range of cakes and varied menu. All freshly prepared.

Pros: Great semi-outside space. Good for doggos.

Cons: Ring ahead to preorder if you're short on time and, you want cooked food.


Points +51

16 Jun 2021

Best vegan food!

So friendly, amazing healthy food dog friendly!! I’ll definitely be back

Pros: Delicious food, Dog friendly, Friendly, helpful staff


Points +191

22 May 2021

Another Secret in Kelvedon Hatch

We drove past the turning for Ethos Brothers Cafe several times. It is well off the road and has no sign up. But oh boy it was worth the hunt. The atmosphere was so friendly, the food was wonderful. I had the Macaroni Cheese and Tofu and my good wife had the Burger, both accompanied by Chai Latte. Other customers openly chatted with us and each other. Altogether the whole experience was refreshing.
Now we have found them there is no stopping us 💚

Pros: Totally Vegan, Really Original menu, Very good quality food

Cons: You have to work to find the cafe!


Points +20

11 Dec 2020

A little gem 😍

A great little cafe. Completely vegan. Offers a great varied menu for anything you could want from a cafe. All staff are lovely, welcoming and friendly. The tempeh kebabs and pancakes were delicious.. as were the cakes we took home for later. Also they have a little section for some awesome vegan snacks, books and goodies. Highly recommend and already can see myself as a regular there. Plus my dog was welcomed with open arms - and yes there's treats for her too 👌 what more could you want?!

Pros: All pros no cons.


Points +28

31 Oct 2020

Great Vibe, Lovely Food!

Ethos brothers is the New Vegan spot to eat out.
We love the warm friendly Vibe from all of the Ethos Family. The food is great, staff are very friendly and they change up the menu which is nice to get different variations. The matcha’s and the stew are my favourite at the moment. Children and dogs are welcome.
Great place to meet new friends and have a nice chat. 10/10. 👍🏽


Points +16

17 Oct 2020


Banging Grub. Sweet Gaff. Diamond Geezers. Top Bants. 15/10.


Points +1189

16 Oct 2020

Vegan hidden gem!! Amazing food 🌿💞

Had my first trip to Ethos Brothers today and was SO impressed with the food and the service!
This is out in the countryside in Ongar/Brentwood but really easy to get to! This cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating and a delicious range of sandwiches, paninis, bagels, cakes, pancakes and even Mac and cheese!! The best part is they are ALL VEGAN 😍🌿I went for the panini which was delicious and friend opted for the pancakes plus a delicious stash of cakes to bring home!
The staff are extremely friendly and the place has a really relaxed, fun vibe. Dogs are allowed too!!! Will definitely be going back to this wonderful place very soon!

Pros: Amazing food , Great staff , Indoor and outdoor seating


Points +38

27 Sep 2020

Just relax and enjoy!

It’s so amazing to be able to walk into a place that serves entirely vegan food, outside of London, so you don’t have to present the staff with a checklist of questions about ingredients before you order! Along with the relaxed, friendly vibe, you will be spoilt for choice from the menu! My husband had challenged himself to work through it week by week but finds it hard to tear himself away from the avocado/hummus on sourdough! He did however choose the new tofu/mac and cheese yesterday, it didn’t disappoint and is his new joint fave! I find it too hard not to order the pancakes! But whatever you choose you won’t be disappointed! The ingredients are fresh, the presentation is mouth watering and the portions are generous!
Ethos Brothers is a great place if you just fancy coffee and cake, again so much choice, the doughnuts are melt in the mouth and Anna’s apple cake is the stuff of legends!
We just moved from Oxford to Brentwood and are so lucky to have these great guys on our doorstep! Look forward to seeing them continue to go from strength to strength waving the vegan flag!


Points +23

26 Sep 2020

Best place in Essex for Vegans and Non Vegans

I absolutely love Ethos Brothers,
It is ideal for everybody even Non vegans the food is delicious and truly made with the purest intention. Everything about the place is just on point from the service to the food.
I visit regularly about 3 times a week and love my Matcha Lattes but they do the BEST coffee!
If you visit be sure to try ermmmmm THE WHOLE MENU!!!
seriously though make sure you try the Apple cake and the Maceroni cheese wowsssssss!

It’s a 10/10 yes from me.

Updated from previous review on 2020-09-26

Pros: Amazing staff, Amazing food , Amazing vibe


Points +134

26 Sep 2020

Gem of a cafe off the beaten track

When you turn off to go to the cafe you think you're entering private land down an old dusty trail. I tell you what though, this place is amazing and even has the original 1981 pac man arcade!!!
The food is so yummy and full of flavour. I had the panini and the apple cake and our las had the lemon cake. It is one of the best apple cakes I've ever had.
The coffee was also absolutely spot on!
Super friendly atmosphere and great price too. We will defo be back again.

Pros: All vegan


Points +6

Non Veg
24 Sep 2020


Non vegetarian wife a vegetarian wife. Ethos Bros have excellent variety of home made cakes and meals that are all great for both of us. Have had pancakes, apple cake, chocolate cake, avocado toast, paninis so far, as well as iced and normal lattes. Have been in maybe half a dozen times, and the food is so good that I have been in without the wife. Great location

Pros: tasty food that even non vegans can enjoy, Healthy selection, Friendly owners

Cons: Need a sign by the road maybe

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