Greens Cafe

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 6 reviews )

Serves meat, vegan options available. A local coffee shop in the St Giles area with a light food menu. Offers several vegan choices including vegan cakes. Uses some organic and fair trade ingredients. Free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-7:00pm, Sun 8:00am-6:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Catering, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by Tezcan

Lovely little place - Edit

The place is somewhere good for a coffee and cake. Everything is clearly labelled and the staff were really knowledgeable about everything and offered there preferences and opinions.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Everything clearly labelled

Cons: Place is a bit shabby and cold

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Great sandwich shop, but desperately needs a lick of paint - Edit

The sandwiches here are great – shame the cafe area doesn't live up to the food. Dingey, dark and really needs some trendier furniture, nicer lighting and a fresh lick of paint. The lights are sooooo dark and you feel like you are in a weird doctors waiting room rather than a fresh, healthy lunch spot.

Pros: Great sandwiches, Friendly staff

Cons: Dark dull seating area, Old bashed furniture (not in a cool vintage way!)

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Nice for a coffee and fast meals - Edit

Went there for some coffee and they had soy milk available. They had several plant based options, from baguettes to cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies (delicious!) and even fruit! The place was very nice. As far as meal options go, they all seem to be the same in every veg-friendly place in Oxford: the marinated tofu or the falafel sandwich. They were all very nice and I met some vegans working there, which was quite good. Oxford doesn't seen very vegan-friendly.

Pros: Fruit and smoothies, Organic and fair trade, Very nice people and really nice place

Cons: Same sandwich options as everywhere else

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Okay - Edit

I went here twice, both times I chose a sandwich with marinated tofu, olives and pepper (which, by the way, was DELICIOUS) and it was served with salad.
One of the 'salad-parts' had this weird dressing thing on it, that did not look vegan at all. I asked them, and they assured me that everything on the plate was - in fact - vegan, so therefore I took a tiny tiny bit, but no. It tasted like mayo (or something similar, if that even exsists, I don't know).
Despite all of this badness, though, I must say that the cafe itself was lovely, and that the sandwich was the best sandwich I've ever had.

Pros: Friendly staff, perfect portions, great food

Cons: The (non-)"vegan" mayo

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amzhatch 15 Sep 2014 - dude have you never had vegan mayo before? its pretty similar to the eggy stuff (i reckon its nicer)  

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Looked good but ultimately failed... - Edit

We came here for lunch today and the organic, fair trade thing appealed to me, so I wanted to give this place a go. I enquired about which menu items were vegan and was informed it was the ones marked '(V)'. With this in mind I ended up my partner and I chose a falafel baguette and a tofu baguette to share. When the dishes arrived they had coleslaw with egg mayonnaise on them. The staff responded quickly to this and were apologetic but for me this type of incident puts a real damper on my enjoyment of a food experience. This was not the end of disappointment either, as both baguettes were dry and not particularly tasty. I want to support fair trade and organic ethos and practices but I don't know if I'd come back here for lunch, particularly as there are limited vegan options. Maybe for coffee.

Pros: Organic and fair trade ethos

Cons: 'Vegan' dish served with coleslaw (mayo), Food not great

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Friendly cafe with a few vegan options - Edit

Greens Cafe serves falafel sandwich in baguette and vegan flapjack varieties. They also offer coffee/tea with soy milk. The staff is friendly. You can either eat in or take away. Prices are reasonable.

Pros: Delicious food, Reasonable prices, Friendly staff

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