CLOSED: Gs Cafe and Diner

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )



The Corner House, 15, Queen Street, Bude, England, EX23 8AY

Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegan options throughout menu. Soya milk available, and dairy free scones and ice cream in the summer. Owners and chef are vegetarians. OCT 2014 REPORTED SHUT.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by Petals

This place is pure win! - Edit

Vegan Camp this year was held in a camp site about five minutes outside of Bude, in Cornwall. We are often not very hopeful of finding restaurants or cafes in the remote villages and towns that usually surround camp, but this year we did.
Our first dealings with G’s was after I had seen the group communal meal menu, that was organised for later in the week. It was raining pretty hard outside and I really couldn’t be bothered to cook, so I convinced my little sister Charlotte and my partner Mykey to have breakfast out in Bude. The cafe wasn’t very hard to find and had clearly marked outside that it had vegan options available.
Mykey and I ordered two pots of tea (with soya milk) and Charlotte ordered a soya hot chocolate.
Mykey also took a hell of a lot of photos of us messing around. *STANDARD*
The cafe was clean, tidy and not very busy when we first arrived however customers seemed to start arriving around 10:30. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.
We of course could not help ourselves and had to order the biggest breakfast on the menu. It was called, “The Veggie Ansom.” At £8.95 you certainly got value for money. The breakfast contained, two Redwood’s sausages, two rashers of Redwood’s bacon, three hashbrowns, two slices of toast with soya butter, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms. Charlotte had a smaller version, but couldn’t finish it so we ate the rest of her’s too. I’ve not had a breakfast like that for years. A proper holiday treat and absolutely exceptional. We revisited once more for breakfast and once for lunch with sandwiches (spaghetti for Char) and scones and jam with redbush tea. I also haven’t had scones in years because I am rubbish at baking.
The best night for food however was when the whole of Vegan Camp went to G’s for a communal meal. The owners and staff really pulled out all the stops.
To start Mykey had a creamy mushroom bruschetta. (Closed cup mushrooms with red onions, port, soya cream and herbs £4.95.) I had a carrot, orange and ginger soup. ( served with warm bread £3.80.)
Both dishes were full of flavour and tingled the taste buds. We’ve eaten in more expensive restaurants that have not served us starters this good.
Do you know what else is great about G’s? They have an alcohol license and sell traditional Cornish vegan cider. 7.3% I’ll have you know! :)

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Pros: Loads of vegan options, Friendly staff, Epic food

Cons: Too far away from where I live, None, None

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Fantastic people - Edit

Delicious Vegan food, very friendly staff, superbly accommodating for vegans. Went out of their way to provide a series of very memorable meals for Vegan Camp 2013 in their diner.

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Caters for everyone - Edit

What a lovely cafe/ diner, so friendly and welcoming. Food is delicious with so much choice for vegans. Menu clearly marked for vegans and staff knew about ingredients as I believe one of the owners is a vegan. We are vegan and were visiting Bude with meat eating family and is was so nice to be able to all go out together and eat for a change without feeling odd ones out. We went for breakfast which we all enjoyed and the vegan breakfast was amazing. We all enjoyed so much we went back for lunch the next day. I had lentil tagine which was yummy and my husband had falafel burger which again was amazing. So nice to get soya milk & soya ice cream too. Will definitely be visiting Gs again ( & again probably) next time in Bude, cannot fault it. Thank you so much.

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Bloomin Lovely :) - Edit

We went to this cafe on three occasions, on the first occasion we had lunch; a vegan blt, a vegan sausage and onion sandwich and some potato skins and dip, followed by a vegan sundae, vegan milkshake and vegan coke float too. The food was delicious, proper lincolnshire vegan sausage too, not just default linda mccartney. Although the sandwich's were delicious, i think the main event was the sundae, oodles of ice cream with delicious fruity sauce. We polished it off very quickly! The service on this occasion was brilliant, the waitress Penny explained she was still learning about the vegan food, and went out of her way to gather all the correct information for us. The second occasion we visited was for dinner- vegetable pasta, vegan chilli followed by that winning sundae again and a giant cappucino. Both of us tried each others food, both agreed it was delicious and a generous portion, but again we were won over by the incredible sundae and the cappuccino was in my eyes, a work of genius. That night the cafe had stayed open to make us dinner and we spent the whole time chatting to the wonderful owners, i have never ever been made to feel so welcome. We left with big grins and actually feeling like we had spent the evening with a couple of new friends! The third and last time (for now!) we went to G's was for the breakfast, a giant vegan breakfast which, after ten days camping, really, really hit the spot. And of course we had a couple more godly cappuccino's. Again we were made to feel uber welcome, penny served us and was happy to chat with us, and we were happy to chat to her, because she's lovely :) the other customers also looked very happy which led to a lovely atmosphere in the place. Basically we left with a full tummy and warm heart every time we left this place and we cannot recommend it enough XXX

Pros: Staff, atmosphere, cappuccino

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Steph Jones-Giles 08 Nov 2011 - Thanks ever so much for leaving us a review, really appreciated. Hope to see you again soon Steph  

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Lots of choice for vegetarians and vegans - Edit

We first discovered Gs Cafe and Diner a year ago while on holiday in Bude. It's a little out of the way of the main shopping area, but still in the town centre, so quite easy to get to. We found the place very good, so when we were in Bude again this summer we went twice. The staff are very friendly, even remembering us from last year!

This year we tried the scones, which are vegan and very tasty and a decent size, with the option of being served with either butter or "Pure" marg. Soya milk is available for drinks, including ones like lattes.

Although this year we didn't have a meal at Gs (the weather was actually nice enough for picnicing on the beach instead!), I noticed they've changed the menu so there's now even more options for vegans and vegetarians, which are helpfully marked as such on the menu. When we went last year, the food was delicious with good portion sizes. I had a vegan pasta dish they made especially, followed by soya ice cream.

The few times I've been to Gs it's never been too busy, although it can feel a bit cramped on a more busy day, but I haven't found this to be much of a problem.

For a cafe which serves non-veg options, the range of vegetarian and vegan food is very good. A really great find.

Pros: Very friendly and welcoming, Good range for vegetarians and vegans, Delicious food

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Steph Jones-Giles 08 Nov 2011 - Thank you ever so much for leaving us a review, much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again Steph  

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