Hala's Cafe and Bakery

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 3 reviews )

4323 University Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32216

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has several vegetarian choices appetizer including the appetizer platter, hummus, baba ganoush, veggie dolmas, spinach pies, and falafel. When the local vegetarian group meets here, management adds extra vegan options to the buffet.

Categories: Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

3 Reviews

First Review by aveganjourney

Not bad, nothin to Hala home about - Edit

All of the food here is ok. One of the locations has a lunch buffet that is a pretty good value. Not the best in town though, as it just doesn't have enough authentic seasoning and flavor to me. It is all a bit bland.

Pros: Decent Value, Friendly and Fast

Cons: Not much flavor

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Focus on appetizers - Edit

The menu may not appear to have much to offer at first, but one has to order creatively when eating vegan in Jacksonville. The appetizer platter (three appetizers) is enough to serve two in our family. Falafel, hummus, and baba ganoush are top choices. The tabbouli is so-so, but otherwise all vegan options are delicous.

If you're a big eater, try the buffet during one of S.A.V.E.'s regular meetings (see meetup.com) when extra vegan options are provided. Waitress Effie is terrific during these events, requesting extra vegan goodies from the kitchen (for example, spinach pies or hot dolmas) and even providing separate checks.

Pros: delicous appetizers, good value, accommodating

Cons: closed Sundays, limited entree options

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Not a great selection for Modern Vegan - Edit

Menu is lacking and I would opt for soup at Panaras before here. I can get humus anywhere. Beware the buffet is open to 2:30 but they don't add items to it after the lunch croud leaves. I'm usually more descriptive in a review but have to tell you to eat elsewhere. I don't think this should be listed.

Cons: Food, Atmosphere , staff

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