Hyde Park Book Club

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )

27-29 Headingey Lane, Leeds, England, LS6 1BL

Coffee, arts, music, food, drinks, performance space. Vegetarian menu, includes an extensive vegan range of fake meats from the Vegetarian Butcher of The Netherlands. Breakfast served until 5pm. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Beer/Wine, British

7 Reviews

First Review by KTHRO

chilled out - Edit

Nice and relaxed environment, we popped in for a coffee and some cake and they provide a good selection of vegan options. Staff knew their stuff and are very welcoming and friendly!

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relaxing - Edit

Nice little place for a coffee and cake. About half the menu is vegan. Not all the vegan cakes were labelled so good to ask. Friendly staff. The “beef” is delish.

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Not just another drop in the Ocean - Edit

Well the time had come to pay this fabulous place a visit after following on Twitter for well over a year. It's just on the periphery of Leeds city centre in the vegan friendly student zone of Hyde Park and Headingley. I just knew this place was going to deliver. As the sun was shining, it was natural to want to sit outside. After some great vegan banter with the staff we went for the specials of the day which were a chicken and avocado wrap and a spicy beef chilli bowl with jalapeños and avocado. Both meats supplied by the renowned Vegetarian Butcher of the Netherlands, A couple of glasses of rose wine and some house water made this an immensely enjoyable experience. I urge anyone visiting, living or breathing Leeds to visit the HPBC. It's so much more than simply a vegetarian or vegan eating place.

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-05

Pros: Cool vibes, Vegan choices, Friendly staff

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What a place - Edit

I love this place. It's got such a cool and relaxed vibe and is unpretentious and welcoming. There are some good vegan options, not all of the faux meat are vegan, the burger and hot dog are not which we originally chose but changing to a vegan option was not a problem. I had a wrap with 'chicken' and avocado which was sensational, one of, if not the best wraps I have ever had. The 'chicken' was succulent in the middle and crispy on the edges, I didn't want the experience to end, it was so good. We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny day and enjoyed relaxing outside. If you don't live close by and are staying in Leeds City centre, don't be put off by the location which isn't in the centre, it's situated in a nice area and is well worth the short journey by car or bus.

Pros: good vegan options , tasty food, friendly staff

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Small, cute, indie cafe, - Edit

Nice little place to stop for a snack, coffee or beer.

They serve "the vegetarian butcher" faux meats as sandwiches etc which are really nice. Some of the veg meat is vegan including the fake chicken. Few options on how you can have it; wrap sandwich etc.

They also do breakfest, cakes etc.

Pros: vegan sandwiches, independent, outdoor seating

Cons: Need more vegn options

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Great for veggies/vegans who like meat-like veg "meat" - Edit

It's great to have a local place with a few different vegan options (and quite a lot of veggy options!), so we tried going to Hyde Park Book Club today. We had a cold bottled coffee, which was good and certainly a generous portion of it! The guy who worked there was nice, we really liked the way the place is decorated and of course super convenient location for lots of people living in Hyde Park/Headingley/Burley/Woodhouse. They also have tables outside so we could sit in the sun!
Food-wise: my boyfriend had a sandwich with vegan "veg butcher beef", and I had a wrap with vegan "veg butcher chicken". Both come with just the right amount of green leaves and tomatoes, and a great selection of vegan dressings, including vegan mayo. My boyfriend liked the food and would recommend it, although not with particular excitement (he's not often super enthusiastic about food to be fair), particularly the "beef", as he thought the "chicken" had a slightly funny texture. For me both definitely tasted nice but was uncannily like meat so I was a bit grossed out. Not sure I'd recommend to long-term vegetarians/vegans for that reason. If there were loads of vegan cafes around it might not be our first choice, but given that there aren't so many places in Leeds I'd probably try it again and see if I can get over my psychological blocks. It would be amazing if they had more vegan options that didn't include veg meat, but I guess that's their speciality so fair enough.

Pros: 3-4 vegan options and lots of veggy options, and e, Nice staff, Great decor, convenient location

Cons: No vegan/veggy food options apart from veg meat

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Very Good - Edit

Good food, good coffee.

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