• I Love Cafe

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  • White Veg-options
Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Aug 2013 reported added meat and is no longer pure veg. Quirky vintage tearoom located inside The Purple Lotus Health & Fitness center. Kitchen could make a dish to meet diet request. Offers soups, salads, artisan bread, vegan cake, flapjacks, brownies; drinks include teas, fair trade organic coffee, fresh vegetable and fruit juices, shakes and smoothies. Food is house-made. Gluten-free options. Open Tue-Sat 10:00-16:00.

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10 Reviews

First Review by DJAlbertFreeman


Points +88

08 Dec 2021

Cute and nice vegan menu swaps

Liked it and a good find as not too many vegan places in Carlisle

Pros: Nice vegan options to adapt menu, Nice staff, Cute atmosphere

Cons: Not fully vegan, Bit hard to find



Points +22

25 Aug 2020

Really lovely food, friendly staff

Although they don't have a dedicated vegan menu, when I told the staff I was vegan they had a lot of vegan food on offer, and was able to make up a dish. I had a really lovely soup and a vegan mozzarella, roasted red pepper and spinach toastie and the best vegan rocky road I've ever had.

I would definitely come back if I was anywhere near local

Pros: Friendly staff, Tasty food , Good range of food

Cons: Vegan food only on request


Points +146

06 Aug 2019

Nothing Vegan

Maybe this was once a great veg cafe but not any more. We left.


Points +16

22 Jun 2018

Charming Cafe, Great Vegan Cakes

I visited the 'I Love Cafe' specifically for the vegan cakes, buying a delicious oreo slice which was chocolaty and moreish. Would definitely go back again for more cake and they serve other vegan food so eager to try the whole menu. Would definitely recommend.


Points +130

06 Jun 2018

nice & lovely cafe and waitress

I am in love with this nice and lovely cafe and waitress. And the vegan cakes are so brilliant, too.

Pros: excellent vegan cakes, waitress, atmosphere


Points +22434

14 Aug 2016

In the Court of the Crimson King

Olde Worlde type courtyard setting in a very quaint and pleasant part of the city. Quite a lot of meat free choice, always something vegan including cake. Traditional English tea room atmosphere, spacious wooden decked outside seating for a spot in the sun. Didn't have too much time for a full assessment today but this is my first choice in Carlisle for an Americano with soya milk. This place needs the money more than the branded high street offenders.

Pros: vegan options, soya milk not a problem

Cons: some meat


Points +137

19 Jun 2016


I had the most wonderful experience at this lovely little cafe recently. I follow a raw vegan diet and asked in advance if they were able to prepare something, and they were only to accommodating. I arrived with my friend and her two young children and they brought out colouring books and crayons and were so helpful. All our food arrived together including my raw vegan meal -it was amazing!! Lettuce leaf tacos, with marinated beetroot, carrot and onion with a drop of hummus and sides of sour cream and salsa. Also a side dish of zuchinni marinated in gauacamole with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. This was a meal in itself and so tasty. All the food was totally amazing, made with love, thought, innovative and creative. I really can't praise the staff here enough. I travelled from Australia to meet a friend in Carlisle and if I lived anywhere remotely close to this place I would go all the time. Thank you so much for being so accomodating and all round amazing people. You have to visit this place!! 5 stars from me.

Pros: were able to provide a raw vegan meal, Great staff, lovely environment

Cons: No raw cake when I visited, cash only, quite small but cosy


Points +42

20 Aug 2014

some vegan options.

The soups are a good bet for being vegan. Just had an excellent home made soup with lentils and pearl barley.

Pros: vegan friendly

Cons: not a huge amount of vegan. options.


Points +127

28 Jul 2012

I love this place!

I just visited this cafe for the first time having searched on Happy Cow for vegan places in Carlisle. My parents live nearby and I'm always bummed about not having somewhere nice to go for coffee and cake when I visit. I'd never heard of this place before so was pleasantly surprised when it came up -- finally this town has a vegan cafe!

It's really cool, too -- located in a really sweet little courtyard, so it has a nice outlook. Lots of windows make it light and airy and it's painted in nice bright colours. The furniture etc is all quite basic but it's a cheery little place. The service was really really great -- the bloke who served us was super friendly and chatty and made us feel very welcome.

My parents ordered coffees -- there were cow milk and non dairy options for the milk -- and I had tea with soy milk supplied at no extra cost. We also had a vegan scone each which came with vegan margarine and jam. The scones were delicious and the coffees were apparently great too. We felt able to sit and chat for as long as we wanted, to chill out and enjoy the nice background music :)

I'll definitely be coming back here whenever I visit Carlisle and I'd highly recommend it!

Pros: Yay scones!, Lots of non-dairy drink options, Lovely lovely service

Cons: Quite basic, but cheery, It's a small place so could get busy...


Points +47

13 Jul 2012

Lovely little cafe

Really nice little place, run by friendly people who will stop and have a chat. If I was local, I would definitely be a regular.

The menu is limited, because it is only a small cafe, but they do lovely soup and freshly prepared juices, and have a great range of teas.

Pros: friendly, healthy, tasty

Cons: limited menu

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