Louis Family Restaurant

  • Veg-options Veg-options
  • ( 5 reviews )


286 Brook St (at near Brown University), Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 02906

Serves meat, vegan options available. Long time established, old school diner. Few vegan choices including vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, soy milk for coffee at no extra charge, and fresh fruit. Be sure to specify if vegan. Open Mon-Sun 5:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by freaky fancy


Points +22

31 Jul 2021


Tasty vegan pancakes. Tofu scramble was great. Good diner coffee. Awesome vibe. Don't be a dork, it's good.


Points +33

22 Dec 2017

Not what i was expecting

Despite the bad reviews of this place I wanted to give it a try anyway. At first glance, this place looks like a typical open floor diner with friendly staff and somewhat clean layout. I seated myself and ordered a cup of coffee with almond mike which came almost cold (probably has been sitting for a while). I still wanted to be somewhat of a daredevil and order some food after a cold coffee. I ordered the vegan pancakes and asked for the vegan butter, which was decent, I also got the Tufo scrambled with home fries and toast. The tofu didn't have flavor (just turmeric and few small veggies), and the home fries was the worst I ever had (sliced like coins and grilled), some were still not cooked all the way through. The reason why I would not be revisiting this restaurant is, they cooked everything on the same grill, along with meat, eggs, and cheese. I don't have a food allergy to meat, dairy or eggs, however, if you advertise vegan food it should be vegan foods (that is not touching any meat dairy or eggs).

Pros: friendly staff , Vegan options

Cons: All foods are cooked on same side of grill, foods not worth it


Points +20

10 Aug 2014

not exactly vegan

This restaurant has a nice vibe and friendly staff, but the vegan pancakes and tofu scramble are cooked on the same section of the grill as many other non vegan breakfast items (menu includes bacon, eggs, ham, etc). If that doesn't bother you and you do decide on the pancakes, the only syrup they have is one packed with preservatives, caramel coloring and lots of other ingredients i couldn't pronounce. I decided to get a fruit bowl which was nicely presented but for $7 I would at least expect all the fruit in it to be ripe. Not a great restaurant pick if you're serious about being a vegan.

Pros: honest friendly staff

Cons: not really vegan



Points +25

15 May 2011

Love Louis!

Ususally hard to find vegan breakfast at a greasy joint, not here!
I love Louis, especially at 5am!!!

freaky fancy

Points +23

10 Feb 2010

number 1! (try the)

I'd disagree with the review saying to disregard this restaurant if you're vegan!...I've been vegan for 15 years and going to Louis for almost as long!...I'd recommend: 1) tofu scramble number 1 with dry italian toast with french fries or soup subsituted for the home fries, 2) spinach or broccoli pie with grilled veggies on top and sauce on the side 3) grits or oatmeal with fresh fruit

Check out the pottery while you're there! Some weird and cool pieces scattered around

Pros: good value, local, weird

Cons: a little bit greasy , sometimes need to add lots of salt

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