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A small independent vegan canteen and store serving brunch, lunch, and set meals, all available to take away. Est. June 2019. Open Wed 10:00-16:00, Thu-Fri 10:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-16:00.

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57 Reviews

First Review by Alexander.Thomas


Points +279

18 Nov 2023

My favourite local 😍

This is my local and I absolutely love it! They were incredible throughout covid. I've never had a bad meal there. The staff are lovely, the food is delicious and great value 😊



Points +774

14 Oct 2023

Such a nice owner

I was terrified about visiting after finding out that the majority of the menu is soy-based, and I’m super intolerant.

But the owner - Greg - was so indescribably accommodating. He went out of his way to ensure that he checked in with me the entire time, keeping transparency and honesty about his products.

The chips were so delightful. And the hot chocolate was such good value!

Also, the music was epic.

All in all, a solid five stars purely based on the owner’s compassion and conscientiousness.

Pros: The kind and attentive staff, The incredible music, The adorable bathroom decorations

Cons: Not enough soy free options


Points +299

14 Sep 2023

Good Takeaway food

Good Vegan Takeaway food! Solid menu, lots to choose, arrived quickly and tasty! Everything we ate was on point.

Pros: Quick service, Good menu, Tasty food

Buddha boy

Points +256

29 Jul 2023

Super friendly Vegan cafe 💚

Haven’t been to Luton for years and met up with an old friend who isn’t vegan like me but she took me there as they cater for her celiac gluten free diet as well. Had a lovely friendly welcome with great food and drinks & atmosphere. Good choice on the menu & at a great price. Will return with her next time I visit. Loved it 🤗

Pros: Super friendly welcome, Great food & drinks, Chilled atmosphere

Cons: None


Points +33

20 Jul 2023

Visited Thursday at 17:45 Closed

Unfortunately visited on Thursday afternoon to find it closed

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-20


21 Jul 2023

They posted on their Facebook about a holiday closure: 17th- 23rd July


27 Jul 2023

Maybe they need to update their Google page? I don't use Facebook so wouldn't have known, there wasn't even a sign in the door, but I went to the lovely 50ninw just past the train station and had a lovely meal so I guess I will just go there next time


28 Jul 2023

I don’t always check these things myself but have been caught out like this before. Yes that restaurant is nice too


01 Aug 2023

Hi Lyndon, we did update our google with our holiday closed days and hours and google showed we were closed that whole week. I know this because as the owner I did it and checked it. we also posted on Facebook and Instagram, both easily accessible from a web browser. Not much more we could have done really!. Abit unfair to give a 2 star review because an independent business closed for some much need holiday time away.


Points +108

16 Jul 2023

Amazing food and atmosphere

Incredible food prepared with care and passion. Owner is really nice and the food is always amazing, I’ve eaten here a few times and tried lots of different dishes, all of which I would recommend!

Pros: Amazing food , Nice atmosphere , Fair prices


Points +153

14 Jul 2023

So yummy!

Food is amazing and staff are so friendly. So lucky to have this place close by!


Points +207

07 Jun 2023

Blinkin delicious

Have had delivery from here before but as I was in town wanted to sit in - what a gem - brilliant menu - lovely staff and so lucky as the special was Thai green curry with mushroom gyozas 😋 and took away a Viennese swirl!!

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-07

Pros: The amazing flavours, Big choice, Friendly staff

Cons: I couldn’t fit any more in, No east exit out of mall!! As door has been closed, Not in my town 😢 ( eastbourne)


Points +62

02 Apr 2023

My favourite food

I've loved everything I've tried here which at this point is the whole menu 🤣 I definitely recommend a buffalo burger box and the chilli non carne🤤

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-02

Pros: Great portion size, Lovely owner, Homemade food with great flavour


Points +13

25 Mar 2023

Pure filth (in a good way)

I love it here. Food always amazing.

Pros: Excellent selection of phenomenal food, Never had anything bad from here, Wonderful staff

Cons: Quite small premises


Points +517

19 Mar 2023

A must-try and amazing food

Monstera is a lovely café with welcoming staff, and had an amazing amount of food options.

We had the Not Today Seitan Burger Box (£9 for a burger, fries, chicken bits, coleslaw and mac and cheese!) and the Mac To The Future with both sides. We also ordered a portion of Seoul bites.

The Seoul bites were so delicious, would recommend getting those if you visit. The food overall was amazing and the portion sizes are really great for the price, we were both stuffed and our bill came to just £25 which included a drink each too.

Would 10/10 recommend!


Points +31

09 Mar 2023

Hidden gem which deserves a lot of support!

Just had an amazing meal here. So tasty, not a fan of seitan as find it dense and heavy but I'm converted! Buffalo burger box meal was ace, best burger I've ever had the side of Mac was top too! Would have that on its own sometime! Fantastic menu, too hard to choose from 🤣! Specials board equally as attractive!

Pros: All vegan menu, Reasonably priced, Friendly staff

Cons: Opening hours.


Points +18

07 Mar 2023

A must

Addicted to this places Viennese swirl, especially the biscoff one 🙌🏿🙌🏿


Points +171

18 Feb 2023

Great vegan breakfast

I had an enjoyable morning in this cafe, trying the pancake stack. It was a great blend of sweet and savoury, full of different flavours. There are plenty other breakfast/brunch options that look equally as good.
Friendly staff and a good atmosphere. I'd happily return for breakfast or lunch should I find myself in Luton again

Pros: Great vegan breakfast, Friendly


Points +22

18 Feb 2023

Hidden Gem

Wonderful busy cafe, very friendly staff and very varied menu

Pros: Lots of Gluten free options too

Cons: Quite small seating area


Points +10218

09 Feb 2023

Tasty and affordable little café

Monstera is a really cute little café with a cosy decor and lovely staff who made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in.

I was impressed with how extensive the menu was, and it had a lot of interesting options. I also liked that it had so many meal deals, giving us a chance to try different things as part of the same meal.

I went for the Not Today Seitan Burger Box (a steal at £9 for a burger, fries, chicken bits, coleslaw and mac and cheese!), my partner went for Mac To The Future with both sides, and we also shared a portion of Seoul bites.

The Seoul bites were amazing – crispy, perfectly cooked and served with a delicious sauce!

I also really enjoyed my burger box. The burger was really tasty and fresh, the chimken strips were delicious and the rest of the food was really tasty too. My partner also loved her Mac To The Future.

We were both really stuffed after our food, and our bill came to just £25 (and that included a drink each too!)

Pros: Excellent value, Delicious food, Big portions


Points +124

20 Jan 2023

Little gem

Lovely food and good service. Nice little canteen.


Points +1668

13 Dec 2022

Lovely Staff and great cakes

Really sweet little place with a lovely owner. I had the mac and cheese with a fake meat which was very salty with the pasta being a bit bland which was disappointing BUT the Viennese whirl was so so good and I would strongly recommend.


Points +291

11 Dec 2022

Best place in the area for good homemade vegan food.

Great menu, increasing gluten free options, specials and friendly service.


Points +47

09 Dec 2022

Mexican fiesta

Great staff, amazing food and pudding too!


Points +128

02 Oct 2022

Awesome awesome place

Can’t give this place enough praise. We stopped by before a gig in Luton, having never been before, and obviously I had to check out the vegan restaurant. This place was SO cool! The staff were lovely, and the customers were all really nice too, it felt like a little community in there! The portions were huge, and so so good too. This place is overflowing with positivity, might have to make the trip back to Luton just to come here again😁

Pros: 100% vegan, Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere, Huge portions


Points +48

12 Sep 2022

Love this place

Usually everything I have eaten here is very taste and full of flavour, however the last time I ate here the burger meal was just so greasy and no taste at all😡

Pros: Fully vegan, Reasonable prizing, Good food

Cons: The opening times, closed everytime I wanna order, Sometimes too busy to even get order in


Points +804

01 Sep 2022

Lots of choice and super friendly!

Great little cafe in the heart of Luton. Plenty of nearby parking. Good choice of dishes to suit everyone. Owners very accommodating. Be aware it is a small venue though so not much seating!

Pros: Great select of dishes, Plenty of parking, Super friendly

Cons: A bit tight for space inside.


Points +113

27 Aug 2022

Down to earth vegan gaff

Nice staff, good coffee and cake, good prices, what's not to like? The menu looked delicious but alas I was already full, so just had a coffee and a brownie.

Pros: Food and drink, Value, Staff


Points +26

07 Jul 2022

Amazing vegan food

The seitan burger was amazing. Very nice quality of food at a cozy little place. Portions are big. The staff are lovely.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good quality, Pig portion


Points +3316

12 Mar 2022

Loved it!

Cute interior, good price, great service and DELICIOUS food! So many options but we both went for the daily special, which was a lovely mix of different things. The Mac and cheese was a bit salty, but balanced out with everything else on the plate. Good portions too -- we were too full even though deserts looked lush too!

Pros: Lots of options, Good price, Cute place


Points +77

03 Feb 2022

Always amazing!

I love Monstera... its never disappoints. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great. The Hoisin burger is one of my most favourite things to eat. High recommend. 🌱💓 perfect place to take non-vegans to show them the light.

Pros: Totally vegan , Great staff , Loads of options

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