Roots Vegetarian Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )
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5 George St, Lancaster, England, LA1 1XQ

A vegetarian cafe opened November 2014. Has plenty of vegan options: about 2/3 mains, 2 soups and cakes. Uses local produce. Has a Saturday brunch. Located around the corner from Penny St. Eco-friendly business. Open Tue-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:30pm. Closed Sun-Mon.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic

Reviews (7)

First Review by Westcomb

Heart of Lancaster, Heartfelt food. - Edit

I’d been planning on visiting Roots for a long time and was stoked when the opportunity finally arose. Brilliant location in the heart of Lancaster, lovely venue, very clean and welcoming with a brilliant menu; fantastic array of vegan options.

The food was delicious and very healthy, just the right portion sizes. I had a wrap and my partner had the special which was vegan tomato pasta dish, our plates were completely clean after, so scrummy!

A great café and I hope we can visit again soon!

Pros: Delicious and healthy menu, Great location and venue, Great array of vegan options

Cons: Nothing!

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Good vegan options - Edit

Nice little cafe in the city centre. Good access and dog friendly. A few vegan cakes on offer, I opted for the carrot cake which was moist but would've benefitted from some frosting/topping. Good vegan options on the menu. Staff really friendly and helpful.

Pros: good vegan options, dog friendly , helpful staff

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Excellent cakes - Edit

My boyfriend and I stopped here for brunch, ended up having an early lunch and cake!

There was a good range for vegans, not all that much gluten free (&vegan) food, but I had a tasty salad and he enjoyed his burger.

The cakes were the real star of the show: a lovely moist gf carrot cake and he really loved the peanut butter cake (I would love to get the recipe, it looked incredible!).

Pros: great cakes, good vegan range , Nice staff

Cons: could do with more gluten free vegan options, more breafast options would be good

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Reasonable prices, tasty food and friendly staff - Edit

I've been meaning to visit Roots for a while now and finally went in for lunch yesterday with my partner and mum. We all choose different options (chilli and nachos, vegan moussaka, sun dried tomato linguine) and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Needless to say we'll definitely be in for another visit soon!

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Reasonable prices

Cons: If it's busy, options may be limited as sold out

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What A Find - Delicious Vegan Options - Edit

On a trip to Morecambe, I decided to stop off in Lancaster on the way, after I found Roots Vegetarian Cafe, whilst looking for places to stop for a coffee and cake. Roots is bright, airy and modern inside, with a lovely relaxed feel to the place and an open kitchen, which I really like. The menu includes breakfast and lunch choices, with vegan and gluten free options, as well as takeaway and a specials board.

I had an Americano coffee and a piece of vegan, gluten free carrot cake, it was absolutely delicious, so moist, yet so light, I could do with the recipe it was that good.

I had a quick chat with owner Dawn, a very friendly lady, who was busy preparing that day's lunchtime salads and soups, so everything is made fresh on site. I will definitely return, as I would like to try some of the other vegan options. Highly recommended.

Pros: Vegan Options, Delicious Cakes, Great atmosphere

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Nice place to relax, eat lunch & have tea - Edit

A very friendly place, nice to chill out. The daily changing menu of soups, lunch & cakes is written on the board, so choices are limited but everyone in our group found something they were happy with. The food tasted nice, though a bit bland for me. The cakes were delicious!! Good selection of teas, too. I also liked that you can choose between small or large size plate, to suit your appetite and budget.

Pros: Tasty curries & cakes, Relaxed atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Could use more spices

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Great extra addition - Edit

There's a reasonable selection of vegan food and the hotpot comes especially recommended. The staff are very flexible with requests. It looks a little clinical from outside but is cosy once you're in. Vegan cake choices can be limited to 1-2 and that may well include flapjack. There's almond milk available in place of the usual Soya.

Pros: Friendly, child and baby friendly, tasty food

Cons: limited vegan cake selection

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