Socrates

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Jl.Airlangga 14C, Medan (at Jl. Taruma), Sumatra, Indonesia, 20112

A vegan restaurant established in 2004 with motto: eat, read, think. Provides free Wi-Fi. Has a Japanese table style with library. Open Mon 11:30am-10:00pm, Wed-Sun 11:30am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Western, Indonesian

6 Reviews

First Review by Hosdan

Worth a visit - Edit

Amazing space, friendly staff, good Indonesian/Chinese/Thai food, reasonable price.

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Nice change - Edit

The food was good and a welcome change from what I have been eating. The restaurant is nice, clean and cozy but on this visit it was quite warm - a little too much for me. The staff were friendly enough but spoke very little to no english. had 2 main dishes (falafel and tempeh with mushroom I think), 2 desserts (banana fritter) and the total was IDR 139000 including the 10% tax. I'm not an overly big eater but I was still a little hungry afterwards.

Pros: Nice decour, Good food, Free wifi

Cons: Not the cheapest, Not much english spoken, Not the largest portions

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Good splurge - Edit

Atmosphere: homely and slightly darkened. Very friendly staff – one person spoke exceptionally excellent English. Those who don’t are very friendly and have a good sense of humour. The menu is illustrated so you can order by pointing. There is a bookshelf with some socially-conscious English language books for sale. Beautiful paintings and other artworks and a statue of the Buddha.

Food we ate: Satay skewers: seared mock chicken with a complex flavour served with an ample serving of peanut satay sauce which tasted fresh and homemade with herby spicy deliciousness. Came with garnish of Indonesian pickles. We also ordered fried tempeh squares with lettuce and a garnish of chilis. It looked like it would taste very spicy but was in fact sweet and savoury. Fresh fruit juices genuinely come without sugar if requested. Best to order fruits that are in season. Many items on the menu weren’t available but there was still a very good range of options. The desserts listed (tiramisu and some chia seed thing) were not available so we were offered a chocolate cupcake and a slice of chocolate cake. These tasted much like they would in Australia – perfectly tasty (and also 100% vegan!) but nothing amazing.

Cost: two mains, two desserts, one fresh juice and four glasses of filtered water cost 172,000r – so a bit expensive but good for a splurge.

Portion sizes: a bit smaller than usual.

Pros: Great food , Nice staff , Romantic atmosphere

Cons: Price , Some items on menu not available

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Tolles Restaurant - Edit

Das Restaurant hat verschiedene Bereiche auf zwei Ebenen, teils auch mit niedrigen Tischen und Sitzkissen.
Die Gerichte die ich bis jetzt hatte waren sehr lecker.
Preislich im gehobenen Bereich, jedoch ist die Auswahl an reinen veganen Restaurants in Medan noch nicht groß.

Pros: Essen gut, Schöne Räumlichkeiten, Personal spricht teils Englisch

Cons: Nicht zentral gelegen

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Simply Wonderful! - Edit

I fell in love with this place the minute I arrived: The smell of food was incredible, books on philosophy, health, spiritualism and a great deal more subjects lining the walls, warm and friendly greetings from the staff and a lovely atmosphere. The food was sensational, the menu is extensive (pictures of dishes included). We were a party of 3 - one vegan, one vegetarian and one meat eater - we all couldnt get enough! Our meat eating friend was stunned out how good the food was and kept ordering more. Ive been back here 2 times since and on every occasion the food was delicious. Couldnt recommend it enough! PS they have amazing vegan ice cream in the freezer for eat in or take out!

Pros: Delicious Food, Amazing Library of Books, Friendly Staff

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Good place w/ lot of nice books - Edit

A stylish vegan cafe in Medan, good menu with lot of good books. For a relax lunch, dinner or high tea time, you can enjoy your meal and reading.

Pros: Nice place, Delicious foods, Nice books

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