REMOVED: Specialty's Cafe and Bakery

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 7 reviews )



1023 3rd Ave (at Spring), Seattle, Washington, USA, 98104

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small cafe with several vegetarian items, plus coffee and freshly baked goods. Healthy breakfast, vegetarian sandwiches, salads, and vegetarian or vegan soup option daily. Removed July 2017, not vegan friendly.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Delivery, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by kindlizard

Delist - Edit

I concur with many other users in feeling that this establishment should be delisted from HappyCow. Specialty's does not make any commendable attempt to provide interesting vegetarian food and vegan options are virtually non-existent. Meat options are abundant. There are no mock meats available. They do not even have egg-free mayo which would be the most trivial effort to cater to the plant-based community.

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a few vegetarian options - Edit

An ok place with a few vegetarian options on the menu. If you want a quick bite and a coffee it will do.

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Peanut Butter & Stuff - Edit

I was hungry for a peanut butter sandwich. Boy did I find one. It's called the "Peanut Butter & Stuff". It's good tasking.

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Horrible for Vegans - Edit

This place is awful for vegans! I have been there when I was in the area and desperate for lunch. I got a fruit cup and a slice of focaccia. This is not particularly veg friendly. And the focaccia is terrible too. It's swimming in oil and so much thyme it tastes moldy. Don't go here.
Updated from previous review on Saturday January 18, 2014

Cons: few options, bad food

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Should not be listed! - Edit

There's only one vegan option (a salad) and while large, it's not very tasty or unique. You could easily make something better for yourself at home. I was dining with omnis and their orders were messed up - charged for things they didn't get, wrong soup (twice). Also, found a piece of turkey in my salad. Would not recommend this place AT ALL.

Cons: price, limited options, poor quality

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Several veggie sandwiches and salads - Edit

5 tasty non-meat sandwiches on the menu (yes, one is a PB&J) and several salad options. Usually at least one vegetarian soup available. Vegans will probably have to stick with a salad, but if you eat dairy you will be happy with the DELICIOUS sandwiches on thick, amazing bread made on-site. Not sure what is to object to by listing this place on Happy Cow. Health wise, pretty much any Mexican place with veggie options will be worse for you than this, and choice wise, there are sandwiches, soup, and salads available. Great option if you are wandering about downtown and need some lunch.

Pros: Bread and baked goods are delicious, Friendly staff

Cons: Vegans will need to stick with a salad

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kindlizard 22 Feb 2013 - Let me explain why I wrote that very respectfully (btw, are you the submitter?)
HC claims to want to have a good percentage of the menu to be veggie. In metro areas, this means that in Seattle, the bar is raised especially when considering the volume of both vegan and veggie places. In this case, a "salad", as you said a vegan would need to stick to, would not and should not suffice. A listing to HC needs to be better in a veggie town than just a salad, a pb&j, or a hummus samich. Please. We can do better and we should. This is a chain after all, too. Mom and pop aren't grinding beans making hummus in the back. Feel free to ask directly any time too.  

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I object to this listing - Edit

Look at the menu. A Pnut butter samich?! Amonst a barnyard of dead animals?!! C'mon now.

It was a great idea to stop allowing posts/reviews from anonymous visitors. So too you should stop allowing submissions from non-members. Also, you ought to see in a town like Seattle that has a lot of veg cafes, that this place and places like this are never allowed entry.

The menu is all meat w very little veg food. Doesn't belong on HAppyCow! please stop listing meat places that offer little to nothing and whose intent is clearly not on good food.

Pros: joke

Cons: all meat, a chain

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