• Spring Cafe

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Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Afghan cuisine cafe with a separate vegetarian section and note that dishes can be made vegan upon request. Choices include traditional pumpkin, eggplant, and cauliflower entrees served with bread. Open Mon 10:00am-7:00pm, Wed-Thu 10:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 10:00am-11:00pm, Sun 9:00am-6:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by michellevarkey


Points +140

22 May 2023

Not fully vegan, but awesome nevertheless

Fantastic Afghan food!!! Wonderfully warm owner/chef/host and delicious fresh food.

Pros: Dee-licious , Extremely warm host/chef/owner, Don’t pass it by

Cons: No cons whatsoever



Points +13

08 May 2023

Afghan restaurant with great vegan options

Cozy little restaurant serving Afghan cuisine. Food was flavorful and comforting. Vegetarian options were easy to make vegan as you just had to omit the yogurt sauce. Very good tea selection. Owner was warm and hospitable

Pros: Many vegan options, Very easy to make vegetarian dishes vegan


Points +711

28 Apr 2023

Tiny but bright

Spring cafe is a tiny place. Despite it’s bright colors, it’s easy to walk past. It’s worth searching for. It’s one of those super tiny places out of place and time compared to the rest of Hampden. It’s more small town European in feel, where the one worker, is the owner, is the chef. The food is made with care of that type of place. All dishes are the type that are cooked all day. The menu is as tiny as the place but has a few vegetarian items easily made vegan by omitting yogurt. They’re mostly slow roasted pumpkin or eggplant. I had the eggplant, which was creamy and rich. The familiar middle eastern spices with small changes of black pepper and chili oil to make the dish unique.


Points +21

10 Sep 2022

Hidden Jewel

This tiny eatery, hidden among the shops and restaurants of "The Avenue" in Hampden, offers delicious, healthy food in a warm and cozy setting. Their website states, "We treat you not as a customer, but as family." Most of the menu is vegetarian or vegan or can easily be veganized. The two items I tried were Kabul Chaynaki, a hearty vegetable and chickpea stew, and Sabzi, a mildly spiced spinach dish. Both were flavorful and satisfying! All entrees come with a two pieces of Afghan bread. The ambiance is much like a teahouse, and the menu features a number of exotic teas, such as Butterfly Pea Flower.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-10

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly, family-owned, Charming, teahouse-like atmosphere


Points +16

07 Aug 2021


The food is amazing, the service is amazing and delicious!! Tried their peach tea and some vegan dishes, many vegan options. Should definitely give it a try. The owner is very friendly and the food is so different than the typical Afghani food that I've had. Please give it a try and see it for yourself!!

Pros: Unique Dishes, Friendly owner, Fresh food, so can make almost anything vegan


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