This pastry shop and cafe in the city centre offers lunch with marked vegetarian and vegan choices. Confirmed fully vegetarian January 2017. Open Mon 12:00-19:30, Tue-Sat 09:00-19:30, Sun 10:00-12:30, 15:00-19:00.

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17 Reviews

First Review by Jalebi Boy


Points +187

15 Jul 2023

Lovely café with an excellent vegan choice

Went here for a little break and had a very good frittata and fresh juice. Sooo so good. 😊
Staff is super friendly.
Would definitely come back again. Highly recommended. 😋



Points +24

14 Jul 2023

Cozy vegan friendly cafe and smiley staff :D

A very cute and cozy bio cafe in a small side street in Bergamo centre. The staff is very friendly and the interior is about as warm and homey as it can get! The prices for the pastries are average for Bergamo, whereas the drinks and ice-cream were very affordable. Despite the fact that this was not a completely vegan cafe, I, as a vegan, had more than enough to choose from. Overall, very much worth a visit!


Points +42

09 May 2023


Lovely food. Good vegan choice and gluten-free options also. Friendly and helpful staff. Will be back soon! 😍


Points +42

08 Apr 2023

Delicious and friendly staff

The small café in the city center of Bergamo is cozy and has the friendliest staff! They are offering lots of vegan options, mainly sweet pastries, but they also offer a lunch menu. We had plant-based yoghurt with fruits and granola for breakfast and it was delicious!

Pros: Cozy, Friendly staff, Vegan pastry

Cons: Can‘t think of any!


Points +31

12 Jan 2023

Delicious homemade pastries

Some of the best pastries I’ve had since becoming vegan! Definitely need to visit again

Pros: Cheap, Many choices


Points +195

08 Jan 2023

Piccolo, speciale e caratteristico

Hanno tante opzione vegane e vegetariane, stagionali e molto buone!

Pros: Cibo stagionale, Opzioni anche gluten free e senza lattosio

Cons: Posto piccolo, meglio prenotare


Points +3058

22 Nov 2022

Worth a Visit!

Very glad I stopped here during my couple days in Bergamo. Lots of vegan meals and desserts, including local specialties, and everything I tried was delicious. For tea lovers, they also have a very nice selection to offer! Would highly recommend and definitely stop again!


Points +629

19 Nov 2022

Sano ma gustoso

Molto ricca anche la pasticceria


Points +10131

11 Apr 2022

Splendid vegan pastries

The decoration is adorable, pastrie is spectacular and they have the majority of the food vegan. Absolutely divine!

Pros: Lots of vegan pastries, Adorable decoration

Cons: Not completely vegan


Points +88

Non Veg
28 Oct 2021

The perfect spot for coffee and sweets

I visited this cafè store because of the good reviews and it’s closeness to the ‘città alta’ and I can say that it didn’t dissapoint me at all! The place is small and cozy and offers a huge amount of vegan pastries and also plant based milks for coffee. Despite the rush in the morning the server was nice and had a chat with everyone and also helped me choosing pastries. I can’t wait to visit it again.

Pros: Many vegan pastries, Kind servers


Points +3049

28 Aug 2021

very yummy vegan options!

This cute little café has amazing vegan options. There are savoury and sweet things on the menu. I had the vegan zucchini fritatta, a peach muffin and my boyfriend ordered a hummus sandwich. Unfortunately there was no hot chocolate but I got some soy milk with my chai tea.😄I'd definitely recommend to come here for vegans!

Pros: many savoury and sweet vegan options, nice atmosphere, cute decor, friendly and helpful staff

Cons: no hot chocolate


Points +13

Mostly Veg
17 Nov 2019

One of the best in Town!

I live here and for sure, Sweet Irene is one of the best places in town for vegans/vegetarians! You can enjoy a nice lunch or simply take a cup of tea with a slice of cake, it's not really cheap but definitely worth It.

Pros: Many vegan desserts, Lunch menu always changes

Cons: really small place, can be full on lunch time, not really cheap


Points +188

09 Dec 2018

Great vegan lunch and sweets

Very charming place, it feels special once you open the door! it's a vegetarian restaurant and they offer many vegan options, with quality ingredients. We had a delicious vegan lunch (3 dishes, bread, dessert and tea), the service was fast despite all the people there! The ladies were very friendly and explained everything to us in English.

Pros: Vegan dishes, Great service, Plenty of vegan dessert options


Points +1169

29 Nov 2018

Delicious lunch options!

Sweet Irene is a very nice café where they offer a huge variety of cakes (some are vegan) and also a choice of vegan and vegetarian savoury dishes. Everything I tried was very good and well-seasoned (pasta with pumpkin, salad, grains with caponata, cake). You can try several dishes at a time because they offer a mixed plate of 3 of their daily dishes. Seating is limited, the tables in the cafe are fine while the downstairs area is not so nice.


Points +7284

04 Oct 2018

Nice lunch and lovely service

We came here for a late lunch and had cous cous and some lentil ball things. I also had tea and a muffin. The portion size was good and the service helpful and friendly.


Points +118

03 Jul 2018

Lovely lunch

We had a great lunch at Sweet Irene, there are a lot of vegan options for lunch and als sweets and cakes. The sandwiches we ate as well as the vegan cake were very tasty.

Pros: Tasty

Cons: Not everything is vegan

Jalebi Boy

Points +495

07 Mar 2016

Lovely Lunch

I really like this place and could easily go back. The food was interesting and tasty, the café is cozy, and the staff are friendly. They also have a great selection of good, loose teas, which they also sell. They have lots of yummy-looking desserts. It's very busy at lunchtime with locals so you can tell that it's popular for a reason.
The Happy Cow description says it is veg-friendly, but I didn't see any meat on the menu. To me it looked vegetarian and the meals I saw were all vegan or vegetarian and they mark them clearly. I had the lunch special: a lentil pancake beside a sort of ratatouille [but better] with a really tasty salad.

Pros: Yummm!, nice place, good teas

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