Vegan cafe offering food and drinks of many types of cuisine. Offerings include salads, soups, falafel bite, fried pita with hummus, sandwiches, baked potatoes, nachos, hot dogs, faux meats, macaroni and cheese, brownies, tarts, coffee, teas, shakes, and more. Reported closed October 2022.

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25 Reviews

First Review by Amberley-SianWalker


Points +111

14 Oct 2022

Tasty food

A gold star for the food which was delicious.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tasty food , Great portion sizes

Cons: Slow and mostly absent customer service , Toilet out of order



Points +46

22 Jul 2022

Very good range of vegan choices for both vegans and non vegans

The extensive menu made choosing difficult, but that's a nice problem to have! Starters of spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce and southern fried mushrooms with garlic mayo were tasty and fresh. I had the japanese satay skewers with tofu for main which was lovely - beautifully soft and airy tofu with a hint of peanut coating to go with a satay sauce, rice and cucumber. Very well balanced. My partner had teriyaki tofu which unfortunately was not good - too heavy on the teriyaki, couldn't taste anything but that which was a shame. Did feel as though it lacked the fresh healthy vegan options.

Pros: Great menu choice, Lovely space with books about veganism

Cons: Lack of fresh vegetable options


Points +49

21 Jun 2022

Love Sweet Pepper Cafe

So happy to have Sweet Pepper Cafe in this town. We have never eaten inside the cafe, but have ordered delivery many times. Highly recommend the cajun baguette and the pasta dishes!

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Good selection of different types of food


Points +1774

17 Jun 2022

Just what we needed

Large clean space. Extensive menu. Friendly welcome. Good food.

Pros: Extensive menu, Friendly welcome, Good food


Points +82

17 May 2022

Amazing Brownie!

Ordered a chicken wrap, and choc brownie. Both were good but the brownie with warm chocolate sauce was one of the best iv ever had!


Points +62

01 May 2022

Lovely food

My first visit made me a fan, I’ll be back!


Points +38

12 Apr 2022

Lucky find!

So happy I found this café on my visit to Barrow, amazing tasty vegan food, friendly helpful staff, what a find will definitely be back next time I'm in the area! Thank you 🙂

Pros: Full vegan menu. Lots of choice., Lovely friendly staff., Reasonable price for big portions.


Points +22

09 Mar 2022

The best cafe in town!

The food is amazing!

Pros: Total vegan menu, Fab staff, Lovely atmosphere


Points +31

09 Dec 2021

A little slice of vegan heaven

Hands down the best eatery in town 🙌


Points +59

26 Nov 2021


Absolutely delicious. Be aware between 3-5pm they like to have their break time. Very friendly team, very lovey with our 4yo. Something for everyone, noodles, rice, wraps, pasta, kids menu
All plant based ❤️

Pros: Delicious, Fresh, Plenty of options (noodles, rice, burgers, wraps)

Cons: None!


Points +214

14 Aug 2021

Best vegan spot in Cumbria

Every vegan on holiday in the Lakes needs to come here! The menu is huge - mix of authentic pan Asian and more junk foody stuff (sandwiches, burgers, pasta, etc). All executed with care and tonnes of flavour. Lovely staff.


Points +324

27 Jul 2021

Brilliant fully vegan cafe/restaurant

Amazing tasting food. Both high quality fast food and posher meals with a mix of meat replacement (burgers, bacon etc) and vegetable based dishes.
Good takeaway service too that can be ordered online.

Pros: All vegan , Desserts and cakes


Points +527

12 Jul 2021

Best for many miles around

Really enjoyed mixing the range of Asian / American style dishes. My personal favourite was the crispy chilli strips, fantastic flavours!

Pros: Extensive menu, Good value, Unusual combination of world cuisine options

Cons: Ambience could be improved


Points +80

06 Jul 2021

A must-visit! Worth travelling for!!

The menu is EXTENSIVE. Fully vegan and multiple different cuisines. We had a chikn pad Thai, a Philly steak and cheeze baguette, and doner dirty chips. Our son had nuggets and chips. We really enjoyed it. Small cafe but wasn't too busy (a local secret perhaps!) Interesting vegan cook books to nosey through while waiting. Family run, nice staff.

Pros: So so so many options to choose from, Huge portions, Range of meat replacements

Cons: Not fancy looking if you're into that.


Points +49

05 Jul 2021

Amazing Variety

What a fabulous find. With gorgeous vegan food and super friendly staff.

So much choice. We had the chilli burger with chips and garlic and lemon seasoning and the ginger and spring onion tofu noodles with salt and pepper chips.

Fresh and quickly prepared and generous portions.

Good value.


Pros: Fresh, Tasty, Many options

Cons: None, None, None


Points +18

28 Aug 2020

Very good and tasty 10/10

Ordered two southern fried mushroom burger with chips and nachos, for me and the hubby, it was really nice and we would order again, but maybe not the nachos as well, as the burger was bigger than we thought it would be.

Ordered a 2nd time now and again the food was really good and arrived hot. I think we have now found our favourite vegan place to order from and will be ordering from here from now on.

Pros: Burger was bigger than expected, Food was hot when we got it, Good size bag of chips


Points +27

30 Jan 2020

Excellent unexpected find

Just popped in for a quick coffee and cake. Very nice surprise to find extensive choice of coffee, lots of vegan cakes including a few GF options. Had a delicious warmed scone with jam and vegan cream.

Pros: Lots of choice, reasonable prices

Cons: Need extractor system, unpleasant fried smell


Points +20

14 Dec 2019

Amazing Food.

Sweet Pepper Cafe is my new favourite place to eat in Barrow, the portion sizes are great, the food is divine, friendly staff and overall a relaxing atmosphere, a much needed Vegan cafe for Barrow.

Pros: All Vegan, Great portion sizes, Tasty food

Cons: None


Points +20

04 Nov 2019

Plant based in Barrow!

We did not expect this in Barrow! Massive portions, really tasty amazing choice. Fish finger sandwich with chips and salad, pulled pork wrap, Coffee (oat latte) and cake brilliant. The best value most choice friendliest vegan cafe we’ve ever found. Thank you!

Pros: All plant based, Lovely staff , Really yum


Points +195

01 Nov 2019

This place is brilliant

The portion sizes here are huge! There’s no way you could come here and leave hungry. They have a nice range of different coffee blends and alternative milks. New favourite place to go to in Barrow 😊


Points +373

09 Sep 2019

So Good

What a marvellous place. Exclusively vegan, it has a big selection of great food. The music was genuinely "background." (Music only - no singing and not too loud.) The charming waitress even turned it down further without me asking when I joked about why I'd sat in a corner of the spacious cafe. The food was tasty, well-presented and the portions were generous. If I had to make a minor criticism, I'd suggest adding smoothies to the menu, smartening up the toilet and improving kitchen ventilation to reduce frying odours. However these were all very minor issues and I have no hesitation in giving 5 stars and a "favourite" award.

Pros: Wonderful food, Spacious, calm and comfortable, Polite, helpful staff


Points +1396

10 May 2019

Excellent vegan selection

The food choice is immense for this cafe with lots of different options from burgers to Asian cuisine like tofu katsu noodles. A totally amazing place and refreshing for Barrow. Friendly staff too!

Pros: All amazing vegan options, Cheap, Massive portions

Cons: None


Points +83

03 May 2019

Yay Barrow

Really lovely food, extensive vegan menu. Great staff. Comfy sofas in window. Very enjoyable lunch. Hubby loved the burger and he is an omnivore.


Points +21

28 Apr 2019

Fantastic food

I am not a vegan, but the food me and my wife was served was absolutely fantastic, we had the Flower Power salad and a Tofkatsu, The presentation of the food was superb, an the flavours were absolutely amazing. This food was extremely out of this world! the flavours were outstanding! I was really taken aback by this food.


Points +56

23 Apr 2019

Just what Barrow needs!

It’s about time that Barrow got it’s own Vegan Cafe and I finally got the chance to visit the new Sweet Pepper Cafe and as expected I wasn’t disappointed!
They have a great selection for lunch from salad to even a ‘Cheeze Burger’. On my visit today I was served by a nice polite lady who took our order quite quickly, and the food arrived quickly too. I got the Caeser Salad and added some ‘Chickn’ onto it which was delicious! I also got the Fried Oyster Mushrooms and they were delicious also! Even treated myself to a very tasty Avocado Bubble Shake! I absolutely plan to go again, I might even make it my weekly spot for lunch.

Pros: Good choice of food and drink, Friendly staff and service, Spacious

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