• The Art We Are

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Vintage decor, gallery and cafe atmosphere, operating since 2008. Has vegan salads and wraps, drinks with almond milk or soy milk, vegan desserts as well. Open Tue-Sat 8:00am-6:00pm.

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19 Reviews

First Review by vegetariangirl


Points +26

05 Sep 2023

A beautiful gem

A very warm welcoming space, the coffee and food were delicious. I had the vegan breakfast wrap and I can not fault it, the home made ketchup was to die for. I also had the vegan rice crispy square which was delicious. This place also have a very nice little art shop. 10/10

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-05

Pros: Delicious food, Warm and welcoming space , Super friendly staff



Points +72

15 Apr 2023


Well labeled and informed staff. Incredible flavours and options. Had the green Thai curry soup and falafel wrap. They have a vegan cornbread, and vegan rice krispy square! 😍

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Well labeled , Helpful and knowledgeable staff


Points +1938

07 Dec 2022

Favourite place in Kamloops

I love this place. Cozy vibe and delicious food. Super yummy vegan desserts on rotation too. Particularly loved their Breakfast Burrito 😍

Pros: Flavourful, Tasty desserts, Cozy vibe


Points +48

22 Oct 2022


The staff is much more knowledgeable than shown in the old reviews. I’ve never had an issue!

They have at LEAST 1 vegan soup on every day, and you can request it with vegan GF cornbread that’s made in house. The pesto pasta salad and the vegan brunch wrap are also good. Easy to stop in for lunch and pick up something to go. Atmosphere is also quite nice if you choose to stay.

Sometimes the pickings are slim if you come later on a busier day


Points +100

21 Dec 2020

Cozy Cafe

Very cozy local cafe. Select vegetarian and vegan options. The tofu bowl and pesto pasta salad are my favorite! Depending on the time of day selection may be scarce. Make sure to stop in when in town.

Pros: Vegan/Vegetarian options , Reasonable price

Cons: Few vegan/Vegetarian option


Points +26

27 Jun 2020

Best vegan food in town

Their wraps, soups and deserts are delicious. Also it's a very nice setting

Pros: Lots of vegan options, clearly marked, Interior, Delicious

Cons: Not exclusively vegan


Points +66

14 Feb 2020

Vegan Brunch Wrap experience

It is a learning experience for a new vegan. Finding out that vegan is pronounced “veegan “ not “vaygan “ is critical to getting what you desire in a restaurant serving vegan, veggie & meat dishes. I ordered a “vaygan “ wrap and discovered that I had received a “bacon” wrap! The staff of The Art We Are were nice enough to exchange wraps ... and it was worth the confusion! Not only is the Vegan wrap tasty, but I now have a good story to tell.

Pros: Friendly, understanding staff, Homey, funky setting


Points +355

04 Jul 2019

Great lunch spot

All the food is pre-made. There was a selection of vegan wraps, salads and desserts. Food was clearly labelled as vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free.

I had the vegan breakfast wrap. It was filling and tasty. I also had the vegan rice crispy treat with sprinkles on top. It was amazing!! Crispy yet chewy.

The cafe was spacious with beautiful art on the walls, and a small shop with handmade soaps, aprons, jewellery, etc. There was also a small patio.


Points +124

09 Jun 2019

We had lunch here and it was delicious &Vegan hot chocolate with coconut whip ❤️

Definitely visit this place. I had vegan, gluten free African peanut stew, my son had gluten free grilled cheese and his girlfriend had vegan, gluten free Greek lentil soup. We also had vegan hot chocolate with coconut whip cream and a vegan, gluten free cookie. Anytime I can have a great vegan and gluten free lunch it’s a win.

Pros: Vegan/gluten free options, Coconut whip cream, Cool ambiance


Points +356

01 Dec 2018


This place is so adorable. Limited food options from what I can remember but the food I had was delicious. Love their loose leaf tea options.


Points +215

28 Jun 2018

More difficult than it should have been.

I found the process of ordering to be rather tedious and more difficult than expected. Although items were clearly marked as vegan, veggie, GF etc, on the displays, everything was already premade so if you didn’t like what was in there it was not possible to change it. Although I specifically told the cashier I was vegan, he continue to suggest things with cheese and would not accept that their standard Feta cheese was not considered vegan by anybody. I ended up with a $9 smoothie, a date bar, and some coconut truffles. Vibe is quite cool inside, a art display / gallery / cafe setup, with quiet music playing.

Pros: Clearly labelled food , Nice vibe, Central in town

Cons: Premade food only - no changes or subs , Staff not educated on what vegan means , Limited options


Points +274

15 Aug 2017


Lots of vegan options, desserts are off the hook. Vegan options every which way: soups, wraps, smoothies, drinks, and desserts.

Pros: options options options options, beautiful space, bulk teas


Points +726

13 Aug 2017


Lovely eclectic cafe with plenty of vegan options and good take out options. I needed a quick brunch for on the go and so I popped in here, there was a plethora of options and I opted for vegan Pesto pasta and a gluten free vegan brownie topped with coconut both were absolutely delicious, the Pesto pasta salad was flavourful and had a good range of texture and the brownie is unexplainable- you have to try it to understand. The staff were friendly and experienced my two items were packed nicely into individual little plastic tubs and placed in a paper bag with a fork for each one and some napkins, it was like a little packed lunch- cute! I loved the eclectic and extremely artistic decor they also sell vegan clothes pins by a brand I can't remember the name of!


Points +77

14 May 2017

fav spot in town

My boyfriend and I eat here all the time. The decor and vibe is awesome. They have lots of vegan baking (brownies, cookies, date squares, etc.). They normally have two vegan soups with vegan cornbread (if they don't sell out before u get there). They have a roast beet or tabouli salad that are both vegan. They have a vegan Thai wrap with a yummy peanut dip. And now on Friday's they have vegan grilled cheese!


Points +20

06 Apr 2017

Funky decor and yummy food

I just popped in to quickly grab food but I wish I had time to sit down and eat there. The cafe has a really great vibe to it. I got the thai wrap and a banana cookie (both vegan) and was impressed. They have daily soups that are vegan friendly and everything is clearly labelled.


Points +349

11 Aug 2016

tasty food. great coffee.

Lots of vegetarian and some vegan options. We tried a couple desserts with coffee and it was delicious. Nice atmosphere, right downtown Kamloops so you can go for a walk after


Points +17

27 Aug 2015

A la carte items, but not meals

Based on reviews we headed here for dinner... but this is a coffee house, not a cafe or a restaurant. They have a lovely menu on the chalkboard, but the primary veggie entree, the lasagna, has been discontinued.


Points +358

07 Aug 2013

Nice space, friendly staff.

Brought my mom and family friend for lunch. They were happy to find vegetarian and gluten free options on the menu. I enjoyed the vegan lentil soup, thai noodle wrap, and super yummy vegan gluten free brownie. I founbd the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly. My only critique is that I wish there were more vegan options. Restauranteurs need to be reminded that EVERYONE can eat vegan options: kosher, halal, hindu, vegetarians, people with allergies, etc etc etc. No need to label it vegan, call it egg and dairy free if you think that's less intimidating. So, people, yes I recommend this place but be sure to request more vegan options so they get the message.

Pros: vegan and gluten free options, friendly staff, lots of art to look at and buy

Cons: more vegan options please


Points +2291

04 Aug 2013

great vegan snacks

We had the vegan banana cookies and the vegan brownies. Both were great. They were also able to make a vegan smoothie

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