The Beech Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 8 reviews )

The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Rd, East Meon, Petersfield, England, GU32 1HR

Part of the Sustainability Centre, a 55 acre site which holds courses and events related to sustainable living and renewable energy, as well as offering overnight tipi accommodation and natural burials. Sample menu items such as ploughmans, chickpea and spinach curry, banana-walnut loaf, carrot cake, and flapjacks along with coffee and tea. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, British, Catering, Fusion

8 Reviews

First Review by gingerlass

Vegan Food - Edit

OMG.... This has got to be the best food I have ever tasted, all the Vegan food is amazing, I can't tell you how nice it is, you really will have to go there to try. Jade and Nathan are the nicest couple you could ever wish to meet, and they are both Vegan so they know all about food.

Pros: Vegan Food , Very Good Value, Lots of Parking

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Amazing Food! - Edit

A vegetarian cafe with vegan options for almost every single meal and gluten free options too.
Absolutely beautiful location with a lovely walk through the woods and a new mud kitchen for the kids!
We've gone nearly every week over the last 10 months and the menu is changed up every week! I've never once been disappointed with my food and the staff are very helpful and willing to adapt the salads/wraps/sandwiches etc for intolerances and allergies. Best part is the cakes are all vegan and AMAZING!

Pros: Nearly all food is vegan/has a vegan option, Reasonably priced, Regularly updated menu

Cons: No recycling bin even though all takeaway cups etc

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Delicious fresh salad bowl - and great cake! - Edit

I was looking for something fresh and vegetarian on the way home from Portsmouth, and Happy Cow lead me to the Beech Cafe, which is open on Sundays til 3pm. (I find Sundays especially hard to find anywhere to eat on the road as so many pubs focus on a Sunday roast.) There were 5 or 6 hot choices including soup, a couple of salads, and sandwiches. I opted for the olive, avocado and pepper salad which was really delicious - a huge bowl full of sundried tomatoes and lots of interesting veg. Home made carrot cake for pud, plus a cup of tea with soya milk made my idea of a perfect Sunday lunch. Part of the Sustainability Centre which looks interesting with courses and projects.

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decent little cafe in a beautiful setting - Edit

The beech cafe is located near the from on the substainabilty center. They have various vegan options including hot and cold food. they also have a range of vegan cakes and atleast 2 vegan ice cream options these are usually coconut based. Would be nice to see some form of vegan panini on the menus but generally they do a good job.

Pros: fair amount of vegan options and a lovely outdoor

Cons: a sandwich will set you back 4.50 and a wrap or pa

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Beech cafe review - Edit

This is a small but excellent cafe situated between Clanfield and Petersfield, and located on the South Downs Way. They only open for lunches but the choice is good. There are always plenty of vegan options, both light snacks, main meals and cakes. Their food is delicious and they have a great range of cakes and hot and cold drinks.
You can sit in or out depending on the weather, staff are friendly and service is excellent.
They now open 7 days a week.

Pros: Nice food, Beautiful loction, Choice e vegan dishes

Cons: Location is a bit out of the way

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Fabulous find - worth a visit - Edit

There are not very many vegan friendly places in the Portsmouth area so I was delighted to find this one posted on Happy Cow.
We found a trnaquil setting and a quiet cafe with a menu of fresh dishes both vegetarian and vegan. I had a mushroom and leek tart (vegan) which came with salad and artisan bread. It was scrumptious - the tart was delicious, the salad marinated to perfection with seeds on the top and the bread lovely.
To follow up I had to have one of the two vegan cakes, plumping for the deliciously moist carrot cake. My non-vegan partner had the vegetarian mocha cake which was just as good apparantly.
There was a little wait for the main course as there was only one girl working whilst we were there, but this was not horrendous and the food more than compensated. Cake and drinks were served immediately.
I recommend The Beech Cafe and I will be back whenever I am in the area. The food was great and the prices very reasonable.
Winter opening hours posted on the door were Monday to Sunday 10 - 3 which is different to what is on this website and the Sustainability Centre website.

Pros: Great food, Vegans catered for, Tranquil

Cons: Little bit of a wait

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Well worth a visit - Edit

A little of oasis for a vegetarian. Extremely good value for money. There is always a vegan main meal option, and most of the cakes are vegan!
Updated from previous review on Saturday April 14, 2012

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Amazing Vegan Cake! - Edit

This is a hidden gem in the Hampshire country side - well worth a visit if you are in the area - not just for the outstanding and reasonably priced food at the cafe but also for the ground of the Sustainability Centre itself.

I recommend the amazing vegan cakes they have on offer and there are always plenty of them!

Pros: Price, Location, Friendly

Cons: Not open 7 days

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