• The Garden - Maybe closed

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Vegetarian cafe with vegan options including cakes, main meals, toasted sandwiches and all salads are vegan. NOTE: Maybe closed August 2023 - please send updates to HappyCow. Open Mon-Sat 08:30-18:00, Sun 10:30-17:00.

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24 Reviews

First Review by PinkFairy


Points +125

28 Jul 2022

great veggie cafe (wish it was fully vegan)

great quality food and lots of options. If vegan be wary that not everything is vegan

Pros: great quality food, lots of options, location

Cons: very small point but wish it was fully vegan



Points +64

14 Sep 2021

Top veggie restaurant

The first place we ate out at when we moved to Frome, and then a regular from thereon. Great vibe, lovely food, decent value.

Pros: Vibe, Serves alcohol, Tasty food, lotsa of options

Cons: Not always open when you wanted it to be!


Points +22

12 Jan 2020

Fast and fresh

Recommended by the locals and well worth a try. Fab wholefood shop and coffee bar attached in a great building

Pros: Great salads, Great choice, Fast service


Points +58

22 Jul 2019

Terrible and tiny "Big" breakfast.

My wife and I visited on a Sunday and ordered the "Big" breakfast. The cafe is nice enough but our food was very terrible. I've attached an image. 2.5 x new potatoes, 1 x burnt sausage, some overcooked and under-seasoned spinach, 2x cold mushrooms sliced with some beans and cold toast with no spread. Not even half a tomato! Which was listed on the menu. My wife ordered some Tempeh for an extra cost, that was also burnt. If they'd renamed it the "Tiny & Terrible" Breakfast I might have been less disappointed.

I would happily have told the waiting team that it was terrible, but nobody came over to ask if the food was okay and nobody asked if everything was good when we paid. That's bad practice, I'm venting my review on here instead.

Would have given 1 star but Happy Cow won't let me, so 2 stars it is!

Perhaps they were having a bad day, it is and will remain the only time I've eaten there.

Updated from previous review on 2019-07-22

Pros: It has a decent looking menu, Coffee was good, Nice feel to the cafe

Cons: Vegan breakfast was appalling , No one checked in to see if all was okay, V


Points +40

14 Jul 2019

Really tasty food

I am a regular at the garden cafe, the food is really tasty and the staff are very knowledgeable about vegan food although they are often grumpy. I wonder if they don’t really like children as I usually have mine with me.
They have specials which change and I have noticed more vegan options appearing on the board like a delicious pie! However the vegan cakes are almost always the same, would love to see some new options.

Pros: Really tasty food, Good number of vegan options

Cons: Expensive , Grumpy staff


Points +52

10 Sep 2018

Vegetarian with Vegan options

Great Vege Cafe with many Vegan options, lovely dog friendly sheltered court yard. The food is always fresh, interesting and tasty, some of the best Salad I've tasted. The only thing that lets it down is the easiest to put right, and that is so often the beers or wines are not cold or cold enough and the coffee is really average.

Pros: Great tasty Vegan choices, fresh ingredients.

Cons: Cold drinks often not cold, or quickly run out.


Points +92

26 Aug 2018


3 Breakfasts

This is a lovely cafe, situated in the quaint town of Frome.

We would have sat outside, however, as with most places, the outside is ruined by smokers. I now find that I am no longer able to sit outside of most places as that's where all the smokers go, and the last thing I want - especially whilst I'm eating - is to have cigarette smoke wafting in my face. It's still a place of work, and I find it frustrating that I now have to shut myself away in the summer, to avoid inhaling toxic fumes.

So we sat inside, which is lovely. We did all find the old church chairs very uncomfortable though. They look great, but a bit jabby in the spine!

Myself and my daughter were happy with our meals - I had avocado on toast (could have had a little more avocado), she had the big breakfast.

My friend, however was most upset that his breakfast was not "big" as the menu had advertised! He said it all tasted fine, but for the price and the name, he would at least expect 2 eggs, 2 sausages, at least 2 slices of toast, jam, tea or coffee with it. So he left the cafe hungry and grumpy!
I tend to agree with him... a breakfast does usually come with a hot drink, and a Big Breakfast does seem to have 2 of everything in all the places we've been to, so this might be something to adjust.

My daughter was happy with hers, as it was the perfect size for an 8 year old!

Pros: Friendly Staff, Food Tastes Good, Lovely Decor & Location

Cons: Big Breakfast was actually quite small, Smokers make outdoor area a no-go, Old Church Pews Uncomfortable


Points +655

03 Aug 2018

Decent but pricey

I have been here quite a few times as it is probably the best choice to get a decent vegan meal in Frome.
I revisited today with a friend and ordered the vegan "big" breakfast and was disappointed to find it tiny. One sausage, half a tomato, one slice of toast, a tiny pot of beans , 4 new potatoes and a few mushrooms and a splodge of spinach. Being vegan the egg was left out and nothing seemed to have replaced it, though I was charged the same. It was rather disappointing.

Pros: Thai buger is amazing

Cons: Small portions for the price


Points +121

30 Jul 2018

Fabulous place

I ate here on Friday evening with my two sons. We had pizzas and a salad to share. The service was very prompt and the food was delicious! Lots of vegan choices too.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Nice outdoor eating area, Organic, fresh food


Points +74

05 Jul 2018

My favourite place in Frome

Although not 100% vegan, the Garden Cafe certainly accommodates vegan diets. There’s lots to choose from and the salads are all always vegan. ‘Next Door’ has a nice range of tofu, seitan etc to take away. V busy at lunchtime so try to avoid the 1pm rush and book a table in advance if you plan to go there. Lovely garden at the back which you can take dogs in.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Lovely garden, Dogs welcome in the garden


Points +16

03 May 2018

Amazing Food & Choices

Fantastic menu, very adaptable, wonderful service friendly and happy environment. And the shop best door has a small cafe area with great food and a brilliant shop for all your vegetarian and vegan food & groceries, a lot is locally sourced in and around Frome. Highly recommend 5 stars all the way x

Pros: Convenience & lovely garden, Fresh Food, Great variety

Cons: Not always space as it's popular., Only one toilet


Points +23

04 Feb 2018

Vegan friendly

The cafe now offers a vegan option for most items on the menu. They do a good vegan pizza. They have a big range of vegan wines and beers.

Pros: Friendly, Good value


Points +76

13 Dec 2017

Lovely place

I love the Garden Cafe. It's the only veggie place in Frome and offers a good selection of very tasty dishes. The Thai burger is delicious. The pizzas also. They should have more vegan options though - or why not make everything vegan? Lovely garden out back. They have a big veggie shop next door which sells lots of vegan things. A great place all round.


Points +59

03 Dec 2017

Fantastic lunch

There were a couple of vegan options available on the lunch menu. I chose the vegan burger which was tasty and filling, and a generous slice of cake which did not disappoint! The cafe had a good atmosphere. We enjoyed it, and would visit again.

Pros: Tasty food, Good atmosphere, Vegan cake!


Points +56

03 Nov 2017

Yummy Salads

With 3 or 4 vegan choices this is a great place to eat a nice lunch. The best is definitely the salads, with 6 or so vegan choices I normally grab a box or two for the week.
The shop 'Next Door' is also owned by them and has a great selection of produce to purchase too. The vegan sausage rolls and always a tasty snack.


Points +785

28 Sep 2017

Lovely Cafe

I love this place, I have a friend who lives in Frome and we always go here!

Easy, quick and yummy food! The cake is epic too!

Pros: Great choice of food, Yummy food, Cake


Points +52

26 Jun 2017

cute cafe

I've visited lots over the past 3 years as it's my local vege cafe and it is a lovely place but the menu never gets updated, there are limited vegan options and sometimes no vegan cake at all. The last 3 times I've been I've questioned whether they've remembered I ordered the vegan option.

Pros: it's a nice building with lovely garden

Cons: out of any vegan cake options , limited vegan options, update menu would be good


Points +90

21 Nov 2016

A great find!

I parked myself here while my boyfriend went shopping. The staff were really helpful in finding me somewhere to sit (I am on crutches) and waited on me to some degree - which is really nice as it's not a table service sort of place.

I was able to eat 2 types of cake (I am vegan & coeliac), both of which were really lovely. I wish we had been there longer as their lunch offerings looked really nice.

There was a good range of produce in the shop and it was nice to sit and look at what was on sale while I ate my cake(s).

Pros: Great staff, Tasty (gluten-free) cakes

Cons: Perhaps a little pricey


Points +31

02 Oct 2015

rustic beauty

Dropped in by chance and found the cafe/veg shop to be really inviting and relaxing to sit down for a coffee. Cake portions looked giant!

Pros: charm

Cons: none


Points +155

03 Mar 2014

Consistently Good

Been here quite a few times now, always try and pop in when I am driving through, food is always tasty and the staff always friendly.

Pros: Good Food, Friendly Staff


Points +130

24 Nov 2013

Always a treat

Super, busy little place that does us proud on our annual visits to Frome. Yes the prices for main meals may seem a bit high, but the portions are big, the flavours fulsome and the atmosphere good and rustic. There's even a children's corner tucked under the stairs. Fresh, organic veggies and bread are also available along with a small selection of grocery goods - again rather pricey but good for a treat.

Pros: Good cafe food for veggies and vegans, Friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Cons: Not a great range of vegan cakes / puds, Can be a bit cramped, A bit top heavy on the pricing

Deli Katesen

Points +74

09 Jun 2010

Good food, high prices

Great food, good variety, high quality. Pleasant cafe, if a little small. Very spacious patio garden at back. Prices are expensive. Recommended, but only if you have deep pockets and don't mind paying over the odds.

Pros: good food, pleasant patio garden, friendly

Cons: expensive


Points +301

20 Nov 2009

Nice setting but a little pricey

This is a lovely little vegetarian restraurant with a decent selection of vegan options. They do have some snack type things, for under a fiver but most dishes, including the vegan burger and chips are nearer £10.00. The staff are helpful and you can have a lovely coffee and vegan flapjack for less than £4.00. However there isn't much else in the way of desserts for vegans. There is a pretty little courtyard garden at the back. The place is very child friendly and even has a little play area for them. Can get very busy.

Pros: Good vegan options for main meals, Child friendly, Pretty Courtyard Garden

Cons: A little expensive


Points +13

16 Nov 2007

Looks Good

The cafe looks very nice, but at £7.90 for a Tai veg burger and pan fried potatoes (Chips?), I just had a look and went.

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