• The Good Earth

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  • White Vegetarian

Located in the centre of this cathedral city. Serving salads, quiche, cottage pies, herbal teas, juices, hot chocolate, flapjacks, brownies, and hot puddings. Open Mon-Fri 09:00-16:30, Sat 09:00-17:00.

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22 Reviews

First Review by Deli Katesen


Points +270

12 Jul 2023

Very Popular Vegetarian Place

It’s all freshly cooked vegetarian and vegan food. There were a few vegan options, with jacket potatoes, mains like African stew and the soup. Lots wasn’t vegan like pizza or quiches etc. lovely rustic feel to the place. Arrive at 12 for lunch though as it’s likely to sell out and the queue starts!

Pros: Soup , Atmosphere , Freshly Cooked and Seasonal

Cons: Not loads of vegan options



Points +260

26 May 2023

Definitely Old School

Been a couple of times for lunch. Arrived 13:30 so most choices sold out but luckily the vegan main was still available. Very tasty vegan chick pea curry with rice and salad plus coffee (with oat milk).

Pros: vegan options , Good value, Friendly welcome


Points +53

10 May 2023

Must go to place

Here on vacation and found this place on Happy Cow. What a great place and if veggie or vegan perfect . The food was great and the V on the menu was clear to everything vegan. Atmosphere was bustling and busy and a great feel. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. If you are looking for a place to eat regardless of dietary preferences this is the place to go and eat.

Pros: Great menu selection, Service was above and beyond., Food was delicious

Cons: Busy, a good thing but not when hungry 😂


Points +126

18 Mar 2023

Wholesome café

Nice rustic cafe. Wide variety of vegan options. Would defo recommend the garlic bread they said it’s always vegan. Super scrummy.


Points +1587

26 Aug 2022

Not much vegan

This really was an old school vegetarian cafe. Old school in that wherever you can add cheese or egg they do!
I had a rather bland chickpea tagine with a very chewy jacket potato. I also tried a selection of salads which were quite nice.

Out of three main options only one was vegan and neither pudding was, though there were about 4 vegan cakes. They also charge extra money for plant milks in drinks! Who does that in 2022?!

The ambience was nice and staff friendly, the food just didn’t live up to expectation.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-26


Points +572

06 Jul 2022

As good as it’s always been

This place has always served great food, for as long as I can remember. The daily soup is a particular highlight as are the cakes.

Pros: Good vegan options , Superb cakes


Points +48

08 Feb 2022

Lovely food very comforting

Really enjoy eating here and they have a great selection of salads to go with the mains, it can get quite busy so we arrive early to get a table


Points +910

28 Jan 2022

Lovely little cafe with health food shop nearby

Really love the way you can pick exactly what you want from different salad and hot dishes. The food is high quality and really tasty. A nice atmosphere and it's great having a health food shop nearby stocking lots of eco and vegan products which you can go to before or after your food.

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-28

Pros: Tasty food, Nice atmosphere, Handy having a health food shop nearby


Points +47

Mostly Veg
22 Jan 2022

Great family vegan cafe

Treat from my brother. Super lunch venue.

Pros: Fantastic menus. , Lovely choice, Great staff.

Cons: None, None, None


Points +450

18 Sep 2021

Old school vegetarian café

I visited Good Earth with my lovely wife and the mother-in-law for lunch one day. It's an old school vegetarian café serving quiche, pizza, jacket potatoes, salads and a couple of ever-changing main dishes (one of which is always vegan which is helpful as not a lot else on the menu is).

When we visited, the mains were a cheese & leek pasta bake and a vegetarian curry. We tried both and they were pretty good without being amazing. Very much the kind of stuff you can easily rustle up in your own kitchen but tasty enough. Great value at around £7 for a main course. A solid choice if you're looking for somewhere for lunch when visiting Wells.

Pros: Great value, Nice outdoor area

Cons: Could do with a few more vegan options


Points +76

06 Dec 2020

Lovely places

Cosy places, friendly staff. Only stopped for cakes but they had a few to choose from


Points +42

10 Oct 2020

Tasty vegan food.

Interesting building with lots of nooks and crannies. Solid vegan options, but mostly vegetarian dishes.
Friendly staff.

Pros: Friendly place.

Cons: Mostly vegetarian.


Points +53

12 Feb 2020

You get what you get

Beautiful building and great little outside area.
Canteen style service and a battle for the tables - you need to find a table first which may be worth them pointing out upon entrance.
We used to love visiting these guys, but unfortunately the vegan option seems to have been the same kind of dish for the last couple of years and it's hard to keep going back when the variety is so non-existent. That being said, you can't really fault the food - it's simple and represents pretty decent value for money all things considered.
Their coffee is hit and miss, it depends on who serves you - they do charge extra for plant milks from memory. Again, it has to be said that the coffee isn't that expensive in the first place.
Overall, worth a visit if you've never been before - but do find yourself a table before collecting your food from the counter.

Pros: Value, Outside seating, Quirky building

Cons: Service style not for everyone, Choice is limited, Coffee is so so


Points +158

23 Aug 2019

Delicious and efficient

Stopped here for lunch on a weekday daytime. It’s fairly spacious spread between several rooms and garden, and was less than half full. Counter service meant we got served straight away and staff seemed pretty relaxed and helpful. Food was really great and the only criticism was a tiny bug in my salad and a hair in my partner’s pizza.


Points +2414

16 Feb 2019

Good range of options

The restaurant has a really wide range of vegan food as well as tea sand coffees. Definitely worth a visit and in a really pretty setting


Points +37

15 Jan 2019

Definitely worth a visit

Reliably delicious food set in a warm relaxed atmosphere, always smells amazing!

Pros: Generous portions , Very tasty food , Date slices are a must if your passing!


Points +100

09 Jan 2018

fresh and good

Always love the selections they have here. There is also a small store wherein you can buy some goodies and ingredients you need to make your own plant based dishes


Points +110

22 Oct 2017

Love this place.

I understand the criticisms of this cafe, however, it's so great to have a vegetarian/vegan place in such a small town. There may be only a couple of vegan options as a main dish, but they're always healthy, hearty and delicious. The food is fantastic and the staff are kind and friendly.

It's a little expensive but the quality of the food is high. Go as early as you can, as it gets busy.

Pros: Great food, nice staff.

Cons: A little expensive and gets busy quickly.


Points +48

26 Nov 2015

Squashed like sardines

The food was okay, although limited for a vegan. However, after joining a long queue it was like eating in a busy corridor with people bumping against you. Drinks were very limited.
It certainly should not describe itself as a restaurant; a self-service cafe is more accurate.
I would not return as I prefer to eat in a modicum of comfort and space.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Lack of space., Limited vegan options.


Points +52

22 May 2015

needs more vegan options

I visited Wells and this cafe for the first time yesterday with friends. It's a nice looking cafe. Queueing for the food we were constantly in people's way, it's very crammed by the till. It's not hugely clear how the place works. I had the vegan suitable red curry which was tasty but there weren't loads of vegan options but maybe they don't get many vegans as when I asked if it was suitable the lady looked a bit confused like it was an unfamiliar word. There were a couple of vegan cake options- date flapjacks etc but I didn't try these. Overall pleasant.

Pros: tasty curry, nice looking cafe

Cons: feels a little crammed in queue to order, more vegan options would be nice


Points +37

05 Jan 2013


Good buffet style vegetarian, less vegan options, but all re food great, great country house atmosphere. Suitable for all ages. All options great possibly room for bigger menu. Busy.

Pros: Friendly helpful staff, Great food, Great atmosphere

Cons: Limited vegan options, good options though , Perhaps music?

Deli Katesen

Points +74

09 Jun 2010

Friendly place to eat

Good food and a friendly, pleasant atmosphere in which to eat it. A deceptively large cafe spread across a rambling labyrinth of rooms and a courtyard garden. Narrow corridors make navigating to your table quite difficult when busy. Food often sells out early, so don't expect much variety after the lunch rush. Slightly over-priced.

Pros: good food, friendly, nice atmosphere

Cons: squashed, often sells out early, slightly expensive

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