The Honest Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
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336 Lisburn Rd, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 6GH

Vegan cafe serving breakfast, lunch and variety of tea and coffee, plus baked goods and raw cakes. Relocation of "That Vegan Cafe" of Stranmillis. Open Wed-Sat 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Raw, British, European

18 Reviews

First Review by J0Z1

Delicious vegan food - Edit

Myself and my partner both got the pancakes with sausages. Amazing. So filling and tasty. Loved the cinnamon in them. I got a bottle of ginger bug which is made in Belfast. It was tasty and refreshing. We got a peppermint chocolate slice to takeaway and share later. It was yum. I'm sad I didn't get some cupcakes to take away too. Definitely will come back next time we are in Belfast.

Pros: So much to chose from, Lots of cakes

Cons: A little expensive

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Excellent food and friendly staff - Edit

THV is consistently excellent in quality and tastiness of the food and the friendliness of the staff.

I've had just about everything off the menu and it is all superb. I always eat far too much when I visit.

And now it has got even better because the menu has expanded with some new dishes, the mushroom bites starter are to die for!

Keep up the good work!

Pros: Food is excellent, Staff are very friendly, Menu is expanding

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hangover cure!!!! - Edit

Great atmosphere, staff are really friendly!!!! Went here with my partner super hungover, got the grilled breakfast, strawberry milkshake and cappuccino. Such a God send. Waiter even.brought us a massive bottle of ice cold water haha cannot recommend enough. Everything is vegan!!!!!

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Disappointing - Edit

Super cosy and friendly staff but I think just ordered the wrong thing (baked breakfast) and my food was very disappointing. I wish I had more time to go back and eat something else because it seems other people like it...
I would recommend that you go but just maybe don't get the baked breakfast.

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Best Place For Breakfast - Edit

No question that this is the best vegan breakfast place on the planet! I had the apple strudel pancakes a long side a strawberry milkshake and was amazing like so so fluffy and tasty!!! My mother, whom I was travelling with, had the American style pancake stack with vegan sausages and I tried some also delicious, she is not a vegan and said were unfaultable and couldn't believe they were vegan! My mum also had a latte and said that their barrister skills were also great. Staff were also very chatty and genuine, nice people- when go back to Belfast one day will for sure return!

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Honest Vegan for sure - Edit

Excellent super fast honest service from John.
Food was 1stclass - most certainly recommend the ' Honest Vegan '

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Delicious Vegan - Edit

The American pancakes were amazing. They weren't like any American pancake I've had, but they were absolutely delicious.

The dessert selection was almost overwhelming. I chose the carrot cake. Like the pancakes, it was delicious.

The restaurant is small and adorable. The server was really nice.

I'm looking forward to going back.

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Hit or miss - Edit

We had been told that this place was a bit of a hit or miss, and that's exactly what it felt like. But I still had high expectations for it from what I had seen on their Facebook and was looking forward to trying it.
I got the grilled breakfast which wasn't bad but the two "vegan sausages" were in fact two disappointingly tiny patties and there wasn't really enough toast for the quantity of mushrooms and beans. The noodle salad was supposed to come "with a healthy scattering of peanuts, sesame seeds and fresh herbs", but it came only with sesame seed and the result was very boring save for the tasty sauce. I thought that the desserts would make up for it because they looked delicious. I was again very disappointed. The cinnamon roll was not light and puffy but had a closer consistency to a scone and the peppermint icing of the peppermint squares was very sickening (it was just margarine, sugar and peppermint flavouring and tasted like it had been in the fridge a few days).

If I hadn't had built this place up so much in my head, I probably would have had a better experience, but unfortunately I left the restaurant feeling a bit ripped off.

Pros: it's vegan

Cons: it's disappointing

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Belfast BLISS! - Edit

Anyone who is vegan knows how challenging it can be to find food while travelling! We came across the honest vegan in Belfast and ended up having every meal here. The food, staff and atmosphere are just amazing.

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Excellent!!! - Edit

Restaurant excellent en tous points! Les plats sont élaborés et délicieux et le personnel est très agréable! Et tout cela sans cruauté 🐰🐄🐷🐑!!!!

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Recap from last time - Edit

I was a fan of their old location and it's more or less a mix of their old offering and the old "raw food rebellion (RFR)" place that was there. Thanks be though that there is now more space for tables. The old RFR may as well have been the official place for women to have lunch in postcode BT9 (after Slims healthy kitchen), it'll be interesting to see if that audience keeps up. It was nearly impossible to get a seat at RFR at lunch times as a result. They are definitely charging Lisburn road prices now but it's still OK. Salad bowls and things have been added (personally, not a fan, but you might be) and I think the good breakfasts are still there too.

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Great! - Edit

Lovely friendly staff, delicious home-cooked food and ridiculously good value for money!

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Delicious Buddha Bowls! - Edit

My husband and I spent only one day in Belfast and thanks to the Happy Cow App we were able to find this gem. It is a small establishment with friendly staff and good food. We had the Buddha Bowls and the Cauliflower BBQ wings. They were deli!
The price was also quite reasonably, If we are ever back in the city, we will definitely visit again.

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Worth a visit - Edit

I had eaten at this address previously when under different management and name, I think the present little place is much, much better. They don't pretend to be what they are not.
Really nice food and friendly staff, the bangers and mash which I think is normally served on a Wednesday is just gorgeous, they make their own sausages and they hit the spot, good portions. It's surprising how difficult it is to get good basic food that has been prepared in a veggie or vegan kitchen. It means a lot and appears to be an important point missed by non veggies.
The Honest Vegan, for me, is a welcome addition to the area and one that I will enjoy at every visit. Thanks HV.

Pros: Veggie, Vegan, Sell some basic veggie fayre

Cons: None

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Good vegan food - Edit

Good vegan restaurant, friendly staff. Pity it is not open later in the evening.

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thatvegancafe 24 Jul 2017 - Hi westkip thanks so much for your review. You will be glad to hear we are now open wed-sat to 8pm:-)

Thanks again

John  


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Disapointed - Edit

This was my first visit and it didn't meet my expectations. It says on the description that they sell raw food but there were only cakes and noodles. It's a small and narrow place and quite hot and stuffy. There were a table of women there not talking but shouting with no consideration for anyone else so when I was looking through the glass counter they were right next to my ear. The waitress was quite friendly when I finally got talking to her as she seemed to not notice me standing right in front of her. I came out of my way to visit this place hoping for some good nutritious vegan food but there were mostly cakes. Very sad and disappointed.

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thatvegancafe 24 Jul 2017 - HI Natalie thanks of much for taking the time to visit and review us it really means a lot. All reviews are valuable both positive and negative.

Our cafe is small as we are a niche business and this is within our means. Sorry the customers volume was too loud.

We are not a raw food cafe although the previous business in that location was. Hopefully if you visit again we can better meet your expectations.
Thanks again:-)

John  


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love it! - Edit

I haven't been to the reopening yet however this has been my go to place everytime I am in Belfast. The lack of vegan places in Northern ireland is frankly ridiculous. The vegan breakfast is so yum and filling, I also tried the bean burger which had yummy pasta and salad on the side. The service is excellent and the cupcakes are da bomb. Cannot wait to go again!

Pros: lots to choose from, not too expensive, pastries!

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thatvegancafe 18 Jun 2017 - Thanks Meggie thats very kind of you to post this! It really helps hope to see you in soon:-)  


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That vegan cafe 2.0 - Edit

A rebranding of the popular "that vegan cafe" who moved, presumably as they outgrew their rather humble stable. I suspected a move to the old home of "Raw Food Rebellion" was on the cards, and was pleased to see one of their chefs had joined the team.

What I have encountered in the first few days of opening is that THV is offering a more polished version of its old fare.
My go to option, the breakfast, sadly no longer comes with sausages, but offers tastier beans, tofu scramble, breads and a branch of vine tomatoes (cherry). I tried the chilli and was pleasantly suprised at the delicacy of the flavour and found it decently filling.

Basically the cafe has inherited all of RFRs old tables, tableware and is pretty much laid out identically, save for some paintings on walls.
They have kept their old TVC staff otherwise and are still settling in to a new premesis. Can confirm the traybakes are still of a very high standard!

Hopefully THV keep offering hearty vegan lunches and do even better in their new environment. I hope Jim Vandermeer shows up again too! Menu I would say will change.

Please do the "hearty start" from RFR!

Pros: Hearty , More space , Totally vegan

Cons: Big tables but can be taken by 2

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thatvegancafe 18 Jun 2017 - thanks so much for your review and support its great:-) you may have heard that the sausages are back!  


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