• The Shack

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe with several vegan and gluten free choices. Sells blocks and cream (coconut ice cream).

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14 Reviews

First Review by mountainfolks


Points +321

13 Jan 2024

Exceptional meal

We visited in the evening (they’re open until 9 on Friday and sat) and there was a separate night menu. Two vegan options on the menu, and all the sides were vegan. The food was exceptional, the service was great, and the vibe of the place was lovely. Very reasonable too, highly recommend. Visited with omnis and kids and they were very happy with their options and food too

Updated from previous review on 2024-01-13

Pros: Great service , Exceptional food , Good vibe



Points +24

07 Jan 2024

No real savory options

The staff was friendly at first, but when asked about vegan options, their smiles disappeared and they pointed us to some dishes that could be made vegan by removing all the main meat/cheese ingredients. No vegan cheese substitute nor anything.
We didn't still around to try them.

Pros: Ambience looks good, Sweet treats in the cabinet looked nice

Cons: No real savory options for vegans


Points +115

26 Nov 2023

Very nice

Lots of optionally vegan food and great how they have an actual vegan replacement for what they take out eg vegan mayo

Pros: Friendly staff, Nice environment , Tasty food


Points +24

05 Oct 2022

Stumbled on to a winner

I was having trouble finding a quick and easy lunch option on our way out of Raglan (on a Tuesday in low season ) when I popped in as a last resort to check the menu at The Shack. Went straight for the pumpkin bagel (vegan option) which was delicious! Even though I was only ordering takeaway and the restaurant was busy, the staff were still lovely to me and offered me a seat while I waited. I was even still drinking an almond latte from somewhere else and they didn't mind! 100% recommend highly to all Happy Cows 😊🐄


Points +103

06 Jan 2022

Very popular but the food is not great

Food ok but was luke warm. It is bustling.

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-06


Points +186

29 Jul 2021

Good vegan options

Went for lunch, had 3 vegan options which all looked delish. I had the ramen and it was good and very filling! I was excited that they included tofu in the ramen and not just veggies😄


Points +1837

02 Jan 2021

Average and overpriced

Ordered the "Eat your greens" - the food was tasty, but overpriced for what you got and left me hungry. Staff were lovely and attentive.


Points +1276

21 Mar 2019

Not so great 'Wholly bowl'.....

I ordered the vegan version of the Wholly bowl off the lunch menu here. For some reason that excluded the brown rice (?!) when it was served so I ended up with a large plate of leaf, sprouts, carrot, avo & a few small other things that were all very tasty but NOT filling....I guess I picked the wrong menu option to modify.

Other than a 'vegan loaf', there were no suitable cabinet lunch options when we visited.

There are items on the menu which they will make vegan but nothing I saw was listed as already dedicated vegan.

We asked if they could sub-out the feta in the Avo bagel for something vegan friendly & got told that there is no substituting but they would remove it & we could pay (?!?!) to add another side of our choice. Places that do this annoy me, it's a total rip off to do this to customers!

$20 for that bowl & I was still hungry when we left! Not impressed...I would not return here!

Pros: Prompt service.


Points +80

12 Mar 2019

Love it

Beautiful cafe offering many vegan options on the menu and cabinet. Staff is super friendly. Food tastes great and inexpensive. Anyway the fries we ordered are bit undercooked and not crispy but no big deal. The place can be very busy and noisy at times


Points +96

04 Mar 2019


Loaded with flavors! 3-4 vegan meal options plus check the cabinet. There are usually a few vegan treats. also they have yummy juices.

Pros: Can’t go wrong with the cashew/avo toast, Beautiful presentation , Great decor

Cons: Not cheap $


Points +197

25 Aug 2018

Cool cafe

Cool cafe in town with friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Good amount of vegan options and the ones we tried were really good!


Points +18

30 Jan 2017


so yum! nice atmosphere and friendly staff, had quite a few vegan options.


Points +36

06 Jun 2016

Nice but expensive

It's a lovely spot and the food is clearly marked and the menu says that things can be made vegan etc. The food was absolutely delicious

Pros: Great quality food. Very tasty

Cons: Expensive


Points +406

08 Feb 2015

cute little cafe

very nice staff, beautiful location and interior.
the menu is clearly marked with vegan, gluten free and dairy free dishes as well as those who can me altered as such.

the raw beet salad is vegan, raw and yum!

Pros: a little expensive

Cons: serves meat

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