A vegan organic coffee bar and cafe located in the rear of The Natural Way health shop. Serving a selection of cakes, scones and hot food, from sausage rolls, pizza and an ever changing special of the day. Open Mon-Sat 09:00-16:30.

18 Reviews

First Review by JuliaSansum


Points +4418

04 Jul 2023

Amazing place

Food is absolutely delicious! We had a 1/4 pounder with lentil chips and African peanut stew and they were all incredible. So full of flavour. Very friendly and helpful staff and the shop inside is really well stocked. Cannot wait to be back.



Points +135

09 Nov 2022

Still as good

We discovered this cafe on the way to Norfolk a couple of years ago so dropped in again when we were making another trip. The food is delicious, and there’s also cake. The staff are friendly and helpful. The cafe is at the back of the Natural Way shop so you can stock up on goodies while you’re there.

Pros: Lovely that you can have anything from the menu, There’s also a shop, Friendly staff


Points +142

17 Aug 2022

Great lunch place

I love this place. It’s my local and it’s great, especially because it’s in a shop so I can stock up on vegan chocolate at the same time! The staff are so lovely and helpful. The food is great. My staple is their ultra BLT but they recently changed their menu and I risked a breakfast muffin and it was incredible.

Pros: Totally vegan, Lots of sweet and savoury options, Super friendly staff


Points +44

05 Jun 2022

A worthwhile diversion

We always try to stop off if we are passing Braintree. We get a good feed and a chance to stock on vegan groceries in the attached shop.
Very friendly

Pros: So much choice , Cake!


Points +43

14 May 2022

Fabulous Lunch

Took my Mum in here for lunch and was very impressed with our food and staff were super friendly.

Pros: 100% vegan menu, Homemade food, Friendly staff


Points +18

02 Jan 2022

Amazing Food, coffee and staff!

Fantastic homemade food and sweets. The attached market is very well stocked, but definitely not inexpensive. The cafe however, while not cheap is very fairly priced for the quality. Staff is genuinely great.

Pros: Lots of tasty homemade food, Helpful, friendly staff, Vegan shop attached

Cons: Expensive shop


Points +1877

24 Aug 2021

Wonderfully home cooked food in Braintree

This is an establishment really worth your support. It’s a family run concern, with a huge level of personal involvement and attention. Great home cooking and always a smile. Super genuine staff who are helpful and honest. And a lovely array of options. Great tasting soup and a very well made chocolate cake with a light sponge.

Pros: Super tasting chocolate cake , A big range of toasties, Wonderful staff


Points +18

12 Jul 2021

Fantastic curry and cakes

The cafe is warm and welcoming and very intimate. The hosts are very friendly! We went for the sweet potato and chickpea curry which was delicious, as well treating ourselves to some cakes afterwards.


Points +254

12 Jun 2021

Fab little cafe.

Excellent little cafe in the middle of Braintree. Had their delicious African Peanut Stew. Recommended. The service was friendly and the shop sells a good range of vegan ingredients. Win!

Pros: Nice food, Great service , Good coffee


Points +191

06 Jun 2021

A Joy to visit.

The Vegan Way Cafe is a total gem and a massive asset to the Braintree area. It is to the rear of The Natural Way store and has outside seating for six there and four to the front on the high street. So, although not a massive cafe it is the wonderful food and drinks people go for. There are a selection of burgers, curry bowls and lighter bites for lunch and cakes galore for whenever takes your fancy. All the usual coffees and teas are bolstered by a lovely selection of smoothies. All this is served by the happiest and most friendly staff you could hope to meet.
On this trip we had a brace of Mexican burgers and my Cacao smoothie was offset by my wife’s healthy green one.
The main store is also a wonderful source for all your shopping needs and even has a selection of refills for toiletries and cleaning products.

Pros: The staff are wonderfully friendly., The food is lovely., Totally Vegan.


Points +133

30 Oct 2019


Always 10/10
My fave vegan spot!

Pros: Vegan options , Lots of choice , Shop attached

Cons: None!


Points +64

18 Apr 2019


Great food and amazing cake! All vegan 😍😍😍
The shop has some cool stuff as well!

Pros: Tasty, Healthy , Cakes


Points +56

12 Mar 2019

Lovely food and atmosphere

A lovely place to get cakes or main meals. The owners are always super friendly and knowledgable


Points +28

09 Jun 2018

Amazing Vegan Cafe

Quiet and cozy in the city center of Braintree. We had a delicious Green Burger full of texture and flavours. We'll definitely return for more delicious vegan treats. We had carrot and chocolate cake for dessert and it was scrumptious. Thanks and keep the vegan power running.

Pros: great variety , near a car park, quiet and comfy

Cons: none


Points +18

12 Jan 2018

Amazing food and place!

I found this café on here and I go for lunch once a week while at work. The food is absolutely incredible and its run by lovely welcoming people. The hot food is lovely and they do take away too. The vegan and gluten free cakes are also very tasty!
Its a must visit if you are in Braintree!

Pros: Amazing food, Lovely people and place, Vegan cake!


Points +26

29 Aug 2017


Lovely little coffee shop in the heart of Braintree


Points +30

15 Aug 2017

lovely cafe

me and my brother shared the one planet pizza, and he also had a sausage roll. both were brilliant!

very friendly service and there's a huge selection of foods in the fridge to buy!


Points +18

18 Jun 2017


I love this place. Such a good selection of vegan goodies. Good value and very friendly and welcoming

Pros: friendly good value vegan with lots of gluten free

Cons: not open in the eve

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