The Veggie Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 8 reviews )

32 Leeds Rd, Ilkley, England, LS29 7HA

Vegetarian cafe est. 2015. Menu changes seasonally and has a specials board and variety of baked goods. Open Tue-Fri 11:00am-4:00pm, Sat 9:30am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Bakery, British

8 Reviews

First Review by Braidy

great food - Edit

The food here is lovely and presented really well. It’s just a shame though that it’s not entirely vegan. I was quite put off to hear one of the servers agreeing with a customer about veganism being a bit extreme. There are a lot of vegan options, which is great. Hopefully one of these days they’ll ditch dairy. The cafe is massively popular so booking is recommended or you may have to wait to be seated.

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Delightful Cafe - Edit

This place is everything you want in a veggie cafe. Friendly staff and amazing fresh tasty food. Loads of yummy vegan options including cakes.

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Wholesome food and atmosphere - Edit

The Veggie is a lively café, buzzing atmosphere and full of fantastic vegan options. One thing I’d like to point out is the amount of ‘pick and mix’ options available, this would be a great place for someone who wants to have a little culinary adventure, but not worry about ordering an entire dish of something they find out they dislike. There’s lots of combinable dishes, mezze’s and ‘half and half’ options. I went for the half and half soup and sandwich; tasted so wholesome and nourishing, just the way I like my food, the portioning was just right too. My mum ordered the pitta and falafel which were flavoured beautifully, again; moreish, but felt so good and healthy.
The staff were very friendly, and the atmosphere was very pleasant, a calm buzz about the place.
What a wholesome experience, I would jump at the opportunity to visit again, shame it’s so far away from home for me!

Pros: Healthy, freshly prepared, great menu, Lovely location, very clean, Friendly staff

Cons: Nothing!

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Delightful veggie cafe - Edit

Veggie Cafe is a lovely little establishment in Ilkley open Tuesday-Saturday. The menu has a wide range of vegan options, including vegan specials and gluten free cake as an option for dessert. Great food with reasonable prices!

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-17

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, nice venue

Cons: disability access

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Hot Tomato Soup - Edit

Location not great due to standing traffic jam and opposite a quality butcher's. Ilkley is a bit foodie and around the corner is a grill cafe called the Moody Cow.

Liked the spacious refurbishment but the service is too efficient for lone diners who might like to take their time to decide.

However, the tomato and sweet potato soup was delicious and reminded me of a famous non-vegan brand that I can't have now. Apart, that is, from the very hot chilli kick to it. The vegan cake was a bit too stodgy and not light and airy with no discernible lemon flavour to it. I probably will wait for a while before going again.

Pros: Nice wallpaper.

Cons: Too fussy.

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Cheerful on a rainy day - Edit

It's been a while since I've been and this latest visit was a lovely surprise. The cafe has had a face lift/refurb/extension since then and it still has that lovely welcoming feel.
Food was excellent as before (really recommend the cauliflower fritters) and service was still as friendly and helpful despite the weather.
Will not leave it as long for the next visit!

Pros: Great value , Friendly staff, Lovely energy

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Lovely Vegetarian Cafe With Plenty Vegan Options - Edit

The Veggie is in the centre of Ilkley and since my last visit, has had a major makeover, is bigger and better and has great kerb appeal. Inside it is modern, but has a welcoming warm feel and on an overcast Wednesday lunchtime was so busy, we just managed to get the last table.

There is a large menu on offer, a special boards, which included two soups and so many vegan options, it was difficult to choose. I decided on a houmous, avocado and carrot wrap, a side of potato wedges and Earl Grey tea. The waitress was really friendly and when I enquired if their wraps were soya free, she was happy to find out.

The potato wedges were worth the trip on their own, proper wedges, perfectly cooked, sprinkled with sea salt and piping hot. The wrap was delicious, with great presentation on the plate, lovely fresh salad and a small dish with olives, sunblush tomato, caperberry and paprika sprinkled houmous.

The Veggie serves quality fresh produce, used with creativity and flair and every time a dish came out the kitchen to one of the other tables, I was licking my lips. The portobello mushroom burger, with optional vegan cheese, looked like a cracking dish and will be my choice next visit and on the way out, I spotted their vegan chocolate cake!!

Pros: Vegan Options, Delicious Food, Very friendly and Inviting

Cons: Can get very busy which is actually a good sign

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Then We Shall All Have Eaten... Pizza - Edit

I loved this café. The staff are cheerful and efficient. The dining area is upmarket-looking with wi-fi and magazines to read, and there's a big bright bathroom with a baby change area and everything (though it's in the upstairs part, so not wheelchair accessible). I had vegan hot chocolate and delicious pizza with vegan cheese! The mushroom burger very nice except the bun, which was like a panini and not to my taste. The only vegan cake was chocolate tiffin but I enjoyed it. Will call again if I am in the area.

Pros: Very good food, nice staff

Cons: Partially literate website

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