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First Review by hack_man

Fab - Edit

As one of the only vegan places to eat in the city, this is a great little casual cafe. Staff really friendly and helpful when it came to allergens etc and nothing seemed to be too much trouble - even picking out cucumber from the salad to suit our needs! Enjoyed a homemade soup and a giant vegan burger. Really cheap - Worth popping by if you're in the area!

Pros: Veggie options, Vegan options, Cheap

Cons: More gluten free options


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beautiful hidden gem - Edit

great place just tucked away from the main Street. newland Ave is a vegan paradise and zoo is one of the main reason. a vegan can have nearly everything on the huge menu. they have created one cool, friendly and very affordable place to eat. I will be back everytime I go the mighty Hull

Pros: loads of vegan options

Cons: no bad points, get yourself there


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Great spot for vegan lunch in Hull - Edit

I made a couple of visits to this place in the same day. Hidden off the main street, with a lovely sweet coutyard that would be great in summer, this is a surprisingly spacious venue with a mishmash of cosy furnishings. Quite an extensive venue. Some good vegan options. Good cake!

Pros: Cosy venue, Lovely staff, Great puddings!


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Ok food but some a bit pricy for what it is - Edit

I try to support vegie cafes and restaurants as much as can. I cannot understand why vege places in Hull have to be so (how to put this politely) ... rustic. I had the vege burger and asked for it to take away. It was very tasty and would get it again but £4.50 for a midweek lunch (not incuding a drink) is expensive to me and for a weekend treat I would tend to go somewhere a bit smarter and comfortable. Would be nice to have a smaller and cheaper lunch take away menu, sausage rolls, egg/sausage butties etc.

Pros: tasty, fully vegetarian, good choice of cakes

Cons: pricy for what it is, needs a smarter location


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Homely and Friendly - Edit

I've been coming here for years and the food is lovely. Very homely, comfort-style food which I love! I recommend bangers, mash, gravy and peas with chocolate fudge cake and ice cream for dessert. (All of which is vegan). Janet, the lady who owns it, is lovely too.

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, Friendly

Cons: Decor, Child-friendly(!)


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Great Cafe, Friendly Staff - Edit

Following numerous visits, I thought it only right that I finally write a review! The menu at Zoo is a varied typical cafe menu incliding a great range of coffees, teas, smoothies, soup,breakfasts, burgers, mezze, burritos. jackey potatoes etc. There is a great selection of cakes which can be had with vegan ice cream.

I had the veggie burger with onions and hummous. The hummous is delicious, tasting that good it has to be home made, the burger itself was tasty and filling.

i then had a smoothy, which was as yummy as you would expect, followed by vegan chocolate fudge cake with vegan icecream.

The prices are incredibly good eg. burger £4.50, cake £2.20 with ice cream.

The staff were accomodating, and took the time to talk us through what was vegan. When i asked for a black coffee they were also quick to offer soya milk (believe me ive been to loads of vegan friendly places and they never have it). I left (my previous visits were over a year ago due to work) thinking i will definately visit again, so a week later here i am! (well i cant remember menus normally!)

highly recommend a visit, the best vegan/veggie cafe in hull by far.


Pros: Staff Friendly, Excellent Value, Menu Choices

Cons: Hard to Find - hardly a con though.


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Great Cafe!! - Edit

I visited Zoo cafe earlier this month and was very happy with my experience there. There were a few vegan options on the menu- I had the vegan burger.

It was great value at £15 for both me and my partner to eat and have one drink each.

The cafe has a laidback atmosphere.It's somewhere you could go and meet your friends or take a laptop to do some work on or sit and read. (there is some comfy seating there)

The staff were lovely- my boyfriend wanted houmous on his burger and the lady who served us popped out for some more lemons so she could make it fresh- nothing was too much trouble.

We will definitely return when next in Hull.

Pros: great value, laidback atmosphere, good food


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when in Hull visit Zoo - Edit

A little place tucked away in a courtyard in the student district of hull. Inexpensive and tasty food - leave room for the cakes! Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. The decor is a bit of a cliche of itself with 70's style sticky shiny pine tables. Nothing that a bit of sandpaper wouldn't sort out! Good to see proper veggie places around, so long may it continue!

Pros: good authentic veggie wholefoods, friendly atmosphere , good value

Cons: sticky shiny pine


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Community Atmosphere - Edit

Popped in for lunch one Saturday afternoon whilst in Hull to spend a night at the fantastic Hitchcocks vegetarian restaurant in the Old Town. It's a bit like a second hand shop in here with toys, bric-a-brac and books all over the place. The 'open' kitchen is at the back serving cheaply made basic home-made nosh. This place would win first prize at the onion festival, stear clear of the mezze unless you're a fan of cous cous with onions, salad, salsa & tzatziki with chunks of onions, and steel tasting tinned olives. Also the bangers and mash is something out of a camping trip. To be fair it's vegetarian and I'd probably give it a second chance if I was ever in Hull again. Sorry about the poor revue but that's just the way it was on the day.

Pros: vegetarian

Cons: messy inside, onions


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