• Thuy Cafe

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual with a lounging area. Serves sugar cane juice, Vietnamese sub sandwiches with one vegetarian version made with mock sandwich meat and veggies. Bubble drinks reported to contain gelatin, check. Vegans need to specify "no mayonnaise." Free Wi-fi. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-7:30pm.

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4 Reviews

First Review by JG


Points +151

07 Nov 2022

Quick, cheap, and good!

2022 update: There are more vegan options than before, including tofu fresh rolls, vegan pho, veggie stir fry, and tofu or vegan ham options for banh mi. The food is really tasty, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to check it out!

Original review:

Thuy Cafe is a good place to get a quick banh mi, but the menu is pretty limited for vegans. As the description mentions, vegans will need to request no "shmear" on the banh mi, which contains butter. The rest is simply pickled daikon/carrot slaw, jalapeño, cilantro, and a mixture of stir fried tofu and bean curd skin. It's a bit dry, but it's tasty and fresh, and it's a deal at under $4. Several of the boba drinks are vegan (mostly the fruit ones), but you'll need to ask, as many contain dairy. The tofu com chay is vegan.

They're very friendly here, and the lounge area is a nice spot to enjoy a light lunch, so it's worth checking out despite the limitations.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-07

Pros: Quick, Cheap, Tasty



Points +16

29 Jan 2022

Lovely little spot

It has some delicious vegan options. Had the Tofu Bahn Mi and it had a great taste

Pros: Great vegan options


Points +56

24 Apr 2021

The best banh mi in Tampa Bay

I don’t play around when it comes to banh mi. They have THE BEST. They have two protein options, tofu and vegan ham (which is my favorite). Their vegan soup option is also AMAZING! And no, it’s not real meat. It’s eerily close tho. They’re always so nice and accommodating. They will continue to have my business forever!

Pros: Great customer service, Amazing food, Cheap


Points +245

13 Apr 2019

The bubble (boba) drinks are made with gelatin apparently

I had the Sauteed vegetables & rice. It was delicious. I had to ask for no salt and still the soy sauce was too high in sodium for my health's concerns. I had two vegetable juices that were very good. Also there were some interesting vegan dessert choices. Not a lot of vegan choices, but enough for a very enjoyable meal. The entree was $7.95, I had two veggie juices at $4.50 each, an Almond, lychee fruit dessert that was really good and it cost $2.50. Overall it was a $20 meal. I Recommend Thuy Café for an interesting place to eat, with some, but not many vegan options. Good interesting unusual juices, teas & drinks, freshly made in the Café. The bubbles are made with gelatin though. So if you are vegan, avoid the boba drinks.

Pros: Interesting & unusual., Affordable. One Vegan sandwich. , Good juices, desserts, & entrees. Nice staff

Cons: Not a fully vegan restaurant. , Not enough vegan choices

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