Juice bar

Vegetarian cafe that's part of the health food store. Offers lunch food, snacks, and changing specials; organic and fair trade coffee and tea; cakes, fruit smoothies and fresh squeezed juices. Open Mon-Sat 09:00-17:30.

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22 Reviews

First Review by Will Palmer


Points +53

27 Apr 2023

Best cafe in Somerset

Amazing salads , soups , tofu burgers , cakes and specials etc. cater for veggie and vegan but no meat which is fab. Community feel , book sharing shelf always warm and inviting.

Pros: Beautiful food , tasty and healthy , Plenty of options , Great prices

Cons: Non !



Points +16

31 Jan 2023

Really lovely, food was great.

Lots of vegan options which were very clear on the menu. Bought a sausage sandwich and it came with a fantastic salad.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-31

Pros: Specials menu


Points +919

10 Dec 2022

My first vegan mince pie!

So impressed! Wasn't over the top sugary too. It's also a lovely cafe with really nicely done decor, colours, art work etc. A great , cosy feel. The food is delicious.


Points +695

20 Nov 2022

19/09/20, 15/01/21, 20/11/22

Visit the Toucan Cafe every time I come to Minehead (Somerset is sadly lacking in many vegan cafes/restaurants). The food is always fresh and well prepared and everything is clearly labelled on the menus and on the wall. Always lots of specials and cakes too. Between the three of us today we had the cream tea (vegetarian), the scrambled tofu with mushrooms on toast (vegan) and the Mediterranean veg pesto sandwich with a chocolate and avocado smoothie (both vegetarian). I had the tofu, which I could eat by the truckload (9/10).

Edit: another visit, another great scrambled tofu! Also tried the oat milk spiced chai latte, which was lovely.

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-16

Pros: Nice food, always fresh and good sized portions, Light, airy space, Good number of specials


20 Nov 2022


Points +53

13 Jul 2022

Worth visiting

Have been several times now and experience has been inconsistent.
Vegan options limited - lots of vegetarian options.
Soup was great one time- another time it was served luke warm and not great.
Vegan Sandwich pleasant
Coffee great - plant milks available.
Will keep going and sharing feedback.
Nice to have it in Minehead.
Nice pleasant location and ambience

Pros: Great that it does not serve meat, Location good, Airy pleasant ambience

Cons: Not enough vegan options, Inconsistent quality of food.


Points +26

20 Nov 2021

Toucan was the reason I moved to Minehead!

Toucan has been my go to place for obtaining vegan produce for nearly eight years. If there's anything they don't have in stock then they will gladly order it for you. Since the pandemic began I have taken to pre-ordering by phone, so that my order just needs paying for when I visit the shop. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help.

The shop went through a difficult period when the original owner, Sally, sold the business on, but happily Toucan seems to be back to its indispensable self once more. Oh, and it's the ONLY place where I can obtain my favourite vegan sausages, as they are not stocked by supermarkets and not sold by the manufacturers! May Toucan continue to shine for many years to come. Blessed be the fruit!

Pros: Local, Good range of vegan products, Helpful staff

Cons: I preferred it when it was run by Sally.


Points +86

23 Oct 2021

You-can Toucan

Often pop into Toucan when visiting Minehead, the cafe is above the well stocked shop and is an oasis above the high street. Vegan items on the menu and many Vegetarian dishes can be ‘veganised’ on request.
I ordered the Tofu burger and salad today and was astonished to find the ‘burger’ was actually a large slab of tofu - so despite my best efforts I had to share it with my companion as I couldn’t manage it all. Mixture of fresh salads were fresh and flavourful.

Pros: Something to suit all appetites, Vegan options, Fresh ingredients

Cons: Venue not accessible to all


Points +54

22 Oct 2021

WOW! Incredibly tasty!!

Delicious, fresh, affordable and beyond perfection!! Our family of vegan/vegetarians were completely satisfied. Recommend 100%

Pros: Lots of tasty choices , Affordable , Child friendly

Cons: It’s not in our home town😒


Points +2547

06 Oct 2021

More vegan options please!

Nice seating areas and friendly service in this vegetarian cafe.
Unfortunately, not that many vegan options available - only one cake option and most mains had animal products in.
What we ate was tasty, and we'd rather support an independent veggie business than one that serves flesh as well (which, sadly, is basically the only alternative in Minehead), but it would have been good to have more choice.

Pros: Nice vibe, pleasant seating area and service, Tasty fresh food

Cons: Serves animal products, Lack of choice for vegans, Upstairs (not accessible for disabled)


Points +116

17 Jul 2021

Good selection of vegan lunch options

Airy room overlooking the Parade, good selection of vegan lunch options and biscuits/cakes


Points +48

11 Mar 2020

Great cafe

Lovely cafe which my husband and I ate at twice whilst visiting family in the area. Although the menu is not all vegan, there are a lot of vegan options. The food was lovely. There was also a good range of smoothies which were a good price.


Points +54

04 Aug 2019


This is a great little cafe. Highly recommended.

Pros: Lovely vegan cake, Reasonable prices , Delicious food


Points +260

21 Jan 2019

Great Food

Good selection of choices for lunch. Two vegan options, rest veggie. Friendly advice and assurances that spreads and dressings would all be vegan. Really generous portions. Ordered carrot & sweet potato soup plus bread, followed by veg pie and a curry. We had a lovely cake as a takeaway!

Pros: Vegan options , Friendly advice on choices, Great value for money


Points +40

Non Veg
14 Sep 2018

very happy

We were very happy to find a vegetarian restaurant in Minehead on Happy Cow.
The food was great (we ate here twice during our Somerset stay) . We had great burgers ( vegan cheese option) and cakes and marvelous smoothies . All vegetarian and vegan options well described. The restaurant is above the shop on the "main" road in the town center. The decor and atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming.
Thank you Toucan and Happy Cow


Points +217

07 Sep 2018

Wonderful Vegan Food in Minehead

No wonder this place has a Certificate of Excellence.
We had caught the steam train to Minehead, and trying our best to avoid the dull, tourist-trap menus near the station, walked along The Avenue and onto The Parade.
Finally, we spotted the Toucan Cafe.
Hearty sandwiches, and huge, filling soups.
And a good selection of plant-based milks: soya, almond, oat etc.
We wanted to stay for afternoon tea, and try some of their yummy looking cakes, but the last train home beckoned.
We will be back.

Pros: Amazing sandwiches. Huge, hearty soups., Very reasonable., Large, bright, comfortable cafe.


Points +32

09 Jul 2018


I’m so lucky to have Toucan in my local town. Delicious food with lots of vegan choices. I had probably the best soup I’ve ever tasted there! Really recommend.


Points +247

06 Sep 2017

Great find!

We found this place due to the trusty HappyCow and it was a very welcome surprise.

They have a fantastic range of items in the health food shop on the ground floor, including lots of vegan-friendly cosmetics.

The cafe is upstairs, fairly big being spread out over a few rooms, and has lots of vegan options. The day we visited three of the cake options were vegan. The vegetarian sausage sandwich is vegan, as was at least one other breakfast savoury course. They also had a choice of soya, almond and oat milk for the coffees.


Pros: Lots of vegan options, Taste, Price


Points +37

27 Jul 2017

Excellent lunch

Had a delicious special of Indian-spiced carrot and spinach pie with a tasty selection of salads. Friendly service, lovely atmosphere.

Pros: Relaxed

Cons: Not open for dinner


Points +276

13 Sep 2016

they made our day perfect

Wir haben uns einfach wohl gefühlt und auch unsere Hunde waren willkommen. Gemütliche Einrichtung und viele Räume zur Auswahl, wir wussten garnicht, wo wir uns hinsetzen sollten, so nett überall!!! Und das Essen war superlecker und VEGAN! Bedienung supernett und hilfsbereit.

Pros: nette Bedienung, gemütliche Atmosphäre, Hunde will


Points +95

29 Jul 2016

Hearty sweet and savory treats

We had a sweet potato and bean pie with salad (plus a selection of vegan condiments) and the portions were really good and worth the £7.50 each. We felt very satisfied after (even my boyfriend was full and he never is!). The cafe has a nice atmosphere...characterful and cosy. And the staff were really friendly. Definitely worth a visit!

Pros: At least 3 vegan main options, Vegan cake selection, Lovely atmosphere

jon active

Points +2403

03 Feb 2016

Minehead is on the vegan map!

40 years ago when my folx used to bring us to Minehead whilst visiting Grandma and Grandad the only food we were interested in was fish and chips. Now a little wiser and a lot older I brought my Dad and his sister to Toucan to see what it offers vegans. My Dad isn't veggie but he knows a good meal when he has one and his veggie Homity pie was a great success. My partner and I put the staff through the awkward squad test and asked what was vegan, as well as nightshade and sugar free and still available 10 mins before the kitchen was due to close (beware earlier winter closing!). We had the soup, a serious portion with similar sized chunky bread and bean burgers with side salad. Washed down with a Roibois tea, a choc banana shake and finishing with an almond and apricot sugar free cake. All were great. The burger was moist, the Mayo tasty, the salad fresh and with dressing but not too much, the shake sweet and rich but not sickly, the cake was splendid. Dad reckoned the almond cake he had was the most almondy almond cake he's ever tasted! I assumed that was a good thing! The bill for four meals and drinks was about £40 and we were very happy with that. The staff were helpful, and polite, the cafe is bright and colourful with a nice old school veggie cafe feel. There were lots of vegan options that had sold out but hey we were kind of late!
The cafe is up stairs so wheel chair users might have to miss out on this great little place.
The cafe sits above a health food shop which looked well stocked .
Minehead is certainly on the Vegan
Updated from previous review on Wednesday February 03, 2016

Pros: Lots of vegan options., Good. Tasty food, Friendly staff and nice place

Cons: Not all vegan, Stairs to get to cafe, Only one sugar free cake!

Will Palmer

Points +27

29 Jul 2015

Pleasant, feel good, healthy and affordable.

First impressions...

Nice interior. Colourful and feel good. Multiple rooms to choose from.

Friendly, smiley and chatty staff.

Good selection of vegan food.

Affordable basic but tasty food. I had sweet potato and ginger soup with was lovely and served with very nice bread and vegan spread. My girlfriend had spinach pie with a side salad which she also liked.

Left very happy to have found a pleasant vege/vegan café so close to Exmoor.

Pros: Friendly staff, Affordable, Tasty food

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