World Peace Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 9 reviews )

Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre, 17 Guildhall Lane, Leicester, England, LE1 5FQ

Serves vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food. Coffee, specialty teas, homemade cakes (usually one vegan option for cakes) and healthy snacks. Cafe is attached to Bhuddist centre, and run by volunteers. Relaxed surroundings, nice wooden floor and decor. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Take-out

9 Reviews

First Review by GreenT

Leicester's Hidden Secret - Edit

We love this place. Very close to the Cathedral.

Always great vegan food. Very relaxed. Inexpensive.

Good coffee too.

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Local stars - Edit

A quiet and friendly spot, perfect for lunch with friends. The entire menu is vegetarian and vegan items are clearly labelled. It is run by friendly volunteers and the food is excellent and very affordable. It is perfectly situated near the museums, cathedral and shopping centres. The vegan tiffin was absolutely gorgeous!

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-25

Pros: Delicious food, Run by volunteers, Quiet location

Cons: Can get quite warm, £5 minimum spend

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Hidden gem - Edit

Tasty food served by volunteers. Everything is vegetarian and a lot is vegan. Small ish menu but there are also daily specials and cakes at the counter. Goog selection of teas

Pros: Very friendly volunteer staff

Cons: Very warm in the summer!

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Tasty lunch - Edit

There's a daily soup and special meal. A choice of fresh cakes. Some of the menu items are vegan. I had falafel on toasted ciabatta with hummus, green onions and chilli sauce, served with olives and small green salad with cherry tomatoes, for £5. Very tasty. Also bought a gluten-free date square to take away, for £2.50. Good choice of place to eat in Leicester. The staff are volunteers and friendly.

Pros: tasty food, friendly staff

Cons: only a few vegan items

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CLRtraveller 06 Jan 2017 - I notice that one review here is for the London location. My review (Jan. 6, 2017) and others are for Leicester's.  

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Nice place for a quick bite in central London - Edit

I stopped here for a quick lunch whilst I was in town for work recently. The menu was more basic than I was expecting - salads, sandwiches and baked potatoes whereas I thought that they might have a selection of wholesome hot, fresh meals as per a lot of other Buddhist eateries. The baked potatoes weren't on as it was too hot (I think the oven contributed to even more heat and it wasn't good working conditions for the staff). I wanted something lighter anyway, so opted for a falafel wrap, as the salads were quite similar to what I would usually make myself for lunch. It was really nice, my only issue being that it came with sweet chilli sauce which I don't think goes that well. I finished off with a slice of vegan cake which was delicious. I will definitely go back and try out some other dishes.

I think the staff are volunteers so not all of them were au fait with the systems, but that's really not a big issue - especially if they aren't working in there that often! There were posters and leaflets for lots of regular events & workshops too.

Pros: Location, Good value

Cons: Quite a plain menu

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lovely peaceful venue - Edit

Great little place tucked away in the city of leicester. It is vegetarian but caters very well for vegans. Delicious vegan items on menu and runs a Meditation and Meal every month. Definatley my favourate place for a coffe or lunch when in leicester.

Pros: vegan friendly, delicious food, meditation centre

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not bad - Edit

Good selection of vegan dishes here. Would advise to get here early and I mean before 12 if possible as the do tend to run out of some food items

Pros: price, selection

Cons: volume, over staffed

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Overtaken By The Pram Brigade - Edit

Used to be very nice but it got very busy so they made it smaller! Noisy, fill of goods and the menu is very static. The staff are counted and I'm afraid it shows. If they aren't paying staff then it is quite expensive.

Pros: Reasonable Food

Cons: Noisy, Expensive

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Fantastic cafe with a great atmosphere - Edit

I love this place, but it's become so popular recently that there's hardly ever anywhere to sit at lunchtimes. Not complaining though as this just shows how good it is. I always get the vegan ciabatta, which contains olive tapenade, avocado, tomato and roasted mushrooms and comes with lots of dressed leaf salad. It sounds like a bit of a weird combo, but tastes amazing. That, a dessert (they usually have a vegan option - generally amazing chocolate biscuit cake) and a drink usually comes to less than a tenner, which is amazing value really. The cafe is situated in a lovely old building which has been converted into a Buddhist centre. It's a lovely light and airy space, so a really pleasant place to eat, although like I say it can get a bit crazy in there at lunchtimes. If you need some peace and quiet afterwards though I highly recommend Leicester cathedral over the road opposite to sit in and digest your meal (it has one of the most beautiful cathedral interiors I've ever seen).

Pros: High quality food, Nice building, Extremely cheap

Cons: Busy at lunchtimes, Service can be rushed

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