A few weeks ago Freya and I decided to check out one of Bristol’s newest vegan cafes, Eden Cafe. Located just around the corner from us in Clifton Village, Eden Cafe is a bright and clean space that’s 100% plant-based! We’ve been there a couple of times now and have loved everything they serve, as well and enjoyed the company of Jon and Rosie who run Eden. Through simply talking with them, it’s become clear that the cafe and vegan food is a huge passion they share. They’re always so lovely, attentive, and up for a chat. They clearly care about their customers!
Dish Type: Salad
Pros: The nourish bowl is a combination of all the delicious salads they have on the day, and they change the salads frequently. Each salad feels like it’s well-considered and works perfectly on its own, so when you add them all together it’s such a delicious bowl! We especially loved the peanut butter sweet potatoes. It may sound like an unusual combination, but it works so well!
Dish Type: Savoury Pastry
Pros: The pastry is crispy and light, nothing like the oily stuff you get from larger chains like Greggs. For the price, you get quite a large sausage roll, so if you wanted a light mid-afternoon snack this would be perfect. Freya and I shared it with the nourish bowl and they went together so well! The filling had caramelised onion and sage in, and it was totally delicious.
Dish Type: Sandwich
Pros: This is the first time I’ve had vegan pastrami let alone a vegan Ruben sani, and it was amazing! Jon explained that the seitan is homemade and it takes 2 days to cure which makes it super delicious! The sandwich also had 2 different types of homemade vegan cheese, one that’s lovely and melty and another that’s like a Red Leicester. Everything is homemade, including the delicious sourdough rye bread! It’s been a long time since I’ve been this impressed by a sandwich!
Cons: None, this was easily our favourite thing we tried.
Cookies and Cream Cupcake
Dish Type: Cake
Pros: This cake was the perfect little treat to finish off our lunch trip to Eden. It was lovely and moist and well chocolatey. It’s one of those cakes that you wouldn’t know were vegan. And since there were no flaws to hide in the cake, they didn’t fall into the trap of over-icing the cake. It was really lovely!
Cons: Again, nothing wrong here for us, but maybe a tad sweet for some.
I’m sure you can tell by now that we’re very impressed by what Eden has to offer. It can be hard carving yourself a space as a cafe in Bristol, as there are so many cafes to choose from! What I think Eden has managed to do is offer some really interesting and unique food at a very respectable price. Freya and I both had a lovely time relaxing and eating at Eden, as well as chatting with Jon and Rosie, and I can easily recommend a visit to Eden to anyone, vegan or otherwise!
Wed – Sun: 10.00am – 16.00pm
10 Waterloo Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4BT
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