Herbivore the new Carnivore
Plant Café was established in 2013 to promote plant-based food choices and a place where vegans and people with food allergies can find amazing food without sacrificing taste. Their objective is to supply clean, healthy nutritional foods optimised for today’s fast-paced lifestyle.
This little spot is so much more than just a health café. They are vegan enthusiasts who strive to create awareness of animal exploitation throughout South Africa (they’ve won us over already). Like the name implies their vision is to promote a gentler and more compassionate lifestyle by making plant based options, i.e. seek bacon elsewhere! For those Banting fanatics, you’ll be happy to know that their meals are high in protein and offer meat substitutes that surprisingly don’t taste like vrot takkie.
We tried three different dishes on our lunch date: The Quesadilla, The Spicy Mushroom Rice Paper Rolls (insanely tasty, but far too small for our hefty appetites) and a Protein Salad. To quench our thirst we had the Red and Green freshly pressed juice, filled with seasonal summer fruit and veg – it was a true overload of healthy goodness! Us meat eating critics were pleasantly surprised as we tucked into these flavoursome meat-free meals. We enjoyed everything, from the tasty food and fresh juices to the laid back, organic urban vibe they got going on. Word of warning though, opt for anything but the Mint-Choc Chip smoothie. Whatever’s in that Plant Protein Mix didn’t go down too well, (or shall we say, it didn‘t go down at all). They have an awesome selection of gluten-free sweet treats too, which we didn’t get to try, as we were a bit full after inhaling everything else on the menu. Guess we’ll just have to go back!
It’s the perfect health spot for brekkie, lunch and dinner, with an impressive selection of organic wine and craft beers. They also cater for functions.