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Falafel Cafe

Cardiff Students Union Retail Village
Senghenydd Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4YE

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 11am-8pm,
Sat 11am-6pm,
Sun noon -5pm

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100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
£4.50+

Our comments: Falafel bar, situated in Cardiff Students Union Retail Village, which is 100% vegetarian and vegan friendly. They serve falafel, falafel salads and fruit smoothies. Gluten free options are available.

Location:
Cardiff Students Union Retail Village.

Updated: 14/05/2017
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Embassy Cafe
Cathays Youth & Community Centre
36 Cathays Terrace
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4HX
Website

Opening Times:
Sat 11am-5pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan
100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
2-4 Dishes
& 3+ cakes

Price:
£4-£7,
Cakes £2+

Our comments: The Herbivore pops up on Saturdays at the Embassy, with a completely vegetarian café. There are always labelled vegan options such as Jerusalem artichoke & celeriac soup with truffle oil & sourdough and green falafel with sesame roast roots, tomato & olive sauce, tahini & flatbread. There are also vegan cakes on offer such as coffee, cardamom & walnut, banana & apricot and orange blossom & almond cake with apple & rose puree.

Location:
On Cathays Terrace, just up from the Woodville pub and across the road from the Lidl store.

Updated: 02/03/2017
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Pop-up Vegetarian Cafe

Church of St Andrew & St Teilo
Woodville Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4DX
Tel: 07875 776089
Facebook

Opening Times:
1st Saturday of the month (normally) 10.30am-3pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan
100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
(Usually)
2 Starters, 2 Mains,
2 Desserts & Several Cakes

Price:
Starters £3, Mains £4.50,
Desserts £3, Cakes £1

Our comments: Community café serving hot vegetarian lunches and cakes; it pops up monthly. Most of the food is suitable for vegans. An example of the vegan options on a previous menu is.
Starters: Winter vegetable soup with bread roll, hummus & salad sandwich with salad & crisp garnish.
Main: Vegan three bean casserole with wholegrain rice.
Desserts: Apple crumble with cream or custard, The Meeting Room’s famous chocolate brownies & ice cream.
There is always a good selection of suitable cakes. Gluten free options are available. A non-profit organisation to fundraise for the church and community, it is run by members of the church to provide homemade, ethically sourced and vegetarian friendly food for all. 'Like' their Facebook page to get details of when they pop-up. The young people running it are all really helpful and friendly and it is good value for money. The Meeting Room is deservedly very popular with vegans from Cardiff and beyond.

Location:
The church is on Woodville Road, which runs between the bottom of Cathays Terrace and Crwys Road.

Updated: 15/04/2017
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36 Cathay's Terrace
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4HX
Tel: 020 20373144
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm

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100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
6+ Vegan dishes

Price:
Cakes £2-£2.50,
Drinks £1-£2.50,
Meals £2-£6

Our comments: The menu changes but at the time of researching they had:
courgette, kale & soba noodle salad with toasted cashew & miso dressing,
coconut channa Dal,
Smashed avocardo on toast with bean puree & tomato salsa,
Rosemary fried potatoes with greens, mushroom & homemade beans,
Sourdough toast,
Plum, orange & almond cake,
Black bean & chocolate brownies.
They also sell hot drinks and their own baked bread.

Location:
On Cathays terrace, just up from the Woodville pub and across the road from the Lidl store.

Updated: 08/08/2017
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Cafe Bar

76 Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4NP
Tel: 029 20228228
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Tue 11am-8pm,
Wed-Sat 11am-10pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Falafel £4.50-£7.50

Our comments: Excellent falafel café serving labelled vegan dishes. The falafel is marked vegan and is served in a homemade pitta with hummus and salad or on a plate with pitta, salad and either chips or spiced rice. There is a large choice of nice salads and other things to add and most of them are suitable. The other labelled vegan option is chip pitta with hummus & salad. Vegan milk substitutes are available for hot drinks. Falafel Kitchen is highly recommended for vegans.

Location:
Close to the Co-op on Crwys Road.

Updated: 03/04/2017
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Pub

136 Cathays Terrace
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4HY
Tel: 029 21151016
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Food served
Mon-Sun noon-8pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Mains £5.95-£6.45

Our comments: There are two labelled vegan mains on the menu: Vegan burger (seasonal vegan patty with shredded iceberg lettuce, diced onions, served in a sourdough bun with skinny fries) and the curry of the day (ask a member of staff about the fully vegan, freshly made curry of the day). The menu informs vegans to ask the staff about the suitability of side dishes. Non dairy milk is usually available for hot drinks.

Location:
Halfway down Cathays Terrace, which runs between Cathays library and the Woodville pub.

Updated: 04/03/2017
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Caribbean Restaurant/Bar

106-110 Woodville Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4EE
Tel: 029 20373272
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Food Served
Mon & Wed 5pm-10.30pm,
Thu-Sat noon-10.30pm,
Sun noon-9pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
4 Mains, 9 Sides,
1 Platter

Price:
Mains £8.95,
Sides £1-£4.95,
Platter £15.95

Our comments: The vegan options and those that can be served vegan are labelled on the menu; inform the staff that you require vegan dishes. The suitable mains are Caribbean channa and callaloo & potato one pots, tropical mango salad and rasta burger (the brioche bun this normally comes in is not suitable). The vegan side dishes are island salad, sweet potato fries, jerk fries, skin-on fries, rice ‘n’ peas, basmati rice, sweet plantain, plain roti and jerk sauce. They also have a vegan roti platter on the menu.

Location:
On Woodville Road, in the Cathays area of Cardiff.

Updated: 20/05/2016
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Students Union Bar

Cardiff Students Union
Park Place
Cathays
Cardiff
CF10 3QN
Tel: 029 20781462
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Food Served
Mon-Fri 11am-1am,
Sat noon-1am,
Sun noon-6pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
7

Price:
£2.25-£4.65

Our comments: The Taf is the bar at Cardiff University Students Union, open to anyone. There is a vegan section to the menu with the following options: Nachos, Violife cheese & guacamole, chips & Violife cheese, jacket potato with Violife cheese, margherita pizza, spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal, falafel, hummus & spinach wrap and Jamaican ginger cake.

Location:
Cardiff University Students Union, on Park Place.

Updated: 12/05/2017
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Bangladeshi & Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

49 Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4ND
Tel: 029 20383727
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 6pm-midnight,
Fri-Sat 6pm-12.30am

Number of Vegan dishes:
15+

Price:
Starters £2.50-£2.95,
Mains £5.50-£6,
Sides £2.50-£2.90

Our comments: Inform the helpful staff that you are vegan; they are aware of the diet and about cross contamination. Some of the vegetarian dishes are suitable for vegans. With advance notice they will get in soya milk and dairy free spread to provide vegan dishes such as korma, daal, makhani and mango lassi. They can not always cater for vegans without prior notice. Delivery service available.

Location:
Opposite the Crwys pub, on Crwys Road, in the Cathays area of Cardiff.

Updated: 02/03/2017
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138 Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4NR
Tel: 029 20251246
Facebook

Opening Times:
Wed-Fri 7.30am-3pm,
Sat 8.30am-3pm,
Sun 9am-3pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
£6.60-£6.95

Our comments: There are two labelled vegan dishes on offer. The vegan breakfast consists of falafel with mushrooms, spinach, tomato, homemade beans, toast & guacamole. The suitable option on the brunch & lunch menu is five bean chilli served with rice, fresh chopped salsa & guacamole.

Location:
Near the top end of Crwys Road, close to Cathays library.

Updated: 16/06/2017
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Mexican Restaurant/Takeaway

Unit 1
Cardiff Students Union Retail Village
Senghenydd Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4YE
Tel: 07528 960624
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm,
Sat 10am-9pm,
Sun noon-5pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
£3.95-£4.95 per dish

Our comments: They have a range of food that is suitable for vegans. The menu consists of burritos, nachos, tacos, salad boxes and tortilla chips with dips. Vegans should inform the staff of their diet before they order and they will guide them through the menu. It is frequented by vegans on a regular basis.

Location:
Cardiff Students Union Retail Village, on Senghenydd Road.

Updated: 22/04/2017
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Coffee Shop

120A Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4NR
Tel: 029 20222055

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-7.30pm
Sun 10am-6pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
£3.75-£4.99

Our comments: The lentil soup is vegan, as is the homemade falafel wrap with salsa and salad (ask for no yoghurt). They can also do a vegan breakfast but without veggie sausages, as they contain egg, and salads.
The falafel are good and it is a nice place with friendly staff. Unfortunately there is no soya milk.

Location:
Midway between the Co-op and the library on Crwys Road.

Updated: 20/01/2013
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Lebanese Cafe

94 Salisbury Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4AE

Opening Times:
Breakfast-evening

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
£2.50-£3.60

Our comments: Offer baguettes and filled pitta breads. The Falafel, Houmous, Baba ganoush, Taboulleh and Vine leaves are all vegan. Tell them you are vegan, to avoid butter, cheese, mayonnaise etc; they do understand the diet well. The staffare friendly and helpful. Takeaway available.

Location:
Opposite Gassy Jacks on Salisbury Road, which is near the University.

Updated: 28/04/2013
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Chinese Takeaway

108 Salisbury Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4AE
Tel: 029 20644400

Opening Times:
Wed-Mon 5pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
Starters £2.50-£5,
Mains £4.50-£5

Our comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan. The suitable options include bean curd and vegetable dishes, mixed vegetable or mushroom curries, vermicelli noodle dishes and they can provide fried rice, without egg, on request. Local vegans order from this takeaway.

Location:
In the collection of shops on Salisbury Road, close to Cardiff University.

Updated: 12/05/2017
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Coffee/Sandwich Shop

1 Cathays Terrace
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4HS
Tel: 029 20396700
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm,
Sat 10am-4pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
£1.90+

Our comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan. They can offer baguettes or jacket potatoes with hummus & roast peppers, falafel & chilli sauce or salad. Soya milk is stocked for drinks.

Location:
At the bottom (Cathays Railway Station) end of Cathays Terrace, next to Lidl.

Updated: 17/05/2017
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Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

129 Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4NG
Tel: 029 20233511
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 5.30pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
Starters £2.30+
Mains £5.30-£5.90
Sides £2.50-£2.95

Our comments: Inform the staff you are vegan, at least some of them understand and will check if dishes are suitable with the chef. Options that can be vegan include Vegetable samosas (fried in separate oil from animal products), Vegetable karahi, Dal shamba, Garlic fried rice and Chapatis. Home delivery available with a minimum order of over £12 within a two mile radius.

Location:
On Crwys Road, nearer to the Cathays Library end.

Updated: 07/12/2014
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Lebanese Restaurant

43 Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4ND
Tel: 029 20235212/07763 491937
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm
Sun 5pm-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
8 Mezza, 3 Mains

Price:
Mezza £4.20-£4.50, Mains £11.95

Our comments: The vegan mezza are: Hummus, moutabbl, tabboule, fattoush, warak enab, Lebanese salad, bamieh and falafel. The vegan mains are: Vegetarian couscous, dolma (without yogurt) and veggie Club (without cheese). Tell them you are vegan as some dishes need to be adapted. They have many vegan customers, are helpful to vegans and the food is delicious.

Location:
Opposite the Crwys pub.

Updated: 01/11/2015
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Mexican Restaurant/Takeaway

49 Salisbury Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4AB
Tel: 029 20197448
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
£7.50-£10

Our comments: They state on their website that they can cater for vegans, inform them when ordering. The vegan options are bean chilli tacos, vegetable chilli with rice and mean bean paella.

Location:
Bang in the middle of studentland. Near the University and very close to Gassy Jacks pub.

Updated: 01/11/2015
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Coffee Shop

83 Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4NF
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm,
Sun 10am-4pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Breakfast £5.95

Our comments: There is a vegan option on the all day breakfast menu. This consists of Linda McCartney sausages, herby mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans, farmhouse toast, vegan spread and hash browns. Soya milk drinks are available.

Location:
Opposite the Co-op on Crwys Road.

Updated: 23/04/2017
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Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria

153-155 Crwys Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4NH
Tel: 029 20232261
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
4+

Price:
Pizza £7.75-£8.95
Pasta & Risotto £7.95-£9.95

Our comments: Can cater for vegans. Options include pizza, the bases are suitable and they can be served without cheese, spaghetti dishes such as aglio olio e peperoncino and risottos such as al porcini and primavers. The waiting staff should be advised that vegan dishes are required, then the chef can provide them.

Location:
At the top end of Crwys Road, close to Cathays library.

Updated: 01/11/2015
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Stonegate Pub

1-5 Woodville Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4DW
Tel: 029 20397859
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Wed noon-11.30pm,
Thu noon-midnight,
Fri-Sat noon-12.30am,
Sun noon-11pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
4

Price:
£5.95-£6.45

Our comments: There are two labelled vegan dishes on the menu that are suitable as ordered; khichdi (curried cauliflower & rice dish, with coconut milk, spinach, lemon, mustard, coriander & turmeric, served with a dressed mixed salad) and Lebanese-style aubergine crumble (aubergines, sweet potatoes, dates, red & green peppers, sultanas & hazelnuts, topped with a crunchy crumble and served with a dressed mixed salad). There are also two dishes with a vegan option available; pad Thai and ramen.

Location:
At the junction of Woodville Road and Cathays Terrace.

Updated: 16/06/2017
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Chinese Café/Takeaway

94-96 Woodville Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4ED
Tel: 029 21153651/029 20216294
Facebook

Opening Times:
Sun-Thu noon-2pm & 5pm-11pm
Fri-Sat noon-2pm & 5pm-midnight

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
£4.50-£6.50 per dish

Our comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan; there are people there who fully understand what this means. They will tell you if dishes are suitable or can be adapted to be so. Bean curd, aubergine and other vegetable dishes are available. The fried bean curd Thai style starter and the vegetarian Singapore rice noodles and mixed vegetable chow mein (with rice noodles) noodle dishes can be served vegan. Of the vegetarian dishes the following are among those that can be vegan: Vegetarian “ma po” Bean Curd, vegetarian trio in black bean sauce, deep fried aubergine, bean curd or potato strips (chips basically!) with chilli & garlic, seasonal Chinese vegetables in garlic sauce and deep fried bean curd in spicy soy sauce. Portions are very generous, the food is tasty and all in all it is a good place for vegans.

Location:
Woodville Road runs between Crwys Road and the bottom of Cathays Terrace.

Updated: 01/11/2015
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