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Roath

Vegan Cafe/Restaurant

114 Albany Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3RU
Tel: 029 20497703
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Opening Times:
Serving Times
Mon-Fri 10.30am-9pm,
Sat 9.30am-9pm,
Sun 9.30am-5.30pm

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100% vegan 100% vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
7 Starters, 5 Breakfasts,
3 Wraps, 9 Mains,
5 Sides, 5 Kid's options,
7 Cakes, 7 Sunday options

Price:
Starters £5.50-£8,
Breakfasts £5.25-£9.95+,
Wraps £7.50-£9.50,
Mains £8.50-£12.95+,
Sides £4-£4.50,
Kid's options £5-£6.50,
Cakes £3.25-£3.95,
Sunday options £6.50-£12.95+

Comments: The menu at this excellent totally vegan and very popular restaurant consists of the following dishes. Gluten free and alium free options are available.
Starters: Patatas bravas (deep fried diced potatoes, served with garlic mayo & brava sauce), bread & olives (with balsamic vinegar & olive oil), sweetcorn fritters (on a bed of rocket leaves, served with sweet chilli sauce & dill-chive yogurt), chilli & cheese nachos (served with guacamole, yogurt, tomato, coriander & jalapeños), hummus (garnished with smoked paprika & a slice of wholegrain toast), soup of the day (served with a slice of toasted wholegrain bread), open tacos (deep fried, stuffed with marinated chestnut mushrooms, lettuce, crispy slaw, roasted pepper, jalapeños & garlic mayo).
Breakfast: Schnitzel & jazzy bean (jazzy beans, tofu schnitzel, stacked on top of hummus spread wholegrain toast, sun-blushed tomatoes, dill-chive yogurt & oregano crisps), banana & blueberry pancakes (topped with zesty fruit compote & a dollop of coconut yogurt, optional extra maple syrup), Breakfast Baps (all served with burger sauce, ketchup, lettuce, tomato & gherkins, choose from sausage, smoky tempeh rasher, scrambled tofu, fully loaded-all three options), the Cali breakfast (homemade sausage, smoky rashers, wholemeal toast, avocado, grilled tomato, scrambled tofu, toasted seeds, agave mustard dressing, optional extra jazzy beans), spicy courgette pancakes (stuffed with parsley, leeks & mushrooms, served with homemade pesto, yogurt, olive tapenade, side salad & tarragon dressing).
Wraps (served with crispy slaw & nachos): King avocado (Cajun mayo, hummus, avocado, rocket, basil, tomato & sweet roasted pepper), the Arabian (homemade kofta balls of beetroot, cashew nuts & red lentils, mixed with Thai slaw, garlic mayo & spicy sweet chilli sauce), Southwest style portobello & “cheese” wrap (buffalo marinated mushrooms, crispy lettuce, garlic mayo, vegan cheese & tomato).
Delicious & Nutritious: Aubergine fillet stuffed with turmeric buckwheat, sun-blushed tomatoes & kale crisps (served with charred Romanesco broccoli, glazed hazelnuts on a bed of crispy leaves, topped with dill-chive yogurt & a homemade dressing of your choice, coriander lime dressing or wholegrain mustard & tarragon), yan yam yum curry (yam potato, cauliflower & peas cooked in a tomato, coconut & tamarind sauce, served with sultana wild rice, coriander lime dressing, side sweetcorn fritters & raita), Krishna’s mighty whole food bowl (wholegrain wild rice, baby beetroot, rosemary-chilli walnuts, Romanesco broccoli, pineapple and cheesy kale crisps with a dollop of refreshing yogurt and a gentle touch of one of their homemade dressings, coriander lime dressing or wholegrain mustard & tarragon).
Hot ‘n’ Hearty: The ultimate burger (beetroot, cashew & red lentil patty stacked in between two onion rings, jalapeños, tomato, lettuce, gherkins, garlic mayo & sweet chilli sauce), chilli dog (homemade sausage topped with medium hot chilli con veg, topped with garlic mayo), tofish & chips (marinated fillet of tofu, covered with a slice of seaweed served with triple cooked chips or sweet potato fries, tartar sauce, mushy peas & slice of lemon), Anna-Loka rodeo burger (homemade seitan patty topped with an onion ring, vegan cheese, tomato, gherkins, then smothered with BBQ and burger sauce), tempeh mendoan burger (Purwokerto style batter coated tempeh, topped with guacamole, gherkins, tomato, smothered with burger and sweet chilli sauce).
(Burgers & dog served with a choice of triple cooked chips with ketchup or sweet potato fries with garlic mayo. Optional extra fillings: Cheese, jalapeños, onion ring, slaw, guacamole, avocado, homemade “bacon” rashers.)
Sides: Triple cooked chips (with homemade ketchup), super slaw, onion rings, sweet potato fries (with garlic mayo), sesame greens, jazzy beans.
Dips (all homemade): Ketchup, mayonnaise, garlic mayo, sweet chilli sauce, BBQ sauce, tartar sauce, burger sauce, raita.
Kid’s options: Julienne veg & hummus, tempeh nuggets & chips, kid’s burger, sausage & chips, tofish & chips.
Raw cheesecakes: Raw chocolate orange, raw chocolate hazelnut & caramel, raw peanut butter & chocolate.
Baked cakes: Beetroot, apple & ginger, chocolate & salted caramel, coffee & walnut, mango & coconut.
Sunday menu: Anna-Loka nut roast or seitan roast (roasties, parsnips, carrots, seasonal veg & homemade gravy). Also available on Sunday are the breakfast menu, wraps, Anna-Loka rodeo burger, tempeh mendoan burger, Krishna’s mighty whole food bowl, the ultimate burger, chilli dog and soup of the day.
Soya, coconut and almond milks are stocked for hot beverages and they serve almond butter vegan shakes, natural protein shakes and green shakes.

Location:
At the bottom end of Albany Road, between Wellfield Road and the Claude pub.

Vegan Coffee Shop

16 Mackintosh Place
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 4RQ
Tel: 07426 000528
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Opening Times:
Mon-Tue, Thu & Sun 10am-5pm,
Fri-Sat 10am-6pm

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100% vegan 100% vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
Everything is vegan.

Price:
Cupcakes £2.50,
Toasted sandwiches £4

Comments: Lovely completely vegan coffee shop. They have a good selection of cupcakes, doughnuts and sandwiches to toast, all attractively displayed and a choice of non-dairy milks for teas, coffees and hot chocolates. At the time of our researchers’ visit the available sweet options were strawberry dream, salted caramel, chocolate praline, cookie dough & biscoff cupcakes and a variety of iced doughnuts. The options for toasties were chick’n mayo, bahn mi chay, seitan steak, maple coconut BLT and cheese & pesto. It is definitely well worth a visit.

Location:
At the bottom end of Mackintosh Place, opposite the Royal George pub.

Vegan Bakery Stall

Roath Farmers Market
Mackintosh Centre
Keppoch Street
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3JY
Tel: 07988 658387
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Opening Times:
Saturday 9am-1pm

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100% vegan 100% vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
10 Vegan Breads

Price:
About £3+ per loaf

Comments: Riverside Sourdough make and sell speciality sourdough and real breads. All their breads are guaranteed vegan and made using organic ingredients. The full range consists of San Francisco sourdough, walnut baton, olive baton, chia buckwheat, malted wheat & seeds, spelt, buckwheat, overnight white, caraway rye and coriander rye. Highly recommended both for being a fully vegan venture and for the quality of their bread.

Location:
At the Mackintosh Centre, on Keppoch Street, in front of the Gate arts centre.

Vegetarian Cafe Bar

213 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3JD
Tel: 029 20473150
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Opening Times:
Mon-Fri noon-11.30pm,
Sat 9am-12.30am,
Sun 9am-6pm
(Contact them for serving times of individual menus)

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan
100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
3 Starters, 5 Mains,
3 Desserts, 5 Breakfasts,
7 Lunch dishes, 4 Bar snacks
1 Sunday dinner

Price:
Starters £7.50, Mains £11.95,
Desserts £6.50, Breakfasts £6.50-£7.50,
Lunch dishes £6.50-£8, Bar snacks £4,
Sunday dinner £10.50

Comments: Vegetarian café bar with an extensive vegan menu. Plant milk hot drinks are available and the vegan friendly alcoholic drinks are marked on the drinks menu as so. The full list of suitable dishes is.
Starters: Cajun tofu tacos (with corn tortillas, summer slaw, coriander & avocado dressing), onion bhaji with aioli, summer bruschetta (garlicky tomatoes with sunflower seeds & basil mayo on toasted sour dough).
Mains: Tortilla stack (refried beans, spiced roasted root vegetables, smashed avocado, crispy blue corn tortillas, mango salsa & green leafs), Thai sweet potato burger (with lettuce, tomato, gherkin & peanut satay sauce served with garlic roasted potatoes, green beans & chickpeas), Middle Eastern baked falafel (with pearl barley, roasted aubergine, tomato & preserved lemon, houmous, pomegranate, spinach, wholemeal toasted pitta and a parsley, walnut & lemon pesto dressing), Nordic wholefood bowl (new potatoes with dill & spring onion, beetroot, red cabbage & caraway slaw, pickled cucumber, steamed lemon kale and carrot & radish tartar sauce), Milgi thali (with courgette & blackeye bean olan, lemon dahl, cabbage, carrot & coconut thoran, pilaf brown rice, onion bhaji & tamarind chutney).
Desserts: Cinnamon doughnuts (with apple compote & vanilla ice cream), mostly raw lemon & turmeric cheesecake (with strawberry chia seed compote), rhubarb crumble (with vanilla ice cream).
Breakfasts: Milgi breakfast (mushroom pattie, dahl, grilled tomato, portobello mushroom, Milgi beans, potato wedges & sour dough toast), laverbread fried potatoes (with wilted greens, sour dough toast & Milgi tomato ketchup), Indian breakfast (dahl, paratha & tamarind chutney), smashed avocado on toast (with turmeric cashew cheese, toasted seeds & red amaranth), mushrooms on toast (herby garlic mushrooms on sour dough toast).
Lunch: Burrito (black refried & chilli beans, fragrant brown rice, mango salsa & green slaw), Thai green coconut soup (with toasted sour dough & coconut butter), Caribbean wholefood bowl (with jerk tofu, roasted sweet potato, pineapple salsa, spring green slaw, coconut rice & Jamaican coconut dressing), sandwich & soup (lemongrass tofu bahn mi (baguette) with aioli, cucumber, coriander & Milgi kimchi with a mug of Thai green coconut soup), green vegan meatball wrap (with tomato, spring green slaw & cashew cheese sauce served with mixed leaves), laverbread fried potato (served with steamed greens, polenta toast & Milgi tomato ketchup), corn bread (with smashed avocado & coriander, red grape & lime salsa, red pepper & chilli jam & cashew sauce).
Bar Snacks: Patatas bravas (with garlic aioli), chickpea houmous (with garlic sour dough), falafel (with basil mayo), nachos (blue corn tortilla chips with black beans, aioli & coriander).
Sunday dinner: Nut roast with all the trimmings, roasted potatoes & seasonal vegetables, steamed greens, mash & gravy (changes weekly).
There are plenty of gluten free options available.

Location:
Towards the top end of City Road, near the junction with Albany Road.

Vegetarian Indian Cafe/Takeaway

3 Albany Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3LH
Tel: 029 20214987

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 10am-8pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan
100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+ Savoury options,
5+ Sweet opions

Price:
Curries £3-£6,
Snacks 40p-£1 each,
Sweets £7+ per kg

Comments: There are plenty of vegan options at this vegetarian café & takeaway. Eggs are not used in any of the products. There are posters listing the vegan fresh snacks and sweets available. The suitable snacks include mixed vegetable & onion samosa, Punjabi samosa, singara samosas, onion bhaji, lentil bhajia, batata vada, lentil kachori, peas kachori and stuffed paratha. Ask the staff which curries are suitable; obviously avoid the ones containing paneer. There are also vegan friendly sweets including jalebi bundi ladoo, Bombay halwa, kaju katri/pistra roll, balu shahi and shakar para.

Location:
On Albany Road, very close to Death Junction.

Health Food Shop

95 Albany Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3LP
Tel: 029 20494902
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+ Vegan Takeaway Options

Price:
Wraps & Sandwiches £2.99-£3.65

Comments: There is a good selection of vegan foods at this independent health food shop including many chilled and frozen options. They also have a vegan range of sandwiches and wraps to takeaway.

Location:
Albany Road is the main shopping street, in the Roath area of Cardiff.

Mediterranean Restaurant

91-99 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3BN
Tel: 029 20491141
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 9am-midnight

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches,
5 Dinners, 4 Desserts

Price:
Breakfasts £5,
Lunches £5.95,
Dinners £6.95-£8.20,
Desserts £4-£5

Comments: There is a vegan menu available consisting of the following dishes.
Vegan Breakfast (served 9am-1pm): 2 falafel, paprika & avocado on 2 slices of toasted ciabatta, tofu omelette with asparagus & tomato, protein pancakes, quinoa bowl.
Vegan Lunch: Falafel wraps, couscous & roasted vegetables, spicy peanut stir fry, veg burritos.
Vegan Dinner: Pesto, pasta & tofu, mushroom & spinach burger, superfood salad, grilled asparagus & avocado tacos, veggie pizza (includes 3 toppings).
Vegan Desserts: Vegan cheesecake, vegan brownies & ice cream, fruit bowl, flex protein bowl.

Location:
On City Road, in the Roath area of Cardiff.

Lounge Cafe Bar

14 Wellfield Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3PB
Tel: 029 20198990
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 9am-11pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
3 Brunch (+8 extras),
1 Soup, 3 Tapas,
7 Mains (+7 burger toppings),
6 Sides, 2 Cakes

Price:
Brunch £2.35-£7.35 (extras £1-£1.95),
Soup £4.50,
Tapas £3.75 each or 3 for £9.95,
Mains £6.95-£9.50 (burger toppings 60p-£1.95),
Sides £1.50-£3.50,
Cakes £2.25-£3.25

Comments: There is a vegan menu available; inform your server that you are ordering from this menu. The full list of suitable options is as follows.
Brunch: Vegan breakfast (falafels, hash browns, baked beans, slow-roasted tomato, sautéed mushrooms, spinach, wood-roasted pepper & toast), vegan avocado brunch with lime, chilli, coriander & tomato on toasted ciabatta, toast (two slices of white or brown toast with vegan spread and jam or marmalade or Marmite). (Extras: Avocado, spinach, falafel, sautéed mushrooms, slice of toast, maple syrup, hash browns, mini hash browns.)
Soup of the day with warm ciabatta: Ask the staff about the options.
Tapas, served with ciabatta: Vegan patatas bravas with roasted garlic veganaise, vegan hummus with extra virgin olive oil, smoked paprika & ciabatta, vegan supergreen bowl (Tenderstem broccoli, avocado, rocket, edamame beans & beetroot hummus with toasted seeds).
Mains: Vegan falafel & avocado wrap (with carrot tapenade, pickled red cabbage & wild rocket), vegan burrito wrap (black beans, guacamole, lime & coriander rice, wild rocket and tomato & chilli salsa with roasted sweet potato & butternut squash), vegan falafel salad (with butternut squash, wood-roasted peppers, edamame beans, black quinoa, mixed leaves, coriander & French vinaigrette dressing), vegan Mexican superbowl (black beans, guacamole, roasted sweet potato & butternut squash with lime & coriander rice, wild rocket and tomato & chilli salsa), vegan supergreen salad (avocado, Tenderstem broccoli, wild rocket, edamame beans, beetroot hummus, spinach, balsamic tomatoes, with a chilli & lime dressing), vegan smoked aubergine chilli (with lime & coriander rice, black quinoa, edamame beans, sugar snaps and spring onions), vegan pulled jackfruit burger (crispy jackfruit patty, lettuce, tomato, roasted garlic veganaise, red onion and barbeque sauce in a sourdough bun with vegan house slaw & fries or salad). (Burger toppings: Hummus, sautéed mushrooms, jalapeños, guacamole, avocado, fried red onions, hash browns.)
Sides: Ciabatta (with olive oil & balsamic), fries, sweet potato fries, Tenderstem broccoli (with chilli & garlic), vegan house slaw, mini hash browns.
Cakes: Dark chocolate & orange torte, fruity flapjack.
Vegan wine is available, ask the staff. Almond, oat and soya milks are stocked for hot beverages. The Lounges café bars are dog friendly.

Location:
Wellfield Road is off Albany Road, in the Roath area of Cardiff.

Lebanese/Turkish Restaurant/Takeaway

175 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3JB
Tel: 029 20491215
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu noon-midnight,
Fri-Sat noon-2am

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
13 Starters, 4 Mezza,
3 Cooked meals, 4 Burgers,
3 Wraps, 3 Pastries,
1 Dessert

Price:
Starters £2.50-£4.45, Mezza £7.95-£9.95,
Cooked meals £7.45, Burgers £4.75-£6.45,
Wraps £4.75-£4.95, Pastries £1-£1.25,
Dessert £2.50

Comments: The extensive separate vegan menu consists of the following dishes.
Starters: Homemade falafel, yalanji (vine leaves stuffed with rice, herbs & spices), homemade hummus, aubergine baba ghanouj (roasted aubergines with mixed peppers & olive oil), tabbouleh (parsley, tomato, fresh mint, onions & cracked wheat), fattoush (mixed salad with herbs & toasted bread), olives & pickles, olives, spiced potato (potato cubes, fried with herbs, garlic & chilli), syndik (bulgur, spring onion, parsley with spices), lentil soup (served with bread), chef’s salad, kibbeh (ground wheat stuffed with meat free mince & tofu cheese, served with salad & sauce).
Mezza: Falafel, kibbeh or yalanji mezza (with baba ghanouj, hummus, tabbouleh, salad & vegan bread, served with sauce), mix mezza (falafel, yalanji, kibbeh, hummus, salad, vegan bread & sauce).
Cooked meals: Vegan okra (ladies’ fingers & grilled tofu cheese, cooked in tomato sauce, onion, coriander & spices, served with rice), vegan aubergine moussaka (baked aubergine with mixed peppers, tomatoes & onions, served with rice), vegan white beans (grilled tofu cheese, served with rice).
Burgers (all served with chips, salad & vegan cheese): Vegan cheese burger, green vegan burger (with green pepper & caramelised onion), tofu burger (served with grilled tofu cheese), falafel burger (crushed chickpeas with parsley, herbs & hummus).
Wraps: Tofu wrap (falafel with tofu cheese), meat free wrap (with sliced meat free), homemade falafel wrap.
Pasties: Spinach pastry (spinach, onion & mixed spices), muhammara pastry (chilli pepper paste & olive oil), za’atar pastry (dried oregano, sesame seeds & olive oil).
Dessert: Homemade loukmat alkady.

Location:
On City Road, just up from the junction with Northcote Street.

Moroccan/Lebanese Restaurant/Takeaway

159 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3BQ
Tel: 029 20472772
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 5.30pm-11pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
3 While you choose dishes,
7 Cold mezze, 4 Hot mezze,
2 Moroccan tagines, 1 Dessert

Price:
While you choose dishes £1.99-£3.50,
Mezze dishes £3.95-£4.95,
Mezze combo £12.95-£15.95,
Tagines £9.95,
Dessert £3.95

Comments: There is a good selection of labelled vegan dishes on the menu.
While you choose (all served with Lebanese flatbread): Olives (selection of green & black olives, marinated in olive oil, herbs & lemon), olive oil & pomegranate molasses dip, za’atar & olive oil dip.
Cold mezze: Hummus (served with Lebanese bread), harissa hummus (served with Lebanese bread), mutabbal (smoked aubergine puree, tahini, hint of garlic & lemon juice, served with Lebanese bread), makdous (pickled baby aubergines stuffed with walnuts, peppers, garlic & spices), warak inab (vine leaves stuffed with rice, herbs & spices), tabouleh salad (finely chopped parsley with wheat, tomato, onion, lemon juice & olive oil dressing), fattoush salad (mixed green salad, peppers, tomato, cucumber, parsley, onions, sumac & toasted Lebanese bread with pomegranate & olive oil dressing).
Hot mezze: Falafel (side tahini sauce), ful moukala (pan fried broad beans, coriander, onions, garlic & lemon juice), batata harrah (spicy sautéed potato cubes, chilli, garlic & coriander), spinach fatayer (spinach & pomegranate kernels, dough pastry, oven baked).
Mezze combo (for 2 or 3 people sharing): Platter of hummus, mutabbal, tabouleh salad, falafel & warak inab, served with Lebanese bread.
Moroccan tagines (served with a choice of rice, couscous or bread): Berber tagine (braised carrot, parsnip, swede, butternut squash & sweet potato in a savoury Moroccan sauce with fragrant ras al hanout spices, moussaka tagine (aubergine, potato, onion & peppers in a light savoury tomato sauce).
Dessert: Sorbet (mango or raspberry).
The drinks menu lists the wines that are suitable for vegans.

Location:
Halfway down City Road, opposite the Roath Park pub.

Coffee Shop

20 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3DL
Tel: 029 20451588
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Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 8.30am-3pm,
Fri 8.30am-late,
Sat 10am-3pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Vegan dishes £4.50-£6.25,
Cake £2.30

Comments: The menu states that they offer vegan options; the homemade vegetarian chilli, soup of the day and veggie bean burger are suitable. The can also make panini and fries in vegan friendly combinations. They usually have a vegan chocolate cake available. Soya and almond milks are stocked for drinks.

Location:
Close to The Ernest Willows JD Wetherspoon pub at the Newport Road end of City Road.

Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

24 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3DL
Tel: 029 20481665
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 5pm-1.45am

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
Mains about £6

Comments: The friendly staff understand veganism and can advise diners on the suitability of all dishes. The recommended vegan main is the saag khumb; a spicy dish of spinach & mushrooms sautéed with chillies & garlic. Bear in mind that the onion bhajis, for example are unsuitable because they contain egg, but many of the starters and mains which are not suitable can be veganised. The staff will talk you through the whole menu. The pilau rice contains no dairy and is vegan friendly but the naan breads are not. The food is of a very high standard for the price. NUS discount is available when dining in.

Location:
At the bottom (town) end of City Road, near The Ernest Willows JD Wetherspoon pub.

Art Gallery Cafe

41 Lochaber Street
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3LS
Tel: 029 20473373
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Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 10am-6pm,
Sun noon-4pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
1 Lite Bite/Kids Dish, 1 Sandwich,
3 Salads, 3 Lunch Specials,
3 Cakes & Treats

Price:
Lite Bite £3.50, Sandwich £5,
Salads £4.50-£6.50, Lunch Specials £5-£7.50,
Cakes & Treats £1.50-£2.50

Comments: The menu is mainly veggie with labelled vegan options.
Lite bites/kids: Hummus with carrot sticks, olives & pitta soldiers.
Sandwich: Hummus with sundried tomatoes, black olives & green salad.
Fresh Salads: Bowl of mixed salads, falafel salad (served with salad selection & hummus), mezze platter (olives, dukkah, hummus, bread & couscous).
Lunch specials: Veggie burger (beans, sunflower & chia seeds, spices, courgette) served with salad leaves, cherry tomatoes & red onion, spring green soup of the day, falafel & salad wrap (with garlic, lemon & tahini dressing, red onion & fresh tomatoes).
Cakes & treats: Fruity flapjack, chocolate tiffin, carrot cake.

Location:
Just off Albany Road; the main shopping street in Roath. Cut down Angus Street, by the small Sainsbury’s and it is on the corner of Lochaber Street, on the right.

Indian Street Food Kitchen

35 Wellfield Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3PA
Tel: 029 20491000
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat noon-11pm,
Sun noon-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
6+

Price:
Vegan Thali £13.25,
Other Dishes £3.75

Comments: The menu states that a vegan thali is available on request. The staff can inform you what other dishes are suitable such as vegetable curry, lentil of the day and potato of the day. The starters of Madras idly chat and Punjabi samosas are suitable but the bhajis are not vegan.

Location:
Wellfield Road is off Albany Road, in the Roath area of Cardiff.

Thai Restaurant/Takeaway

232 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3JH
Tel: 029 20482233
Website

Opening Times:
Tue-Thu noon-10.30pm,
Fri-Sat noon-11pm,
Sun noon-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Mains about £7

Comments: They can provide excellent vegan options such as tofu stir fried pad Thai (stir fried thin rice noodles with carrots, onions, spring onions, mushrooms & beansprouts, served with a piece of lime, chilli flakes & peanuts). The menu states for this and other dishes to indicate with or without egg and other items can be prepared with soya sauce or oyster sauce. Therefore specify you are vegan and do not want egg or oyster sauce in your food. Other options that can be suitable are tofu stir-fry dishes, other noodle dishes and fried rice dishes. The prices are really good.

Location:
On City Road, close to the junction with Strathnairn Street.

Mexican Restaurant/Takeaway

120 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3DQ
Tel: 029 20462054
Website

Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 6pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 6pm-11.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
7+

Price:
Starters £2.65, Mains £4.75-£7.60

Comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan. The veggie tacos, burritos and chilli are suitable, as are the nachos, veggie enchiladas, chimichangas and fajita, if ordered without cheese and/or sour cream. If you bring your own vegan cheese into the restaurant, they can use it in your dish.

Location:
Halfway up City Road.

JD Wetherspoon Pub

2-12 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3DL
Tel: 029 20486235
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 8am-11.30pm,
Fri-Sat 8am-12.30am

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
8 Breakfast Items, 2 Starters,
6 Mains, 6 Sides,
2 Desserts, 2 Children's meals,
1 Curry Club Main & 3 sides

Price:
Smashed avocado bagel breakfast £2.55
Starters £2.45-£3.90,
Mains £4.55-£8.39,
Sides 50p-£2.80,
Dessert £2.35-£4.20,
Curry Club £7.99 (includes drink), Sides £1.25-£1.50

Comments: They have a specific vegan menu with the following options.
Breakfast: Bagel (with jam instead of cream cheese), smashed avocado bagel (avocado, tomato, onion, coriander), fresh fruit, toast with preserves (without butter), choose from the following breakfast side orders, tomato, mushroom, baked beans, hash brown, toast (without butter).
Starters: Small nachos (no cheese or sour cream), tomato soup with bloomer bread (without butter).
Mains: Jacket potato with salad & baked beans or Five-bean chilli (includes drink), sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry (served with pilau rice, plain naan bread, poppadums), Five-bean chilli (rice, tortilla chips), quinoa salad (quinoa, rice, avocado, adzuki beans, grilled red & yellow pepper, red cabbage, chia seeds, kale, dressing), smashed avocado bagel with chips or salad (includes drink), teriyaki noodles (choi sum, carrot, red pepper, edamame beans, soy sauce, ginger, chilli, garlic, black & white sesame seeds, crispy onion).
Sides: Bowl of chips, quinoa side salad, side salad, peas, avocado, two char-grilled mini corns-on-the-cob.
Desserts: British Bramley apple crumble (without ice cream or custard), fresh fruit.
Children’s menu: Five-bean chill with Mexican rice, jacket potato with no-added-sugar baked beans.
Curry Club sides (only on Thursday): Onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, Bombay potatoes.
Soya milk is available for filter coffees and teas.

Location:
Near to the Newport Road end of City Road.

Italian Café/Takeaway

6 Mackintosh Place
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 4RQ
Tel: 029 20454234
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
12" Pizza £5.95-£7.50,
9" Garlic pizza bread £2.95

Comments: Inform them that you are vegan and explain what you don't eat. The pizza bases are suitable and nice, so you can have a margherita or vegetariana (roast peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, courgettes, aubergine & tomato) pizza without cheese. The garlic pizza bread is made from the same dough as the pizzas, and can also be suitable. If you take in your own vegan cheese they will cook it on your pizza or garlic bread.

Location:
Opposite the Royal George pub on Death Junction.

Chinese Takeaway

127 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3BP
Tel: 029 20451411

Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 5pm-midnight
Fri-Sat 5pm-1am

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
Starters £2.40-£6
Mains £3.90-£5

Comments: There are vegetable and bean curd main dishes available for vegans. In addition they offer a vegetarian aromatic duck appetiser. Check that the individual dishes and sauces are suitable and do not contain egg or other animal products. Vegan friendly fried rice and rice noodle sides can be provided. They offer a home delivery service, with a charge.

Location:
About halfway up City Road, in the Roath area of Cardiff.

Health Food Shop

89 Albany Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3LP
Tel: 029 20453723

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm,
Sun 10am-4pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
up to 9 takeaway options.

Price:
£1.29-£1.59

Comments: Branches of the Holland & Barrett health food shop chain stock some or the entire labelled vegan Veg.out range in their fridges. The full list of vegan options is: Cornish style vegetable lattice slice, Italiano vegetable lattice slice, jerky Jamaican vegetable lattice slice, jumbo sos roll, no chorizo & mixed bean lattice slice, no duck & hoisin style sauce lattice slice, porkless pie, steakless bake lattice slice and supreme sos roll.

Location:
Albany Road, the main shopping street, running through Roath.

Italian Restaurant

2 Penylan Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3PF
Tel: 029 20494138
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 12.30pm-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
See below.

Price:
Starters £2+, Mains £10.95+

Comments: There is nothing vegan on the menu but if you call and speak to the chef, they can easily accommodate vegans with egg free pasta or risotto dishes and starters. They recently provided a really lovely cannelloni dish to a vegan diner.

Location:
Next to The Bottle Shop, on the corner of Penylan Road and Albany Road.

Italian Cafe/Restaurant

5 Wellfield Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3NZ
Tel: 029 20480161
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun noon-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Pizza £7.65+

Comments: The pizza bases are suitable so vegans can have pizza without cheese. If you call ahead they will stock up on vegan cheese. The staff understand veganism and can adapt other dishes to be suitable. It is frequented by local vegans.

Location:
On Wellfield Road, in the Roath area of Cardiff.

Middle Eastern Restaurant/Takeaway

72-74 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3DD
Tel: 029 20450089
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun noon-midnight

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+ Starters,
2+ Mains

Price:
Starters £2.95-£3.95,
Mains £5-£6.50

Comments: Inform the helpful staff that you are vegan. They do serve a few suitable dishes such as the grilled vegetables and the aubergine and okra sauces. The rice is suitable, as are the falafel; it is fried in separate oil from the products containing meat. The naan bread does not contain any egg or dairy products. Fattoush, hummus and lentil soup starters should be suitable too.

Location:
On the same side of City Road as the Ernest Willows JD Wetherspoon pub, a bit further up (away from town).

Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

90-94 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3BN
Tel: 029 20492344/07791 616321
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 1pm-11pm,
Fri-Sun 3pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
10 Starters, 15+ Mains,
1 Bread

Price:
Starters £2.50-£3, Mains £4-£4.50,
Roti 70p

Comments: The following vegetarian starters can be vegan if you ask for them to be fried separately: Vegetable pakora, mushroom pakora, onion bhaji, vegetable samosa, mogo fry, aloo ticky, chilli bhaji, vegetable stuffed chilli, aloo bhaji and garlic mushrooms.
All the vegetarian mains courses, apart from paneer and egg dishes, are suitable. Ask for them without yoghurt. The tandoori roti is vegan but all the naans contain egg and the rice contains ghee. If it is a large gathering they can make bread and rice separately without eggs and ghee. Home delivery service available. 10% discount for students on eat in meals and takeaways. No alcohol is served.

Location:
On City Road, at the junction with Talworth Street.

Pizza Takeaway

127 Albany Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3NS
Tel: 029 20489231
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 11.30am-1am,
Fri 11.30am-3am,
Sat 11.30am-5am

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Pizzas £14.99+

Comments: The wholemeal pizza bases are suitable. Vegans can order pizzas with these and no cheese but they do have vegan Quorn BBQ or fajita chicken style strips as toppings as well as the usual vegetable ones. As far as sides go, check with the staff if the onion rings, potato twisters and potato wedges are vegan and not fried with animal products.

Location:
Close to the Globe Live Music Venue, on Albany Road.

South Indian Restaurant

129 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3BP
Tel: 029 20094094
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Opening Times:
Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm,
Fri-Sun noon-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
20+

Price:
Starters £1.95-£4.95,
Dosai/Oothappam £2.50-£4.75,
Mains £4.75-£6.50

Comments: The vegetarian options and those containing eggs and dairy are labelled on the menu. This makes it simple for vegans to work out what is suitable but check individual dishes with the staff. The food is Southern Indian and there are suitable starters (including tiffin varieties), dosai, oothappam, parotta, curries, breads and rice options. Be careful with accompaniments, they sometimes give non-vegan ones such as raita. They are in separate dishes but it is best to check the ingredients with staff.

Location:
About halfway up City Road, across the road from the Tesco Express.

Stonegate Pub

1-5 Mackintosh Place
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 4RJ
Tel: 029 20435901
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 11am-11pm,
Sun noon-10.30pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2 Mains, 7 Sides,
1 Dessert

Price:
Mains £6.95,
Sides £2.45-£2.95,
Dessert £2.95

Comments: There are two main dishes on the menu with a vegan option available, ask the staff for details; vegetable Penang and lentil & vegetable dhal. There are also labelled vegan sides of frickles, skinny fries, sweet potato fries, breaded mushrooms, side salad, jalapeño bottle tops and beer-battered onion rings and a vegan dessert of chocolate orange torte (pictured).

Location:
Death Junction, the junction of City Road, Richmond Road, Crwys Road, Mackintosh Place and Albany Road in Roath.

Syrian Restaurant

116 City Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3DQ
Tel: 029 20482824
Website
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Opening Times:
Sat-Thu noon-10.30pm,
Fri 2pm-10.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
£3.50+ per dish

Comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan; the restaurant can provide suitable options such as fattoush, tabbouleh, falafel, rosemary potatoes and batata harra (fried potato cubes, seasoned with herbed chilli sauce). Make sure you ask them to leave out yogurt from any dishes you order.

Location:
About midway up City Road, in Roath.

Health Food Shop

1 Inverness Place
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 4RU
Tel: 029 20487146
Website
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Comments: Eccentric, in a very good way, health food shop. The shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday. Goods can be ordered online, from their website, to be picked up from the shop or at Riverside Farmers’ Market, where they have a stall every Sunday.

Location:
Inverness Place is the road off Albany Road next to Tesco Metro.

Japanese Restaurant

Unit 5 The Globe Centre
Wellfield Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3PE
Tel: 029 20459703
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Opening Times:
Mon-Fri noon-10pm,
Sat noon-10.30pm,
Sun noon-9pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
7+

Price:
Rice & Noodle dishes £7,
Sushi £5.50+,
Starters £3+

Comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan as changes may need to be made to certain ingredients. The vegetarian soba noodle, udon noodle and cha han dishes can be suitable, if you state you require vegan. Sushi can be made vegan by not putting in animal ingredients. The maki rolls are based on cucumber and avocado and they offer rice paper as well as nori options. As for starters, the edamame are suitable and the vegetable gyoza are vegan but from an allergy perspective, may contain traces of milk.

Location:
The Globe Centre is on Wellfield Road, near the junction with Albany Road.

Oriental Takeaway

17 Wellfield Road
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3NZ
Tel: 029 20473613
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
Quite a few combinations possible

Price:
Bases £3.95
Extras 75p-£1.15
Toppings 40p

Comments: Choose between rice, noodles or mixed vegetables for your base. Make sure you ask for no egg. Add what you fancy from shitake or champignon mushrooms, tofu, pineapple, pak choi, bamboo shoots, baby corn, broccoli and/or cashew nuts. The toppings of peanuts, fried garlic, fried onions, sesame seeds mix and fresh coriander are also suitable. Then choose a sauce from the vegan options of Hong Kong (sweet and sour), Tokyo (teriyaki), Hot Asia (hot) or Bali (Oriental peanut). The other sauces are not vegan. They cook it in front of you. There is another branch in Central Cardiff.

Location:
Wellfield Road is off Albany Road in Roath.