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Whitchurch

Lounge Cafe Bar

49 Merthyr Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff
CF14 1DB
Tel: 029 20692616
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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:
Opposite the Co-op, and close to the Post Office, in Whitchurch village.

Carvery Restaurant

21 Tyn-y-Parc Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff
CF14 6BH
Tel: 029 20692554
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Opening Times:
Food Served
Mon-Sun 8am-10pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
3 Mains, 1 Pudding

Price:
Mains £6.99 (£9.49 on Sunday),
Pudding £4.19

Comments: Carvery chain restaurant with three labelled vegan main options: Portobello mushroom bullseye tart (a hand crimped suet pastry case, filled with an indulgent mushroom sauce, topped with a whole portobello mushroom), grilled aubergine stack (grilled aubergine & Mediterranean style vegetables combined in a tomato & oregano sauce topped with a vegan white sauce & breadcrumbs) and root vegetable roast (shredded carrots & parsnips, a mix of mushrooms, swede, apricots topped with an oat & cranberry crumb). Ask for freshly steamed vegetables, without glaze. The roast potatoes and veggie gravy are vegan. There is also a suitable dessert: Chocolate & cherry torte (moist, Belgian chocolate cake made with Bramley apple & cherry compote, served with chocolate sauce).

Location:
On Tyn-Y-Parc Road, just off the junction with Manor Way.

Coffee Shop/Gift Shop

12 Park Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff
CF14 7BQ
Tel: 029 20650564
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
£4.95-£5.95 per dish

Comments: There are always a few really delicious vegan things to choose from; might need to hold the occasional feta cheese but they seem glad to accommodate. The menu consists of hot food like cassoulets, salads, panini, sandwiches and soup, the mains rotate every few weeks. Vegan visitors have been impressed with the food.

Location:
In the small group of shops around Whitchurch library.

Deli/Cafe

3 Penlline Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff
CF14 2AA
Tel: 029 20610956
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
£1.50-£6

Comments: The staff here are vegan friendly and well informed. The hummus is vegan and can be served on a baked potato or sweet potato, white or brown baguette, in a sandwich or on a salad. The homemade soup of the day is generally a vegetable soup that would be suitable for vegans, check with the server. Examples include leek & potato and sweet potato, coconut & chilli. For a main they can offer a large bowl of salad, full of variety and colour, with scrumptious bread. Soya milk is available for hot drinks and alcoholic beverages are served. If you pop in unannounced there will be vegan options available but, if possible, it would be wise to call in or phone in advance.

Location:
Opposite St Mary's Church, at the crossroads in Whitchurch village.

Italian Restaurant

73B Merthyr Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff
CF14 1DD
Tel: 029 20613110
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Opening Times:
Mon 6pm-9.45pm,
Tue-Fri noon-1.45pm & 6pm-9.45pm,
Sat noon-1.45pm & 6pm-9.15pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
About 8

Price:
Starters £3.50-£6,
Pizza £7-£10,
Pasta dishes £8.50-£9.60

Comments: Inform them you are vegan; the staff are very helpful and will know what you mean. The pizza bases are vegan, so you can have pizza without cheese or pasta dishes such as spaghetti aglio olio con funghi. This just contains pasta, olive oil, garlic and mushrooms. The garlic bread is vegan and the soups usually are, they are made with vegetable stock. The tomato, onion & olives bruschetta can also be suitable. At lunchtimes and early evenings there is a special offer of any pizza or pasta dish for £5.95. The offer is available Tuesday to Saturday noon-1.30pm and Monday to Thursday 6pm-7.30pm. All dishes are available to take away at a slightly lower price.

Location:
Next to the Malsters pub, at the bottom end of Whitchurch village.

Hungry Horse Pub

Merthyr Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff
CF14 1JE
Tel: 029 20616866
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Opening Times:
Food Served
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm,
Sat 10am-10pm,
Sun 10am-9pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2 Mains, 1 Dessert

Price:
Mains £6.89-£7.99,
Dessert £4.79

Comments: There are two labelled vegan mains on the menu, chickpea & sweet potato curry (served with pilau rice, a poppadom & mango chutney, finished with fresh coriander) and falafel salad (bulgar wheat, quinoa, kidney beans, sweetcorn in a smoky chilli dressing, topped with crumbled falafel with sesame seeds, served with guacamole & salsa) and one labelled vegan dessert; chocolate & cherry torte, served with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Location:
On Whitchurch Common.

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Bombay Mix - Indian Takeaway
7 Penlline Road, CF14 2AA

Some of the vegetarian dishes are suitable for vegans. Explain carefully to the staff your requirements and stress that you want your dishes prepared with vegetable oil, rather than butter ghee.

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Cariad Kitchen - Coffee Shop
Rear of 17-19 Penlline Road, CF14 2AA
Tel: 029 20614656
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A vegan friendly panini is available and they stock soya milk for drinks. It is a family friendly café so expect babies and toddlers to be around.

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Coffee#1 - Coffee Shop
22 Merthyr Road, CF14 1DH
Tel: 029 20618296
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There is always a labelled vegan cake available, this changes seasonally. The soups, when available are usually suitable and there are salad options, some labelled as vegan. The salads are interesting and substantial. Soya milk is available for drinks. Any of the frappes that are not white chocolate can be made vegan. The hot chocolate is suitable but not the powder they sprinkle on top but if you order a soya milk hot chocolate they don’t normally put it on anyway. The spiced chai is not vegan.

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Lolfa Thai Lounge - Thai Restaurant/Takeaway
73B Merthyr Road, CF14 1DD
Tel: 029 20611222
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Inform the staff that you are vegan; there are some dishes that can be suitable. Tao hoo tord (crispy bean curd served with plum sauce & ground peanuts) is the best starter option as the spring rolls contain oyster sauce and the sweet corn cakes contain egg. They can also serve some suitable mains such as tao hoo pad krapraw (bean curd stir-fried with fresh chillies, garlic & basil leaves).

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Sweet Cafe and Bakery - Cafe
40 Merthyr Road, CF14 1DH

Soya milk is available so vegans can have teas and coffees here.

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India Gate - Indian Restaurant/Takeaway
17 Penlline Road

Informed our researcher they do not cater for vegans. For example the vegetable biryani contains Carnation milk.