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  • 5.0 star rating

    Mostly vegan cafe bar in Nottingham City centre. Cool and funky, but small and gets busy in the evenings. Some outside seating.

    Great vegan pizza, burgers, sandwiches etc. Daily specials (hot dishes), salads with local allotment leaves. All desserts, smoothies, and ice cream shakes are vegan. Vegan cheesecake always available.

    Bar serves bottled beers, small range of spirits etc. Music is great and includes DJs and occasional live music. Local art on rotation on the walls too.

    • Qype User amatsu…
    • Nottingham
    • 10 friends
    • 111 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    Our absolute favourite place in Nottingham for lunch!
    Don't go if you're in a rush - food is freshly prepared and cooked; no! Go when you're in a rush - learn some patience and eat fab food all at once!!
    It's wholly vegetarian with lots of vegan meals too. Fresh smoothies, (the strawbeery one is divine! but only if they're in season of course!) fair trade coffee, alcohol too.
    I've never been in the evening.
    Small, good music, fab food, lovely staff. What more can you want?

  • 5.0 star rating
    First to Review

    This is a great little vegetarian/vegan friendly cafe in Nottingham, quite well hidden but absolutely a gem that I try to make an effort to visit whenever I'm in Notts. The food here is fantastic, they do a lot of different sandwiches all freshly made exactly to your requirements. The sunblush tomatoes are phenomenal. They have a good selection of breads, and the ingredients they use are great quality, taste amazing, it's not even very expensive really comparably to your average cafe.

    The one problem is the lack of seating, it gets very busy here and you'll often have a bit of a wait to eat in, but this place still deserves 5 stars, the staff are diamonds and the food is gorgeous.

    • Qype User mewtop…
    • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • 8 friends
    • 99 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    In town centre but not that well known, a tiny but cosy and chilled out place for a guilt-free veggie burger or delicious lassi/smoothie. Always unpretentious, cool people inside :)

    • Qype User amyb19…
    • Leicester
    • 1 friend
    • 46 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    I'm knocking one star off because it's so small and popular that even in the afternoon, it's nearly always full, and getting around without knocking into five different people's chairs is difficult at best. But once you actually claim a seat, you'll see what all the fuss is about. This is unpretentious veggie/vegan cooking at its finest - just thinking about the omelettes is making me salivate. Or the sandwiches. Or the all-day breakfast. Oh dear.

    • Qype User Mezamo…
    • Nottingham
    • 0 friends
    • 61 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Fab little place to have a quiet coffee or grap some cheap lunch. The food is good quality and very reasonably priced. As the name suggests you have to go down a little alley to find it, nice and hidden but can be very popular at lunch times, quirky little place which is cool to hang out in

    • Qype User Jamie…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 45 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    In the same vein as places such as the Broadway cinema and Lee Rosy's tea shop, the Alley Café is another establishment that only a select few will ever know about. Tucked away just off the market square on one of the quietest streets you're likely to find in Nottingham, the Alley Café is a hub for students and locals alike, all sharing the good food, good drink, ethical, and community kind of spirit that brings this place alive.

    Alley Café is tiny, and with only a handful of seats, you're likely to have to wrestle your way to get seated, but the food and drink it has to offer alongside its unique charm is enough to keep you there for hours on end.

    • Qype User Burman…
    • Nottingham
    • 3 friends
    • 9 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    This cafe is a warm little space hidden away in a courtyard just off Market Square. Don't be put off by the fact that it is 100% vegetarian, vegan and organic. It manages to provide food that is imaginative as well as delicious. Equally good for a greasy breakfast or a healthy lunch, the menu won't scare away committed carnivores. Fresh fruit juices in the day become fresh fruit cocktails at night. The Alley Cat is a particular favourite. From Wednesday to Saturday it opens late and there are always DJs playing a wide range of music from around the world. Local art is all over the walls, demonstrating the café's dedication to locally-sourced produce. The cozy atmosphere and the friendly staff give Alley Café its appeal, the only problem is finding a seat!

    • Qype User Jclark…
    • Nottingham
    • 3 friends
    • 23 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    It's a bit out of the way, gets really busy, and it's advisable to book a table if you can  and one of the best places you can find in Nottingham. Their Milkshakes are amazing.

    • Qype User lozmo…
    • Nottingham
    • 0 friends
    • 29 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    I adore the Alley Cafe. If you can find a seat (!) it's an amazing place to spend your time. The food is absolutely delicious and there is a great choice. I'm not vegan or vegetarian but I really enjoy the food, it's great quality. I also love the Bollywood Lassies which is basically an alcoholic smoothie. They slip down a little too well but feel like they are goo for you! The atmosphere is always electric, probably because it is so small and cosy, and the staff are lovely and always helpful, despite how busy they get! The best thing about it is that it's so hidden away, only a few people know about it, which gives it even more charm.

    • Qype User jobob8…
    • Nottingham
    • 0 friends
    • 50 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    A hard to find lovely little vegan/vegetarian cafe, just off the market square. A great place for relaxing and grabbing a quick snack and a healthy fruit juice or coffee but also a nice place to go with friends for a tasty meal in the evenings and a few cocktails. The food is reasonably priced and cooked fresh for you, doesn't get much better!

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