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.
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?
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 :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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