A gem of a vegan restaurant that will delight plant-based foodies and ominvores alike. Its large and inventive, globally-inspired menu includes unique dishes like jerk plantain, alongside vegan takes on classics such as the seitan sticky ribs, jackfruit rendang and a hearty burger. and then there’s the acclaimed Sunday Roast.
The unique setting, attached to a church and in a Grade-II listed art nouveau building, adds to the enchantment. There’s a bistro-esque feel to the place and it’s ideal for a romantic candlelit meal.
This not-for-profit rsstaurant provides work placements and other opportunities to people with additional life challenges, working with charities like Thames Reach (homelessness), Toucan (learning disabiities) and High – a local special needs school. It also offers up its space up to community groups and local schools, offering everything from refugee-run cooking classes to nutrition workshops.
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We welcome all with a passion for home-cooked, gorgeously tasty food. Inspired by recipes we’ve collected from cultures enamoured with flavour and vitality, you’re guaranteed to discover your new favourite dish. Lunch, dinner, or just pop in for a coffee. A cosy corner of our cafe awaits you….
Our signature dishes tell the stories of our travels across the globe – the power of food to bring people together. As a social enterprise, Cafe Van Gogh reinvests its profits back into dedicated programmes that share our expertise with our local community through on-the-job training & food nutrition workshops.