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The Greenside Café

The Greenside Café
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Cost
R70
Ambience
Coffee, Quick meals
Food
Health food, Strictly Halaal, Vegetarian
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
no alcohol allowed

Critic's review

Zanele Kumalo

Food
Those who have a hard time accepting zero meat or dairy on their plates will find items on the menu to please, like a bacon cheeseburger made with crispy tofu bacon or spaghetti bolognaise with lentils and a choice of either gluten-free pasta or chewier tofu ribbons.

The child-friendly margarita pizza with avo is delicious. The base is a thin wafer of homemade sourdough smothered in an incredibly tasty Italian mama-style Napolitana sauce and drizzled with a brightly coloured but creamy cashew sunflower cheese.

Their offering is varied and appetising – edamame beans, whole-grain sushi, oven-seared tofu, dhal, green curries, wraps, pastas, burgers, pizzas and breakfasts. The full English brekafast includes scrambled tofu and vegan bacon.

Drinks
Get a fresh juice from a very satisfying range of seasonal fruits and veg, like the easy-to-drink green alkaliser with apple, cucumber, celery, spinach, lemon and wheatgrass. The headiest drinks to try are a mood-boosting Argentinian yerba mate and a hot drink made from Belgian dark chocolate. Raw ice cream is made from coconut cream, cashews and vanilla is a real treat.

Service and ambience
The look of the place and the service are both adequate but the hero truly is the well-prepared plant-based whole food menu, which you can enjoy in peace and quiet.

Best for…
A lunch meeting

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(August 2018)

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User reviews

  • Being a vegetarian usually means a very small part of the menu is suitable for me. But The Greenside Café is one place I am spoilt for choice. The food is tasty (despite what those meat eaters think) and prepared with love. The amazing ethos behind the café is executed perfectly. The food is all about positive energy and nourishing your soul. It's a little on the pricey side but it's well worth it. I hope in years to come that this little place is still there, changing people's perceptions on vegan food one plate at a time.
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Facilities

  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
  • Functions
  • Kosher
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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