Veg out – The Avenues café
A few weeks ago Nottingham Posts Food Sleuth thought he might have found the ‘best breakfast’ in Nottingham. Well I think I’ve found another contender, the Avenues café, Sneinton Market
I’d heard much about this café from a vegan Facebook group who were regularly singing the Avenues praises, as a place that offered a no-frills vegan breakfast for a very reasonable price
The Avenues cafe
So one Sunday morning I went with my other half to see for myself. The outside is ordinary and understated and the inside continues with that theme. But don’t let that fool you in to thinking the food will be the same.
I looked at the menu but only one dish was on my mind; the ‘vegan breakfast’- 3 hashbrowns, 3 vegan sausages, beans, tinned tomatoes, mushrooms, a bubble and squeak pattie, fried bread and wholemeal toast with vegan spread. Plus a choice of coffee, tea, or juice. All for an amazing price of £4.50. Only a couple of the ingredients are handmade but I suppose that’s how they manage to keep the price so reasonable
My review also appears online at https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/best-vegan-breakfast-nottingham-costs-1499844
and via twitter
My other half ordered the standard meat breakfast, containing all the usual suspects for £4. What I also noticed on the menu was a note saying that the vegan food was all kept and cooked separately, which for someone who choses not to eat meat or any by-product is really good to know.
Even though I knew what to expect when my breakfast arrived I couldn’t believe the size of it. It was all piping hot, well cooked and appetising. But most importantly it was tasty. The coffee was also good, I had the standard filter and my other half had an Americano, served with a little Biscoff biscuit, which also happens to be vegan. We didn’t feel rushed so took our time read some of the free papers listening to the chitter chatter of other diners and watched a steady stream of customers come and go. Everyone thanked the staff for their food and commented on the great prices.
If I’d had room I would have ordered another coffee and a slice of vegan cake and although my purse would have coped my waistline wouldn’t. This café is definitely a place that serves a hearty breakfast at an incredible price and the phrase ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ could have been written for it. I challenge the food sleuth to pay a visit and maybe they will reconsider which venue offers the best breakfast.
Ps I was so full that the next time I had something to eat was that evening and I could only manage a salad