Vegans and non-vegans alike will find something tasty to tuck in to at this Clapton cafÃ©-in-a-pub.
I am not a vegan. I feel at pains to open this review with this fact, especially as I arrived at CafÃ© SoVeganâ€™s home, the Royal Sovereign pub on Northwold Road, with my girlfriend. She follows the vegan diet that I sometimes feel I should follow too, given the often catastrophic environmental impacts of meat consumption, not to mention my waistline.
Nonetheless I felt on more familiar ground once Iâ€™d figured out that, aside from the open kitchen and serving area, this cafÃ© is situated in a classic London boozer. Thereâ€™s a spacious beer garden (festooned with posters advertising charity drives and the local cricket club) and a covered area where we chose to plonk ourselves. There, we mulled over the daily specials board, before deciding the main menu was too generously stocked with options (pancakes! a burrito! how on earth do they make quiche?) to overlook.
Read more of the Cafe’s review hereÂ at the Hackney Citizen