My first stop was The Greenhouse located in Deptford. Living up to its name, The Greenhouse café regulates its temperature with their transparent glass walls creating a warm and protective aura welcoming new and regular customers.
From the moment I walked in I felt at home. The layout was spacious yet cosy with delicate homely touches. I placed my order and was pleased to see a range of vegan dishes. I ordered the Vegan Breakfast and Matcha Latte and was given a choice of numerous plant-based milk; this made me smile, as normally the only option in generic cafés is Soya!
My second stop was The Lighthouse Café located in Catford SE6. The Lighthouse vegetarian/vegan café is a beacon of light, spacious and airy welcoming all walks of life. With a choice of outside and inside seating I chose to sit inside and enjoyed watching the rhythm of the local community walking past (being nosy in other words), whilst the chef prepared the ‘Vegan Buffet’. The buffet runs Tuesday- Friday and includes: brown rice, sweet potato and chickpea curry (really recommend), ratatouille, spring greens, carrots, roast potatoes, raw slaw, organic spinach, quinoa, and seaweed salad.
After my meal I was craving something sweet so I asked what smoothies were on offer and I was advised to taste ‘Very Berry’ this has to be one of the freshest smoothies to have ever hit my taste buds. My mind, body and soul felt nourished the prepared for the rest of the day.