Cafe Van Gogh is a social enterprise cafe meaning that it is not-for-profit, as all profits are reinvested into the local community through on-the-job training and food nutrition workshops. Located in North Brixton (7 minutes walk from Oval Tube Station), Cafe Van Gogh is the perfect spot to enjoy wholesome plant based dishes inspired by Caribbean and Asian flavours. I was so excited to learn that Cafe Van Gogh is now 100% Vegan as in the past it used to offer vegetarian options; but due to popular demand the founder Steven Clarke made the decision to change the menu and offer his customers with various plant based options which do not fail to tantalise those tastebuds!
On arrival my guest and I were given the fondest welcome by Steven himself and he made us feel right at home (providing us with the WIFI code)! Luckily for us we were blessed with beautiful weather, so Steven seated us in the corner of the garden courtyard which was absolutely stunning; and refreshed our dry palates with a Tumeric Iced Latte which I fell in love with so much that after my third glass I was made aware that it had ran out (ha, ha).
Seitan Sticky Ribs
(with potato and pickled onion salad, grilled corn, “bacon” butter)
Sri-Lankin Jackfruit & Aubergine Stuffed Chapatti
(with dhal, pineapple chutney, salads)
(with smoky beans and mango salsa)
Side of Mac n’ Cheese
(with homemade cheese sauce)
Sticky Toffe Pudding & Black Forrest Oreo Sundae
I fell in love with the Sticky Toffee Pudding and my friend fell in love with the Black Forrest Oreo Sundae which had not been expected.
So far I can honestly put my hand on my heart and confidently say that this is one of the best vegan cafes I have ever been too and as you have seen despite our bad press, vegans could probably eat you meat eaters under the table! Cafe Van Gogh also has a space upstairs to hire if you have a special celebration or big meeting. I want to say a huge thank you to Cafe Van Gogh for being such a remarkable host and I cannot wait to come down and see you again.