Plant Cafe

CRUSH VISITS - June 2014

The menu is packed full of surprising and well-thought-out dishes that will make it hard for you to choose.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00 Friday: 09:00 – 21:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00

Unit R1 Urban Hub 142 Buitengracht Service Street Cape Town

021 422 0239 | e w


This little hole-in-the-wall vegan eatery has Cape Town’s veggies and vegans shouting from the rooftops. They opened their doors in February this year, when vegan owner Adien, realised that there just weren’t enough vegan-friendly options here in the Cape.

Catering equally to hard-core vegans, curious carnivores and people just trying to make an ethical transition, there will be something on the menu that is suitable for you, wherever you are in the dietary spectrum.

The menu is completely plant-based and guilt-free. Well, kind of, depending on whether you’re going to try the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes or not…!

The menu is packed full of surprising and well-thought-out dishes that will make it hard for you to choose. We decided to throw caution to the wind and give the ‘BLT and ‘fish’ burger a try. The BLT is made from smoked tempeh ‘bacon’, served on the best Ciabatta I have had in ages.

The ‘fish’ burger was made of potato flakes wrapped in nori. The craftsmanship, time and dedication that must have gone into developing the technique and recipe for the potato ‘fish’ is unbelievable. The texture is spot-on, and quite something to experience. Although definitely strange for someone who hasn’t eaten anything remotely resembling meat in years, it was delicious, and an amazing alternative if you are transitioning, meat-free Monday-ing or just trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

For the seasoned veggies there is a Portabello mushroom burger, a range of beautiful looking salads, soups, wraps and decadent baked delights. There is also an array of smoothies, cold-pressed juices, teas, coffees (flat white with soy, rice or almond milk – yum!) and even vegan ‘biltong’ made from dried Portobello’s.

Do yourself a favour and pop in for a takeaway or a quick sit-down bite. Go out of curiosity, for the fresh ingredients, amazing flavours and friendly vibe…and who knows, you may even learn something?