Wildebeest Vegan Cafe (Falmouth)

Black rice noodle salad

Black rice noodle salad

Paddy enjoying miso soup

Paddy enjoying miso soup

Mex Mix

Mex Mix

When returning to Cornwall for a break last week, me and Paddy paid a visit to a cute little vegan cafe in the heart of Falmouth town: Wildebeest! Inside there was a huge blackboard with lots of quirky doodles and reviews of the cafe. There were also very sweet little miniature glass ball terrariums dotted around which gave it a real natural vibe. It’s so full of character. We went on a Monday afternoon as we thought it would be a quiet day. I don’t cope we with busy crowds at the moment, I find it very overwhelming. I’ve been tempted to start a vegan diet for a while as I’ve read it can be a useful medicine for chronic illnesses but I’ve not taken the plunge yet. I thought going to Wildebeest would open my eyes to the sort of things I could eat if I made that change. And, I can safely say, I came out wanting to make the drastic diet change as the food was so so so good!!

Food Rating: 5/5

Beautiful presented, freshly made and delicious. Me and Paddy shared the Miso Soup to start which was lovely, light and tasty. And for main, I had the Mex Mix – salsa, guacamole, refried beans, sticky onions, cashew cheese and homemade tortillas (GF). It was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while! I never thought I’d say I enjoyed cashew cheese…but I did! Everything tasted so fresh and full of flavour. Who needs meet?!? I couldn’t believe the tortillas were GF – we had to ask what flour they used so I can recreate them at home. Paddy had a black rice noodle salad with edamame beans and a miso dressing, which was also also very nice and fresh. And the fact that Paddy enjoyed it is a big compliment to Wildebeest as he is a big meat eater and wasn’t keen at all to try vegan food at all!!

Menu – 4/5

The menu was written on a big black board which I quite liked. It is a small menu, but there was a wonderful selection of different dishes. The food was from an array of cuisines which made it diverse and exciting. There were three starters and a soup, three mains and four sweets. There’s definitely something for everyone :) Unfortunately there was only one sweet left when we got there which wasn’t gluten free which was disappointing as I am desperate to try vegan GF cheesecake. Maybe next time!?

Drinks – 5/5

I was feeling very unwell that day so I was drinking lots and lots of boring water, but there was a great selection of drinks including fresh healthy juices and smoothies, lots of different tea pigs tea and organic coffee. I also saw a few people drinking Chia Frescas – a lemonade style drink with an added bonus of chia seeds in, which I’m absolutely going to try next time as I love chia seeds! They also do a good selections of alcoholic drinks including cocktails!

Price – 4/5

Pricing here is great. Good value for money.

Service 4/5

We had a very lovely, attentive and friendly waitress who did a great job and was happy to answer our questions about vegan food :)

Seating and disabled access – 2/5

This was the only downfall of the cafe. I was having a really unsteady day and using my wheelchair. Unfortunately we couldn’t get the chair in the cafe as it’s very small and compact so I had to walk in which I felt uneasy about. Because it’s small there isn’t much seating either, but we were lucky to get a little table sharing a bench with others. This was a little cramped for my liking but it didn’t matter hugely. They’ve done what they can with the space and it would be fine for non-disabled customers.

If you are planning to visiting, Wildebeest is at 13 Arwenack St in Falmouth.

I’m definitely going to be visiting again soon and would highly recommend you try!! <3

 

11 Comments

  1. Jaye- Cardiff in a Tea Cup July 22, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    There is a great vegan cafe called inSpiral Lounge in Camden if you are ever around that area. I get some lovely raw vegan GF “cheesecakes” from my local farmers market in Cardiff and they are delicious so I hope you get to try one soon. I’m not vegan or GF and I enjoy them more than other cheesecakes.

    • spooniesophia July 28, 2014 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! If I ever make it to London I’m there :) wow really?! Now that is saying something ..they must be amazing! Xxx

  2. Manny Rutinel July 22, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    What a great post! I just followed you to stay updated on your future posts and I look forward to them. I recently started my own vegan/political blog, so feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!
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    Have a great day! 😀

    • spooniesophia July 28, 2014 / 3:37 pm

      Aww thank you Manny! I will definitely check it out :) xx

  3. hayley-eszti July 23, 2014 / 11:02 pm

    It looks lovely! So glad you and Paddy could spend some time together outside of the bed (that sounds so wrong but you know what I mean!)

  4. emmafarrellblog July 24, 2014 / 6:35 am

    Looks yum Soph! Great you got to get out when you were in Cornwall too and do something together! Impressed you managed to get him to go to a vegan cafe! I’m trying to work on my boyfriend to go to one in London! Xx

    • spooniesophia July 28, 2014 / 3:37 pm

      Haha it was hard to convince him believe me! I even promised him a pasty afterwards if he didn’t like it lol. There are lots in London, so jealous! It’s a great place to be for health food. Sending spoons xxx

  5. lennae87 July 24, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    So great that you and Paddy were able to go out for a meal! I’m really keen on trying vegan, gluten-free, and just general health cafe/ restaurants. I haven’t found many where I am.Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal :)

    Lennae
    xxx

    • spooniesophia July 28, 2014 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you Lennae! Yes it was such a treat to be able to do that. They are few and far between in most places unfortunately! But I think they are on the rise, fingers crossed! Hope you’re ok xxx

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