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.
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