Las Vegan Cafe - a review

09 July 2014

Las Vegan Cafe on UrbanspoonWhile picking up my exciting new 100% vegan shoes, I stopped in to have lunch at the nearby Las Vegan Cafe. There are actually two shops that share the premises, the cafe at the front, and Vegan Style, a (mostly) shoe shop at the back. This was dangerous. I visited Vegan Style while I was waiting for my food, and ended up falling in love with a pair of teal Mary Janes. I couldn't justify buying (and carrying) two pairs of shoes in one day, but I think I will have to go back for them... I've gone so long without buying shoes, I can buy these too, right?

Anyway, back to the food. Overwhelmed by the choices on the menu (i.e. overwhelmed by having choices), I asked for recommendations, and ended up getting crispy rice balls with satay sauce. At $12, it was one of the most expensive items on the menu.

It tasty enough, but nothing to get excited about. I'm going to give it a rating of 5/10. I'm not sure if that's too harsh, but I feel that it was around the minimum I would expect from a meal out, and as I'm new to this reviewing business, I don't want to start too high. The staff were friendly enough, and the cafe space was pleasant enough, though not particularly inviting.

I was also excited to order a hot chocolate, something that I very rarely buy any more since I'm not keen on grilling shop people about whether or not there is milk in the chocolate powder. It was, however, quite disappointing. I think it was made on almond milk, at any rate, it tasted very watery.

On the way out, I allowed myself to be tempted by a muffin - strawberry and lime. Despite the exciting sounding flavour combination, the muffin was less so. It was rather dry, and although I was excited to be eating an actual bought vegan muffin, I have made better (though admittedly not of that flavour). Actually, that seems like a good challenge, strawberry and lime muffins are now on the radar, as soon as I unpack my muffin tins, as soon as we actually move...

Overall, the food was unexciting but acceptable. I'll probably still give them another try next time I'm in the vicinity.

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