The vegan boom has clearly arrived in London, and nowhere is this eco- and animal-friendly trend could hardly be better represented than at Love Gift Vegan Cafe on Brockley Rise. Bringing together a team committed to innovating vegan cooking and a laidback cafe feel with which to sit and spend the day. Food for your mood the team declare, and we’re inclined to agree, this is the kind of healthy, environmentally conscious, ethical food that guests in Honor Oak have been waiting for.
Up until fairly recently, eating out as a vegetarian was a struggle in London. But the turn of the millennium marked a tangible improvement in the veg-friendly options. Yet, eating out as a vegan remained difficult. The past few years, however, have seen a growth in demand, and therefore understanding, for vegan food. In Love Gift Vegan Cafe, down in Honor Oak, the vegan chickens are home to roost, in flamboyant style. Expect great food (and cakes! So many cakes!), drinks and snacks at this Brockley Rise standard bearer for veganism.
There can be no doubt that the vegan boom is reflective of the change in attitudes and aspirations of the millennial generation. In place of high powered jobs and individualism, millennials are proving themselves to be eco-conscious, collectivist and rejecting of the standards set by Gen Y. The vegan movement (and those that follow it partially) expresses much of this. At Love Gift Vegan Cafe, these principles are writ large: the food is simple, vegan (obviously) and affordable. Expect truly good cakes (we have mentioned the cafe, right?), coffee, snacks and more. But above all, expect a sense of community, and people that know an unreasonable amount about the health benefits of every piece of fruit and veg under the sun.
Food for the soul! Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere and great music. Try the Rainbow platter and make sure you look at the beautiful crystals and handmade balms.
Amazing food amazing service can't wait to take my friends, 10 out of 10 highly recommended. Had the large platter and ginger beer staff were amazing
Amazing. Very hospitable. Great vibe filled with love. Awesome desserts and even my meat eating friends were impressed with how delicious vegan food can be.