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Vegan and vegetarian-friendly places to eat

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The Black Cat Café

A vegan café near Hackney Central

FSA food hygiene rating (2013-10-09): ★☆☆☆☆ (major improvement necessary)

  • Lovely decor
  • Nice vegan items for sale
  • Good Sunday breakfasts
  • A co-operative
  • Slightly more commercial than Pogo
  • A bit out of the way

The Black Cat Café is the next iteration of the now-defunct Pogo Café. I don’t know the story behind the switch, but it’s nice that Hackney gets to keep its premier veggie eatery.

It’s much nicer inside now, and there are tables outside. No good in winter, but lovely in summer, especially with the floor-to-ceiling bifold windows. The take-a-book-leave-a-book library has been swapped out with books for sale. There’s several chiller cabinets with a bunch of vegan cheeses and other delights for sale. It’s definitely more commercial now, but that’s probably a good thing. Pogo went bankrupt, after all.

My friend and I went down for a Sunday brunch. They were only serving one kind, but it was a nice vegan-friendly fry-up. As a treat, we got a couple of scoops of ice cream for dessert, which was a bargain.

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About Nopudding London

Nopudding London was built entirely by Alex Pounds. It's designed as a more geography-centric guide of places to eat. Most veggie listings start with a table of text, but I'm normally trying to answer the question "Where can I get a good meal near _____?". Textual listings aren't very good at that.

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Why only London?

I'm only adding places I've visited, as I'm more interested in making personal recommendations than being comprehensive. There are some other places elsewhere in the world, too, if you go looking for them...

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