The vegan scene in Cape Town caters for most tastes and preferences. Still, there is always room for more, especially if it offers something different from what already exists.
We Café is ticking that box with a Russian-inspired menu that excites and intrigues.
The trio of owners have poured their hearts and souls into converting a residential parking garage into a bijou place with an open design kitchen where you can choose to sit at the bar and watch the chefs work or, in warmer months, sit outside.
We started with the Soup of the Day, Mushroom, adding the toasted crouton strips and vegan yoghurt. It was incredibly flavoursome, and the yoghurt added creaminess, with the crouton adding crunch and wholesomeness. It was excellent!
Next, we shared two plates – the Grilled Vegetable Bake and the Buckwheat Noodles. The bake was unlike anything I’ve personally experienced on offer in Cape Town. Presentation-wise, it reminded me of a burrito, but that’s where the comparison ends. The vegan bolognese was wrapped and complemented with an almond sauce, and it was indeed unusual, delicious, and very satisfying.
The Buckwheat Noodles in Teriyaki sauce with Smoked Tofu were lighter in comparison but equally delicious. Both were great options to share to get a varied experience of the dishes on the menu available.
We opted for the Apple Crumble with vanilla cream and tapioca pearls from the specials board for dessert. Again, it was different from vegan dessert options in Cape Town, and it was perfect for the moody weather on the day.
Throughout the meal, we enjoyed fruit-infused tea, which was unexpectedly good and complemented the meal entirely.
The resident doggy, Tofu, greets you at the door and keeps a close eye on you throughout the meal.
The space is cute, unpretentious and somewhat unique.
It reminded me how truly fortunate we are to live in Cape Town and have such varied vegan experiences available to us.
See for yourself.
Website: We Café
Photo credits: We Café