A Clapton vegan café run as a not-for-profit workers' co-operative.
The menu at this Clapton ethical and vegan cafe might be simple, but they're a top spot for budget plant-based food that's healthy too. (And there's not a glossy west-London couple in sight.) Their ever-changing salad plates feature a rotating selection of perfectly dressed kale, beetroot and pesto salads. Their smoky lentil burger (£7) is proper comfort food and we never leave without grabbing a syrupy vegan pastry from the counter.
|Venue name:||Black Cat||Contact:|
76 Clarence Rd
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-8pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 11am-7pm Sat, Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Hackney Central Rail|
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I passed by this cafe many times and finally decided to try it last week. I liked it so much that I went back at the weekend, not sure if it was because it was weekend and they are obviously busier but the menu was reduced to less choice. Nice atmosphere, the food is very good, portions are generous at an affordable price so overall great! The only draw back is the strong smell of food which is not too noticeable while in the cafe but then both time we ended up with clothes, jackets and hair smelling fry food which was quite unpleasant, specially if you are going elsewhere after the meal. Not sure if that is due to the lack of extractor in the kitchen but I must say this is puting me off going as often as I would like to.
I love Black Cat and go there at least once a week. The food is delicious and big portions too. They have a daily specials menu with plenty of choice with meals such as burger and chips (delicious), curry with bhajis, vegan fish and chips, salad plates, soups, pasta etc.
There is a lovely selection of cakes and other sweet goodies too including their fabulous milkshakes made with soya or almond milk.
The staff are friendly and accommodating.
They are getting very popular now and there is a buzzing atmosphere.