This is my last post from our weekend in Paris. Overall I was impressed with the food we ate and the abundance of vegan/veggie places is immense. My friend messaged me to wish me a happy birthday and we were chatting back and forth about how good Paris was for options as the rest of France isn’t too great (so we’re told) and I found myself outside another vegan café! Unfortunately it wasn’t time to eat (and we weren’t hungry) so we didn’t go in but you should have no trouble finding places when you visit.
Furahaa Break is a café which was very close to where we were staying so we decided to head there once we checked out of our Airbnb.
Here is an explanation of their name and ethos from their website.
“It is a Swahili word, a language spoken in East Africa. It means joy, happiness and carries very positive values.
Founder is Arthur Devillers. He is co-founder of the Mains Diamant association, which aims to build a bridge between Deaf and hearing. This association has become very well known to the French deaf community.
The Founder of Furahaa is aware of the problem of employment of the deaf: the situation of deaf people in France is difficult and the unemployment rate reaches 50 to 60% of the deaf population against 10% of the French population.
In the future, the development of a branch-franchise network Furahaa Break & Express will aim to encourage the recruitment of the deaf. In addition, promote the Deaf person’s employability is an essential element for him. He hopes to break down the prejudices against the people who are part of this community and thus facilitate their insertion into the world of work”
We arrived at 11.20 and food wasn’t served until 12.00 so we sat and had a drink while we waited. There are a couple of alphabet sign guides in the cafe to help when ordering menu options and a lovely display on the wall of common phrases.
My Husband chose the “Crazy Burrito” which contained Beyond burger pieces, chicken style pieces, cheeze, barbeque sauce and fries.
I went for a combo and got the v’kebab which contained kebab pieces, cheese and fries. I got a side of fries and a little marble cake which was so light an delicious (pictured above with the burrito).
My combo meal came with a drink, so I said I would include the tea I had when we came in, but the server explained that was on the house as I had looked cold when I came in, which was very sweet!
We really enjoyed our food although my Husband said he could have gone for some salad in his (which really shocked me!) They do also offer some salads and healthier sides too, such as quinoa balls, carrot and sesame, and cucumber and yogurt.
It was great to see a vegan café with the social community element and it was easy to communicate with the servers in sign language. I hope they expand as the founder plans to with franchises around France.
Have you been to Furahaa or anywhere like it before? Let me know in the comments below.