I have been to Gallery Café in Bethnal Green many times and written about it on this blog.
If you haven’t seen those posts before, Gallery Cafe is a fully vegan community cafe which forms part of St Margaret’s House charity where all the profits go to the charity.
I arrived before my friend Charlie so I ordered an oat milk matcha latte. This was gorgeous and not too sweet.
They have a fairly changeable menu with a daily curry, a daily pasta and other specials. When we arrived an hour before closure they had sold out of the curry and the pasta so we both went for the burger.
This is a mushroom and black bean patty on a potato bun with red onion jam, aioli and vegan cheese. Delicious!
Charlie decided to get herself a cake after the burger and chose this blondie/brownie which she loved.
After our meal we headed to BGWMC to see Ashes to Ashes VI a tribute to David Bowie in aid of Cabaret vs Cancer. They raised over £3,000 on the night and you can still get in on the act, there is a David Bowie auction which closes this weekend so get in there quick! There is also another Ashes to Ashes event taking place in July which I strongly recommend.
I have visited the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green quite a few times and have blogged about it in the past but this was my first visit since they decided to go fully vegan at the beginning of 2018.
The Gallery Cafe is situated in St Margaret’s House, a charity supporting the local community and with 100% of the profits going back to the charity you not only get a tasty meal but a warm fuzzy feeling too!
My Mum and I were going to a gig in Bethnal Green so it was the perfect excuse to visit.
My Mum had never tried jackfruit before and wanted to sample some so she went for the tacos which are described as “Pulled jackfruit slow-cooked in our homemade smoky barbeque sauce in soft shell corn tacos; served with a crunchy red onion, carrot and cabbage slaw and a tangy lime, ginger, garlic and chilli ceviche; topped with fresh coriander”
She was rather taken by the blue corn taco and described the dish as “lush”!
I was toing and froing between the sweet potato masala and the gado gado chao with the latter winning out. It is described on the menu as “Our unique Indonesian mixed-vegetable stir-fry with a punchy peanut and lime sauce; served with tempeh, brown rice and fresh coriander“. The sauce definitely did pack a punch and the tempeh was so tasty. It really hit the spot on this freezing cold day and the vegetables were perfectly cooked.
I’m excited to go back to the Gallery Cafe to try out some more of their dishes.
Have you visited the Gallery Cafe recently? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.