I’m addicted to scrolling through pictures of food on Instagram. I’m the definition of a social media marketer’s dream when it comes to #foodporn – one tasty looking picture and I’m straight on to Whatsapp trying to book in a visit.
After a lot of hard work and research (*ahem*), I’ve pulled together this list of my favourite veggie brunches in Cardiff – each of which totally lives up to their good looks on Instagram.
One of the main reasons why I keep going back to Milgi’s, is because they pride themselves on updating their menu every time the seasons change, meaning there is always something I haven’t tried. Couple this with the fact that they’re shortlisted in the Observer Food Monthly Awards practically every year, use organic ingredients in everything from their coffees and cocktails to their curries, and you can see why in my opinion, everyone should have eaten a Milgi’s brunch at least once!
The Bill’s veggie breakfast is a thing of beauty. Two poached free range eggs, served with tomatoes, hummus, mushrooms, guacamole, sweet chilli sauce, basil & toast – and you can even add crispy baked potato and baked beans for a couple of quid extra. On a sunny day, the terrace at the Cardiff Bay branch is a hard spot to beat.
Wahaca have won numerous awards for quality, sustainability and design; including the Observer Food Monthly Award for Best Cheap Eat in the UK, and the Sustainable Restaurant Group of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Their breakfast menu is the stuff of hungover dreams, especially the Huevos Rancheros – two fried eggs on blue corn tortillas with frijoles, roast tomato salsa and green tomatillo salsa.
The ingredients used at Waterloo Tea are all locally sourced and often organic, arriving beautifully presented on contemporary white crockery. There are always a couple of meat options on the seasonally-changing menu but many of the dishes are vegetarian, vegan and even raw – making this the perfect place for a healthy, guilt-free feast.
Anna Loka is Cardiff’s first 100% vegan café, and a place where not only vegans, but all food lovers, can experience delicious vegan food in a friendly and nonjudgmental environment. Go all out and try their vegan fry up complete with tofu fried eggs and seitan bacon. All the pleasure of a Sunday well spent, minus the meat-sweats!