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A new veggie and vegan cafe is opening its doors in Royal Leamington Spa.

When you live in London or Glasgow or one of the other ‘vegan heavens’ around the UK you could get a bit blasé about finding delicious chocolate cake or sweet potato falafel…
Well, when you find vegan food in Warwickshire that’s as good as The Garden Shed Cafe’s Jaffa Cakes (YES, seriously!!) you would want to see newspaper headlines and street parties too!

Chocolate Cake

On Saturday the Garden Shed Cafe opened its doors for the first time for a celebration party before the official launch on Monday (9th February). The little cafe was buzzing with chatter, laughter and some very appreciative noshing.
StephanieGarden Shed CafeStephanie, the owner, with some of her delicious chocolate cakes on offer. The quick snap of the cakes above turned out rather lovely too.

Guests Buzzing

The menu includes all day vegan breakfast options (including home made baked beans) as well as fresh soup, sandwiches, puff pastry bakes and daily specials… and of course there’s cake! Did I mention the vegan Jaffa Cakes?!

With a wonderful organic health food shop just metres away, this will put Leamington Spa firmly on the vegan map. Queen Victoria thought the spa town was lovely enough to visit twice… So if you ever find yourself in this part of the country do pop in!

Incidentally, David and I used to live a 2 minute walk down the road while I went to college back in 1999. Gaia was the first place where we would stock up on cruelty-free groceries and find treats such as Swedish Glace (anyone remember the pear flavour?). All these years later it’s still run as a co-operative with knowledgeable staff and a great choice of whole foods and organic fruit and veg.

Check out the latest news from the cafe on Twitter and Facebook.

Where’s your favourite vegan cafe or restaurant? I’d love to hear all about your recommendations and make a list of ‘Must Visit’ places.
Lots of love,


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