Loving Hut is an all-purpose, affordable, friendly vegan cafe with some standard, and some unusual, pan-Asian offerings.
(Note: I never got a chance to try this place when it was still Alice and Friends, so I can't compare it to its past incarnation.)
I had a "run away potato" ($8.25) which was spicy and filling. I liked the use of baby potatoes and the hearty flavor of the tomato-stew/sauce. However, the dish seriously skimped on the soy protein (which I think was actually wheat gluten)---there were maybe five or six small shards in the whole dish. Thankfully Loving Hut gives you the option of brown or white rice, which was divine (I always choose brown). The portion size is large, but not big enough for extensive leftovers.
I also had a slice of home-made green tea cheesecake ($2.99) which was excellent: fresh; light; subtly-sweet; and delicate. Just as anything made with green tea should be, as green tea is a delicate product. For the record, all of Loving Hut's desserts are home-made.
I also tried my friend's fried potstickers ($4.99), though I wasn't as impressed with the taste of these. They were a bit too oily and had a weird flavor, in my opinion. However, I like that they too were home-made.
And yes there are tvs playing propaganda videos about climate change, vegetarianism and compassion. If you're into those things, it's probably not propaganda, and it's more than a bit humorous (my favorite part was the parrot with the Australian accent talking about the power of organic onions).
In conclusion, Loving Hut is an affordable, tasty cafe and I look forward to trying more of their menu in the future.