Whole World Restaurant & Bakery

Columbus, Ohio

3.5 / 12 votes

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Vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options

Casual neighborhood restaurant with many vegan items as well. Open for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sunday.

Options include Middle Eastern standards, tofu scramble, french toast and more.

Added by Ruth A. Rehak on Jan 5 05 (last updated Jun 30 10)

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Whole World is a simple, small vegetarian cafe with mostly American foods, but a smattering of Asian and Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes as well.

I came for Sunday brunch and had a vegan version of the "Big Breakfast" ($8) which consisted of tofu scramble, two homemade sausage patties and vegetable hash. I also had a single "special" vegan pancake ($3) which was just your basic fluffy pancake, albeit with a berry compote on top.

Let's break down the individual components. The tofu scramble was dry and could have benefited from some fresh basil, diced tomatoes and chopped jalapenos to the mix. I think Whole World allows you to add ingredients to the scramble, but not on the Big Breakfast plate (at least, the option of modifying the dish wasn't offered to me). The homemade sausage patties weren't bad, but they too could have been slightly more moist (or maybe topped with a mushroom gravy?). The vegetable hash added some freshness and "wetness" to the dish and consisted of corn, carrots and some other simple veggies. It wasn't really seasoned but it complemented the rest of the dish well.

The pancake was decent; Whole World's pancake is spongy, whereas I like mine firmer, but it was still tasty enough.

For dessert I had a mint carob cookie ($1) which was both clever and tasty. It could have been softer (my guess is that it had gotten hard from sitting out for a while), but it still tasted good.

Whole World strikes me as a rock-steady, no-frills cafe that, while not spectacular, will offer you a hearty meal for a low price. The service is friendly and I will definitely return.


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The cookies were about the only thing I enjoyed here. I really wanted to like this place. But the service is not the greatest (we waited over 20 mins for our check), the bathroom setup is creepy, and the food is kind of bland.

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Neighborhood

Clintonville

Directions

On High Street, a few block south of North Broadway Street.

Non-Smoking

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Brunch

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Hours

closed
11am - 8pm
11am - 9pm
10am - 8pm

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