Reviews written by Ida
Registered on Jun 26 04
This is by far my favourite restaurant. The menu is HUGE and I have been told by the manager/owner that everything is vegan with the exception of vietnamese coffee with sweetened condensed milk.
Everyone I have brought there is amazed at the delicious food and choices. Everything I have tried on the menu was delicious.
My favourites are: vegetarian "duck", curry "chicken" on rice, all their fried noodles... I could go on!
The portions are HUGE and the food is good and cheap.
My favourites are the hot & sour soup, bean curd rolls and the e-fu noodles.
Warning to newbies... do not order a soup, appetizer and main dish for just yourself. That will be enough food for 3 people right there!
My favourites are: hot & sour soup, spicy pad thai, deep fried dumplings and the sticky rice.
Warning to vegans though, ask about hidden egg ingredients.
I usually go to the Queen W/Spadina or the Queen W & Crawford locations.
The food is good but some of the prices are a bit high for what I'm used to paying for a veggie burger, rice bowl or a salad.
But having said that the food is delicious. My favourites are the sweet potato fries with miso gravy, their mega protein salad and any of the rice bowls.
I've only been here for brunch and found the prices a bit high for what you get.
I had the scrambled bbq tofu with potatoes and sides. The food was good, but not super spectacular for what I paid.
The atmosphere is nice but the service was super slow even though there were only about 6 people in the place including me.
And while the food was good, I was disappointed by my visit there.
Friendly owners and very cheap and filling food.
The hot items are displayed in a case and you pay by weight. They do have dinner specials where you get a small soup and 3 items to choose from.
Lots of desserts that are free of dairy and eggs, but a lot of them do contain honey.
The extensive menu is now gone. It was scaled back in January/February to the disappointment of a lot of regular customers.
But having said that, the food is still delicious. Slightly more expensive that Bo De Duyen or Buddha's. The staff are super friendly and the food comes out pretty fast.
One of the best parts of King's Cafe is their "store" in the back of the restaurant where you can buy lots of frozen asian mock meats (most are vegan) and other vegan & vegetarian products.
My favourites here are the fried bean curd with vegetables (sort of tastes like a mock unagi), hot & sour soup, mixed seitan platter and their super delicious version of california rolls.
The food is good with a decent amount of vegan choices but it's VERY expensive for what you get.
You pile what you want on your plate and you pay by weight, so be careful of heavy items like carrot sticks!
My favourites are any of the grain salads, their thai & chinese seitan and their vegan quiche.
I go to Aux Vivres every time I am in Montreal.
Everything is vegan and everything I've had was absolutely delicious. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is very comfortable and laid back.
Portions are pretty generous especially with their sandwiches!
My favourites are: veggie lox sandwich, veggie "blt" sandwich, veggie pate sandwich and their "buttered" chapati.
Food here is delicious but pricey. It's definitely a "fine dining" type of place. Definitely worth checking out though.
Next door at "Chuch" you can pick and choose what you want in the display case. Not cheap, but cheaper and still very delicious.
I was excited to try out 821 Cafe after reading a few reviews of it here and on a few other sites.
In short, I was severely disappointed by the food. There were only a handful of vegan options. I ended up ordered the "stuffed" portobello mushrooms over orzo. The vegetables were sort of just piled on top of 2 portobello slices and the entire dish was completely bland and flavourless. The side salad was... a salad but the balsamic vinagrette wasn't even very good.
My dining companion (also vegan) ordered the vegan burger with a side of chili. He was also not terribly impressed with either.
Maybe they were having an off day in the kitchen, but I won't be dining here again due to the lack of vegan options and my unimpressive dinner.
A ton of mock meats on the menu. If you're looking for something light, you don't want to eat here. Everything is fairly heavy and greasy. Not the most authentic vegan Chinese and Japanese food I've had (some of their dishes are fairly mediocre) but it'll do if you want a quick and inexpensive meal.
One thing I noticed the last time I was there (Dec 31, 2006), on one table was a huge bottle of fish sauce. I didn't ask the waiter why it was there (I should have) but something you might want to ask them about...