The Vegan Cafe

Houston, Texas

3.6 / 1 vote

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Inside SHAPE Community Center

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Grocery/Bakery/Deli, Hotel/B&B

The Vegan Cafe is located inside the SHAPE Community Center 3815 Live Oak location. They offer salads, smoothies, burgers, sandwiches, desserts, and more. Increased hours starting October 4, 2010 with an added plated menu. Vegan Holiday Menu and Vegan Preparation Food Class coming soon. In biz since April 2009. We Cater!

Added by Ramona on Aug 4 07 (last updated Dec 12 11)

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The cafe had a very minimal menu when I visited but the staff was very friendly and I love the idea of a vegan cafe in a community center, particularly one that's in a neighborhood where there are few vegetarian and healthy food options.

The staff informed me that the veggie dogs, burgers, and fries are the only regular items on the menu and they rotate everything else. When I was in, the rotated item was a chili dog, which isn't particularly impressive, but a definite improvement. It comes with cheese (Rella, I think), but it's not melted so it just kind of sits there all dry and bland. I didn't know you could get the chili dog with "everything" (no additional charge), meaning lettuce, tomatoes, onions, plus condiments, which would have likely made it more interesting than my chili cheese dog with vegan mayo and mustard.

The fries are cut and made fresh so they are fantastic. I also had a piece of homemade spice cake which was very good. Frankly, I was really surprised to find homemade vegan desserts in a restaurant that sells only veggie dogs burgers! One of my dining companions also got the banana/almond milk/maple shake which I sampled and it was delicious! It was very rich and would serve as a dessert.

The food was reasonably priced and the service (and other diners/community center members) were very friendly.

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Third Ward


At Alabama, on Live Oak between Cleburne and Alabama.


Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • American
  • Raw Food
  • Soul Food
  • Macrobiotic


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Wi-Fi


vegan chili cheese dog and fries

vegan chili cheese dog and fries


11am - 7pm
3pm - 7pm
11am - 7pm
3pm - 7pm
11am - 7pm
9am - 2pm

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