Tuesday 27 September 2016

Kind Cuisine

Last weekend we decided to drive to Sudbury in Suffolk to try out their brand new, and only, vegan cafe Kind Cuisine. Sudbury is only a 10 minute drive from where we live in Essex and for a long time now I have felt that this area is severely lacking in options for vegans. When I saw via Facebook that Kind Cuisine had opened up it really was surprising because I had started to lose all hope for anywhere like this opening up near to me! It was definitely a moment for celebrating and planning an immediate visit. 

Before visiting Kind Cuisine I had the pleasure of seeing some images of their dishes pop up on my Facebook feed and I really liked the look of what I saw. The image presented was of somewhere homely, inviting and a chef who knew what they were doing with vegetables. My favourite kind of vegan food is that which is completely vegetable based and healthy so I knew that this cafe was already hitting a lot of the right notes for me.

On arrival at Kind Cuisine and after glancing through their menu I was pleased to find that my initial preconceptions were indeed correct. We were met with warm and welcoming smiles and a cosy interior akin to other local tea rooms and cafes, but with the informality of visiting old friends.

Along with the above menu there was also a blackboard detailing the specials of the day which were French onion soup and a chickpea curry bowl, both of which we loved the sound of and so ordered for our lunch. I really like the fact that Kind Cuisine have these changing specials as I think it helps to keep things varied and there's also the element of surprise as to what will be cooking on the day you visit.    

As a small appetiser we ordered a bowl of freshly toasted nuts and seeds. I think this was the first time I had ever enjoyed nuts and seeds warm and it was a really enjoyable experience. It also helped to keep hunger at bay whilst we waited for our mains. 

My French onion soup was so delicious and something I haven't had for a very long time so it made a really welcomed change. It was so delicious and I loved the touch of adding a large bready crouton in the middle with some vegan cheese on top. 

My husband's curry bowl looked divine and if my soup hadn't had been so nice I think I would have really regretted not ordering this for myself! The curry tasted very fresh and homemade which he really loved. The mini popodoms and vegetable pakora were also a pleasant addition to the bowl and made it a very hearty lunch. 

After having spotted this beautiful looking victoria sponge cake on our arrival there was no way we were going to leave without trying some so we ordered a slice along with a pot of tea for our dessert. It was the perfect end to a delightful first visit!  

Whilst we sat and enjoyed our cake it was really great to see this little cafe so busy and not a free table in sight. Part of me may have questioned if a vegan cafe could do good business in such a rural and traditional area of Suffolk, but it was clear to see that, despite its newness, this is already a popular spot with the locals. 

We're already looking forward to our next visit to Kind Cuisine and it's so amazing to have a purely plant based eatery so close to where we live. Kindness and compassion towards animals is thankfully growing and seeing cafe's like this pop up in some of the unlikeliest places confirms that Veganism is on the rise.  


  1. This place looks and sounds lovely! I am drooling over that soup especially!!

  2. The cake looked incredible! Such an awesome menu - and great news that it is close by to you... maybe more will open up now? This post has made me hungry haha :)



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