‘Vegafe’ is a vegetarian café (duh) in a small Old Town street that no tourists wander into. Mostly because the short street runs between two tall walls and nothing ever happens here – a good spot to hide something only the locals know about.
As a local, you get to find out about the place by word of mouth – someone has either been here or heard of the place that’s located in this street and run by a yoga studio, serving vegetarian food. As a local, you then went to check it out: they made you take your shoes off at the entrance and took you into a room which smelled of incense, where mediation music was playing. You tried their food and you were hooked.
The place is about ayurvedic cooking: vegetarian and vegan dishes, but not just something to stave off your hunger. They got creative and offer cakes, smoothies and homemade lemonade. Go for the hot paneer donuts with fresh orange and peach jam – my favourite. And a third order of the same. And one to go.
The strange thing about eating here is you don’t miss meat if that’s what’s normally mostly on your menu. They make you forget about it. ‘Vegafe’ has a feel of calm to it and lying down for a while after your meal to just relax is something you wouldn’t think twice about doing.