When me and a friend, who’s studied in the UK, visited “Vieta”, her first comment was that it reminded her of a place English-speakers call a greasy spoon. Which is true, but only in the sense of how casual it looks: one room, five tables of which no single two are alike, menus on laminated pieces of paper, art magazines on the windowsill and the kitchen door left open, allowing you to glimpse inside anytime.
However, “Vieta”, which literally means “place” in Lithuanian, serves a vegetarian menu. But not hardcore vegetarian – meat-free, rather: cheese is on the menu. The burger with cheese is a good pick if you’re looking for something filling. They also have daily specials, so be sure to ask: soups, main dishes, desserts and treats – it’s all there.
Why would you come here? Because it immediately feels like home: half your best friend’s kitchen, half a room in your summer house. Their taste in music is impeccable – think indie, everything you don’t hear on main radio stations and some well-known classics. And if you thought cheese was strange for a vegetarian place, well, they also sell alcohol. Which in my book is a good thing.