The Plant Café, located in the new shopping center in Hamala Hills, gets the great honor of being Bahrain’s first fully vegan café. It only opened its doors this past February, but it has some amazing hits on its menu sure to keep customers coming back.
We recently took the kids there for lunch. We’d been meaning to try it out on a date night, but sometimes life has other plans. So instead of waiting for the illusive date night, we decided to try it out with kiddos in tow.
The food was delicious. There were some modified old favorites, a veggie burger patty made from mushrooms and brown rice, macaroni and cheese made from squash and cashews, paté made from smoked lentils that my almost-three-year-old insisted on finishing herself and even the five-year-old ate up all the beetroot and carrot “ketchup” with the roasted potatoes.
The atmosphere is clean and minimalist, but comfortable. It offers seating upstairs and on the ground floor. For those with kids, it has high chairs and colored pencils and postcards for the kids to decorate and a very kind wait-staff.
I would love to tell you that we tasted all of their amazing desserts, including a gluten-free tiramisu and strawberry cheesecake made with a macadamia crust, but we’re saving those for next time. The prices are a little high for lunch with the kids, so we’re going to move this into our date-night-options category, but we will definitely be back! And this time, I’m not sharing the lentil paté.