Review: Vgë Café – Bryn Mawr, PA

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It’s been a year since Vgë Café opened and we finally got out there to try their delicious sandwiches. Mauro and I decided to check it out on one of our drive-abouts a couple of weeks back. And let me tell you, we really missed out on some good stuff this past year.

We took a nice scenic and hilly route out there. It was a gorgeous day and perfect weather for driving around, it made me appreciate the lush, green scenery and how much I love living in this part of the country.

We were pretty hungry by the time we got there, so it was hard to pick from all the tempting menu items. Mauro went for the cream of broccoli soup, which we shared, and the Vgësteak (their vegan cheesesteak). I opted for the Bành Mí. You can get any menu item as a sandwich (on a multi-grain roll), as a wrap or a salad. We both opted for sandwiches, but loved the idea of choosing the delivery system for the delicious contents.

Our food came out pretty quickly, served on reusable, yet compostable, plates made of bamboo fiber. The utensils are compostable as well. I love that! The sandwiches were pretty hearty and so was the soup. We probably would’ve been fine (not totally stuffed) if we hadn’t ordered the soup, but what the heck, we have to do recon and report back here 🙂 We also loved that the only choice of bread is a seeded multi-grain instead of white. Mauro’s Vgësteak was tasty with great texture. My Bành Mí was crunchy and fresh like spring. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked it because I was expecting it to be hot (spicy) and hot (temperature-wise), but by the second bite the crunchiness of the veggies and creaminess of the tofu and the sauce just won me over.

Aside from the menu items, they also have a variety of bottled vegan beverages, desserts —rumor has it we saw a chocolate peanut butter mousse bomb cake in the dessert case— and a soft-serve ice cream machine. We were too full after our meal to get to dessert. That just means I’ll have to make another trip out there to try more menu items and that soft-serve.

Have you been to Vgë Café yet? What did you think?

 

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Lydia has been a passionate cook since she was 13 years old, a vegetarian/now vegan for a over 21 years, a graphic designer for over 18.... read her full bio or send her a message here.

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