Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen
Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen is tucked away down a side street off Abbey Green, but its reputation precedes its low-key location. The creative menu offers a wealth of vegetarian and vegan dishes that vary with the season but are always delicious. Some mainstays include a heavenly carrot and cashew pâte and smoked, glazed field mushroom — their long-running popularity speaks for itself. Don’t skip dessert: Acorn makes a (vegan) salted chocolate tart that’s out of this world.
Green Rocket Cafe
The Green Rocket Cafe is an award-winning venue. A large part of its success is down to its wide and varied menu, which covers everything from soup and sandwiches to more hefty lunches, such as peanut and sesame noodles or enormous squash salads. Everything is tasty and wholesome, and caters to vegan fans of raw food too. Originally for daytime dining only, the Green Rocket Cafe is now open for dinner three times a week.
Chapel Arts Cafe
The Chapel Arts Cafe is located in the basement of a converted church, where they marry flatbread with pizza to create their unique version of a holy union. The combination of crisp bases, smeared with flavoursome sauces and piled high with a huge range of toppings has earned the cafe a dedicated following, plus two Bath Good Food Awards for best vegetarian food. Favourites include the Moroccan, laden with tabbuoleh, hummus and tzatziki and the Choker, an artichoke-topped, triple-cheese delight. For the sweet-toothed, you can enjoy their giant homemade meringues, served with lashings of cream and a small orchard’s worth of fruit.
Metropolitan Cafe at Bloomsbury
This cosy cafe is a great people-watching spot in Bath. Being located on the top floor of the local independent shop Bloomsbury affords it a great view over the Georgian city’s bustling streets, which is best enjoyed along with one of the cafe’s delicious paninis or tasty toasted wraps. Healthy eating is also high on the agenda, with nutritious smoothies and wonderfully warming homemade soups, not to mention a fantastic range of hot drinks.
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party has two spots in Bath; the light and airy original on Kingsmead Square, and a newer branch on Alfred Street. Brunch is a big deal at BTP, with everything from a classic veggie breakfast to sweetcorn hash or brown rice porridge made with coconut milk. Elsewhere you’ll find veggie burgers and a ‘super salad’ that more than lives up to its name. Everything is made from scratch on site, the eggs are free range and the milk organic, and many dishes can be made vegan on request.