Veg Out Cafe is an Independently owned cafe and restaurant on popular Poplar Road in Kings Heath, in the South of Birmingham.
As with many Vegetarian places it covers all bases and is open all day Monday-Friday, Friday and Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunch.
Veg Out is a smallish, minimal and friendly in the community kind of place with colourful walls adorned with art work. It has large windows bringing in lots of natural light, apart from after dark when we visited of course, but that’s stating the obvious.
The furniture and floors are wooden, sturdy and won’t rock and roll as you eat your soup or tuck into a vegetarian breakfast (there Arn’t many things worse). There are potted plants, community information on the walls and a gaiety of spirit that only a thoughtful independent business beholds. The care and attention to its customers, that bellies the Kings Heath vibe.
Positively, there is a Bring your own on alcohol which keeps the price down and makes Veg Out Cafe one of the best value places around.
Veg Out Cafe do a set price menu which includes vegan options. 3 courses for £ 17.95 and 2 courses for £17.95.
On the Saturday evening that Ruth and I visited the restaurant was busy and had a good buzzy atmosphere.
After a quick drink en route from home at Fletchers Bar on York Road we decided on looking at the menu to go for the 3 course menu.
We both chose the Ravioli set on a cauliflower and Tarragon puréed mushroom and cream sauce to start.
Our Ravioli was excellent. Though it felt quite small in size (though that was probably because we were hungry) the Ravioli was hand made, had a good flavour and was cooked perfectly, and with the complimentary flavours of the cauliflower, tarragon and cream lifted it into a fine starter, one demonstrating a touch of quality in the cooking and presentation.
For my main course I chose the Cannelini Al gratin with fennel, garlic served with wilted spinach.
The Cannelini Al Gratin was also very good, warming, filling and hearty. Packed with a subtle garlic and fennel flavour it was a good size and a really tasty main. The Spinach gave it a contrasting texture and made for a good main course.
Ruth chose the Kale salad with artichoke, garlic potatoes, chilli and white wine. A pretty dish that she commended for its healthy, filling and flavoursome potatoes, which she enjoyed a lot.
For pudding Ruth had the sorbet which she found refreshing and a healthier choice. Sorry no photo as Ruth had started before I could get one taken.
I went for The Sticky Toffee Pudding with Double Cream.
A sticky toffee pudding is one of my favourite puddings, it is for me one of my taste tests along with tiramisu, fresh bread and chips. (To name a few) having eaten Sticky Toffee Pudding in the Lake District and North Yorkshire I’ve had it where it was created.
I was very impressed with Veg Out Cafe’s sticky toffee pudding. It was superbly toffee flavoured, a good size, perfectly cooked, not burnt or overlooked but moist, and with the right amount of cream to give it the contrast in flavour. A super job, well worth having if on the menu.
The menu at Veg Out changes weekly usually so what Ruth and I ate may not be what you will find. I like the fact that the menu changes, it keeps it seasonal and fresh for both the chef and the customer who visits frequently.
Check Twitter and Facebook for their menus and their website.
I would have liked to have had some fresh bread when we arrived especially as exquisite independent bakery Maison Mayci is on the same road. Maybe to nibble on arrival or over the menu. I know how good the bread is there.
Throughout the service was friendly, enthusiastic and prompt and with a buzzy feel to the atmosphere made for a very engaging evening.
Veg Out Cafe is a brilliant Vegetarian place to go for an informal weekend evening. It’s casual, fun and the food is delicious, well made and shows a creative touch that is well executed and presented well.
Veggies, Vegans and meat eaters alike will enjoy the ambience and welcome and the price. As the hashtag on their website says #wecarewhatyoueat.
Who can dispute that.
Veg Out Cafe, 46 Poplar Road, Birmingham, B14 7AG.
We paid for our own meal all opinions in the view are my own, honest at all times.
Thanks for reading 😊
Has anyone been to Veg Out Cafe? What did you think, what’s your favourite time to visit?
In my previous review I reviewed Veg Out Cafe’s lunch and daytime menu:
see my review here:
You can now receive 10% off your bill with the Independent Birmingham Card so this makes the evening weekend deal even better value.
Unfortunately the deal became live a day or so after we visited. But another time😊
See what they say here: