Frey and I have found ourselves in Cardiff since returning from our holiday in France. It’s all quite strange, it wasn’t a planned visit, and I may explain it in the future. For now though, we’re taking each day as it comes. I need to take Frey out each day as he is such an inquisitive little munchkin he gets bored staying at home, no matter how many toys he has to play with, and it’s good for me to get out of the house too, and of course, to give my parents their house back when ever possible!
If you need to get out and about, there would be worse places to be than Cardiff, that’s a positive thing. We have had a little outing every day so far. We had a bad night’s sleep last night and I didn’t quite have the energy for a walk, so I went onto google to look for ‘family friendly cafes in Cardiff’ and a recommendation that came up was a café called Bean There, which is on Whitchurch Road, so I thought that Frey and I could give it a try for some lunch.
I am so glad that I did, what an amazing café it is! I haven’t had much appetite for the past week, but my lunch was so delicious it actually managed to restore it.
I ought to have taken a picture of the filling, but once I had tucked in I enjoyed it so much that I didn’t think to take another photograph. It contained quinoa, red lentil and beetroot veggie cake, on a base of hummus, fresh salad, sweet and sour beetroot and basil infused olive oil. The garnish you see is hummus and beetroot. Along with this I treated myself to one of my favourite things, a soy latte.
Not only was the food delicious, the service was also fantastic. I felt really looked after, and the lady who served me, who I think may have been the owner, explained more about the menu to me. They serve home made fruit smoothies, with real fruit and no syrups, and they even have both coconut and almond milk as well as soya. It can be really tricky to eat out when eating a vegan diet, I often find myself eating the usual baked potato and beans, so it was fantastic to find a place with such great options for vegans. It’s not just a veggie café though, there were lots of options for meat eaters too.
In fact I was so impressed, I popped back in a second time to get myself an almond milk latte and a vegan chocolate and coconut flapjack to bring home. Doesn’t it look delicious?
Plus of course, as it was the reason I went there in the first place, there was a high chair available so I could pop Frey in it to feed him his lunch, and we could enjoy our lunch date.
I have a feeling we will be returning to Bean There again!