We missed so many lovely eateries during Lockdown and one of the last to open was another favourite of ours, Simply Wholesome in Southsea. Last but not least by any means.
This small and friendly vegan cafe is currently open on Thursday’s and Friday’s 11-2. It has a few tables – I’m not sure you can sit inside at the moment due to the Covid-19 restrictions, BUT, fear not, you can get a takeaway! Colleen has several delicious salads each week, some favourites and a few which she changes. There’s always something green, a hummus, beans, roasted cauliflower and butternut squash patties. Also, soups!
Just look at this lovely dish containing all the colours of the rainbow. How could you not wish to gobble it right up? Well, my husband is one who would not. I can’t understand it, I’ve tried and tried to get him to eat salads and I’m pretty sure if he tried it he would love it.
Here’s some of the tasty cakes which Simply Wholesome has to offer, which again change frequently. Chocolate brownie, blondies, chocolate butternut cups, banana bread, all very yummy.
This white chocolate fruit and nut slice was fantastic.
The cafe also have savouries such as ‘sausage’ rolls (obviously nor meat). I sometimes give my husband these and ask him afterwards how his sausage roll was. He always says that it was very nice, not realising that they are in fact vegan. Oh how I (quietly) laugh – I don’t want to give the game away.
Local Kombucha – which is good for the gut – from The Mighty Bucha in Southsea is sold here too along with refreshing cans of Nix and Kix, the ‘kix’ being the cayenne pepper it contains (don’t worry, it’s not too hot). Hot drinks are sold too, coffees, hot chocolates, teas etc.,
If I know I’m going into Southsea I message Colleen ahead to order a salad, something savoury and a sweet treat or two as I don’t manage to get there until around 1 on a Friday and want to make sure there’s something left for me. I haven’t yet tried the soup but now that the weather has changed and there’s an autumnal ‘nip’ in the air it’s probably about time I did.
Service is always with a smile and Colleen is very obliging and we sometimes have a little chat if she’s not too busy.
Ambience – 8
Service – 9
Value – 8
Quality – 9
Return? Yes, again and again
Living life, loving (vegan) cake