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#20 of 70 Cafe in Reading


US$5 - US$19
Cafe, International, Mediterranean, Healthy
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 28 November 2019

Just returned from having a really tasty meal at the Global Cafe. The Thursday Thali is a vegetarian meal full of flavour. Tonight we had two curries - chickpea and carrot - with rice, naan and lime pickle. Friendly staff and prompt service - well...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 9 November 2019

An excellent, meal , authentic Indian veggie food - not too hot for non-curry afficianados, but lots of flavour, lovingly cooked.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019

The Thursday Thali is delicious - highly recommend this classic Indian cuisine as it is packed full of flavour, not too spicy and a perfect winter warmer. Reasonably priced at £13.50 (including a soft drink) or £15 with an alcoholic beverage. The staff are very...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

The bar has a new menu - all vegetarian. Two of us shared a delicious vegan wrap served with tasty extras. It came quickly and was plenty for two. The bar has excellent wines, beers, coffee and tea and there is a brilliant roster of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 24 July 2019

On visiting Reading for a graduation our daughter took us here where we had a family lunch. The food was Vegan and very good , i had a curry that was light and mild ideal for a lunchtime. My wife got more than she expected...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

A local favourite for years, I went to check out the new menu now that the Ethiopian kitchen has moved to its own premises. It was surprisingly good, extensive and fresh vegan menu with interesting choices, really well made. Walk out of the boring town...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Very peaceful here at 11.30am. French music station and only the cacti in the window to keep me company. Reasonably priced coffee and they do a great alcohol - free beer. Staff always friendly but not obsequious. My friend had the fries from the new...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Sam C, Trustee at Global Cafe at RISC, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Hi Cassandra, Thanks for coming down to RISC and spending your morning with us, I’m glad you appreciated the relaxed atmosphere. I’m sorry the fries and spicy salad weren’t quite to taste; we’ll take this on board however and ensure we impress next time! Sam

Reviewed 1 July 2019

Didn't expect to see a purely Vegan and Vegetarian cafe in Reading and it's not a chain! Very tasty food and good ambience in the evening especially on a live music night.

Date of visit: June 2019
Sam C, Trustee at Global Cafe at RISC, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Hi Zara, Thanks for visiting the Global Cafe @ RISC and your kind review of course! We’d love to see you back again soon! Sam

Reviewed 29 June 2019

Never been to Reading before, but found this little gem through Happy Cow. There’s a good variety of vegan food, most of which was available as gluten free. The food was cooked fresh and was really tasty (my husbands curry was particularly good!). There was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Sam C, Trustee at Global Cafe at RISC, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Hi Louisa, Thanks for trying out our new Vegan menu, so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your visit. Our homemade vegan & gluten free cakes are prepared fresh by our wonderful staff every week - I’ll pass on your kind comments about the...More

Reviewed 25 June 2019

I was really impressed with the vegan spicy bean wrap and chips I had for my lunch. A bundle of mouth watering flavours. Good portion and value for money. There were plenty of other vegan and vegetarian options to choose from and I'll definitely be...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Sam C, Trustee at Global Cafe at RISC, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Hey Worldtraveller, Thanks a bunch for your extremely kind comments; we’ve passed on your kind words to our staff and we will continue to strive towards providing a refreshing and positive eating experience. Thanks again! Sam

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14 August 2019|
Response from RISC_Reading | Property representative |
Hi Vic, The general rule is we don't allow young people under the age of18 after 9pm at the Global Cafe. However at special circumstances, depending on the age of the person and type of gig you can ask the licensee working... More
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    Global Cafe at RISC is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5