So I visited this cafe after seeing beautiful pictures on Instagram and reading they do gluten & dairy free options . I ordered a meal off the lunch menu with a V (vegan ) at the side knowing 100 % this should be dairy free, I also asked for the bread to be GF & told the waitress before ordering I was DF&GF. When it arrived the butter I got with my bread looked very much like full butter , so I asked and indeed it was cows milk butter, when I asked to swap this to vegan butter thinking it was a mistake, I was told they don’t serve dairy free butter (none In the cafe) ? So how can anything with toast be classed as vegan , how do you make your products like potato salad /cakes that are labelled vegan ect without having vegan butter on the premises? I am pretty confident a lot of vegans will have had animal products here. Also is the GF bread toasted separately to gluten bread ? I’m not normally one to be to fussed however at 27 weeks pregnant my allergies & intolerance need to be taken very seriously . I was offered peanut butter in replacement for cows butter (I’m pregnant & peanut butter with eggs & beans ). My mum had a bagel & she eats everything and anything but she couldn’t even get the knife through this bagel. I suppose you just put trust into restaurants and cafes that they are honest with their menus . I was very ill after eating here, I am presuming butter must have been used in my meal or some form of milk as it’s the only thing that makes me ill in the way that I was in such a short space of time after eating it .all I can advice Is that your chef is educated on the serious impact allergies and intolerance on pregnant woman or any member of the public . It’s a shame really as it’s situated in a lovely place and describes itself as offering DF /GF. the cakes look delicious if you can eat them . Just think again if you are vegan , intolerant or allergic to anything. They did apologise for the bagel & knocked it off the bill.
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