Attention all Copenhagen Foodies - herbivores and carnivores! I cannot wait to share my wonderfully delicious experience at the new all plant-based and organic café Souls in Østerbro.
Souls is a vegan and vegetarian café located in quaint Melchiors Plads on Nordre Frihavnsgade in Østerbro. It was founded by two Australian expats on the mission to bring healthy, high quality and locally sourced alternatives to Wonderful Copenhagen. They wish to not only cater to the health conscious but also to those whom care about sustainable and ethical living. Hence their witty slogan: Eat like you give a fork!
I have now had the pleasure of visiting this cozy café twice; for brunch and for lunch. On both occasions I was greeted with friendly smiles, great service and wonderful attention to detail. The decor and relaxed atmosphere reminded me of cafés in Venice Beach in sunny California, where I am from. Although I'm certain it's based on the laid-back Australian beachside culture, I felt right at home with surfboards and longboards perched along the walls.
I tried the brunch plate on my first visit at Souls. I was told that everything on the menu was made in-house except for the bread. The brunch consisted of 2 pancakes, avocado smash, cashew yoghurt with muesli, lots of fresh fruit, gluten-free bread and a homemade chocolate spread that was to DIE FOR!! In general the entire plate was delicious! I fell especially in love with the amazing pancakes and the green pea mash.
For my second visit I shared the Plant-based Burger and the Soulful BQQ Sandwich with a meat-eater friend of mine who had never tried vegan food before. The burger patty consisted of green lentil, seitan, spinach and coconut flakes and was served on a gluten-free bun with a side of potatoes and sweet potato fries. It was, in all honesty, the BEST vegan burgers I have tried in Denmark. And that truffle-aioli dip on the side was SOOOO GOOD! Definitely try it!
I was told by one of the servers that the Soulful BBQ sandwich was one of their most popular items on the menu and I completely understand why! The mushrooms and grilled, marinated tofu were so moist and flavorful, the pesto and fresh, crisp rucola and tomatoes really made this sandwich a delight to eat. An instant favorite for me personally. A must-try indeed!
It's safe to say that my meat-eating friend was thrilled about his first encounter with vegan cuisine. So we went ahead and order dessert and coffee to top things off. Because why not?! :-)
We ordered the raw yuzu cheesecake and the chocolate cake. Both were delicious! However I must admit that despite being a huge chocoholic, I ended up loving the raw yuzu cheesecake the most. The chocolate cake was rich, moist and not too heavy, but the yuzu cake had a lovely refreshing and tangy taste that left me wanting more. I can really recommend both - but give the yuzu a try for sure!
I loved how beautifully presented the dishes and desserts were when they arrived at our table. I love good food in general but if it also LOOKS pretty, it elevates the entire experience to the next level because we eat with our eyes first. It's apparent that the good people at Souls Café know and understand this concept very well. *thumbs up!*
I am now definitely a huge fan of Souls Café! It's probably the BEST vegan café in Copenhagen in my opinion. If you are a vegan in Cph, then you know how much of a challenge it is to find a really good place to eat. At Souls Cph you don't feel like you're settling for whatever vegan option, it's literally a Vegan Paradise!
If they keep delivering this level of quality, service and attention to detail, I will be coming back to Souls Cph again and again. I plan to work myself through the entire menu and then start from the beginning once I'm through!
THE MYWORKOUT OFFER
I want to share this terrific place with all of you so I was fortunate enough to arrange a fantastic deal for all my wonderful readers and follower-friends with the owners of Souls Café.
The entire month of June 2016, you can get 15% your check when you visit Souls Café by:
1 - Following Souls on Instagram
2 - Tell them upon ordering that you're claiming the Yvonne MYworkout 15% discount
3 - Show them when ordering that you've checked in at Souls Cph on your Facebook.
That's it! :-) Enjoy, friends!
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