Vegetarian Food Studio
109 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 6JT
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Art, Design and architecture, Nightlife, People watching, Trendiness
Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Vegetarian Food Studio
Cardiff has recently developed a fine array of Indian and vegetarian eating spots, and this is where they combine in a fine cosmopolitan, informal way. Its bright light, humble furniture and glass counter provide the vibe of a casual cafe that could be in any built up city in the world; you feel instantly at home... And instantly bamboozled by the endless array of cheap vegetarian dishes on the menu.
All veggie, largely vegan, and totally tasty, these generously priced bowls are perfect to share among friends. The restaurant is unlicensed but you can bring your own and pay a corkage fee of £1 per person, making a thrifty eating experience even easier on the purse.
The bhel puri is a fantastic start; a crunchy mixture of puffed rice, peas, onion and chutneys, it’s the most luxurious Bombay mix you’ll ever have. Indian cheese, paneer, appears in many of the dishes but works best in their crisp dosa pancakes. Don’t fill up too much, though; their selection of multicoloured barfi cakes is tremendous.
Funky and fun, the Vegetarian Food Studio is a firm favourite with both the student community and families so don’t expect a quiet, secluded meal.
A family run restaurant, the service is laid back and friendly, the owner is always happy to highlight dishes and explain the combination of ingredients.
It’s just tucked away behind the centre in Grangetown, a quick stroll over the Taff and you’re there.
Incredibly cheap. No main dish will cost you more than £6.
More information on Vegetarian Food Studio:
- Price guide:
- Café, Restaurant, Takeaway
- 109 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 6JT
- +44 29 2023 8222
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Open Tue-Thu,Sun 11am-9.30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary