I don't live in a particularly vegan friendly part of the UK and although the supermarkets / health food stores are making it easier and easier for us these days, cafes generally don't. This is the only place within about an hour or so's drive of my house that does a purposely vegan breakfast.
So yeah I was excited to discover the Alto Lounge. It's a funky little place in Caversham, a village just outside of Reading in Berkshire. It does fab coffee, has a nice atmosphere, super friendly staff and it's always busy. And yeah, caters for vegans! When you're in there, ask the staff for the vegan menu if you don't see one:
I haven't actually tried the breakfast yet but one day I'll get around to it. We've been 3 times now and it's become our fave little place for a Sunday brunch! The fella can get his meaty burger on and I can get something vegan and ace.
So if you're anywhere near Reading, I'd definitely recommend checking this place out.
As we're in Reading in this post, I also tried out Tampopo with Jojo last weekend. The vegan options are marked on the menu and I picked a curry, that's actually a fish curry! Weird, but I guess the sauce is fish-sauce less because there's a vegan option that has tofu and veggies in. And it is very lovely.
We also had pudding. We had the sticky coconut rice with fresh mango. I liked this a lot. It's not as claggy as rice pudding (although I LOVE rice pudding) and the mango goes well with it. I was too full to eat it all though.