We’ve got a treat for you! We’ve rounded up the best small vegan cafes in Florida that you can eat at right now. From Southern bites to fresh herbs, legumes, and vegetables that are cooked just right, we’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look!
The Manatee Cafe
The Manatee Cafe isn’t 100% vegan (it’s known as a vegetarian cafe), but it does sell lots of vegan food on its menu. The menu also includes gluten-free fare, as well as some awesome organic coffee.
And as a sign of its credibility, executive chef Cheryl Crosley is the woman behind Manatee Cafe, which she founded almost a quarter of a century ago!
What else? You can pick up supplements and even beauty accessories here.
Address: 525 FL-16 #106, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Ethos Vegan Kitchen
Ethos Vegan Kitchen is a vegan cafe located in Orlando. It’s open all week long, and prides itself on its homely feel, both in its design, layout and atmosphere, and its menu.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus are available, and dishes include a breakfast burrito, short stack and a BBQ “pork” sandwich.
I’ll have to stop running through the menu now ‘cause it’s making me hungry!
Beer and wine is also served.
What else? There’s a monthly newsletter to sign up to for all the latest news!
Address: 601-B S New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Ground Foods Cafe
If you love the sound of Italian vegan food, you’ll surely love Ground Foods Cafe, a joint built around the concept of takeout food (though outdoor seating is available).
The menu is 100% vegan (and mostly American Italian inspired), the prices are very reasonable and culinary delights include ricotta pie, loads of vegan pasta dishes and DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIE CAKE.
And, yes, there is cheese. Lots of vegan cheese.
What else? Gluten free options are available.
Address: 6428 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Love Life Cafe
Love Life Cafe promotes animal welfare and a healthy, happier you, on both a physical and mental level. To that end, they sell food that they believe is the best way to love yourself via a clean, plant-based diet.
Founded by couple Veronica and Diego (the former being a Holistic Health Coach), the cafe is a socially conscious vegan restaurant that wants you to feel part of their community. Here, you can expect great people, great food, and great vibes.
What else? The menu includes an egg and cheese croissanwich, spinach and cheese omelette, and a super healthy kale salad.
Address: 2616 NW 5 Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Full Bloom Vegan
Full Bloom Vegan describes itself as offering “gourmet vegan cuisine” - which is exactly what you can expect.
Whether your preferences are gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free, nut-free or raw, vegans of all types are catered for. Caesar’s salad is on the menu, as are breakfast tacos, while kung pao tofu is a popular lunchtime dish.
What else? Cocktails and wines are served.
Address: 1670 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Dharma Fine Vittles
Dharma Fine Vittles are the best small vegan cafes (there are 3 of ‘em!) in Florida to visit if you love the idea of vegan food with a Southern twist. Here you will find treats such as Carolina BBQ pulled jackfruit, Florida fried green tomato and Hillbilly Chili Dawgs on the menu. Just like mama used to make ‘em!!
Dharma Fine Vittles was founded by ex-self-confessed “punk kid” Shaun, who was schooled on the culinary delights of the American South when he worked as a trucker. He brought all his foodie experiences together and launched The Vegan Hot Dog Cart in Orlando, before unleashing the ‘Vittles onto the world. Go check it out!
What else? You can still find The Vegan Hot Dog Carts slinging ‘dogs in Orlando!
- 212 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771
- 2603 E South St, Orlando, FL 32803
- 1910 N Ola Ave Suite 113, Tampa, FL 33602
Manna Life Food
Manna Life Food is ideal if you’re gluten-free and love vegan food that’s made only from the finest, freshest organic ingredients. The cafe has been around since 2016, and features all kinds of superfoods on the menu.
There’s also a grocery on site where you can buy boxes of food, including the “Breakfast in Bed” for $39.99.
What else? Each Tuesday is Taco Tuesday!
Address: 80 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
For more hidden gems in Florida (and anywhere else in the U.S.), be sure to check out NatureHub's map of sustainable and conscious businesses! 😉