Started in Cardiff in 2014, Herbivore is a small business dedicated to providing delicious, creative and unique vegetarian and vegan food from the best quality local ingredients. Beginning with one-off supper clubs at the best of the independent restaurants, cafes and other venues around the city and beyond, Herbivore took up a weekend residency at the Embassy Cafe in Cathays with a weekly changing, innovative menu.
Since June 2020 Herbivore has been in residence at Eartha on City Rd, Cardiff. As well as being a vegetarian cafe, bar and coffee shop, Eartha is a beautiful oasis selling plants and goods from local suppliers – you can read more about it here. We offer a regularly changing, mostly vegan lunch menu Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 3pm. On Sundays there is a set vegan Sunday roast which is served from 12 to 5pm.
On Wednesday evenings we are delighted to once again be offering a socially distanced supper club. Read more about it here.
Due to the current Welsh lockdown restrictions we are currently closed and plan to reopen on Tuesday 10th November.
Follow @herbivorecdf & @earthastore for all the latest information and current menu.
Back from my travels and back in business Sat 31st August & Sun 1 Sept with a menu featuring the best of summer produce from Field Days Organic and Blaencamel Farm. Full menu here.
Over the next few weeks the Embassy Cafe openings will be a bit erratic: holiday time, Notting Hill Carnival and some wedding catering all getting in the way of the normal run of things.
Sat 10th Aug: Open 11 – 4 (and 6 – 11pm for smallplates/bigflavours menu)
Sun 11th Aug: Closed
Sat 17th Aug: Closed
Sun 18th Aug: Closed
Sat 24th Aug: Closed
Sun 25th Aug: Closed
Sat 31st Aug: Open
Sun 1st Sept: Open
Sat 7th Sept: Closed
Sun 8th Sept: Closed
Summer produce and flavours abound on this weekend’s Embassy Cafe menu. Gooseberries from the allotment crop up twice and there’s a reappearance of the samphire from the local coast. If you hadn’t already worked it out, Herbivore is still very much in business at the Embassy Cafe on weekends despite the recent closure of the Riverside Sourdough operation. This weekend’s menu here.
Watch this space for the details of Herbivore 061, the next supper club event.
Supper clubs are back up and running at the Embassy Cafe on 27th June. Menu here. Above is a pic of roast portobello mushroom on a potato & nori cake from a weekend menu at the end of May. The cafe menu changes week to week. You can find the latest one here.
People seem to expect me to return from Sicily with new ideas and recipes taken from my time there. But although I eat so well there and love to cook there I think what I really take away is a strengthening of a resolve to use the best of what is on my own doorstep. I can’t have the wonderful sun-kissed produce that is so easy to come by over there, the fresh olive oil, almonds and capers but we have our own riches here. Last week I was picking verdant, succulent sea beet on the Welsh coast, pickling wild garlic seeds for the future and cutting herbs from my own garden. This week Global Gardens, a Cardiff based community growing project, have kindly let me try some samples of British grown organic beans and pulses from a company in Halesworth, Suffolk (another place close to my heart) You’ll find the split favs beans in the felafel this week. Full menu here.
This weekend, 20th & 21st April will be the last chance to eat Herbivore food at the Embassy Cafe for a little while – it’s time for the annual trip to Sicily. Saturday 20th is business as usual with a menu featuring the plate pictured above: grilled polenta | braised beets & beluga lentils | roast cherry tomatoes. Details here. On Sunday we have the 3 course Easter Lunch and a shorter version of the Saturday menu.
Re open on Saturday 18th May.
There are no supper clubs in the Herbivore diary at the moment but we are pleased to offer a three course vegan Sunday lunch on Easter Day – 21st April at the Embassy Cafe, Cathays Terrace, Cardiff:
Wye Valley Asparagus | Burnt Onion Raita | Date & Tamarind
Celeriac & Hazelnut Roast | Grilled Spring Cabbage | Rosemary Roasties | Onion & Cider Gravy
Rhubarb & Almond Crumble | Vanilla Ice Cream | Pomegranate Syrup
It’s £18 per person, BYO (nor corkage charge) and we are serving from 12 – just book a time slot that’s convenient to you: firstname.lastname@example.org. As ever, limited spaces so don’t sleep on it.
Thanks to the collaborative fundraiser with Riverside Sourdough we’re able to have a new sink unit installed in our kitchen. The bad news is that we’ll have to close for a day to do it. Business as usual on Saturday (menu here) but closed Sunday.
March sees Herbivore setting up temporary camp at The Fig Tree on Penarth’s seafront with an all vegan 5 course dinner menu for two consecutive nights. Same food, special location. Bookings for this one are being taking care of by the restaurant: give ‘em a call on 029 2070 2512.