In the heart of Bregenz, tucked away on a backstreet just off Leutbühel Platz, you will find this cosy cafe which serves up fantastic homemade vegetarian and vegan food. There are no shortage of Gasthaus’s and other locals here in Vorarlberg offering a good lunchtime menu of traditional schnitzels and an abundance of meat dishes, which is why I love that so many independent cafes are popping up offering healthy, vegetarian, homemade options using regional, bio produce.
Lieblingscafe took over where Cafesito previously was, and this cute cafe will instantly make you feel at home. They have an eclectic mix of furniture from antique style small tables and wooden chairs (which gave me a sense of stepping into a lifesize doll’s house) to modern bar stools and the overall décor is full of character. A nice touch is the fresh flowers on the tables in small watering cans and pots.
On my first visit it was a miserable Saturday afternoon and I couldn’t wait to get inside and treat myself to some lunch. All of their menu items are written up on the blackboards by the counter, but you will first be distracted by the homemade vegan cakes and treats on display like chocolate, lemon or vanilla & cherry cake, apple tart, or an assortment of muffins. Getting back to the task at hand I settled on a grilled vegetable sandwich which was full to the brim with fresh seasonal vegetables making it a bit of a challenge to fit in my mouth, but I accepted the challenge and polished off the whole thing no problem. On a second visit for lunch I chose a grilled pumpkin and
goat’s cheese melt. I absolutely love pumpkin and here it was cooked to just the right softness and with the cheese was a simple but perfect combination. Both were made fresh for me, however during the week they do have some sandwiches ready to take away if you are in a rush or try one of their daily specials, such as:
- moroccan chickpea stew
- lentil bruschetta
- vegetable lasagne
- carrot and ginger soup
- peppers & potato goulash
- flatbread with herb mint hummus and fresh vegetables
On my next visit it was again a miserable day with the rain pouring down and I was meeting a friend for breakfast. By the time I got there I was in dire need of a coffee and I was not disappointed. In keeping with the décor it was served in a beautiful patterned tea cup and saucer with a vintage decorative teaspoon, which really epitimised the unique and homely feel. For breakfast I went with their homemade muesli and my friend just a small sweet breakfast plate of freshly baked bread with marmalades.
On the first Sunday of every month they also offer a brunch where you can order a breakfast platter or simply enjoy some of their homemade dishes such as hummus, vegan egg salad, tortillas, quiches, fruit and vegetable platters, stews, pastas and sweet and savoury pastries, to name just a few (I recommend booking for brunch).
As animal lovers, you will also always be welcome to bring along your four legged friend.
This unique little gem will welcome you will open arms and is definitely one to seek out.