Even though I’m not a vegetarian it’s no secret that I love vegetarian food and I have been trying to visit Nashia’s for some time, and so with the chance of both me and Roger finishing up early one Friday I booked us in for lunch.
This small cafe is named after the owner Nashia Waggie, who comes from South Africa and has brought her passion for cooking here to Vorarlberg. Taking influence from different cuisines, including Indonesian, where her mother is from, she cooks up for you African, Asian and Indian inspired dishes, specialising in vegetarian and vegan food.
You can find Nashias just outside of Bregenz on Gallusstrasse.
This gorgeously cute café and shop has a really welcoming vibe with a warm and colourful interior and only about six tables or so. Along with the beautiful aromas coming out of the kitchen, you really do feel like Nashia has extended an invitation into her very own home.
Everyday she has about three or four different options to choose from, all served with either rice or bulgar and a small salad garnish.
Some example menu items are:
- soya mince curry with aubergines
- red curry with vegetables
- dhal with spinach
- green curry in coconut milk and vegetables
- African peanut sauce with roasted peanuts and vegetables.
- Birjani with lentils and potatoes served with chutney.
- Kohlrabi in coconut lemongrass curry sauce with roasted sesame seeds
On the day we visited we got to sample her pineapple and coconut curry and a tomato based eggplant curry. The pineapple and coconut was really fresh with just the right amount of heat, and the eggplant curry was hearty and rich with again the right amount of spice. Some people might like a bit more rice to eat with the generous portion of sauces, but I’m sure that is easily catered for and for me this was more than enough for lunch. We did also order a side serving of flatbread, just to make sure we mopped up every last bit of sauce.
All good meals finish with a sweet treat and her homemade apple and coconut sticks hit the right spot.
A lot of her drinks are also homemade like the lemon and ginger tea and different fruit juices.
Everything is also available as takeaway and she even offers catering for small events.
She has a few different products available to buy so that you can attempt to recreate some similar dishes at home, but to experience the real deal, make sure you drop in and see Nashia.
Nashia’s is now unfortunately closed.