For those of you looking for a top notch vegetarian cafe in WInchester you can’t go wrong with Rawberry on George Street which is on the edge of Parchment Street and round the corner from my favourite charity shop (the Oxfam book shop). While other places in Winchester offer standard vegetarian fare – e.g. vegetarian sausages or a side of avocado, the whole menu for breakfast and lunch at Rawberry is 100% vegetarian and has really interesting mix of juices, smoothies, breakfast, lunch and other goodies and treats. Those of you who are meat eaters (me included) you won’t feel like you are missing out.
This morning I dropped in to have a quick breakfast. Though all the options looked good, I saw that they had sourdough toast with peanut butter and banana. Oh em gee. Do I love peanut butter and banana. When it arrived it did not disappoint. They were generous with the peanut butter – in fact probably a little too generous and I wasn’t able to finish it all.
As for the drink, I needed a coffee, but decided to opt for one of the superfood coffees they have on offer. I went with the tumeric lattee, which when it arrived, looked as the chap next to me commented like curry sauce. Didn’t taste like it though. Was delicious, warm, bitter yet creamy. Not something I’d have everyday
and perhaps alongside the generous toast portion left me more sleepy than energised, but that’s the problem when your eyes are bigger than your stomach.
In the rest of the cafe there was a mix of people and they have further seating downstairs. Free wifi and student discounts are an added bonus. Don’t be put off by the outside of the building – Winchester has so many beautiful facades that as a tourist it might be easy to walk on by Rawberry, once you are inside you are in a bright, clean modern cafe with fantastic coffee and a really interesting menu.
Look forward to visiting for lunch sometime soon.