The Wild Trapeze, Newcastle

Newcastle has come on leaps and bounds in the last year and one area in particular has seen a particular boon in vegan offerings. With Shoe Tree and Junk It Up recently opening, and stalwart Sky Apple Cafe, Heaton is firmly on the vegan map. It is great to see other cafes adapt their menus to accommodate, and I’d heard on the grapevine that The Wild Trapeze were offering a meat free breakfast.

We popped along to give it a try, especially as it had been a couple of years between visits. I had been unsure of whether this cosy cafe had vegan options available after we’d made the switch, although it appeared their lunch menu (served from 12pm)- which features vegan staple Falafel and Tofu Pho Bowl amongst other dishes- was definitely full of plant-based alternatives.

The breakfast menu wasn’t marked with (VE) to help with the decision making process, but hopefully this is something this is something that will be updated in due course.

We were able to make adaptations to the Veggie Breakfast option to make it suitable for vegans. Linda McCartney sausages, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms and toast were the order of the day for me, while my friend had his with baked beans too.

It was a tasty plate of food and the atmosphere of the cafe is relaxed and friendly. The décor- red velvet curtains, walls adorned with paintings, a piano- add to the quirkiness of this hidden gem.

Breakfast with drinks (almond milk is available and the hot chocolate can be veganised) cost £23. Reasonably priced for a decent plate of food, Wild Trapeze should definitely feature on your must-visit list for 2018 whether you are vegan or otherwise.

Thanks for reading,

Pip x

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