Vegan Folie’s is located close to where we stayed in Paris , so we stopped here for a brief lunch one day.
It’s a rather small and cute cafe, basically serving simple salads, sandwiches and bakeries. Some narrow high table and benches are placed along the wall and window. Noticeable are some cute animal pictures hanging on the wall, reminding people that they can enjoy the delicious food without any animals harmed or abused. Although I love the message, I personally think it makes the whole place too much like a vegan outreach stand, rather than a cafe. Perhaps that’s exactly what the owner tries to do? French cuisine is famous for its cream and butter and their non-vegan bakeries are world-famous and competitive. All that makes it difficult for people to turn away from their well beloved tradition to vegan alternatives.
Above: Sandwiches were also ok. It’s a bit dry all over. Perhaps some nice sauce would rescue it?
On the Right: The rice salad was ok. The rice was a bit too stiff and clumped together, with a few faux chicken bits around. I wished the salad was more embellished with various vegetables, at least some green leaves and perhaps tomatoes.
Above: Strawberry cake was nice, sweet and creamy. The bottom was a bit dry as well but with the creamy top it wasn’t too bad.
On the right: The cream on the cupcake was very delicious but the cake texture was a bit too dry and hard. I am not sure if it’s because it was not very fresh or it was just not well formulated. I would love to eat more fluffy and softer cupcake.
Overall, it’s not too bad but not amazing either. Maybe the cakes that we didn’t choose happened to taste better. It’s nice to have a vegan option when we were surrounded by delicious bakeries and cafes everywhere yet couldn’t find anything vegan to eat. So if you’re a vegan hungry for some sweet stuff, and you happen to be around the area, hop in for a cup of coffee and cake, and surely you can get your sweet tooth satisfied. 😉