Global Cafe at RISC

fully Fully VEGETARIAN
options VEGAN options
options ORGANIC options
Free Range
Local Produce


Telephone: 0118 958 3555

Website: http://www.risc.org.uk


35-39 London Street
Reading RG1 4PS


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Lunch menus have vegetarian and vegan options, such as baked potatoes etc. The cooked Ethiopian meals are delicious and where vegetarian are also fully vegan, though there is usually also one meat option available. Great atmosphere and buffet night provides plenty of delicious food. Positive j1
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:36:15 +0100
Excellent food and good service. Wide selection of dishes from Tutu's Ethiopian table - tasty! Very good for vegetarian and vegan diets. Loads of Fair Trade beverages. and find ales (including nettle beer). Free Wi-Fi thrown in as well - what more could you want? Positive Ian Johnson
Sat, 03 Jan 2009 17:03:08 +0000
Nice, laid-back atmosphere. Kid-friendly. Friendly service. Delicious food. We started with pita and hummus and had the vegetarian/vegan Ethiopian platter and the Ethiopian lamb soup. (More basic meals available include jacket potatoes and baguettes.) For dessert, we had lemon drizzle cake and coffee & walnut cake. All were fabulous. Wide variety of drinks available including organic beers, juices, teas and coffees. We will definitely go back! Positive Beth Lane
Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:59:28 +0000
A really relaxed atomsphere, particularly child friendly. The menu is truly varied, offering jacket spuds to international dishes. Over recent months a new Ethiopian chef has joined the team and this has an impact on the meals available (for the better, although they were smashing before!). The 'injurers' are recommended, these coming in at £7.50 for a platter ('injurer' refills being free!). On the latest visit a family of four were fed for around £35, including drinks and a slab of vegan cake. They also stock a good range of beers (much appreciated), give the chance to visit the fair-trade shop next door and are open both during the day and the evening. They can even provide a private room for functions. Fantastic. Positive Phil Child
Sat, 30 Dec 2006 00:00:00 +0000
The menu here has improved a lot since the caterers changed a few months ago. It now is 90% vegetarian and about 50% of its hot dishes are vegan. On top of this the food is tastier than before, so it can compete with Cafe Iguana, has a smoke free area and is exceptionally child-friendly. Wheelchair/pram access to whole dining area. Environmentally-friendly and fair-traded products are sold in the adjoining shop. Positive Sophie Fenwick
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 00:00:00 +0100
The menu changes daily and has strong veggie leanings. It sometimes has vegan dishes but is a bit unreliable as they sometimes sell out or can't tell you if the specials are vegan or not. They often run out of soya milk but do make good soya cappuccinos when available. They have a wide selection of unusual foreign beers, and the atmosphere is great, if smokey, in the evenings, when there is sometimes a cover charge. There is a no smoking area during the day. Open Monday lunchtime, and lunchtime till late Tues to Sat. The management seems to be up for tender, so this all may change. Positive Sophie Fenwick
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 00:00:00 +0100

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