Every time I return to Bath, my first stop is Beyond the Kale.

It’s the café that restored my sanity through endless gruelling university deadlines, sufficiently fuelled my workouts and kept me happy and healthy.

I don’t just recommend you visit Beyond the Kale, I urge you to.

It’s got a completely plant-based menu full of countless smoothie and juice options, hearty and comforting salads, as well as fresh cakes and treats made daily.

 

The setting

You’ll find Beyond the Kale in the ever-developing community of Green Park Station.

At the weekend, the Farmer’s market fills the old station space outside the café. Several other independent eateries have also popped up in the last couple of years.

It’s a small space, but you’ll almost definitely be able to grab a table.

Think wooden crates stacked with fresh fruit, chunky wooden tables, and cool slate coloured walls. Takeaway options are also available, which is great for the warmer months as the Royal Crescent is just round the corner – the perfect place for a picnic!

The little things

The café is without a doubt built on its personal touches that create a real sense of community.

From fresh produce below the deli counter, stacks of cookbooks and beautifully designed chalkboards, this tiny healthy spot will warm your heart.

Whether it’s your first time visiting, or you’re a seasoned regular, you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and Bath charm from the owners to the cooks. There’s fresh fruit in the water decanters and a few plug sockets.

There is WiFi, but I wouldn’t necessary recommend sitting for hours on end with your laptop, purely because it gets so busy and there is limited seating.

The green juice test

I’m big on my no-fruit-green-juices. I like them mean, green and full of veg. My boyfriend on the other hand, not so much. I chose the Green Monster smoothie, whilst he grabbed a kinder, less intense Super Green.

The Green Monster is not for the faint hearted. But it will be sure to give you a goddess glow after gulping it down.

If you like your green juice a little sweeter, you’ll absolutely love the Super Green.

What we ate

The boyfriend wasn’t hungry, so I order a gluten-free falafel wrap, filled with roasted veggies and a tonne of thick and creamy hummous. Of course, he had a nibble when it came; their plant packed food is hard-to resist for even the avid meat eater.

It’s probably worth mentioning just how filling their food is, from the salad bowls to the insanely delicious veggie burger.

You’ll be left with a full stomach, ready to fuel your day as you explore the city.

I also grabbed a blueberry and almond slice to go. It was out of this world. Free from refined sugar and topped with creamy cashew frosting, it was the perfect way to finish the meal.

The bill

Green Monster Smoothie  £5.25
Super Green  £4.50
Home Made Falafel wrap (GF)  £6.50


What else?

Everything is vegan. Yet they don’t scream and shout about this – making it the perfect place to take your sceptical friends. My family adore coming here. And they usually all turn their noses up at every vegan restaurant I try to drag them too!

Beyond the Kale are super transparent about the food served too. They’ll happily tell you the ingredients in everything. The open kitchen means you can watch your food being made right in front of you.

Oh, and they are dog friendly and on Deliveroo.

What made us glow

Being home. Like I said, be it your first or fiftieth visit, the warm, comforting atmosphere of this place aligns with the food served.

Beyond the Kale

Green Park Station
Avon, Bath BA1 2DR

01225 424121
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