12 of the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Cafes in Sheffield

If you’re still of the opinion that vegan cafes are only for… well… vegans, then chances are you’re missing out on the constantly evolving taste extravaganza that is vegan cuisine. You only have to take a look at your local high street and the influx of vegan and vegetarian cafes to see that the demand for plant-based dining is growing, and so are the options available. And it’s not just edgy streets in East London that boast a sea of vegan food joints anymore – there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan cafes in Sheffield, one of the best vegan cities in the UK. With so many options to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of 12 of the best vegan and vegetarian cafes in Sheffield for you to try.

Best Vegetarian and Vegan Cafes in Sheffield

1.    Humpit

Orchard Square Shopping Centre, 45 Leopold St

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 – 15:00

Categories: Mediterranean, fast food, delivery, take-out, middle eastern

If you like hummus, then Humpit is the vegan café for you. Offering honest Middle Eastern street food in the form of salad bowls, pitta pockets and platters, this innovative vegan café in Sheffield allows your taste buds to take a journey to the exciting flavours of the Middle East.

2.   Tigs Bagel & Coffee House

26a Campo Lane

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-15:00, Sat: 10:00-16:00

Categories: Vegan friendly, lacto, western, European, breakfast

As the name suggests, Tigs is a primarily vegan café and bagel house which does offer items made with dairy upon request. Taste the flavours of New York with their hearty bagels, or opt for a lighter bite with their granola bowls, pancakes and pastries.

3.   Church – Temple of Fun

4a Rutland Way

Opening Hours: Mon 12:00-22:00, Tue-Thu 15:00-22:00, Fri 12:00-00:00, Sat 12:00-01:00, Sun 12:00-21:00

Categories: Vegan, western, fast food, gluten-free

If you’re in the mood for American-style cuisine with a twist, then Church is the vegan food joint for you. Boasting arcade machines, pool tables and state-of-the-art PS4 gaming pods, the fries aren’t the only things that are loaded. They even host live music events, including a surprise set from Radio 1’s Annie Mac back in 2018. This is the perfect vegan café in Sheffield for sociable vegans and omnivores alike.

4.   Dishidrop

238 Shalesmoor Rd, Kelham Island

Opening Hours: Thursday 14:00-17:00, Friday 14:00- 17:00

Categories: Vegan, delivery, take-out, Asian

Not exactly a vegan café in Sheffield, but we couldn’t overlook their incredible began eats! Perfect for those Saturday night takeaway evenings with your flatmates, Dishidrop offers mouth-watering vegan Asian cuisine, available for delivery on a monthly or fortnightly subscription – an ideal gift if your parents are worried about you eating properly at uni! If you’re outside their delivery area, you can also opt to pick up your food.

Built on the concept of using seasonal vegetables from local markets, the menu changes every delivery, which allows you to sample different dishes every time. With some of the most highly-reviewed vegan food in Sheffield, you won’t be disappointed.

5.   South Street Kitchen

19-20 South St, Park Hill

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 09:00-16:00, Fri 09:00-22:00, Sat 09:00-17:00

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Breakfast

A laid-back and sustainable vegan café in the heart of Sheffield, South Street Kitchen offers mostly Middle Eastern-inspired, all-day brunch dishes. The perfect spot for hungover debrief brunches with friends, you can tuck into your tofu scramble and talk the afternoon away.

6.   V or V

Wharncliffe Works, Green Lane

Opening Hours: Mon-Tue 10:00-17:00, Wed-Sat 10:00-23:00, Sun 10:00-17:00

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, British, Breakfast

A vegetarian café by day and a vegetarian restaurant by night, the menu and ambience of V or V transforms to offer two very contrasting atmospheres. With a particular emphasis on ethical upcycling, this vegetarian café offers small plates, all-day brunch and an evening menu that is certain to satisfy your hunger. Options are mostly vegetarian but can be made vegan upon request.

7.   Wawin

15 New Era Square

Opening Hours: Mon-Tue 16:00-23:30, Thu-Sun 16:00-23:30

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Delivery, Take-out

We don’t know about you, but for us, there’s nothing better than a Chinese takeaway. However, the vegan options in this area are particularly lacking. Even if you order a vegetable-inspired dish, there’s always some egg scattered amongst the rice, which is impossible to pick out. Wawin comes to the rescue here and offers a full vegan menu of mouthwatering Chinese dishes, including “fish” udon, Singapore noodles, fried rice and more.

8.   Pom Kitchen

388 Sharrow Vale Rd

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 09:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-15:00

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Raw, Western, Take-out, Bakery, European, Australian

An Australian-inspired café in the heart of Sheffield, Pom Kitchen offers a range of delicious breakfast and brunch dishes, all of which can be made vegan upon request.

9.   DANA

214 Crookes

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-15:00

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Take-out, Mexican, British, Breakfast

Whether you want a good old British fry-up or Mexican-inspired street food, this vegan café in Sheffield has everything you could ever need. As well as offering delicious food, this non-profit helps fund local community charities and a local Buddhist centre, so your pennies spent here are put towards amazing causes.

10.  Gaard Coffee Hide

20-22 Burton Rd

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 08:00-17:00, Fri-Sun 09:00-17:00

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, Take-out, European

Boasting a feast of sandwiches and cakes, as well as the highly illusive vegan croissant, this vegan café in Sheffield is perfect for a quick bite and a coffee in between lectures. The dishes are served with a particular aesthetic flair, which makes it a great place for snapping Instagrammable shots.

11.  Aesthete Coffee + Kitchen

348-352, South Rd, Sheffield S6 3TE

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Vegetarian, Patisserie, Dessert, Sandwiches

This little café in Sheffield would be more accurately described as a patisserie wonderland! With a mouth-watering display of huge cakes, there are always multiple vegan options available. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, then pop in for one of their delicious toasties or salad bowls.

12. Blue Moon Café

2 St. James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW England

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 08:30-16:00

Categories: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Café, British

Blue Moon café is the original vegetarian café in Sheffield, opening in 1995. Take your pick from the menu of hearty, home-cooked, authentic Turkish plates, or grab a light bite or a sweet treat like their delicious vegan ice cream.

So that’s our list of the very best vegan and vegetarian cafes that Sheffield has to offer – we hope you’re ready to make the absolute most of being a student in this amazing city! For more recommendations for Sheffield, check out our guide to Sheffield student life or browse our wide range of Sheffield student accommodation.