Saturday, 26 August 2017

The Organic Coffee Shop ~ Redruth ~ Free From Friendly!

As any fellow free from foodie will know one thing that's really hard to adjust to is finding places that will competently serve you whatever allergy free food it is you require. It really is amazing the amount of chefs I've come across who don't know what a vegan is let alone what contains gluten and what doesn't!

I can't eat wheat, milk or gluten and avoid most meat as that makes me feel unwell too. I suffer with IBS and have done since I was 14 so this is nothing new. I've adjusted to shopping for groceries, reading labels (and do this regularly because supermarkets are always changing their ingredients!) I'm also sadly use to completely vetoing restaurants because they don't serve anything apart from a plate of chips.

I recently found a new place in the next town over from me, a lovely cafe and health food shop called The Organic Coffee Shop. This place was recommended to me by the ladies on reception at the chiropractor. The perfect opportunity to check out this new coffee shop arose when my aunt popped round my house (a vegan) and my mother came along too (my mum can't eat gluten or wheat and avoids dairy). We fancied a treat and some quality time together and I chose The Organic Coffee Shop in Redruth.

My aunt and I ordered a hot chocolate made with dark chocolate, coconut milk and rice milk and my mum ordered an odd sounding but absolutely delicious carrot and orange drink.




We decided lunch would be perfect; my mum and I ordered a scrambled egg sandwich on gluten free bread which came with some free from tortilla chips. My aunt had a mushroom and salad plate which was vegan but not gluten free as it had barley in it. All the dishes were presented beautifully and we were really happy with how they tasted.




As an extra treat, we took some cakes home. We picked up Jaffa Cake which was vegan, a Caramel cake which was milk, gluten and wheat free, a raspberry coconut cake suitable for gluten and wheat free individuals and a millionaires shortbread. These are all made organically with the best ingredients and packed into take away boxes covered in their accompanying sauce (so lots more caramel on my cake!)



The whole experience was ace. The staff were all amazing both in the cafe and in the shop. They spoke about their products, about how long they had been there (a good few years without my knowledge!) and helped us find appropriate food for our dietary needs. We can't wait to go back again! (I have been back again recently for a delicious lemon cake!)


Cupcake Mumma

1 comment:

  1. Must make it so hard on impromptu restaurant visits/days out! Glad you've found somewhere you can trust is ok and has a good selection on offer too! x

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