reviewed by host Kimberly Ashton
photo by Annie Taylor Chen
Disclaimer: All reviews published herein express the reviewer’s personal opinion and not the views of SHVC or its editorial staff.
We held our February event at Kechara tea house last weekend. The team behind the cafe concept wanted to create a healthy, vegetarian cafe with simple but delicious meals, they have a wide selection of teas and tea concoctions, and salads and desserts.
Our group had a set menu which included a tea, soup, main course and dessert and we were all thoroughly stuffed and totally satisfied! I had the vegetarian lasagne, and I must say it was one of the best lasagnes i’ve ever had. A perfect ratio of pasta, sauce, vegetables and cheese. Really really recommend it. It’s also a decent portion size.
vegan mushroom pasta
They only have one soup on the menu, a miso soup with mushrooms, silken tofu and seaweed, again a very good portion size, and it was perfect for a cold winters day. Nice balance of flavours and not too salty which is great.
I ordered the revitalise tea, which was nice and the flavours got better as the ingredients brewed. However I must say that a few of the others ordered a ginger winter warming drink which came in a glass, and that was SO GOOD. Slightly sweet with the molasses, and plenty of shreds of ginger, delicious!
I also ordered a Vietnamese coffee at the end of the meal, i’m not a big coffee drinker but I do like the flavours and sweetness of a good Vietnamese coffee, definitely recommend that too.
Overall I would definitely go back, the drinks menu is awesome, the main meals were worth a repeat visit, all the dishes are reasonably priced, and everything is vegetarian! (if you are vegan there are some options too, just ask the waitstaff)