Full disclosure - I am neither vegan nor vegetarian. We had some visitors in from out of town and three out of four of them were Vegan, so they wanted to try this place. I figured that I could have some salad and soup at least, so went in with fairly low expectations.
It's in an unusual area downtown - not somewhere usually associated with restaurants and cafes. The building itself is one of the older ones around and has lots of old charm. The inside itself is pretty casual and rustic. We were there for lunch on a Saturday and it was busy. The entire time we were in the place there was a line to be served - it's good to see that this is as popular as it is. The line moved quickly, though.
I had a delicious tomato basil soup and then the "peppersteak po'boy", which was served on stretch bread. The flavors and textures in this sandwich were incredible, and the bread was delicious. I had a green side salad with a really nice sweet/sour dressing.
Their coffee is from Recess Coffee - a local roaster, and they also offer a full range of espresso drinks. For desert I had a coffee and a strawberry shortcake cupcake, which was one of the best I had ever had. The children with us had peach cobbler shakes which were also delicious. We also tried the chocolate chip cookies, which were massive and excellent.
Often I associate vegetarian and vegan food with compromise, but I don't feel that I compromised at all for this lunch. I heartily recommend it to local vegetarians, vegans or just omnivores that are prepared to try something different.