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#315 CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende (2)

restaurant review #315 – Cultuurcafé De Grote Post is a restaurant located in the former postal office of Ostend – now a cultural center. This review is from a visit a couple of months ago.

the former postal office, now cultural center, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
restaurant, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
this used to be the post office, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende

It had been several years since I visited (see REVIEW) and was happy to see they now offer vegan dishes standardly on the menu (and labeled as such). And even a vegan dessert (panacota) Yeah!

vegan mentioned on menu, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
vegan mentioned on menu, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
vegan mentionned on menu, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende

There were also some suggestion written on a chalkboard, a veggie curry and noodles with tofu. We inquired whether they were vegan (no milk, no eggs?) and the waiter said they were, and we ordered those. A couple of minutes later he came back to inform us they contain fish sauce, so not vegan (and not veggie neither!).
So always good to double check!

So we ordered the pasta with cream sauce (18€), and the falafel (20€). Didn’t have to wait long for our food. Swift service, also for the drinks.

fresh juice, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
pasta with cream sauce and vegs, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
falafel, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende

Both nice dishes, the pasta was very spicy. The falafels were nice.
Original varied dishes. Nice to see some other vegan dishes offered than the ‘burgers and sweet potato fries’ which are becoming rather ubiquitous.
A bit on the expensive side, but I guess the location plays into this.

our luch, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende

Nice interior. I remember when this was the post office and I stood in line to buy stamps …

Bonus for being fully accessible (acces via entrance at the side – elevator) + accessible toilet.

toilets at CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende – Why do I include a pic of the toilet? Read about it HERE
the restaurant room seen from the side, CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende

CultuurCafé De Grote Post, location

Hendrik Serruyslaan 18a
8400 Oostende

059/56 85 00

website: https://www.degrotepost.be/pQXZfo/plan-je-bezoek/cultuurcafe

Looking for restaurants?
See my lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

logo CultuurCafé De Grote Post, Oostende
doors at top of the stairs, Cultuurcafé De Grote Post, Oostende

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