Crazy Slaw and Kale Miso Soup

Cafe Hey

While Cafe Hey’s menu isn’t solely made up of vegan items, it’s the very first place I found in Tampa with great vegan options. I usually stop in for a light Kale or Quinoa salad; soups and salads vary from day to day and there’s not one I’ve had thus far that’s disappointed – everything loaded with tons of flavor!

I’m not a big fan of Ramen noodles but make an exception for their Crazy Slaw, a combination of shredded cabbage, carrots, slivered almonds, Ramen and tangy ginger sauce. The Crazy Slaw is highly addicting so thankfully there is some portion control involved 🙂 The Kale Miso soup was also a new venture for me, a hearty mixture of carrot, shiitake mushrooms, celery, ginger and of course, kale.

VLT Cuban SandwichI also tried a bite of the VLT cuban sandwich made with LightLife Vacon, Vegenaise, tomato and romaine lettuce – dry pressed, no skimping on the vacon either! All the above with some Pu-erh Ginger Black ice tea.

If you’re a dessert person, there are plenty of vegan options on their menu. Cafe Hey doesn’t have a problem catering to individual needs if you need to modify a non-vegan menu item to suit your needs (often done when substituting hummus for the cream cheese in their tasty Yoshimi cuban sandwich).


  1. Their Quinoa salad varieties, by far, my favorite dish at Cafe Hey.
  2. If you miss traditional breakfast, you have to try their Not Just for Omnivores Brunch, held the last Sunday of every month with an all-vegan menu. Honestly cannot remember the last time I was able to eat biscuits & gravy with sausage. Yes, all vegan and marvelous!
  3. Around the corner is the Oceanic Asian Supermarket, a must for inexpensive produce and tofu products.
  4. Cafe Hey is located at 1540 N. Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602.

    Tampa, FL 33602

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  1. Zach Reply

    I absolutely adore Cafe Hey’s Omnivore’s Brunch, it is the perfect event where both Omnivores and Vegans can eat in harmony!

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