I had been aware of C-A-L-F Cafe for quite a while now, when I first heard that we might be visiting at some point I started looking up places on Happy Cow (as you do) and C-A-L-F is the only place listed on Happy Cow in Scarborough. The 100% vegan cafe helps to fund the C-A-L-F sanctuary, which rescues ex farm animals.
We arrived in Scarborough around lunch time, after over a three hour drive (Scarborough is further away than we thought!) and headed straight to the cafe which is on a fairly central road in Scarborough quite near the sea front.
Whilst researching this place, I found out that the outside of the cafe had been painted to look like a cow, which makes it super easy to spot!
From my experience of other vegan/vegetarian cafes, I was expecting the inside to be a lot plainer, with the school canteen style that seems to be adopted by most places. However, I was totally wrong, and the inside is just as impressive as the outside. C-A-L-F also has a craft shop and an online stop and all their goodies are displayed around the cafe.
We took a table, which are all labelled up as all the different animals they have rescued, so instead of having to remember a table number when you go up to order, you remember the animal- we went and sat at the cow table.
After browsing their impressive regular menu and weekly specials, we both settled on burgers, I went for the mock chicken burger and fries, whereas The Boy opted for the mexican burger with homemade chips.
For some reason I only took a picture of the fries, but we ended up splitting the two types of potato between us, and we both agreed that the homemade fries were the best.
I was planning on having a dessert, and I had my eye on the gingerbread ice cream sundae on the specials menu, but I was far too stuffed after finishing the burger and chips. Instead I decided to get a cake to take away and had my eye on something that looked chocolately on the counter.
However, when I got there I noticed they were selling handmade rum truffles. something I've loved from being a kid (I remember scoffing a box full of them sat in front of tv!) so I settled on a pack of them instead. I would take a picture, but in my excitement over rum truffles, I forgot that we were planning on walking around scarborough on a warm sunny day, and as a result they all melted! I've shoved them in the fridge to solidify again, but if you want a photo, check out their online shop.
Both myself and The Boy were super impressed by this cafe, however due to lack of business the cafe is only open Thursday-Sunday 12-4, which is such a shame as it funds such a good cause and the food is amazing. If you're ever in Scarborough I highly recommend C-A-L-F cafe.
Before you go, I want to leave you with a few picture of Peasholm park. Apart from yesterday I only remember going to Scarborough once on a camping holiday. I was very young and don't remember much, other than it was cold, wet and windy (I have a picture of my Dad in a dashing 80's patterned jumper near the seafront in the middle of summer). Therefore before this trip it wasn't a place I had any desire to visit. However, I have been won over- and my obsession with all things Yorkshire continues!