With a neon pink staircase, spaces adorned with flowers and slogans like ‘don’t kale my vibe' on the walls, Kalifornia Kitchen is an Instagrammers dream. Even my inner basic bitch was a little overwhelmed… but hey, it’s all for the gram. Having seen the Fitzrovia spot plastered all over my feed for the past few weeks, I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about.
If you're after meat then you've come to the wrong place. The menu features vegan staples like pink croissants and rainbow bowls, but we were after something a bit more substantial… burgers all around. Centred around Moving Mountains’ staple B12 patty, The Klassic Kalifornia burger (£12.50) had a real meaty texture. Nothing like the bland texture of bean burgers past, this mock meat had a real bite and was with smothered in vegan smoked gouda, crispy onions, lettuce, tomato and a top-secret sauce.
Pulled jackfruit tacos (£12) were just as juicy. Packed with avocado, caper salad and heaps of pickled red cabbage and aioli, we practically inhaled them. I couldn’t resist trying the infamous CBD latte (£5.50), though with a strong earthy taste I wished I’d gone for a regular cup of joe. Luckily, we had a stack of almond brittle-topped buckwheat and banana pancakes (£8) to devour for dessert.
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With so many spots boasting pink-hues, photogenic interiors and feed-clogging decor, it’s difficult to tell what’s really just style over substance. Luckily for you, I can safely say that Kalifornia Kitchen’s got both. If you’re after meat-free feasting that’s actually worth the money, then this should be on your radar.
Satisfy your vegan cravings at Kalifornia Kitchen, 19 Percy Street, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 1DY.