Karmavore

Cafe
610 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1A8 610 Columbia St, New Westminster Directions
+16045274212
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Report | 4 years ago
i was quite disappointed AGAIN by the quality of service by the staff. everyone was nice and friendly but lacked professionalism. as a vegan i would like to support the vegan community but time after time i am disappointed by karmavore and none of this lies with the products it sells. it is unfortunate because i believe this business has so much potential but i do not believe that it is performing at it's best in such a way that will attract someone to return from the "non-devout" vegan community and to go out of their way to come here... as i have in the past travelling from north vancouver to new westminster with the sole purpose to dine at karmavore. i hope things will improve.
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The food and decor were great. The cook that brought us our food was awesome. We were there mon oct 7 at 1:00. The front gal who took our order was not friendly and not helpful. Just gave us our wraps and salad in plastic. No plates or bowls even when we said it was to eat in. Not until we asked if wraps could be warmed did the cook bring them out on plates and put our salad in a bowl. Much better then. A little more training for the very first person we see. Love that it is a food place now. Thanks.
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I had to say I would recommend Karmavore because the food was very good. HOWEVER: I went in to order the meals to go. Had put a buck in the metre because that is all I had; 44 minutes to get a meal to go from Karmavore was not enough. The metre was flashing zeros when I got back. This is particularly bad because there were only four people in the restaurant when I walked in; all at the same table. They were also saying how good the burger was but had to leave half their food on their plates because they were so late for their show. It is just WAY too slow. Had to park three blocks down because parking sucks at this location. Lighting is bad. Empty restaurant but no cutlery out.
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Delish vegan food and deserts:)
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Great food! We're coming back, although please restock the food that's in the menu. It's kinda disappointing if it's not there! Thanks!
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This is a restaurant being run by uneducated staff(?) serving processed soy chicken in most of their products. The order taker was unable to answer any basic questions regarding the food items, the service was slower than molasses - almost to the point that you wonder what is wrong with them. The cook was far far far from the epitome of health. I do not believe this business will last another more than six more months unless they figure out quickly how to run a restaurant. It takes more than a menu. The concept is fantastic but the uneducated (on the menu items), personality lacking staff will be their demise (I have been in this business for 30 years).
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Nice atmosphere and true vegan food.
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I will definitely revisit this business with OR without a groupon or coupon! Their prices on the menu were very good, and the products all fresh and made to order. The salad was very delicious, the 2 different wraps we tried were amazingly yummy, and the yam soup was outstanding. The berry smoothie was made fresh with berries, with no fillers, and tasted incredible while not sweet. I will definitely return to try some of the other goodies on their menu, All ingredients are plant-based which is even better!
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Service was terrible, food was decent, but service was just awful. People there don't know what they're doing, and employees stand around near the customers to have conversations. Just terrible ambience. And they close at new hours that aren't stated on their online website, I was very disappointed having to go there 3 times before I could actually order food.
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The food was actually good, but to me, it was waiting 45 minutes to get your food when there were only 8 or 10 customers in the whole entire place. I don't want to give negative feedback, nor positive, so Im rating the "Overall" experience 3 out of 5
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The creators of Karmavore Cafe + Dessert Lounge believe that, if you are what you eat, you should eat healthily, sustainably, and compassionately. As practicing vegans themselves, they know that such feats are not easily accomplished and can often mean steering clear of favorite foods. But they also know that, unlike convincing a toddler that broccoli is a special treat for good children, finding tasty vegan food is not impossible.

To prove it, they enlisted the help of vegan baker Ashley McLean. McLean's desserts may be egg-free, lactose-free, and cholesterol-free, but many customers don't even realize it, Karmavore's manager said in a New Westminster News Leader article. They're drawn into the shop at the sight of the cakes, apple pies, and peanut-butter bars on display. These treats satisfy sweet teeth after heartier vegan wraps, burgers, soups, and salads from the deli.

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