You can bet that you will get a warm welcome when you visit Cascara, a vegan café in the heart of Bath. Offering delicious, homely dishes to keep you going, you’ll also be spoilt for choice with their cake selection, superfood lattes, juices and smoothies. Furthermore, they cater for those who follow a gluten free diet.
The owner, Sus, has done a lot of work to get to where she is today. Many people recognise her from her blog, Rough Measures, which was born out of living on a narrowboat and a passion for veggie and vegan food. She also set up the Bath Food Waste page on Instagram.
“I think the main thing that stands out for me is we genuinely care: about you, your day, our food, your experience here and also the planet.” – Sus.
At Cascara, they are working to reduce waste by offering a good discount when you bring your own takeaway cup, they use compostable takeaway packaging, and their straws are made from real straw and are sourced from a company that gives some profits back to turtle conservations. Plus, spare veg is often used in other dishes, such as hearty, wholesome soups.
At Cascara, although the majority of their food is made in house, they are always looking to support like-minded businesses and innovators. Some cakes are bought in from local bakers, they display and sell terrariums from Terrachic and other works by local artists, as well as hosting the occasional workshop. “We want to continue to support companies that give something back. Keep rewarding customers who are focussed on our ethical values too.”