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The Good Life

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73c Wyle Cop | Barrack's Passage, Shrewsbury SY1 1XA, England
+44 1743 350455
8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a small place and can feel a bit cramped, but it's very friendly and has a good atmosphere. It's vegetarian but there's always a vegan option or two and is remarkably good value - and the food is good. It can be a bit hard to find, being tucked down one of Shrewsbury's picturesque alleys, but is well worth... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called whilst passing and had seen on trip advisor. had porridge and poached eggs, lovely, will love to call back and try lunch menu

1 Thank jo m
Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast still felt full until well into the afternoon perfect for a morning exploring Shrewsbury before continuing with our journey. Really friendly and helpful staff especially with specific dietary requirements and really lovely food. We would have loved to try lunch as the menu looked really good. Will definitely visit again.

1 Thank Roisin B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Although the cafe has 'changed hands' since I last ate here, the food continues to be of an excellent standard and most of my favourites are still on the menu board. I chose quiche and two tasty salads, ensuring I left enough room for the amazing lemon cream tart plus lashings of pouring cream. What a treat! There were a... More 

1 Thank Linda P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A good range of vegetarian food - quiches, salads, stews, cakes. Staff are always lovely and friendly. It's a good place to go with a group or if you just want to eat on your own.

1 Thank Katy G
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This place is great whether your veggie, vegan or just fancy a healthy and nutritious lunch. I believe they also cater for gluten free. There's nothing pretentious about it, just good quality, freshly made dishes that certainly satisfied our taste buds. The menu choices change frequently and there's a great selection of hot dishes as well as quiches, jacket potatoes... More 

1 Thank Carla J
Wellington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

For quite a small establishment the range of food was surprisingly wide and varied. I had a slice of quiche with two portions of salad which came to less than £6 and was delicious. The absence of table service wasn't a problem although climbing the stairs to the upper dining area while holding a tray could prove a challenge for... More 

Thank Jim T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A great place to stop for lunch. The food is freshly made,even the bread, which is wonderful. The cakes looked fabulous too, but sadly I didn't have any room!

1 Thank Leona T
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I am definitely a meat eater.... however being allergic to cows milk is restrictive when eating out and i always get frustrated when ive said this and then asked if i want dessert when they all include dairy!!! Not having been here before and with an array of tempting dishes in front of me i explained. Wow!! not only did... More 

1 Thank blueangel68
Fleetwood, UK
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285 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Called in with my nephew and his wife while we were browsing the shops. Did not realise this place was vegitarian, but it looked OK. Food was tasty and very good. Nice choice, big portions and reasonably priced. Was busy on our visit and we would certainly return.

1 Thank DrMalc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73c Wyle Cop | Barrack's Passage, Shrewsbury SY1 1XA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 350455
Quality, freshly prepared vegetarian and vegan food in relaxed surroundings. Wine supplied by Tanners Wines. Families welcome.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?