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Bornaische Str. 54, 04277, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
0341 / 231 91 26
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is our favourite restaurant in Leipzig by far. And considering that my wife and I are meat-eaters and that this is a vegan restaurant, I think this speaks for itself. The menu changes often, which means if you go there again, chances are you will have a new set of choices. The dishes are always beautifully presented, but more... More 

Thank Eric S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is perhaps the best vegan restaurant I have found anywhere. The decor was nice, the service was great, the presentation was excellent, and the food was AMAZING. I was basically licking the sauce off the plate. If I lived closer to Leipzig, I would visit very regularly. 10 out of 10 on all levels.

Thank Barnabous
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

this place must be heaven for vegan food lovers. the chefs are highly passionated and very creative. fascinating what meals you can create without using any animal products. you better book a table in advance! ...

Thank PieterShuler
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Zest is a real gem of a restaurant, a little out of the centre of Leipzig towards the south of the city. It's easy to find though - you can get a tram almost to the door. The food was superb, and the all-veggie menu offered so much to choose from, with plenty on offer for vegans too. It's not... More 

Thank Mookie200
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant lies in Connewitz, the Left quarter of the city. It's wise to book if you wish to eat at this super little restaurant for it's very popular. We didn't so had to sit at a pavement table which was a bit draughty and noisy but still worth it for the meal was excellent, the staff helpful and friendly,... More 

Thank LifeSparkle
Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We came there on the search of a good vegan place to eat and were more than impressed. Although the tiny restaurant (reservation highly recommended) is very spartanic the food was high class - super tasty, creative and very well presented. Definitely the best of our vegan-Germany-tour (and we were at Kopp's in Berlin as well ;-). Pricing was reasonable... More 

Thank Monotremata
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I always go there when I m around Leipzig and never got disapppointed. Soups are amazing and fresh, burgers are so tasty you don't want them to be over. Chips great and raw cut. Onion rings were HUGE and freshly made. I always ask for a fruit smooth and my fav is cocumber, kiwi and basil. Don't miss Zest and... More 

1 Thank JoMitraglia
Reykjavik, Iceland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is out of this world! The food is amazing, the flavors in the dish mix in such an harmonious way, almost hard to describe.. You REALLY have to try it! Great place also if you are with a meat lover because they will also love it, true story... ;) I had never tasted such a great vegan meal... More 

1 Thank Joana M
Cairns, Australia
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The food AMAZING, cocktails DELICOUS... you certainly will need a while to go through the menu which was surprisingly long. The Food presentation was beautiful set up. There were quite a few ingredients that were new to me but it made the dining more adventurous. If I was just about to review the food/drinks I certainly would have given it... More 

1 Thank lovelife1981
Budapest, Hungary
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Not being a vegetarian, this is one of the few v places I could thoroughly enjoy ! Went with two friends, and tasted everything we chose - each dish was simply excellent ! Both my companions (one of then vegetarian) had the same opinion. Tasty dishes, kind service. Thank you, will return when next time in Leipzig !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bornaische Str. 54, 04277, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig
  • Phone Number: 0341 / 231 91 26

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