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Cafe INDIEpendent

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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed March 7, 2022

Excellent!! Called in one weekend dinner time and had nachos and a sandwich between the two of us and the food was ace! Its a place I will be back at. The menu might be limited but the efforts they bring you are really good...and theres loads of it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Visited 3 times this week as part of the Junk soul smothered vegan takeover 🥰😍💚🌱 We normally visit once a week for a sandwich and coffee. Fab oat lattes, JSS burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast are amazing. Fully vegan outlet in the airstream trailer. I’d love...it I’d Junk Soul Smothered became a permanent fixture!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

Try to pop in on a lunchtime for a quick bite. They usually have 1 vegan dessert in and a few vegan options on the menu. Some of the vegan items that are on the menu are not obvious. You can order the loaded nachos...as vegan, (vegan cheese, guacamole and salsa) so just ask if you’re not sure. ✔️ When they have the salted caramel torte in I highly recommend trying that. Vegan or not vegan if you like a pudding you will love it. 💚 I’d like to see more vegan items on the menu. Anyone can eat vegan food and pre 3rd COVID they were really good at catering for vegans 🌱More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

Lovely lunch again on Saturday. Always enjoyable, consistent quality. The Indie Burger is fantastic. Thanks Rachael.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020

Wonderful vegan burger here, but also a great array of other sandwiches and snacks available. Smoothies today were grand as well. Well laid-out placing of tables and cleaning regimes, and staff helpful and courteous, as always. Can also attest to the music venue here being...top notch for an independent place, always plenty of beers and local bands.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Sightsee24398208404, Other at Cafe INDIEpendent, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, Tom, we really appreciate it!

Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic COVID measures implemented. Felt very safe! Great signposting too. The place feels lovely and fresh and just keeps getting better and better! Had loaded nachos with vegan cheese, guac, salsa and vegan chilli and there was loads! Also had loaded wedges which were lovely....Looking forward to our next visit already! One day though I hope they will go fully vegan 🌱More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Sightsee24398208404, Other at Cafe INDIEpendent, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're really happy to hear that you felt safe with us and enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Been again to Cafe Indie with vegan crowd, had a wonderful meal, with great service and lovely atmosphere. Have been many times and never disappointed, so say all my friends. Just one comment...a plea really...will you please, please consider allowing dogs In??? Mine has separation...anxiety, so had to leave her in the car and was worried throughout the meal. Most dogs are well-behaved, and you could have a clause to eject people whose dogs weren’t. Would you consider a trial basis? A similar set-up to Indie; Moon on the Water in Cleethorpes allows dogs, and I gather from the owner they have had no trouble. Many, many thanks in anticipation.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Sightsee24398208404, Other at Cafe INDIEpendent, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Hi Susan, thank you for the lovely review and for your suggestion. We're sorry to hear that your dog suffers with separation anxiety and we wouldn't want to think of her being left alone while you come in. If you could contact us via phone...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Very good price, very good quality and friendly staff. Can't ask for much more!! Really recommend for easy going enjoyable lunch.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

We went as part of a group for a vegan meet up which cafe indie had opened up in the evening for. Their menu was great! Burritos, Big Mac, spiral tart, African peanut soup plus chocolate brownie! And all vegan! Everyone really enjoyed the food...and we had some lovely cake after too. They serve old mout cider which is SFV and even have vegan options on their regular menu now. Hope we can support this fab place again in the future! If anyone would like to meet other vegans in the area please join the FB group vegans of Scunthorpe and surrounding areas. 😁🌱🌎🐖🐓🐑🐄💚More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Can’t recommend this place enough. A great place, doing great things. Vegan Thursdays are worth a visit even if you usually eat meat. The vegan Big Mac is superb!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

We really enjoyed our first visit to this excellent cafe which also operates as a cooperative providing many benefits to young people. From the Vegan Thursdays menu we opted for the fishless sandwich with wedges and the pizza swirls. The fishless sandwich comprised of a...white roll with 3 'fish fingers', homemade tartare sauce, vegan cheese, chunky wedges and salsa. This was very tasty but I thought the homemade pizza swirls were even better. Puff pastry with freshly made passata, artichoke hearts, black olives, garlic, Italian herbs and melted cheese with a nice mixed salad. This lunch hit the spot and afterwards we had a chat with the friendly and pleasant staff to tell them how much we enjoyed the meal and wishing them all the best for the future.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

As well as being a music venue and cafe they accept some items for recycling through terracycle including crisp packets! This means it’s very tempting to buy a vegan pudding (which are like rocking horse poo unless you make your own) whilst dropping off your...recycling. Always a friendly service.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, relaxed atmosphere, the best hot chocolate ever and wonderful staff! A real must visit place

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

So pleased that cafe INDIEpendent have cottoned on the to the fact that vegans will travel for vegan food and are very willing to pay. They’re the first place in Scunthorpe to have a dedicated ‘vegan day’. They’re pulled jackfruit sandwiches have proved very popular...and are pretty good. Visited with my daughter one afternoon and was a bit concerned that the server didn’t know what I was asking for but then when you realise that the staff are mainly volunteers then it makes sense. This place is great for Scunthoroe but I would love to see it go fully vegan (like moon on the water in cleethorpes). In the meantime I would like to see them have more vegan options on the daily menu and not just on Thursday. A vegan dessert option available daily would definitely pull the vegan community in. But for now we’ll just have to be enticed by the jackfruit bun. If you can make it Thursdays watch out for their vegan Thursdays menu by liking their Facebook page and feel free to join vegans of Scunthorpe and surrounding areas or vegans of north Lincolnshire Facebook page (or both).More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Vinyl fans can visit the "Wet Records" stall on the first Saturday of each month from 12 until 4. Having perused the selection of new and pre-loved there is the live music from 1pm for about an hour. Great place to meet friends, enjoy a...decent tea, coffee or something else from the wide selection and just relax. There's a good food menu as well. I'll be back....More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Yes, Cafe INDIEpendent offers takeout services.

Yes, Cafe INDIEpendent is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cafe INDIEpendent is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5