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“Can be disappointing for non-czechs, but a place to go for vegetarian non-gluten diet”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Vegalite

Vegalite
Ranked #27 of 872 Restaurants in Brno
Cuisines: European, Czech, Pub, Central European
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Brno, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Can be disappointing for non-czechs, but a place to go for vegetarian non-gluten diet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you live in Czech Republic and are used to the horrible services and choice of vegetarian meals in the restaurants, which are always the same (usually "schnitzl"-style fried cheese, fried mushrooms or broccoli with cheese, usually served with boiled potatoes), you find this restaurant a relief. However, you have to be used to the Czech cuisine - the meals served here for lunch are mainly vegetarian/vegan variants of czech meals, which means soja or wheat proteins are substituted for meat, and the remaining "sauce and side (again potatoes or dumplings) remain the same.

If you are a non-czech vegetarian, or vegetarian that traveled a lot and knows how good it can get, very probablty, you will not be very pleased.


The meal special for lunch is very cheap (75 CZK for soup and main meal), which is another thing Czechs love, so you cannot expect high quality ingredients.

We returned multiple times past year 2013 for lunch, mainly because of poor choice of other restaurants in my area and for very good price.

Sometimes we were, however, very positively surprised with the offer - it happens that you can eat very well, but I would say this happens 1/4 times, probably depends on the cook.

However, they have always 3 meals to choose from and always a non-gluten special. If you are vegan and non-gluten, you might not always find a meal for you, but the chances you will are much larger than anywhere else in Brno.

The most negative point is the air in the restaurant (placed in the basement, I would say old wine cellar style) is pretty heavy, moist and smells a bit mouldy.

Over lunch the only dessert they usually had was not homemade, but bought "medovnik", which is an armenian specialty honey cake, very popular in Czech Republic. The bought version, however, is far from a good homemade cake.

We were never appealed to visit this restaurant, which has rather a very pub atmosphere, in the evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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Irkutsk, Russia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Vegan Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

An amazing place in the center of Brno, pretty easy to find, great choice of meals, pretty cheap and huge biseness lunch. Quite often it helds music concerts. Meals are of a good quality! Still haven't tried their deserts, but heard lots of good things about them. Definately a must for vegan travellers!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank AnyaBelova
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Brno, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Vegetarian's and vegan's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice underground atmosphere and good meals. Everything is vegetarian or even vegan, my favourite is robi burger. There are quite often some concerts during the evenings that's why it is smoky here sometimes. They have good choice of beer.

Visited May 2013
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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A personal favourite !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

The food is delicious! The best! The service is quick and the prices are very very decent. Highly recommended. I'll visit each time I'm in Brno.

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1 Thank DrBugi
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Gardiner, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Good food but can be smokey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

This little vegetarian restaurant is in a cellar and is a bit hard to find. It is next to the Moulin Rouge night club in the center of town. The food is good, simple and very inexpensive! They serve mostly Czech Cuisine. They have English menus. There is a bar. Also, the desserts are worth it. My wife and I ate there twice, once going to eastern Czech and on the return. I was very surprised that they allowed smoking in a vegetarian restaurant but only at certain times of the day. (Remember this is the Czech Republic and smoking is the norm). Luckily, we found out that there is another room that you can eat at, that is non-smoking. (It is down the hall).
Overall, this is a good please to eat and recharge. You feel satisfied when you leave!

  • Visited November 2011
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