It was sad to see the announcement that Roots Lounge, Bude’s only vegan cafe, has closed.

The cafe not only opened people’s eyes to vegan food, but also had a lovely relaxed vibe. It was fast becoming my favourite meeting place. However, we all understand that times are hard and any business which uses a lot of energy for heating food, etc., will feel the pinch.

Becky of Roots posted this morning that:

It is with huge sadness I need to post this, mostly because of our amazing team who I feel I am letting down at such a difficult time financially.

I know this is probably very unexpected to many, as I have loved this business and given everything to it! But sadly I have no choice now but to move on to the next adventure, though I had full intention to keep running.

Thank you to everyone for all your amazing support and custom, you have made every day so much fun! I have loved opening eyes to veganism and sharing my passion. I will miss seeing your faces every day and sharing coffees and laughs.

However, it seems that the premises will just be changing back to what it was, as this posting appeared later… so it’s bad and good news all at once!