Café Single Fin in downtown Pensacola is a quirky cafe inside the Waterboyz Surf and Skate Shop that will leave BOTH vegans and omnivores with a full belly.
When my vegan family members suggest restaurants I’m always immediately hesitant to indulge them because — let’s be real — sometimes vegan food can just not taste good, but I was pleasantly surprised by the food at Café Single Fin.
I ordered the Barnyard — a potato hash with ham, peppers, and onions that came topped with gouda cheese and a fried egg. The potatoes were super crispy. The onions and peppers were soft yet slightly charred so there was a nice smoky flavor to the hash, which complimented the salty goodness of the ham. The gouda cheese was all melty and gooey and creamy. My fried egg was cooked to perfection and exactly to my specifications — no chewy whites or burnt edges; an extravagantly creamy and runny yolk. It.was.glorious. Y’all are lucky I snapped a picture before I scarfed it down.
The two non-meat-eaters with me ordered the Vegan Costa Wrap; a burrito with scrambled tofu, vegan sausage, rice, black beans, and a side of salsa. Both said it was delicious and gobbled up their tasty-lookin’ wraps.
The only disappointing thing I have to say about the food is that I didn’t get a chance to taste any of Café Single Fin’s desserts! In the front of the store, near the cashier counter, there’s a huge dessert case filled with cookies, cakes, and brownies — ALL vegan. It was mighty impressive!
The staff was friendly, kind, and attentive. Everyone had a smile on their face, seemed to genuinely enjoy what they were doing, and gave off some pretty good vibes. Kudos to the owner and manager.
The atmosphere of the Café was super chill, relaxed, and totally hipster; the perfect hangout spot for Millennials and G-Z’ers! The free wifi doesn’t hurt, yo.
They also offer live music on Friday nights and Open Mic nights on Thursdays. If I wasn’t such an introvert, I would be there! It all sounds so cool!
I would definitely recommend Café Single Fin whether you’re an omni or vegan! I’m definitely letting all my vegan foodie friends know about this place and should be back again!
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