Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Cake
It is well known how much I love being outdoors, hiking and going for walks. The only thing better is going for a walk and finishing up at a fab coffeehouse. The Otley chevin is a spectacular woodland, and Jon and I often walk there and often visited the Cheerful Chilli before it closed its doors in Easter 2020. Run by the Chilli Barn team, Mistål Kitchen opened in October 2021 in the building formerly known as the Cheerful Chilli. We were so excited to be invited to try a vegan brunch plate from the newly opened Mistål Kitchen this soggy Sunday.
Brunch at Mistål Kitchen
The family who own and run the Mistål Kitchen and Chilli Barn wedding venue, and previously the Cheerful Chilli and Ramblers Tea Rooms, have been here since the 1870s. Mistal is the old name for cowshed, and this cafe is situated in the part of the building that was the Mistal back when it was originally Yorkgate Farm.
Before its closure in the pandemic, we always loved visiting the Cheerful Chilli for its vegetarian menu. We are so happy as vegans that the new Mistål Kitchen has brought in an interesting vegetarian and vegan menu.
Now my usual choice would have been the granola and fruit, but unfortunately, their granola isn’t vegan. Instead, Jon and I both chose the grilled mushroom with homemade hash browns, smashed avocado, grilled tomatoes, pea shoots. How delicious!
The homemade hashbrowns were scrumptious, and the portion sizes were so generous. I actually couldn’t finish mine and had to have Jon help.
There is also the Sweet Potato Paratha Roll option for vegans and a children’s vegan and gluten-free option of Crispy tofu nuggets and tomato sauce. Hopefully, as Mistål continue to grow, they will expand their vegan menu and gluten-free options.
Mistål Kitchen also has a wide selection of cakes. All looking delicious and, again, absolutely incredible portion sizes. Many of the cakes are vegan or gluten-free – I love how much they accommodate here! We couldn’t help but purchase a cake for the road. The lemon drizzle looked too good to leave behind, and at £3.10 for a piece that size, you can’t go wrong!
A walk on the Chevin is a must if you visit Mistål Kitchen, as you can see even on a rainy day it is such a beautiful place.
Have you visited Mistål Kitchen yet?