Ok so after a pretty long hiatus from Wai Kika Moo Kau, I agreed to go there with a new friend of mine a couple of weeks back. I then went today too with my boyfriend, Baz. Here he sums up his thoughts on the place:-
...although after the waitress asked for his mug back because they'd ''run out of cups'', his thumb went down! Have to say I've never had this happen before. Seemed a bit strange, as although they were busy, it wasn't full and it was around 330pm, so it wasn't at a peak time like lunch or anything.
We both had a cup of tea, and I had a cupcake, made by a local vegan, who goes under the name of Operation Icing (http://www.operationicing.co.uk/). One good thing was that more that 50% of the cakes on offer were vegan. There were two flavours of cupcake, I went for the chocolate and peanut. I have to say it was really good, the sponge was very moist and the butter icing (my fave bit) was lovely.
One criticism me and Baz both had of this restaurant/cafe was that the last few times we had been (many years ago), it had been quite grubby. Well, I have to say, nothing has changed in this respect. The wall next to our table had food marks on it, which I'm sure would have come off with a quick wipe. And the walls really need a new lick of paint, I don't think it takes much to do a little bit of re-decoration.
Although you can get a second hot drink for £1, I think generally the prices are a little too high for some of the things on the menu, like the milkshake, which unfortunately I can't remember the price of but was either £2.50 or £3.00. This is what I had (banana flavour), as well as two cups of herbal tea, when I visited here a couple of weeks ago with my friend. Both times it was really busy, so obviously people like it in Wai Kika Moo Kau. We had originally tried to go to NYCC, as I wanted to try another one of Heavenly Vegan Cupcakes's offerings, but there wasn't space to sit down, followed by an attempt to go to Iydea, but that too was full. So our visit to Wai Kika Moo Kau was really just because we couldn't get into the other places, but I did want to give it another go, after going there with my friend recently. I haven't eaten properly in there, so at some point I may get some food in there and report back as to what I think of it.
The cupcakes that they have in Wai Kika Moo Kau, like I said, are made by Operation Icing, a local vegan who has this great blog (http:/veganinbrighton.blogspot.co.uk), and she gives all the profits to local animal charities, which I think is so great. They are £2.50 each. Here's what it looked like:-
They also had vegan chocolate and banana cake, vegan chocolate slices (which look a lot like the ones they have in Iydea), and something else which I can't recall.