Wild & Wild, Congleton
Since going vegan last year, I’ve started to get more excited about cooking our meals at home and experimenting with new flavours and dishes. The only problem with getting better at cooking is that you get even pickier when you eat out!
There’s definitely not as many places on my foodie hitlist as there used to be, but one that snuck in there was Wild & Wild in Congleton. Mat found this gorgeous little plant-based cafe via their Instagram and every post just looked unreal.
We had a cheeky Friday off work last week so decided to jump in the car and drive over from Stockport. It took about 45 minutes but the drive was so worth it.
Nestled right in the heart of Congleton’s high street, Wild & Wild is a great pitstop for exploring the town and its picturesque streets.
Once you step into Wild & Wild, it’s like a little oasis in the middle of Congleton. With its laidback, boho-inspired decor, it felt immediately welcoming. There’s an area at the back that’s sectioned off for little ones with a tipi, toys & books to keep them entertained while you eat.
More seating is available outside in the little courtyard, as well as upstairs, but we managed to grab a little table on the ground floor. It was pretty busy (we visited on a Friday lunchtime) but it never felt crowded and the tables aren’t too close together either.
Basically, it’s very chilled.
The Food & Drink
I think we arrived around midday, so we’d not had much to eat in the morning and were absolutely ready to get some brunch down us. I never like to miss out on an amazing sweet brunch option, but savoury seems to be my preference these days.
I decided not to choose between savoury and sweet and just went with both! Can highly recommend this approach.
We ordered some hot drinks too – an oat milk flat white (£2.70) for Mat and their Chai Golden Mylk (£4.00) for myself. I was a bit sceptical about the turmeric shot, but it was a really lovely and comforting drink. A pleasant change from my usual coffee order.
I had the Smashed Avocado Toast (£7.00) to start, which was honestly the best avo toast I’ve ever eaten. And I eat a lot of avo toast. It’s served on a decent wedge of toasted sourdough and served with chilli jam and fresh pea shoots. The chilli jam stepped it right up to god level.
Then I followed up with the Raspberry & Caramel Waffles (£8.50), which you can have with vanilla ice cream if you want to be really extra. These were oat & chia waffles, served with coconut chips, fresh banana and a raspberry caramel. They tasted as amazing as they looked too, whilst still being a fairly healthy option.
Mat went for the Plant Powered Waffle Stack (£10.00). Slightly pricier than the other dishes but it was a substantial dish that was piled with goodness. The savoury waffles were made from sweet potato and served with homemade baked beans (the best!), tempeh ‘bacon’, smashed avo, mushrooms & pea shoots. He didn’t leave a scrap, much to my dismay, and it got full marks from him.
We absolutely loved our little trip out to Wild & Wild in Congleton. Everything surpassed our expectations, from the great location in Congleton town centre to the Instagram-worthy dishes and even the little slice of chocolatey heaven (Chocolate & Beetroot Cake, FYI!) that I took home with me. Like I said, we can’t wait to return for another delicious brunch or maybe even to try out their evening menu.
Food – 9/10
Drinks – 8/10
Vegan Choices – 10/10
Value – 8/10
Find out more about Wild & Wild on their website here.