Nitida Restaurants Introduce Vegan Dishes for March

Cassia and Tables at Nitida launch plant powered menu items for the month.

Good news for vegans! Nitida is adding meat, egg and dairy free dishes to their restaurant menus for the month of March! Both Cassia and Tables at Nitida, which are located on the Durbanville Wine Valley farm, have launched vegan menu items that will run throughout March for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Says restaurant director Warren Swaffield: “We wanted to add something different to our menus and have come up with what we think is a range of dishes that will not only suit vegans but will also surprise those who think plant-based meals are boring, tasteless and limited to only raw vegetables and tofu.

Diners will be in for a treat when they tuck into dishes from the upmarket Cassia menu such as coconut and banana pancakes with pecan nuts and berry compote for breakfast or tian of lemon and basil risotto, barley and broccoli on a grilled field mushroom and aubergine in a spicy Szechuan sauce served with coconut infused rice which are available for lunch and dinner. Desserts include pumpkin panna cotta with coconut ice cream or vegan crème brulee with pistachio biscotti.

Across the way, family friendly Tables at Nitida’s menu includes chocolate peanut butter and banana flapjacks with a homemade salted date caramel sauce, fresh bananas, seasonal berries and a sweet dukkha with a light icing sugar dusting for breakfast, as well as vegan BBQ pulled King oyster mushroom sourdough stack with a ginger-sesame mayo drizzle, wild rocket, tomato, pickled cucumbers, topped with onion crisp, crunchy Asian-style slaw and a side of hand cut BBQ salted skinny fries.

Dessert is an enticing vegan chocolate mousse pot, layers of chocolate soil, vegan honeycomb and a homemade vegan lemon curd.

For those who want to enjoy a glass of wine with their lunch or dinner, the award winning Nitida Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon are also Vegan friendly.

“We hope that these additions to our March menus will attract not only vegans, but also those who are curious about meat-free meals and a plant-based lifestyle,” says Swaffield.

Indeed, it is something more and more people are considering and experimenting with and, with the approach of South Africa’s first Vegan & Plant Powered Show happening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre at the end of May, it looks certain to be an ongoing trend and a new way of dining.


Cassia is open Mondays to Saturdays for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sundays for breakfast and lunch. They are closed on Sunday evenings, but available for private functions.
For bookings call +27 21 976-0640 or email

Tables at Nitida is open Monday to Sunday for Breakfast from 09:00 – 11:30; Monday to Saturday for Lunch from 12:00 – 16:00; Sundays for Lunch from 12:00 – 15:00
For bookings call +27 21 975 9357 or email


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