The Vegan Food
As you would imagine from the name, Cafe du Lac offers diners views over West Lake from this contemporary restaurant designed in a classic French style, it’s open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides à la carte as well as buffet options.
Our breakfast started with freshly brewed coffee and juice from the juice bar including an interesting selection of ‘Breakfast Healthy Juices’, our favourite was the kiwi, cucumber and pomegranate juice but we tried them all!
There was an excellent fruit buffet with a whole array of fresh tropical fruits. The cereal station (soya milk available) also contained pumpkin and sunflower seeds, dried figs, raisins and apricots, some of which we added to a fresh salad made from the salad bar, alongside olives, walnuts and flaked almonds.
There were a selection of breads and more traditional western options such as baked beans, grilled tomatoes and sautéed oyster mushrooms (the hash browns were cooked with butter so not suitable).
Chef made vegetable tofu fried rice for us, packed full of diced vegetables and fried tofu puffs that were perfectly crisp on the outside and soft and creamy inside, he also prepared a fried noodle dish full of Bok choy, noodles and slices of fried tofu.
For a lighter option there was miso soup and a plain rice congee with a variety of vegan friendly condiments (including fried Chinese donut pieces for an indulgent treat!)