Caffe Nero have been fairly good for vegans for a few years now, but they have upped their game for Veganuary 2020, boasting 9 savoury lunch options and 3 sweet cake / pastry options.
These are the savoury options we spotted in the Ipswich branch:
MUSHROOM, TOMATO & POTATO ROSTI CIABATTA
SWEETCORN FRITTER WITH CHUTNEY & COLESLAW FLATBREAD
SUNDRIED TOMATO & PESTO TOASTIE
TOMATO AND BASIL SOUP
VEGAN -MEATBALL- PANINI
We ordered a tomato soup and the meatball panini.
We enjoyed the tomato soup, which was flavoursome and felt wholesome with a bread roll.
The "meatball" panini was a little lacking. It was basically a bit of cheese flavour, with some kind of savoury balls inside. They didn't taste like meatballs (or even like a half-decent vegan version!) They were made of mushrooms and tasted like mush.
These are the sweet options
SALTED CARAMEL AND CHOCOLATE VEGAN CHEESECAKE
GINGER SPICED VEGAN LOAF CAKE
I ordered the cheesecake, which did look impressive, but was somewhat bland and lacking in va-va-voom.
(I've eaten far better in dedicated vegan establishments, and made far better myself! See Apple crumble cheesecake and Coffee cheesecake for recipes!)
Non dairy-milks for tea / coffee / hot chocolate are soya, oat and coconut.