Tatale Vegan Restaurant – Osu, Ghana

Nestled in its own corner not too far away from the craziness that is Oxford Street in Osu, Ghana, is Tatale, a Ghanaian-owned vegan restaurant. 

With a keen and appreciative eye for detail, Tatale’s font of choice, a neat handwritten-like cursive, overlayed in hot pink, as their front-store signage immediately caught my attention. 

SEATING 

I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was outdoor and indoor seating. There are about 3-4 two-seater tables outside. For a mid-sized establishment, the interior was pretty spacious. Although the seating is arranged to be close together, the restaurant has never been full to the point where it gets uncomfortable.

Outdoor seating

MENU

Tatale displays its menu on a clear case bulletin board near the outdoor seating area. This was an excellent touch as prospective customers can scan the menu before entering and determining if it’s a place they want to dine in or not.


They also provide a beautiful laminated printed menu for dine-in guests. The font of choice is lovely, and I like the incorporation of the business colors into the menu.


The menu hosts an array of food selections, smoothies, hot drinks, and desserts.

AMBIANCE

Tatale evokes a family-friendly vibe from the moment of arrival. We were greeted outside while trying to determine if outdoor or indoor seating would be best and were met by the hostess to escort us inside. 

The establishment seems like a great place to catch up with friends, bring a parent, loved one ,and just feel relaxed. 

Tatale dims its lights at night, and the vibe is a 10/10. This restaurant provides a certain intimacy feeling that can’t be explained, only experienced. It’s personable and refreshing. The staff makes you feel like you’ve been visiting the place for years.

FOOD

Tatale is a vegan restaurant meaning no meat, or dairy products are used. This made me even more excited to try the food as someone who has been trying to cut back on meat and dairy. 

I ordered the Chickpea & Vegetable Curry served with brown rice and was beyond impressed with what was served. 

The presentation was stunning and served in a large white bowl, beautifully garnished. 

The owner Ben threw in complementary pieces of Tatale, a signature side dish, for us to try! While the tatale is not something I would order again, the gesture was heartwarming, and I loved that I got to try the dish named after the place. 

 

SERVICE

The service at Tatale is a 10/10. As mentioned, the hostess was very attentive the entire time. I believe we spent 2.5 hours here because of how great the vibe was.

It was my first time at Tatale, and our host also took the time to explain the menu, which was greatly appreciated. My second visit was in the evening, and the service was just as great. Ben and the chef immediately greeted me as I walked up to the door.

The food does take a while to be prepared (30 minutes+), but it is made to order so to be expected for fresh, nutritious vegan food.

 

RETAIL 

As a vegan restaurant, Tatale displays products and healthy foods available for sale in-store. From lentil beans to quinoa, why not do a mini grocery shop haul after your delicious meal!?

After trying the Chickpea Curry, I decided to try my hand at a similar recipe, so I wanted to purchase some ingredients from Tatale. The chef took the time to write a list of all the ingredients that were needed for me to have and shop accordingly. You don’t find great service and care like this often in Accra.

 

THE OWNER, BEN 

The owner Ben deserves his own subheading for sure because he is a great embodiment of what it looks like when business owners in Ghana cherish their business and keep people at the core. 

The plantains are amazing as well.

It speaks volumes to me when I enter a restaurant, and the owner is present. Not physically present but actively engaging with guests. Ben’s warm personality was infectious, and he left us with great words of wisdom on life in Ghana, business in Ghana, and life in general. 

Not only did the fresh food leave a great taste in my mouth, but my heart was truly warmed by finding a restaurant where the owners still care. Tatale will be seeing me again for sure.

 

Love Always,

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