Everything Vegan at Costa Coffee (Late-2021)
Costa Coffee is arguably the most well-known coffee chain from the UK and you can find their locations basically everywhere throughout the country.
Their coffee is pretty decent for a chain coffee restaurant, I’d say better than Starbucks, but hey that’s just my opinion. Not only do I prefer their coffee to Starbucks, but they have just as many — in fact more vegan-friendly options, including some pretty tasty meal options and snacks.
Vegan Coffee Options at Costa Coffee:
We’ll keep this pretty simple, as Costa Coffee makes it incredibly simple to order vegan-friendly coffee at ANY of their locations. Simply order any of the following drinks with coconut, soy, or no milk/creamer and you’re all good to go!
- Coconut & Vanilla Latte
- Spiced Cappucino
- Flat White
- Traditional Latte
- Caramel Cortado
- House Filter Coffee
- (coconut/Soy) Milk Babbyccino
- Iced latte
- Iced Americano
- Iced Cortado
- Cold Brew Coffee (Black)
- Coffee Frostino
As mentioned above, simply order them with either coconut or soy milk, or without creamer/milk and you should be good to go — well for a few of them you need to also request no whipped cream such as for the frostino. Feel free to add an extra expresso shot if you’re looking for more caffeine; those are always vegan-friendly.
If you want to spice-up your coffee in other ways, all of Costa Coffee’s Syrups are Vegan-friendly with the exception of their marshmallow one and their caramel-fudge syrup. Those two aren’t vegan, but currently all the others are vegan-friendly.
Non-Coffee Vegan Drinks at Costa Coffee:
- Red Summer Berries Fruit Cooler (Smoothie)
- Mango & Passion Fruit Cooler (Smoothie)
- English Breakfast Tea (Decaf & Original)
- The Earl
- Jasmine Green Tea
- Double Mint Infusion
- Superfluity Infusion
- Strawberry Iced Infusion
Simply order these as they are, or in the case of English Breakfast Tea, opt for the Soy or Coconut Milk Costa Coffee offers.
Vegan Food Items at Costa Coffee:
- Smokey Ham & CheeZe Toastie
- All Day Breakfast Panini
- Smoky Chilli Beans & Rice Pot
- Tomato & Basil Soup
- Roasted Carrot & Coriander Soup
- Fresh Fruit Salad
- Sweet & Salty Popcorn
- Natural Mixed Nuts/Protein-Nut Mix
- White Toast
- Borwn Seeded Toast
- Cinnamon Raisin (Fruit) Toast.
All these are naturally 100% Vegan and you shouldn’t have to modify them whatsoever. Yes, they have vegan ham and cheese. Personally I prefer the Breakfast Panini to the Ham & CheeZe Toastie though.
Vegan Desserts at Costa Coffee:
- Gluten-Free Vegan Fruity Flapjack (Granola-like Bar)
- Rocky Road Brownie
- Chocolate Caramel & Hazelnut Cookie (Not all locations)
- Walking Gingerbread Cookies (Seasonal)
- Vegan Sugar-Free Gummy Bears
- Costa Dark Chocolate Bar
- Gluten-Free Iced Cake Slice
Personally the brownies are too dry for my liking, as I like my brownies gewy, but the gingerbread cookies are downright fantastic.
Some locations now have more ‘real’ vegan-friendly desserts as well, however they vary based off location, but were added mid-late 2021 — we’ve yet to try them, but I’m sure they’re quite tasty — by this we mean like freshly made (ok somewhat fresh) vegan cakes, banana bread, ginger bread, etc.