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Hamilton's top spot for vegan eats & treats offering a large variety of gluten-free options, baked goods and menu items from scratch. Counter service during the day, table service from 5pm on. Full menu beginning everyday at 11am. Try the Cauliflower Wings!
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Democracy many times, the first probably sometime in 2015. It is our go to lunch spot after walking around Hendrie Valley, Cootes Paradise or one of the other nature spots in Hamilton. Food is great, staff are friendly, atmosphere is relaxed and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a taco salad, and it was huge and delicious. Love that everything here is vegan so I don't have to ask about individual menu items. You order at the counter and they bring items to the table. It's family friendly with toys for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HammerHeidi
Reviewed October 27, 2018

I was happy I walked into the Democracy on the cool and hip revived Locke St in Hamilton! I did not even know it was vegan and was pleasantly surprised. I am a vegetarian so I was super happy because I could finally eat everything...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelAddict6464
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I recently made a lifestyle change to #GoVegan and eating out has definitely become a greater challenge. I'm also Gluten-Free so I'm used to disappointment in my food. Democracy was recommended to us through a business friend and I speak for my family and I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a great restaurant with delicious food. The perogy pizza and the mac and cheese were very good. This is a must if you are visiting Hamilton.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jocelynbrigittep
Reviewed August 8, 2018

One of my top coffee shop/cafes to go to visit in Hamilton. Love the atmosphere, food and drink - but even more than that, I love their ethical buy a button donation system to donate meals to those who can't. For this reason, alone I'd...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank D2_illustrate
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

I just had coffee (and I purchased a pound of medium-roast coffee beans). It is a good place to be. Sat there and read their signs about fair-trade, organic, bird-friendly... coffee. Seating is well lite from skylights. Also noticed customers can purchase buttons that people...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank johnbyl50
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A buzzy place and self serve on the weekends so not overly chilled.......line up to place your order I had a chocolate chai which was served semi warm which I do not enjoy, hot drinks should be hot

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 686lyndam
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Its perfect for vegan and vegetarian for breakfast, the cinnamon roll is amazing, like the concept and super service

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sylma0119
Reviewed April 23, 2018

These guys love all things fair-trade, delicious and strong in flavour. Service was friendly, this was a great place to have a casual business meeting. Don't be deterred by the modest exterior and simple, functional furniture. Intentionally, this is a gathering place with warmth from...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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