Life Cafe 10 Shelley Street Soho, Central 2810 9777 Grub: All veggie, all the time. Not to mention almost wholly organic. Plus some vegan, gluten-free dishes. Expect lots of salads, some pastas and some very inventive usage of tofu. There's also a range of fresh juices which promise to detox, refresh and rejuvenate. Vibe: As befits the slightly hippie mission behind this venue, Life is laidback and chilled out. The ground floor has a few seats where you can order salads or baked goods from the counter, plug in your laptop or grab a book and while away the hours before buying organic tea and chocolates on your way out. The first floor features a few closely set tables amid the candlelight. But the best feature is the roof terrace, meaning you can eat your vegetable terrine under the stars. Who to bring: Visiting friends who have given up the ways of the carnivore and who can prove so difficult to feed in Hong Kong's meat-munching climate will find much to delight the palate. Ditto any relative who never gave up believing in flower power. But it's also a great place for a group of (most likely female) friends to hang out. Meanwhile, while it's still relatively cool, the roof is a great place to take a date - and the menu is a great talking point. What's hot: The roof terrace, obviously - it's near-impossible to dine al fresco in the heart of the city. Food-wise, the sesame tofu skewers with Thai cashew sauce are a surprisingly successful alternative to satay sticks, the tofu firm and full of flavour and the dipping sauce good enough to pour over everything else you order. The gado gado salad features a mound of super-crisp vegetables, set against snow-white eggs and potatoes drizzled with a piquant sauce. The daily dhal is justifiably popular, managing to soothe nerves and fill tummies, while the Life burger is a revelation - and the accompanying sweet potato fries divine. What's not: The service is hit-and-miss. And the minute serving of smoked eggplant dip was disappointingly ordinary. Cost: Feel-good food doesn't come cheap: expect to pay around HK$120 for a drink and a (filling) main course at dinner. Lunch at the deli is cheaper, with sets starting at HK$45.