Falscher Hase (literally ‘false hare’) in the Hecht district of Dresden is serious about meat-free dining. In this cosy locale with its retro furniture and verdant courtyard, they serve only vegan dishes – and they do so with a passion. Soljanka, farmhouse breakfast and goulash are on the menu here, freshly prepared with seitan, tofu, soya and with attention to detail. As a feast for the eye, the walls are hung with changing exhibitions of works by regional artists. After the meal, diners generally move on to the neighbourhood bar, Heartbreak, which just so happens to be next door.