Did you ever wonder where a plant-based lover would eat if given a chance to eat in the best spots in Melbourne for just one day?
Choosing where to eat in Melbourne can be exciting and painful at the same time. This city has gained the irrevocable reputation of foodie-obsession for a reason. The more amazing eateries options you have, the more confused you get. It is overwhelming. Needless to say, who has so much time and budget to try them all?
To help in this delicious endeavour, here is where to eat if you have just one day in the city:
For BREAKFAST head south to Elwood: Combi
A superfood- focused café offering organic treats and coffee, raw food, colourful smoothies in a small venue. Food and drinks presentation is ready for an Instagram post. I would recommend avoiding peak times if possible because seats are extremely limited. That said, is a vibrant and cosy place.
Top pick: Mango shack with Sweet sprouted bread or ice coffee deluxe with Dragon fruit bowl.
For LUNCH, take a walk through the Esplanade and go to St Kilda: Sister of Soul
A vegetarian café and restaurant with a menu that will make you fall in love with food, without overpricing! Such a delicate combination of flavours. The menu has a strong mixed influence from Asia to India. Huge windows, chic decoration and friendly service. Overall, great location. No booking accepted but you won’t need to wait too long because the place has lots of seats.
Top pick: Massaman curry or the Jack Black burger.
For DINNER head to Fitzroy North: Moroccan Soup Bar
Small restaurant that just opens for dinner. Good luck trying to get a spot to seat as they are always full, but that’s because their food is absolutely like eating in heaven. There is no written menu, but a verbal menu. The waitress will explain about the two banquet options you can choose from. Then the food will start coming in steps. Each one will blow your mind. Non-complicated delicious food. Finish with some special tea.
Top pick: eat everything!
For DESSERT stay around and proceed to: Smith & daughters
A vegan eatery that ticks all the trendy’s boxes. Seasonal menu, attractive visual atmosphere and women directing the orchestra. You can book, and please do so. The cocktails are to die for and better if accompanied with a Milanese Schnitzel. Nop, it’s not chicken!
Top pick: The Tiramisu. How on earth can this be vegan?