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Melbourne’s Best Vegan Brunch Dishes

By Millie Lester - 25 Oct 2017

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There’s almost nothing worse than rocking up to brunch with the gals only to discover that every second item on the menu is a different variation of eggs benny on sourdough. So, to save Melburnian vegans the tears, we put together a list of the best flippin’ vegan dishes on the Melbourne breakfast scene right effin now.

Here are all twenty-three of them.

  1. The Vegan Euphoria with pan-fried cauliflower, black quinoa, buckwheat, asparagus, kale, roasted cashews, chilli, lemon zest and raisins at Hawthorn’s Short Straw.
  2. The Cave Man Granola with toasted almonds and meal, mixed seeds, coconut, strawberries, banana and organic almond milk with a raspberry coyo at Fitzroy’s Stagger Lee’s.
  3. The smashed avocado with beetroot hummus, pickled watermelon, smoked almonds and roquette salad at South Melbourne’s Crux & Co.
  4. The Nourish Bowl with golden cauliflower, roast pumpkin, avocado, edamame, wild rice, pickled beet, tofu & roasted sesame kewpie at Prahran’s Fourth Chapter.
  5. The smoked eggplant salad with almond hummus, mint, lentils, pistachios, baked ricotta, pickled red onion & pomegranate at Brunswick’s Small Axe Kitchen.
  6. The coconut chia pudding with fresh fruit, mango puree and crispy coconut at Windsor's Journeyman.
  7. The matcha smoothie bowl with banana, nashi, raw almonds, baked granola, Spirulina White Chai, grass jelly, almond milk and edible flowers at Port Melbourne’s Long Story Short.
  8. The grilled broccoli & wild rice bow with brussel sprouts, pickled fennel, black bean vinaigrette & sesame at Richmond’s Top Paddock.
  9. The Un Baked Eggs with roasted pumpkin, creamed spinach & basil, gruyere and pepitas at the CBD’s Hardware Societe.
  10. The apple & rhubarb porridge with steel cut oats, almond milk, buckwheat clusters and coconut clotted cream at Moonee Ponds’ District North.
  11. The granola with house-made coconut yoghurt, orange, strawberries, blueberries, apricots, nuts, oats, seeds, goji & puffed buckwheat at Fitzroy’s Addict Food & Coffee.
  12. The Split Pea Dal with curried split peas and pineapple chutney at Footscray’s Rudimentary.
  13. The Big with buttered thyme mushrooms, grilled tomato, fresh spinach, tomato relish and house made hash brown at Brunswick’s Miss Marmalade.
  14. The tapioca pudding with fresh fruit, compote, mixed roasted nuts & seeds at the Footscray Milking Station.
  15. The avocado and pea smash with pistachio dukkah at Brunswick’s Wide Open Road.
  16. The Homemade Granola Bowl with acai coyo, macadamia & almond mix, chia seeds, seasonal fruit & micro popcorn at Richmond’s Pillar of Salt.
  17. The Green & Grains with red & white quinoa, cooked & raw greens, freekeh, cherry tomatoes, chia, almonds, goji berries & grapefruit vinaigrette at Abbotsford’s Three Bags Full.
  18. The Coconut Husk Bowl with banana, cacao powder, chia seeds, sesame seeds, brazil nuts & dates & a glass of minted coconut water at South Yarra’s Drugstore Espresso.
  19. The avocado toast with beetroot relish, burnt lime, pickled red onion, coriander, mixed seeds & sumac salt at Richmond’s Touchwood.
  20. The Serotonin Spud with baked sweet potato, Mexican kidney beans, fresh slaw, grilled red onion, coriander, spring onion & corn, served with a vegan cashew sour cream, tomatillo dressing, avocado, fresh lime & organic blue gluten-free corn chips at Burnley’s Serotonin Eatery. The Positive Pancakes are also worth a run.
  21. The Rainbow Chakra with walnut beetroot pesto, Dutch baby carrots, broccolini, golden beetroot and smoked almonds at Penta in Elsternwick.
  22. The apple crumble porridge with spiced apple, rhubarb compote, chia, coconut, lemon balm with almond and pistachio crumble at Windsor’s Mr Mister.
  23. The Goldilocks with soy organic quinoa & rolled oats porridge, fresh banana, strawberry, mixed seeds, flaked almond, goji berry & pumpkin caramel at Fitzroy’s Breakfast Thieves.

Want more than brunch? Here are the best vegan meals in Melbourne.

Image credit: Serotonin Eatery | Michelle Jarni

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