The Alley


Ph: 03 9820 8314

417 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, 3004 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN closed
MON 7:30am - 4:00pm
TUE 7:30am - 4:00pm
WED 7:30am - 7:00pm
THU 7:30am - 7:00pm
FRI 7:30am - 8:00pm
SAT 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Details

Need to Know
  • Gluten-Free
  • Good for Groups
  • Healthy Options
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Take Away
In the mood for
  • Beer
  • Wine
Need to know
  • Bar Snacks
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Outdoor Seating


The Verdict

Say goodbye to unhealthy fast food. We’ve discovered a vegan joint down St Kilda Road that’s serving up 100% plant-based comfort food, 100% guilt free. Food won’t take longer than 10 minutes, and it’s cheaper than the standard $22 vegan meal you see on menus around town. Proof you can afford to eat well.

Founder Alexandra Pyke has returned to her hometown after a whopping nine years in NYC and brought with her tons of experience with paddock-to-plate vego businesses, namely The Fat Radish and The Butcher’s Daughter.

Now a pro at creative moo-free substitutes, Pyke hopes you’ll enjoy the beet “steak”, the maple “bacon” burger (it’s actually a top-secret coconut concoction) and the gluten-free “spaghetti and meatballs” (ribboned pumpkin with mushroom and tempeh, topped with cashew ricotta). It’s satisfying stuff: you’ll leave the shop swearing you could taste the meat.

They’ve also got gluten-free “mac ‘n’ cheese” (think creamy bean and cashew sauce for the cheese), yummy vegan soft serve and fiery kelp noodle salads that sound deliciously dangerous. Oh, and you can down their air-baked sweet potato “fries” with no regrets. The Alley doesn’t even own a fryer.

Image credit: supplied

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