Oh My Days
Being full-time vegan in Sydney is becoming dreamier every day. As well as flavour-packed bowls of gnocchi, plant-based Pisco sours, pho, tacos and pub grub—thanks to Glebe’s brand new plant-based cafe Oh My Days—we’ve also got vegan croissants, pain au chocolat and almond croissants.
Croissant purists will scoff at a zero butter croissant, we’re sure—but hear us out on this one. This plant-based pastry is the genius of Oh My Days head chef and owner David Rigby, whose CV includes time in the kitchen at fine diners like Bentley and est. His vegan croissant is made with whole-wheat stone-ground flours, which are folded with vegetable fat instead of butter. Baked in-house daily by Yosef Paulsen (Kitchen by Mike), the pastry’s air to crunch density is as good as the real deal.
Oh My Days is more than just stand-out vegan pastries—here you’ll also find a sunny courtyard, all-day breakfast and lunch and house-roasted coffee.
The menu is largely South American-inspired. There’s a breakfast burrito with scrambled tofu, black beans, guacamole, jalapeno salsa and chipotle aioli; there are zucchini and jackfruit burritos and gluten-free cauliflower and mushroom tacos too. Oh My Days also bake their own focaccia, sourdough and banana bread, and there’s a selection of paninis and tartines available with fillings like hummus and charred broccoli, or sweet potato, avocado and basil.
Ingredients are mostly organic and preservative-free too. “We wanted to create a menu that while being entirely plant-based, is also preservative and additive-free”, Rigby says.
“There are no mock meats or nasties, just a health-focused menu, where customers can tell that the food has been made with love”.
John Lee (Devon Cafe) is in charge of all things coffee, and you can pair Oh My Days’ house blend with a range of nut milk varieties picked especially for coffee drinking.
Drinks also include an oat milk choc-banana milkshake blended with cacao, banana, coconut ice-cream, a house-made hibiscus and tangerine kombucha and fresh juices. If you’re after something with a bit more spark, Oh My Days is licensed, with a neat wine list of mostly Aussie drops and a line-up of classic cocktails like margaritas, spritz and Bloody Mary’s.
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