5 Canberra Cafes Every Vegan Needs to Visit
Canberra’s a good place for vegans, if you know where to look. We’ve rounded up five of the city’s finest animal-friendly foodie havens!
If you can think of a happier name for a cafe, we’d love to hear it. My Rainbow Dreams is more than just a cute moniker, of course, and proudly serves as one of Canberra’s top vegetarian food spots. Most menu items can be made vegan by request, but we just have to draw your attention to the Marinated Tofu Burger. Tuscan bean pâté, alfalfa, lemon-tahini dressing… lovely!
“Great place. Interesting vegetarian food and fantastic icecream. The most interesting thing is the watching the staff. No matter how busy, crammed the kitchen, rude the customers – there is an overwhelming sense of calm. Maybe Sri Chinmoy was saying something sensible in amongst the gobbldegook. Always try the specials but thebliss balls are far from it!” – justbrowsing
With its winning mix of fresh veg and plant-based ‘mock’ meats, Kingsland is a great starting point for anyone looking to take the vegan plunge. We’d particularly recommend the Bird’s Nest, a yummy bundle of tofu, mock meat, vegetables and roasted cashews, drizzled in a flavoursome sauce and served in an adorable ‘nest’ of crispy potato twigs. It looks good and tastes amazing – you can’t get better than that.
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A vegan bakery brimming with folksy style (we particularly like the skull table markers and the helpful ‘menu saws’ – you’ll see!) Sweet Bones is a fantastic choice for a bit of cruelty-free sweetness. As well as custom vegan cakes to order, they have a rich range of muffins, brownies, slices and other goodies, with the cinnamon scrolls and cream cheese frosting being our favourite.
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80% mindfulness and 20% indulgence is the name of the game at Eighty/Twenty, where clean, unprocessed and ethical ingredients reign supreme. This bright and friendly cafe is well known for its raw desserts, acai bowls and smoothies. If it’s the latter you fancy, definitely go for the Nutty Professor. That’s cacao, milk (or milk alternative), banana, peanut butter, maca and coconut nectar.
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Rising from the ashes of V Spot, Alegra continues its predecessor’s tradition of keeping central Canberra fuelled with raw, vegan and vegetarian nourishment. The nice folks here specialise in raw cakes, made with no refined sugar and only good fats. Make sure you try the Red Velvet Cake if you’re in the mood for a guilt-free sweet treat!