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Review: They just opened not long ago and at the moment all they had were a tofu/haloumi burger, wraps, drinks and desserts. Flatbread was freshly baked in the brick oven behind the counter so it was all hot and soft when served. GF version available (made of rice flour and allegedly vegan). As much as I liked the bread, filling options were very slim and basic. There were maybe 10 of them with just one protein (hard-boiled eggs). No legumes (unless you count hummus in). I got a wholemeal wrap with four fillings (avocado, hummus, roasted veggies, rocket) for $75 plus $4 "eco-char". Taste was rather flat, even the fresh flatbread couldn't save it. Totally pricey for what it was. I also had a slice of the cashew and coconut oil based raw chocolate hazelnut cake. A tiny portion for $45. Nice flavor but the texture was more like a mousse cake, very rich and creamy with a discernible hint of coconut. Could've been firmer. Except for that one hazelnut on top there was nothing hazelnutty about it. As for the salad bar, you can do a small box for $55 or big for $75. Only four dishes available, same ones every day: quinoa salad, roasted veggies, potato salad and beet salad. None of them looked appetizing and again it lacked some protein-dense food. The least they could do is to throw in some legumes or tofu in there. Staff were knowledgeable and were able to tell me the ingredients in the food. Most of them were friendly except for that one guy with a headscarf at the register. He seemed bothered when I asked about the GF flatbread and just suddenly looked down at his phone tapping away when I was in the middle of ordering. It's just basic manners really. Don't think I will eat here again in the near future until they improve their menu and work on the prices.