My favourite place in Melbourne for dinner with a sweetheart. I like to sit in the window in the second, larger room off to your right as you come in. The dining area is cozy with cute murals - they are really something special. The care taken with the interior design is also reflected in the food. I almost always order something with kimchi in it, like the pancakes or dumplings, since I love spicy, fermented cabbage and it's hard to find a vegan one in a grocery store (most contain anchovies). I've heard from a reliable source that the women who run this place make their own. I've always found the appetisers more interesting and satisfying than the mains, so tend to get a few small dishes. My partner and I love the "chicken" skewers - a chunk of succulent soy meat on a stick, marinated in sweet, sticky barbecue sauce, served next to a mound of creamy coleslaw. I also found the vegan nachos memorably delicious. To be honest, I've never found any of the main dishes to be outstanding. Although something like the vegan kingfish with miso gravy can be comforting of you feel like a "meat" and 3 veg (+rice) kind of meal. I can't leave without a raw cacao shake. Frozen banana, cacao and almond milk make for a sweet and to the meal that's refreshing and not over-filling.
Cons: not outstanding mains, often busy and a bit cramped