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14 Review(s).

32 Wises Rd, The Zone, Sunshine Coast

Lovely fresh food...

17 Nov 2014

A new addition to the growing number of Vegetarian/Vegan cafes on the Sunshine Coast - great fresh food, reasonable prices and lovely service. What more could you want? We were there for lunch on one of the hottest days on record in November, and it was so pleasant to sit inside and relax with this delicious food. They have a fantastic special at the moment - a wrap (totally stuffed full of ingredients and amazing flavours) and a really generous smoothie for only $15. Compared to other places on the Coast, this is an excellent price to pay for lunch. Will definitely be back to this place soon.

Shop 7, 11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba

Raw vegan food in a great location

17 Jan 2013

A lovely young couple run this Raw Vegan Restaurant - food is very good - fresh and tasty. Always lots of people sitting around having coffee and cake at any time of day. Lunch was beautiful - raw wraps stuffed full of fresh salads. It is right on the strip in Buderim, with big glass windows so you can watch the passing parade.

522 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount, Sunshine Coast

Awesome Rawsome - YUM

22 Jan 2013

This little raw vegan cafe is really in the middle of no-where, half way between Nambour and Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast. However, it looks out over old sugar cane fields, is quiet and just beautiful.

Once you have had the dessert cakes, you will drive there again and again - I think I have tried them all now and they are all equally amazing - the Banoffee tart is so delicious I may get in the car now to go get some! All of their food is fresh, delicious and so tasty. Go there, it is worth it.

Maleny, Maleny

Yummy Vegan Cafe

17 Jan 2013

Truly delicious food - we had the Cauli and Cabbage Kofta balls, Key Lime Pie and Raw Carrot Cake, along with a Strawberry smoothie - all well made, fresh and tasty. New owner is just lovely, and very passionate about her food. Great place to have lunch, even on a very hot day it was cool and comfortable inside. Will be so much better when the construction next door is complete!

79 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, Sunshine Coast

Vegans Beware

17 Apr 2013

This is a cute little place, only open on Eumundi Market days - Wednesday and Saturday - but if you are Vegan, you will only have the choice of one veggie curry, some dhal and rice. The Pakoras may be vegan in content, but are fried in ghee. If you are vegetarian, you won't mind, and will also be able to have the dessert (halva). Parking is appalling in Eumundi on the market days.

34 Coral St, Maleny

Now closed.

17 Jan 2013

Didn't even get a chance to go here, it is now unfortunately closed. From what I heard, it was excellent. Shame.

Shop 6/79 Edmund St, De Vene Ave, Caloundra

Sadly closed down now

02 Jun 2013

As per my previous review, they apparently couldn't get it together, and have closed their doors. Poor things, and poor us who loved the food.

This little place has been open for quite a few months now, and although I haven't been for a while, I have eaten there quite a few times. All the food is prepared by a Vegan family - not sure why they are serving eggs and dairy, but I guess they are right in the midst of a very touristy area, so are catering for the masses. Shame really. But the food they make is fresh and always delicious, and LOTS of vegan choices. It is a little expensive, but once again, must be a high rent area. They are lovely people, although a bit disorganised. Hope that has changed, as they deserve to have success as you can see they work hard. When I was there once about to pay and leave, they were telling people who just ordered that the wait time was about an hour!

However, go for the food, as it really is great (as are the smoothies and juices).
Updated from previous review on Monday January 21, 2013

11 Coral Street, Maleny

Lots of variety

24 Jan 2013

This store in a little Queenslander is clean, organised, and well-stocked with loads of fresh organic fruit and veg, vitamins, snack foods, toiletries and cosmetics which are organic or vegan friendly or both. Interesting choices of condiments, beans and pulses, and even some seedlings which will grow in the South East Qld region.

Staff are a little on the unfriendly and unhelpful side unfortunately - didn't get a greeting or even a smile, even though I was the only one in the shop at the time. It doesn't hurt to acknowledge customers folks!

If you are happy to help yourself, you will find some real gems in this store.

330 Mons Road, Forest Glen

Busy organic cafe inside garden centre

22 Jan 2013

Although this cafe sells meat products, it has a range of vegetarian and vegan options, all clearly labelled. Always at least 2 vegan mains, with salads and raw or cooked desserts - also identified as vegan. Loads of non-dairy milk options. This place is thriving, and busy - I have been known to walk away because it had a huge line up waiting to order, and no seating in sight. It is fresh food, well prepared and always the same great standard. It is in the same complex as The Natural Food Store and a clothing shop selling natural fabric clothes, e.g.: bamboo.

330 Mons Road, Forest Glen

Organic, vegan supplies galore

22 Jan 2013

Great store, ever expanding, which supplies fresh organic - usually local - fruit and veg, along with everything you could possibly imagine for Vegans, including bulk bins of every conceivable flour, grain, beans etc, cleaning products, make-up and toiletries, an in-store Naturopath, a brand new deli which has some vegan choices, frozen goods, non-dairy milks, Peace Pies, Coyo yoghurt. Fantastic selection.

33 Johnsons Road, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast

Such a beautiful place

17 Jan 2013

Relaxed, charming, rustic place where the food is prepared fresh every day. Not really much choice, as it is a set kind of lunch, but everything is always tasty and fresh. Drive up to Eudlo for the experience alone, walk around the grounds and soak up the Tibetan atmosphere. Just lovely.

Shop 4/2120 Logan Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt

Yum Yum Yum

08 Apr 2013

I took my two young teenage children here for dinner while on a very short break in Brisbane, and it was YUM. We had so much food, and it was very inexpensive. On recommendation from Brisbane vegan bloggers, we ordered a faux chicken dish - I think it was Crispy, Spicy Chicken. Not being fans of meat replacements, we thought we would try anyway. Oh my goodness. It was beyond sweet, but we could not stop eating it, can't really explain the flavours, but it was really delicious. We also had the fried dumplings, spring rolls, some pancake concoction which again was hard to pinpoint the flavour, but again we could not stop eating it.

They also serve bubble teas, and flavoured cold green teas - we had some green apple green tea, all freshly made and delicious. We would highly recommend this little restaurant. Lovely staff, just one girl running tables and it was quite busy for a Sunday night. Well done.

2b/229 Lutwyche Rd, Windsor, Brisbane

Wait 'til they're organised

27 Oct 2013

This used to be a cute little, friendly shop in a location you couldn't miss, but they have moved. Today we went to visit for the first time since the move; it is in an awkward spot behind some other daggy shops - there is NO signage, the shop was a newsagency before and it still has all the old fittings around the counter - in short, it is a mess. The floor was revolting - old, dirty looking lino, their cafe isn't up and running yet and it just had a yuck atmosphere. They have loads and loads of Vegan stuff if you want all that pre-prepared food, and it is expensive. I hope they get their act together soon, because it was really off-putting. We'll wait for a few months before going back, if we ever do.

So, we went back, and the shop appeared to be more organised, however, they had run out of the food we wanted, they made us the most revolting juice I have ever tasted - in their favour they didn't charge us, but told us that they only had some beetroot left and they couldn't make us another one. The food was little more than ordinary, took an age to come out, and we really won't be back this time. You can only give places so many chances before they lose their customers for good.
Updated from previous review on Saturday May 04, 2013

Shop 54b, Level E, Myer Centre, 91, Queen St, Brisbane

Dosa to Die For

08 Apr 2013

Having read the reviews, we decided to head straight here when we arrived in Brisbane for an extremely short stay. I had the Dosa (made to be vegan) and my son had the Vegan Pizza, with a pesto salad on the side. The dosa was truly authentic, I hadn't tasted sambhar like that since living in India years ago, and both my children loved it too. Not so much the Pizza and salad. We decided it must have been the pesto, as it was the only common denominator - had a weird chemically, unpleasant taste. So disappointed. However, we went back closer to closing time, and ordered another Dosa, and some spinach pakora to take away. Both equally delicious. The one samosa we bought was soggy from the steam of the bain marie. All in all, I expect the food here is almost always great - the desserts looked so good, but we couldn't fit any in!

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