Crossways

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123 Swanston St (at 1st floor), Melbourne, Victoria, VIC 3000

Hare Krishna affiliated. All you can eat style. Lunch buffet. No onions or garlic used. As of 2015 food is now all vegan, but some desserts and drinks are not vegan. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Indian, Western, Buffet

Reviews (14)

First Review by Aloo

quick, cheap, and tasty vegan food - Edit

As other reviewers have mentioned, all main dishes are vegan but the advertised dessert sometimes isn't. However, when we mentioned we were vegan we were given a replacement vegan dessert, so it's worth asking/mentioning if you're vegan!

Very good value for money, the food was served immediately and was simple but tasty.

Pros: good value, simple, tasty food, vegan dessert available on request

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Great cheap vegan / veg food - Edit

Canteen style restaurant. Fixed menu (no options) inc dessert (not vegan when we went) and drink (juice or lassi). Full meal was $7.95. Nice atmosphere and people.

Pros: Cheap, Vegan main, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Not 100% vegan

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Tasty and CHEAP - Edit

If you're on a shoestring or tight on time, this place is a godsend. You just walk up to the counter, pay, and they give you food. $7.95 all-you-can-eat. Students pay even less. Food was pretty good, better than I expected. Chili flakes available for those who like it spicy. Only downside is the lack of options. The menu (if you can even call it that) is fixed and there's nothing to choose from. I do wish they'd offer a vegan alternative for dessert.

Pros: good food, cheap

Cons: lack of options

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Crossways- Cheap, Easy and Delicious - Edit

Crossways is a great optition for any vegans or vegetarians who are in Melbourne city and looking for a cheap filling meal. Each day is a new curry so depending on when you go the meal will be tasty and filling. The prices are great and the atmosphere is nice. Super easy to find and access, close to all other areas of the city including Flinders Street station, South Bank and the main shopping centres.

Updated from previous review on 2016-07-20

Pros: Cheap , Good location, Large servings

Cons: Better desert choices

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Delicious meal for $5.95 (student price) - Edit

Great filling daily changing curry. It is all you can eat so refills are available if you can manage to fit it in after the vegan or vegetarian dessert.

Pros: They offer veg or vegan dessert. Quickly canteen s

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Crossways melbourne cbd - Edit

Cheap and easy, comfortable restaurant but not amazingly good food. Nice enough

Pros: Location , Price

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Tasty and Very Affordable Option - Edit

Have been here many times. You can get in and out quick. Set menu and consistently tasty. This includes a dessert such as semolina pudding embeded with fruit and served with custard. Yum.

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good value - Edit

So you only get one option but it changes daily. And for $5.50-$7.50 you can't really complain.

Pros: cheap, tasty

Cons: variety

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Quick, Cheap & Vegielicious - Edit

A basic weekly menu that changes daily, Crossways is a great place for anyone in need of a cheap but nutritious feed. $5 (concession), $6.50 (for everyone else) buys you a large plate of curry, rice, papa-dams, dessert and drinks (orange cordial/lassi). The meals are basic very quite tasty.

It an get quite busy during lunch hour, but they do also do take-away for a small fee (to cover the cost of the container).

If you're vegan, be sure to ask that the curry & dessert being served that day are vegan too!

Pros: Quick, Cheap, Vegie

Cons: Not that vegan friendly, Quite busy

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Amazing. - Edit

Had this when I was vegetarian many years ago, and I LOVED IT. I first tried it at the Melbourne Show, had it three days in a row as I was working there and all I can say is, DELICIOUS. Each day I had the kids meal, which had a nice curry, saffron rice with a semolina pudding and custard. Went to the actual restaurant not long after, had the same meal but bigger, it was so so good. Haven't been there since becoming vegan but I would like to see what vegan stuff they have on offer.

Pros: Cheap, DELICIOOOOUUUUSSS, Good size serving

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A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING - Edit

I have to admit that I was pretty disappointed by this place. It's a great location and the prices are excellent, very cheap. There isn't a lot of variety though and the choices were a little boring.

Both of the friends I went with really enjoyed it though, and I admit that I am a little spoiled when it comes to vegan food since my husband and I are such passionate cooks.

Definitely a good choice for the budget conscious though and the food was tasty, just not excellent.

Pros: Cheap! , location!

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I wouldn't go back - Edit

I like to give positive reviews for veggie places, since they are filling an important need. I can't give one to this place, though. I guess the flavors were just average, but the big problem was the lack of protein in the meal. It was just a curry made with vegetables. I know there was *some* protein in the rice, but they should have added some tofu or gluten to make the meal balanced. Vegetarians need protein, and this place just doesn't provide it. The price is low (AU$6.50 for non-students), but you get what you pay for here. I would only eat this way if I were very very poor. It's all you can eat, but I didn't finish the food on my plate because it wasn't that tasty. The atmosphere isn't pleasant either. I was shocked at how crowded the place was at lunch time. I hope the other veggie options in town are better.

Pros: Price, Location

Cons: Uninspired, Little protein, Unpleasant atmosphere

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A great veggie bargain - Edit

At Crossways you get all you can eat from a set selection of dishes from a bain marie. It consists of a daily curry, rice halva and more. Its a very casual student friendly environment. Food is simple but good.

Pros: Cheap, Location, All you can eat

Cons: Limited Choice

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Full belly, calm mind, and cheap! - Edit

The menu changes daily, so there is always something new to try. Also they always have sweets to try and "meal" deals. It's a good spot to watch people below on Swanston street. I found that there were not enough vegan options though.

Pros: cheap, away from the, crowd

Cons: could be spicier, Not enough Vegan

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