Serves meat, vegan options available. Located by boardwalk of Lake Weeroona with view of lake. Vegan options include big breakfast, smoothie bowl, nourish bowl, Mediterranean focaccia. Open Wed-Sun 8:00am-2:30pm.

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10 Reviews

First Review by kateamelia


Points +351

19 Jan 2023

It’s all about the location

The vegan options on the menu have been reduced post-Covid, but vegetarians can eat well. The staff are great and there are tables outside and inside but all have views of Lake Weeroona. Walk off your meal with a quick circuit!

Pros: Beautiful presentation, Friendly and efficient staff, Views

Cons: Fewer vegan options now, Not cheap


29 Apr 2023

Yes looking at the online menu now the vegan options look like utter sh*t.



Points +745

16 May 2021

Great vegan options

The big vegan breakfast was delicious and filling. Lovely restaurant by the lake with nice view. A reasonable number of vegan options including a special. Friendly staff.


Points +13886

03 May 2021

Lunch by the lake

I was catching up with a friend in Bendigo and chose this as a meeting place. The view out into the lake was pleasant and the restaurant was quite busy. The person serving us was very polite and patient with us taking our time to even look at the menu because we were gossiping. Both of us chose the Big Vegan ($28), a reasonably standard vegan breakfast that unfortunately came with non-omittable (believe me I tried!) sweet potato. It was pretty good otherwise, although my friend pointed out the sickly sweet beetroot pickle relish (which she left on the side of the plate) I could also have done without. Nice place to meet for lunch.

Pros: Decent vegan plate , Pleasant setting, Polite and patient staff


Points +6115

03 Jan 2021

Best gnocchi ever!!

The vegan gnocchi was right up my alley. Best I've ever had! Loved it. Would be so nice with a glass of Chardonnay. The big breakfast was good but would be better with a 2 pieces of bread instead of 1, a hash brown and baked bean style beans, the beans were a bit Mexican style. But still a great brekkie.


Points +142

30 Dec 2020

Very pleasant surprise

Meeting friends we went to Boardwalk for coffee but seeing a few good sounding vegan options on the menu we thought 'why not?'
We both had the big vegan breakfast and really enjoyed it. The baked beans were really lovely with a little kick to them. Wish we'd received two pieces of toast (the trend seems to be one is enough these days...but it's not!). Sadly the hashbrowns were not vegan as they are cooked in a shared fryer but at least the waiter was honest about that. So we didn't order that side. The coffee was really good and the atmosphere lovely. I thought being on the lake it would be 'all fur no nickers' as they say but it was good and tasty inside and out!

Pros: A few good vegan options , Lovely coffee

Cons: A little pricey but acceptable , 2 toasts please!


Points +75

09 Jan 2020

Unexpected surprise

Had a few vegan options which we weren't expecting at all. My partner got the big breakfast which was a bit pricey but tasted delicious nevertheless

Pros: Tasty

Cons: Pricey


Points +35

11 Nov 2019


Very pleasant aesthetic and lovely staff. Menu has more vegetarian than but vegan options but I wasn’t disappointed by the vegan options they offer as they are very good.

Pros: All the vegan options I’ve tried have been great!

Cons: You can’t alter any menu items


Points +18

27 Apr 2019


We originally went for coffees with family and I wanted a vegan friendly, caffeine free option. I queried the chocolate powder they use for their hot chocolate's and they confirmed it's a vegan powder. Ordered it with coconut milk and it was delicious.
We then decided to eat and I ordered the pumpkin bread, avocado smash on their special. I cannot get over how good the mushrooms were. It was so good. Highly recommended.

Pros: Plenty of vegan drink and food options., Vegan meals included in their specials, Staff are wonderful

Cons: Bit pricey


Points +15

21 Apr 2019

Great find!

Really friendly staff, serves meat but does have a couple of vegan options and quite a few vegetarian. Had the most delicious Buddha Bowl.


Points +196

04 Mar 2019


Delicious! I had the housemade potato waffle with mushroom medley, avocado, cherry tomatoes, kale and ‘cashew cheese’. They had a few different vegan options, all were clearly marked. Beautiful interior and view of the lake.

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