Stirato Bakery Cafe (Vegan Friendly), Fyshwick

Stirato Bakery Cafe

By: @her.be.laur

Address: 21/1 Iron Knobb Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Website: www.stirato.com.au

Stirato is a VERY accommodating and kid-friendly café (decked out with a furnished cubby house, and loads of indoor toys). There is a yummy vegan pie on the menu, and the staff are friendly, helpful, and willing to vegan-ise dishes and drinks.

Superfood Salad

Instagram: @stirato_bakery_cafe  https://www.instagram.com/stirato_bakery_cafe/

New Vegan Menu Items at Cafe Essen, Civic – Updated 26 June 2017

 Cafe Essen

Vegan Menu Update!

Original post

At Cafe Essen located at 6 Garema pl in Civic, we now have a new range of vegan menu item’s:

  • Vegan Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Stack.
  • Vegan Stuffed Zucchini.
  • Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Salad
  • Spicy Tofu & Brown Rice Salad

And the Soups of the day including: 

  • Lentil
  • Green vegetable
  • Tomato & Basil.
    Come feast your eyes on our new delight’s!

Review By Lisa Green (2016)

Location:  Shop 5 6 Garema Pl, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Cafe Essen is somewhat of a Canberra institution located between Garema Place and Bunda Street in Civic. With a vast loose leaf tea selection, different coffee roasts to choose from and a pretty good hot chocolate it’s a great spot to catch up with others.

There are a range of clearly marked vegan options on the menu as well as the specials board. Meals include a vegan mexi-burger (kidney bean and corn chip patty with guacamole, jalapeno and vegan aoli in a bun) and a vegan breakfast bagel (baked beans, scrambled tofu, spinach, roasted capsicum and pepitas over a toasted bagel). There are also a number of items that can be made vegan or may be vegan, such as the bruschetta, curry, various salads and the soup of the day.

For a sweet treat Cafe Essen currently stock vegan cupcakes from Crafted and also have dairy-free smoothies that are vegan.

Smiths Alternative Cafe & Bar, Civic (Updated Menu 9 June 2017)

Smiths Alternative

Be sure to specify the vegan chai

Original Post by Sarah Michelle Thomson (21 June 2017)

Smith’s Alternative will now be proudly stocking RealChai vegan chai powder! Meaning you can absolutely come in for a 100% vegan chai latte with soy or almond milk ❤️❤️

Original Post by Sarah Michelle Thomson (9 June 2017)

Newwwwww things at Smiths! Some new breakfast options, garlic bread (subject to availability because I literally eat it by the kilo) and a loaded sweet potato 😍 hope to see you soon!! ❤️

Original Post By Erin McKay, Manager, Smith’s Alternative Cafe and Bar

Hi everyone! If you haven’t already, you should come by Smiths Alternative, we are baking in the cafe, and have LOTS of vegan goodies! 🙂 we use Bonsoy in our coffees, and are looking for any and all criticisms and advice on what you’re looking for 🙂 we’re open 7am til late, so come check us out! xo

At the moment we’ve got wraps and sandwiches, I use nuttelex, and we will be working on expanding a bit more, but it’s mostly baked goods.  The chocolate tart in the top right is gluten free as well as vegan :).Smiths Alternative

Round Pizza (Formerly Walter G’s) New Vegan Pizzas + Dessert! – May 2017

New Vegan Menu (As of May 2017):

  • VEGAN SUPREME:  Tomato base, vegan ham, vegan pepperoni, mushrooms, roasted red capsicum, spanish onion, fresh capsicum, olives, chunky cut pineapple topped with vegan mozzarella.
  • VEGAN VEGI PESTO:  Tomato base, baby spinach, mushrooms, roasted red capsicum, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes topped with vegan mozzarella garnished with vegan basil pesto aioli.
  • VEGAN PEPPERONI:  Tomato & olive base, vegan pepperoni, spanish onion, fresh green capsicum, chilli flakes topped with vegan mozzarella.
  • VEGAN MEXICAN:  Salsa base, vegan chorizo, spanish onion, jalapeños topped with vegan mozzarella with a side of avocado salsa & corn chips
  • VEGAN PERI CHICKEN:  Tomato base, vegan chicken, red roasted capsicum, caramelised onion, fresh capsicum, pineapple topped with vegan mozzarella garnished with vegan peri peri aioli.
  • VEGAN BARBECUE CHICKEN:  Smokey barbecue base, vegan chicken, spanish onion, vegan feta cheese, mushrooms, spring onion topped with vegan mozzarella.
  • VEGAN CHEESY GARLIC BREAD

Sweets:

  • VEGAN CHOCOLATE PIZZA:  Vegan chocolate base, fresh strawberries and banana topped with vegan chocolate sauce drizzle and icing sugar.
  • VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT

Original Post by Laila – April 2017

Just had a chat with the owner of Walter G’s! He’s going to make sure they never run out of daiya cheese again and is getting the hook up from the supplier AND due to the vegan pizza’s being such a popular demand they are going to create FIVE new vegan pizza’s and a vegan dessert! 😍

Click here to see the excitement on the Vegan ACT Group

New Cruelty-Free Shop, Braddon – 10% Discount for Vegan ACT Cardholders!

cruelty-free-shop-canberra-2016

Original Post by Michelle

Vegan ACT are absolutely delighted to announce that The Cruelty Free Shop will be offering a discount to all our card-carrying members (card must be presented in store)!
Yet another reason to pay this vegan paradise in on Mort St. Braddon a visit!

Thank you for your incredible support of the vegan community The Cruelty Free Shop <3

If you would like to support the work of Vegan ACT and receive a discount card to heaps of great businesses around Canberra, sign up to become a Vegan ACT at https://veganact.org.au/membership/

Other businesses who support Vegan ACT by offering a discount to our members can be viewed here: https://veganact.org.au/discounts/

Pâtissez in Civic and Manuka (Vegan-Friendly)

Patissez Civic

By Lisa Green

Locations:  40 Marcus Clarke St, Civic and 21 Bougainville St, Manuka

Home of the freakshake, Pâtissez has two cafes, with the newer outlet in Civic having a few vegan options. The Civic menu changes seasonally, with the current vegan burger a grilled field mushroom, crispy spiced chickpea, corn & cumin patty, smashed avocado, fresh rocket, tomato, Spanish onion, housemade hummus & vegan basil aioli. Served with fries. It’s a delicious, but packed, burger. The staff are happy to discuss menu modifications and sometimes specials, such as the roasted mushrooms can be vegan.

However, the main reason to go here is to try a freakshake. The first Vegan Freak was a concoction of coconut gelato blitzed with lychees & a dash of almond milk in a jar drizzled in raspberry coulis then topped with vanilla bean coconut mousse & finished with a coconut, lychee & raspberry semifredo popslide. The popslide in particular was delicious. The current Vegan Freak is a chai spiced almond milk & soy ice cream shake with drapes & drapes of gooey Medjool date caramel topped with cacao coconut mousse & a crunchy nougatine cone. So good.  You can see it here:  https://veganact.org.au/vegan-freak-shake-at-patissez/

https://www.patissez.com.au/

 

Frugii Dessert Laboratory, Braddon (Vegan Friendly)

By Lisa Green

Location:  Ground Floor, ORI Building, 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Frugii Dessert Laboratory is often touted as having some of the best icecream and most creative desserts in Canberra.

Thankfully vegans don’t have to miss out! The sorbets on offer are usually vegan and there is always at least two on offer. The flavours change every couple of days and range from single fruit flavours (such as peach, mango, lime, berry) to the more interesting such as strawberry & balsamic vinegar, watermelon mint and apple cinnamon and to the more alcoholic gin and tonic, cider, champagne and shiraz. The range seems to be endless.

In addition to the sorbets there are also a couple of vegan desserts. Frugii desserts are amazing to look at and also to taste. The first vegan offering coffee caramel creamaux, banana cheesecake, and a chocolate coconut mousse finished with cacao nibs. It is an amazing balance of flavours and textures and when first launched a weekend’s worth of desserts sold out in a night. Their second vegan dessert is a cherry ripe offering with layers of chocolate and cherry with a pipette of cherry sauce!

http://www.frugii.com/