The Daily Veg - cafe reviews around Melbourne

Since 2007, we've evolved from vegetarian to vegan. We love our food & wine just like anybody else!! This blog aims to review tasty vegan options, creativity & quality that can be found at cafes in & around the Melbourne city & suburban region. We initially became vegetarian due to our adorable indoor bunnies. Veganism was just the next step!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Grumpy's Green

Place: Grumpy's Green

Where: 125 Smith Street, Fitzroy

In a nutshell: funky, new, eco friendly veggie cafe

Would we go again? yes, need to check it out a second time

We visited Grumpy's Green recently during a power outage at our home. It was super hot & after calling, we were assured there would be air conditioning. There was & we were very happy!!

Our first impression of Grumpy's was the atmospheric interior. It was dark and moody and I liked it (although another person I spoke to said it was too dark).

We ordered our drinks (not sure if there are any vegan wines - best to ask) but there are vegan beers on offer.

We chose two entrees as we were hot & couldn't be bothered having that conversation to change the mains to vegan options. It would be great if Grumpy's could provide vegan sour cream, vegan cheese or vegan mayonnaise instead of having to omit them from the main menu meals.

The food was quick to arrive which was great as we were hungry. We enjoyed the marinated tofu skewers (very nice - $9) and the chickpea battered vegetables (loved the chickpea batter!! very crunchy & tasty - $9.50).

We will definitely go back to Grumpy's again soon to check out the live music on Friday & Saturday nights. I hear that the menu is also going through some changes & they are open to suggestions.

I suggest vegan desserts!!! Definitely need some of those! I'd also like vegan friendly wines marked on the menu.

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