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!

Monday, March 02, 2009


Place: Shakahari

Where: Faraday Street, Carlton

In a nutshell: vegetarian restaurant with a very vegan friendly menu (all mains were vegan)

Cost: not cheap but great quality (entrees: around $12-$14 - mains: btw $18-$19)

We hadn't been to Shakahari for quite a few years so it was great to revisit. I have to say that the food was fabulous!! We really enjoyed our meals (entree: avocado rolls were great! mains: satay with seitan & tofu was so tasty & filling. Madam Fang croquettes were very tasty too)

There are vegan beers & a vegan sparkling wine & red wine. The cocktails are great - the strawberry daiquiri was yum!

Decor hasn't changed since we visited years ago but it's funky & colourful so always looks great & has a nice feel to the place. There is also a comfortable looking beer garden out the back too which would be great to visit on a warm night.

We totally recommend Shakahari. The food was great, the service was very friendly and it would be a great place for vegans to take family & friends for a special dinner as all the food is tasty, filling & impressive.