Best known for their wholesome food and smoothies in all colours of the rainbow, Matcha Mylkbar brought the plant-based revolution to St Kilda, Melbourne. Their mission is simple: to help the earth to survive so that you can thrive.
Matcha Mylkbar advocate for a more balanced, less meat-heavy diet, and their menu mirrors this, with a whole host of bowls, burgers and even vegan eggs. Yep, you read that right, vegan eggs – a genius alternative with all the protein of the real deal, made with sweet potato, turmeric, almond and coconut.
Although the eggs were incredibly tempting, we couldn’t resist the call of the Longevity Bowls. These are named after Blue Zones – five cities on earth considered to have the highest percentage of people who live to 100 years old as a result of eating a plant-based diet.
Olivia went for the deliciously light and fragrant Okinawa, Japan; matcha soba, cucumber, carrot, red cabbage, yuzu ponzu and kombucha, and I went for the Loma Linda, California; a hearty mix of coconut rice, braised lentils, peanut sauce, guacamole, tomatoes, chilli pineapple salsa and pumpkin seeds. Both were well balanced in flavour, and kept us full for hours.
Of course, no trip would be complete without a drink to go alongside a delicious meal, so we sampled the ‘Acai What You Did There;’ not just a clever pun but also a refreshing mix of acai, mango, passionfruit and coconut water, topped with coconut and chia seeds and served in their signature skull glasses (which I totally need in my future kitchen.)
I recommend a trip to Matcha Mylkbar to vegans and meat-eaters alike; there is something for everyone to enjoy. I can’t wait to give more of their menu a try once we’re back in Melbourne – not only is their food delicious, they uphold strong ethical values for our health and the environment, without a hint of preachiness. As their menu states: we are not reinventing the wheel, we are providing you with exposure to ways we can make the wheels turn for longer.
Who doesn’t want to live a longer and healthier life, filled with delicious food?