I’ve already professed my love for one vegan hotspot in St Kilda, but after a trip to Melbourne a few weeks ago to visit a friend down from Sydney, I’ve got a new place to add to my love-list; Sister of Soul.
Their menu is entirely vegetarian, but it has an amazing selection of vegan dishes available. They even make their own house nut ‘mylks.’ We may have tricked our friend (who subsists almost entirely on meat) to eat here, but even he was satisfied with their smashed avo topped with feta and a poached egg. Small victory, right?
We couldn’t decide between a savoury or sweet brunch, so Olivia and I opted to share a couple of dishes. We started with the Big Vegan, the mother of all plant-based breakfasts; crisp and salty house marinated tofu, creamy avocado, wilted spinach, a rosemary potato rosti, fragrant tomato, corn and coriander salsa, with plum sauce and multigrain toast. We got a side of vegan chorizo too which was rich with smoky paprika flavour and a pretty satisfying alternative to the real thing. I’ve got my heart set on the Chorizo Blue Corn Brekkie Tacos for my next visit – and I wouldn’t say no to the crumpets with Not-tella either…
To follow our Big Vegan, we shared the Salted Caramel and Apple Pancake; sticky sweet and adorned with popcorn and edible flowers, this pancake was like dessert for breakfast. It was topped with lightly-spiced caramel apples for the ultimate indulgence. I’m glad we shared it because I probably couldn’t have finished it on my own, but for those with a serious sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat.
Not only is the food delicious, they also team up with community gardens and donate their green waste each week, which means you can feel totally virtuous about your brunch/lunch/dinner plans there. I can’t wait to get back to Melbourne and try some more of what Sister of Soul has to offer.