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Best Kid-Friendly Vegan Cafes in Melbourne for Veganuary

Looking for kid-friendly healthy cafes in Melbourne? Be inspired by our choice of the best kid-friendly cafes across Melbourne (and beyond), serving great vegan and vegetarian options - the perfect places to visit for Veganuary!   

Admiral Cheng Ho - Abbotsford 

Admiral Cheng Ho is the sibling of Monk Bodhi Dharma. The food is equally as good and there is a plethora of choice for those in need of a strong caffeine fix. The cafe itself is quite small, but they do fantastic coffee and some takeaway options so you can certainly grab something to go and head to a nearby playground.

Where: 325 Johnston St, Abbotsford 

Playground nearby: Gahan Reserve - Park Street, Abbotsford

More info: Admiral Cheng Ho

Urban Projuice - Albert Park 

For the perfect cold pressed juice head to Urban Projuice. Your little ones will love the piklets at this wholefoods cafe. Set in the beautiful Albert Park area, there’s plenty to see and do, and great playgrounds nearby to enjoy when you have enjoyed your meal.

Where: 315 Montague St, Albert Park

Playground nearby: St Vincents Park Playground - St Vincents Place, Albert Park

More Info: Urban Projuice

Serotonin Eatery - Burnley/Richmond

A popular pick with families and singles alike, Serotonin Eatery is a must-visit. There’s so many good options on the menu at this health-conscious plant based cafe, it is hard to choose just one! Grab a “lunchbox” to takeaway and enjoy a morning full of play in the playground across the road.

Where: 52 Madden Grove, Burnley

Playground nearby: Golden Square Bicentennial Park: Madden Grove, Burnley

More info: Serotonin Eatery

This Is Life Family Wellness Emporium - Elwood 

This wholefoods cafe offers a range of vegan options on the menu. But the focus on good health and wellness doesn’t stop there! Also on site are yoga classes, wellbeing workshops, a chiropractor, a naturopath and a nutritionist. Update: Sadly, This Is Life is closing it’s cafe doors on 21 January 2019 - however they still offer a great range of holistic health and wellness services as well as workshops for your family to enjoy.

Where: 109 Brighton Rd, Elwood

Playground nearby: Williams Street Reserve - Williams Street, Balaclava

More info: This Is Life Wellness

Combi - Elwood 

Known for their beautifully presented smoothies, Combi is a neat sea-side stop. Grab a scrumptious takeaway smoothie packed with nutrient dense goodness, and enjoy a stroll along Elwood beach with the pram. The salted caramel slice is also a dream!

Where: 138-140 Ormond Rd, Elwood 

Playground nearby: Elsternwick Park Playground - New Street, Brighton

More info: Combi

V-Series - Kew 

The all day breakfast is amazing, lots of flavoursome options to choose from. Also, be sure to grab a vegan cupcake on your way out - they are a hit! The service is good, and the cafe itself is quite spacious inside which is great for mums with prams.

Where: 4/26 Princess St, Kew

Playground nearby: Alexandra Gardens - Cotham Road, Kew

More info: V-Series Cafe

Raw Trader - Melbourne

Delectable treats and great coffee await you at Raw Trader, the perfect treat to fuel you for a morning of Melbourne exploration with your little ones! In addition to scrumptious cakes, biscuits, slices and tarts, Raw Trader also offer a range of light breakfast options too. 

Where: 10 Sutherland St, Melbourne 

Playground nearby: Flagstaff Gardens Playground - Williams Street, Melbourne

More info: Raw Trader

The Alley - Melbourne  

Vegan burgers galore await you at Melbourne’s fully vegan cafe ‘The Alley’. From amazing plant based creations like the popular ‘maple bacon burger’ (with a portobello mushroom and sweet potato based burger patty) and the delicious ‘locked n loaded’ BBQ jackfruit burger, to more classic options like superfood bowls and poke bowls, the food is on point. There’s also yummy smoothies and raw treats to complete your meal, or as an indulgence all on their own.

Where: 417 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Playground nearby: Fawkner Park Playground - Commercial Road, South Yarra

More info: The Alley

Wild Yam Plant-Based Food and Cafe - Mordialloc  

This little cafe serves amazing takeaway salads packed full of goodness. The perfect treat before you head to Peter Scullin Reserve playground for a morning of play or a stroll along Mordialloc beach. Speaking of treats, there’s plenty of raw goodies on offer too!

Where: 499 Main Street, Mordialloc

Playground nearby: Peter Scullin Reserve playground - Beach Road, Mordialloc

More info: Wild Yam Food and Cafe

Love Your Soul - Parkdale

Yummy wholefoods and delicious smoothies await you at Love Your Soul. What makes Love Your Soul extra special is that they are also a Yoga Studio. They offer pilates and yoga classes for mummy throughout the week (including prenatal yoga and Mum & Bubs classes), and even yoga classes for pre-school children!

Where: 75-77 Parkers Road, Parkdale

Playground nearby: McDonald-Healy Reserve - Ti-Tree Grove, Parkdale

More info: Love Your Soul

Cafe 435 - Pascoe Vale 

This plant based cafe has a lovely little play area out the back for your little ones to roam. The 100% vegan cafe has a little of everything - from breakfast fare to burgers and soups, right through to smoothie bowls and cupcakes. A great place to visit if you find yourself North of the city.

Where: 104 Kent Road, Pascoe Vale

Playground nearby: Raeburn Reserve Playground - Raeburn Street, Pascoe Vale

More info: Cafe 435

Kooks Kitchen - South Melbourne 

This 100% plant based cafe is the perfect spot for a quick lunch. Their salads are delicious, and they also have a good range of soups, smoothies and juices to choose from too. Fast, healthy and yummy, they tick all the boxes for a pit stop in the city.

Where: Kiosk 6/111 Cecil St, South Melbourne

Kooks Kitchen also have a second location at Prahran Market on Commercial Road, South Yarra.

Playground nearby: Skinners Adventure Playground - 211A Dorcas St, South Melbourne

More info: Kooks Kitchen

Sister of Soul - St.Kilda

A Melbourne favourite for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians alike, Sister of Soul serves up amazing food and never fails to disappoint. Their beautiful, light-filled, airy cafe in St. Kilda offers so many enticing plant based dishes it is so hard to pick a favourite! With plenty of family-friendly activities to see and do in and around St. Kilda, a family trip to Sister of Soul is a must!

Where: 73 Acland Street, St. Kilda 

Sister of Soul have also just opened a second, more intimate, location at 77 Swan Street, Richmond. 

Playground nearby: St. Kilda Adventure Playground - Neptune St, St Kilda

More info: Sister of Soul

Power Plant Cafe - Templestowe 

This all-vegan cafe is a great pick for families, even if it is a little out of Melbourne’s CBD it is well worth the trip. With friendly service and plenty of room inside, the light-filled dining space provides a lovely atmosphere for you to enjoy your meal. The signature PowerPlant breaky paired with a Turmeric coconut milk latte is sure to keep you fuelled for a busy day with your little ones.

Where: 2-6 Swilk St, Templestowe

Playground nearby: Finns Reserve - Duncan St, Templestowe Lower

More info: PowerPlant Cafe

Bon Appétit!