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Cafe of the Month - Lisica Cafe

The Western Suburbs’ new vegan cafe, Lisica, certainly hits the mark! This fully vegan cafe offers friendly service and delicious dishes - the chocolate pancakes are sure to be a hit with the fam! What vegan cafe is complete without Buddha Bowls and smoothies on the menu too! A must visit if you’re in the area. 

The Details 

Where: Shop 6&7/45 Edgewater Boulevard, Maribrynong VIC


Wednesday: 8AM - 6PM

Thursday - Sunday: 8AM - 7PM

Monday & Tuesday: Closed  

*Hours subject to change, please visit Lisica Cafe website for up to date opening hours. 

Playgrounds nearby:  

  • Footscray Park: 40 Maribrynong Blvd, Footscray

  • Black Sapphire Pirate Ship Playground: 122 The Blvd, Aberfeldie


Cafe of the Month - Pachamama Wholefoods

How could this Mumma not love a cafe with mama in it’s name?! Pachamama Wholefoods in Brunswick is where it’s at for ethical, organic food and produce.

This awesome healthfood store offers a selection of organic goods and an on-site cafe with the best fair-trade coffee, delicious raw treats and hearty vegan meals. The perfect choice for eco-conscious mummas!

The Details 

74-78 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Opening hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 8AM - 7PM
  • Saturday: 9AM - 6PM
  • Sunday: 10AM - 6PM

Suitable for: 

  • Vegan mummas
  • Vegetarian mummas
  • Gluten-free mummas
  • Dairy-free mummas

Playgrounds nearby: 

  • Barkly Street Community Playground
  •  Warr Park/Brunswick Community Gardens

Cafe of the Month - Combi, Elwood

This smoothie recipe is almost as good as the smoothies from @wearecombi ... almost...ok, honestly no-where near as good as Combi’s!! Located in beachside Elwood, Combi serves up allll the delish vegan food and nourishing ‘bevies from smoothies to super bowls to raw desserts. If you haven’t had the chance to try - we highly recommend popping in for some brunch today! In the meantime, check out our strawberry smoothie recipe below. 

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe  

Add to your blender a cup of cold almond milk, one banana, a punnet of strawberries, half a cup of rolled oats and two teaspoons of maple or agave syrup. Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Bon Appétit!