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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

Hours:* 

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

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Cafe of the Month - Cafe 435, Pascoe Vale

Any cafe with a little playspace out the back is a winner in our heart.

Cafe 435 boasts a 100% plant based menu, good coffee, delicious treats and a beautiful little playspace for your little ones to explore while you enjoy your meal nearby.

This is the place to be in the North! Click here to find out more!

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Cafe of the Month - The Alleyway, Heidelberg

The Alleyway is a great local cafe for those in Heidelberg, and a nice spot to stop for those travelling through the area. There are plenty of gluten free options on the menu, with some vegetarian and vegan choices too. Nearby is the amazing Possum Hollow Playground.

The Details:

The Alleyway - 138 Burgundy St, Heidelberg

Suitable for:

  • Vegetarian mummas

  • Gluten free mummas

  • Paleo mummas

Opening Hours*: 

  • Monday - Saturday: 7AM to 4PM

  • Sunday: 8AM to 4PM

* Hours subject to change, please refer to The Alleyway’s website for up to date details.

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Cafe of the Month - Shade Cafe, Hawthorn

A welcome addition to the Hawthorn food scene, Shade Cafe offers up some of the best brunch options we’ve had out East in a long time! The coffee is on point, and the staff are very friendly too. ‘Shade’ is also located not far from the lovely Hawthorn Central Gardens, for a nice walk with the pram, and fun at the playground, once you have finished your meal!

The Details: 

Shade Cafe -  684 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Suitable For: 

  • Vegan mummas
  • Vegetarian mummas
  • Paleo mummas
  • Gluten Free mummas

Opening Hours: 

  • Monday - Friday:  7AM - 4PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8AM - 4PM

Playgrounds Nearby: 

  • Hawthorn Central Gardens: Henry Street, Hawthorn
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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 - Little Things, Blackburn

Looking for somewhere new to try for your caffeine fix this weekend? Little Things Cafe serve up excellent coffee and nourishing cold pressed juices. This awesome new cafe can be found in Blackburn on Railway Road. There’s some great vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options on the menu too, and all profits from Little Things go to World Vision Australia - so you can sip away knowing your dollars are well spent! 

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