Truth be told: the idea that a good breakfast has to be loaded with eggs, bacon, pudding or sausages has been outdated for quite a while. Even for the most hardcore carnivore, it would be nearly impossible to not be aware of or have already tried some of the delicious plant-based alternatives that are available on the market. Not only are these alternatives nearly indistinguishable from the meat versions, but they can also bring many health benefits, as well as being better for the environment.
We talked to our vegan community to learn more about their favourite vegan brekky places and we were so proud to learn that five of them are already Foodini partners!
Look for the Foodini verified sign for menus and ingredients reviewed by our Accredited Practicing Dietitian.
Hippocrates Healthy Eatery
If you are one of those people that consider wraps and quesadillas as breakfast food – this is your place to go. All their options are vegan and organic. Their mission is to provide the healthiest possible food focusing on ingredients that are gluten-free, made/produced in Australia, using superfoods such as chia, cacao, turmeric, and cooking meals without using refined sugars, flours, preservatives, or anything artificial. Arguably Sydney’s healthiest eatery!
Buddha Bowl Cafe
What’s not to love about Buddha Bowl? Before talking about their amazing vegetarian and vegan brekki options, we can’t ignore the fact that they are Ocean Friendly Certified. How cool is that? You won’t be able to find plastic bottles, cutlery, or straws in their restaurant. All their vegan bowls, toast dishes, and burrito are amazing – we can personally vouch for this! But if you are at Buddha Bowl you shouldn’t shy away from their range of specialty delicious vegan smoothies like the gluten-free Berry Boost, made with mixed berries, banana, Medjool dates, chia seeds coconut water/coconut milk, or the Cacao Hit Smoothie made of cacao, banana, avocado, chia seeds, Medjool dates, maple syrup, and coconut milk/water. Let us know which one is your favorite!
You’ll feel impacted by the vibe of this place as soon as you walk in. The knowledgeable staff greets you with a contagious joy that shows how proud and committed they are to serving healthy, environment-friendly, and tasty meals. They cater not only to vegan, but a variety of specific dietary needs like gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. You’ll be nourished with their flavoursome vegan breakfast options. Try the Vegan Big Brekky and you’ll realize that this dish is famous for a reason.
Mona Vale & St Leonards
If you love healthy meals and exquisite flavours, Bare Wholefoods should be on your list of places to go. Bare takes pride to share in the health and wellness of their community. They nourish their customers with great-tasting, sensible, and transparent food choices to fuel their day. The excellent service, social and warm atmosphere, and amazing plant-based breakfast options make it the perfect place to start your day. Vegan or not, be ready for their diverse breakfast menu that delights even the most fussy type of palate. Start with the scrumptious Banoffee Plantcake but don’t skip the Avocado Tartine.
The Shift Eatery has a simple goal: making the shift to a vegan diet as easy as possible.. But even if you have no intention of becoming vegan, this place will make you fall in love with plant-based food. Their menu includes a range of toasties, sandwiches and bowls. In their all day breakfast menu you will find the very well known : World’s Best Vegan Bacon & Egg Bagel – usually sold out most mornings. But all the frenzi around the famous dish shouldn’t prevent you from being more adventurous and trying The Chicken Club, The Reuben (created with house-made corned “beef”) and the Brekky Bun made with meaty pulled jackfruit, vegan egg and sweet chipotle mayo. We’ll love to know which one is your favourite.
Oh My Days
This place is a true all day vegan breakfast paradise. Let’s start with their most genius invention: the zero butter croissant. Even the most skeptical clients were blown away by the real taste and texture. The next most popular vegan breakfast option on their menu is the burrito with scrambled tofu, black beans, guacamole, jalapeno salsa and chipotle aioli. While everything is vegan and delicious, they also believe in healthy ingredients. Nearly all menu items are organic preservative-free and additive-free too.
Herb n Sprout Co
This small family business strives to bring fresh, vibrant and carefully handpicked ingredients to your table. As soon as you walk in you feel the very family friendly environment. More than just great meals and bold flavours, the owners want their venue to be a place to have a good time, while still enjoying all the goodness that can be evoked through their food. Most of the items in the menu are vegan and some are already naturally gluten-free. The most popular vegan brekkis are the Green Tofu Scramble and the Poppyseed & Lemon-Myrtle Pancakes.