The newest kid on the vegan friendly block is One Two Seven Darby. Located in the previous premises of Grind Cafe on Darby Street this cafe has been pumping out healthy vegan food since opening. They're currently open for breakfast and lunch and sport a number of vegan options on both menus. Their produce is beautiful, and the plates which are artistically arranged are a step up from the average cafe fare, expect to pay a little more than a standard cafe brekkie.
The food is lovingly crafted, stunningly presented and well rounded. We tried the three options on the breakfast menu that sport the peace symbol, this signifies they can be made vegan . Even if you aren't vegan you should get the vegan version of these dishes, have your eggs or feta cheese switched out for the incredible house made cashew cheese. This stuff is creamy, protein rich, and lightly spiced and makes a wonderful addition to all dishes.
The avocado on toast is a cafe favourite, and we love the One Two Seven version. Feta is switched for cashew cheese, brought out in a small separate dish, almost too much of it for us! The tomato chutney is tangy, the lemon is grilled so we can get the most juice out of it as possible and the tomato salad using the freshest tomatoes we've ever found on a cafe plate. All these elements balance perfectly with the fatty, rich avocado.
The spiced eggplant breakfast is one that we'd recommend for anyone who has indulged in a few beers the night previous. A rainbow of roasted carrots are piled high along with the perfectly grilled eggplant, dollops of cashew cheese and microgreens. This dish has a great chilli kick, perfect for getting you up and going on the weekend.
This huge bowl of green goodness is accompanied by a big spoonful of cashew cheese, and filled with salsa verde, toasted seeds and nuts. The lemon and oil that accompany these greens will help your body absorb more of the iron and other nutrients with ease, and as a Sunday breakfast after a night out this dish will make you feel saintly.
Look in the cabinet or on the counter for sweets and baked goods made vegan. The muffins baked daily are $5 and mammoth size! Don't forget to also pick up a Hrvst St juice in a range of flavours. These small juices pack a punch, made in Brisbane from a Novocastrian ex-pat.