Location: 640 High St, Echuca VIC 3564
Telephone: (03) 5482 4099
Opening its doors in October 2016, The Sweet Meadow is a plant-based, all vegan health bar that focuses on clean, green and totally un-mean eating. Sounds disgusting, right? Well….wrong!
Turns out veganism isn’t akin to eating cardboard but I won’t be jumping on the bandwagon right now. The café has a modern ‘inside-out’ feel with neutral colours, wooden tables, etc.., As a non-vegetarian, and not even remotely close to vegan (I love eggs), I found a few different things on the menu that tickled my fancy.
There were things like chocolate waffles, smashed avocado and gnocchi for the taking. I opted for the meadow big breakfast and a soy skinny cap (no dairy on premises). This was the first time I’ve tried soy milk in my coffee and it wasn’t half bad.
Not quite the same as a dairy coffee, but I didn’t mind it and all the froth.
The meadow big breakfast comes complete with a potato & rosemary hash brown, grilled tomato, mushrooms, caramelised onion, smashed avo, tomato relish, and facon with some sourdough. Let me say that again…facon.
Turns out facon is made from chickpeas and some other green goodies and, more importantly, it wasn’t all bad. I mean it’s going to disappoint if you feel like bacon, so don’t expect that.
The calories were definitely worth it, and the food didn’t make me swear off becoming vegan. If you’re looking for something different, check this place out.