Vegan eats can't be hit and miss. You want a kitchen that sources fresh, high-quality ingredients and isn't afraid to experiment with taste combinations. In this, Dicki's certainly delivers.
From an understated New Farm nook of sleek white wood with indoor and footpath seating, it offers plant-based meals bursting with flavour.
Once you've had smashed avo with macadamia 'feta' ($12), you'll never look back. Bad memories of buckwheat? Try them as waffles with stewed apples, cinnamon crumble and salted caramel ($16.5). Bright and fresh dishes like the Nurture Bowl ($16.5) and maple-roasted granola ($12.5) with seasonal fruit and coconut yoghurt are picture perfect, as is the decadent cake selection.
Then, on Saturday and Sundays nights, food and drinks are available till 5pm. Prosecco, local beers and refreshing cocktails are paired with tasty plates like burritos with crumbed tofu and black beans ($15.5), as well as the big house-made mushroom burger with fries ($18.5). Trust us: you won't even miss the meat.
Images: Dane Beesley.