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Wombat Cafe & Store

The Mornington Peninsula's all-vegan cafe where you pay for delicious plant-based fare and help fund an animal sanctuary at the same time.
By Libby Curran
May 15, 2019
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Wombat Cafe & Store

The Mornington Peninsula's all-vegan cafe where you pay for delicious plant-based fare and help fund an animal sanctuary at the same time.
By Libby Curran
May 15, 2019
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As the Mornington Peninsula's first all-vegan cafe and food store, Wombat has big love for all things cruelty-free. Rebecca Ettridge launched the venue in 2016 with the aim of gently showing Dromana locals that eating vegan needn't mean ditching flavour. It's a bright, youthful space, with local Little Rebel beans in the coffee grinder, house-made treats in the sweets cabinet, and a vibrant range of smoothies named after mountain bike trails in the nearby national park.

The all-day breakfast menu is down to earth and hearty, with plates like the lemon-infused smashed avo, teamed with slow-roasted tomatoes and The Vegan Dairy feta, and a stack of banana pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. Loaded buddha bowls and a signature barbecue jackfruit burger take the reins at lunchtime. And at the end of the day you can feel extra good about your visit, knowing that proceeds from the cafe go towards funding Ettridge's Plumfield Farm animal sanctuary, just west of Ballarat.

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