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Raw on Rye (Now Closed)

Cafe, Gluten Free, Organic, Raw, Rye, Mornington Peninsula, All VegetarianThe Good HeartedComment

Raw on Rye
2347 Pt Nepean Rd
Rye, Victoria 3941
0418 940 653

Opening Hours:
9:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: Closed
Thur: 9:30am - 5pm
Fri-Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 5pm

This cafe is no longer open.

If you're looking for a nutritious feed on the pointy end of the Mornington Peninsula, then Raw on Rye with it's extensive vegan, gluten free and raw menu might just save the day. 

We had lunch on our minds when we visited Raw on Rye, but noted for next time the vegan 'Seasonal fruit waffles' ($11 GF) on offer for breakfast, as well as 'Caramalised buckinis' ($6 GF) which is organic activated buckwheat with raw organic maca powder and your choice of almond or rice milk.

We gave the colourful 'Raw pizza and salad' ($11.50 GF) a whirl, which had a tasty tomato and basil topping with nut cheese, olives and sundried tomato. The broccoli in a tahini sauce was the stand out salad and the 'Raw tortilla wrap' with asparagus, avocado and capsicum filling was a unique take on a safe dish.

The raw vegan 'Quiche & salad' ($14 GF) filled with spinach and nut cheese wasn't available on our visit but sounds very tempting, as does the 'Raw nachos, sprout dip and salad' ($11.50) and the 'Raw cheese platter for 2' ($16) - served with fruit, veg and crackers.

For dessert we had a truly wonderful slice of raw 'Chocolate orange cheesecake' ($7 GF), primarily made of cashews. The 'Raw chocolate mousse' ($7 GF) in an apricot base was richer and heavier and didn't quite compete with the champion cheesecake.

Coffee and a huge range of chai and other teas are on offer, however soy is off the menu. You can have almond or rice milk which doesn't make the creamiest of lattes (in my humble opinion), so perhaps stick with a herbal tea concoction when you visit. While Raw on Rye has taken a soy free stance (even for organic soy), it surprisingly hasn't ditched the dairy which is a bit confusing.

Must Try: The raw cheesecake!

Quirks: Don't come here if you're in a rush (there is actually a warning on the menu about this!)


Sweetie Pie & Cuddle Cakes

Celebration cakes, All Vegan, Gluten FreeThe Good Hearted2 Comments

Sweetie Pie & Cuddle Cakes
0410 434 796
0401 484 767

When dear friends of The Good Hearted got into a pickle and needed to order a last minute vegan birthday cake for their daughter's birthday party, Sweetie Pie & Cuddle Cakes came to the rescue.

I can't give Sweetie Pie & Cuddle Cakes a full review as I've only set eyes on the one cake, but I can give them a thumbs up for great service, as they were very accommodating with our friend's last minute request of a vegan rainbow cake. The cake looked like a child's dream - complete with sparkly, shimmery icing and four layers of brightly coloured cake. 

Sweetie Pie & Cuddle Cakes specialise in vegan cakes for people with dietary intolerances to nuts, wheat, gluten and soy. The vegan rainbow cake had delicious icing and was gluten free, which may have been why the cake was a little on the dense side. While the kids thought the rainbow cake was just fabulous, I think I'd like to try one of Sweetie Pie & Cuddle Cakes less colourful cakes (because I'm a boring adult…) - their Chocolate Beetroot Cake and Turkish Delight Cake sound very tempting.

Cake Prices:
Medium 8-10 slices) - $50. Large (10-14 slices) - $60. Extra Large (12-20 slices and double layer) - $70.

Cupcakes/Muffins Prices:
1 Dozen cupcakes or muffins - $44. 2 Dozen mini cupcakes or muffins - $38

Wholesale pricing also available on the website.