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Fatto a Mano

Baked Goods, Bonsoy, Fitzroy, Gluten Free, Inner North, Organic, BakeryThe Good HeartedComment

Fatto a Mano
228 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: 03 9417 5998


Tue-Fri: 6am - 6pm
Sat: 6am - 3pm


I usually only make it to organic bakery Fatto a Mano on a Saturday morning when I'm booked in for an overpriced haircut nearby. Without the lure of this vegan and gluten free friendly institution I may have stopped going to said hairdresser years ago!

There's always an abundance of vegan pizza slices in the window display of Fatto a Mano that draws me in every time. I can never go past a slice of their potato and olive pizza ($4) or the spelt pizza slice which is loaded with a rainbow of roasted pumpkin, eggplant, zucchini, capsicum and olives ($4). There are usually vegan muffins ($4) on offer and on this occasion we scored a banana and plum version which was a delight. It's the amazing vegan crostata (a rustic fruit tart) however, that really takes the cake (pun intended!) - with chunky peaches and crispy, sugared pastry - it's a standout from the usual vegan treats about town.

There are other vegan offerings often available too, such as the vegetable calzone and the vegetable pie (GF), as well as some cookies and brownies. It's a real case of first in, best dressed at Fatto a Mano, with goodies often selling out quickly at this popular little bakery. Not to be overlooked are the organic sourdough breads and the odd gluten free bread, which are vegan too and definitely don't disappoint.

 
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Las Vegan Cafe (Closed)

All Vegan, Cafe, Burgers, Desserts, Inner North, CollingwoodThe Good HeartedComment

Las Vegan Cafe
22 Smith Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

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Tues-Wed: 11am-3pm
Thurs-Fri: 11am-3pm / 5.30-9pm
Sat: 9.30am-3.30pm / 5.30pm-9pm
Sun: 9.30am-3.30pm

Las Vegan Cafe has closed.

So, here's an embarrassing confession - this is the first time we've eaten at Las Vegan Cafe. As one of the only all vegan cafe's in Melbourne, it's crazy that we haven't been here before, let alone regularly. On this particular morning we went for breakfast AND to pick up our amazing Tofurkey for Christmas Day.

The first thing that impressed us about Las Vegan Cafe were the prices. Tofu Scramble or homemade Baked Beans on homemade sourdough is $7 and extras (tomato, mushrooms,  tempacon, baked beans and avocado) range between $1-2. We went for the Big Breakfast ($15) which is the Tofu Scramble with all the extras on Olive & Rosemary Sourdough and it was gooood! The 'tempacon' was smokey, crispy tempeh and was the absolute highlight, I could have eaten a whole bowl of it - seriously.

Naturesoy is used for the coffee which I'm not a great fan of. The coffee was good, but just not as great as it could it been if it was made with Bonsoy.

We were handed our tofurkey after breakfast and were shocked by the size and weight of it - it was huge! We were instructed to cook it for a further hour before serving and to baste it with a special herb-laden concoction that was provided.

The ultimate proof was in the eating and we were so impressed. It had the most beautiful stuffing - complete with cranberries and walnuts - and the basting gave it a lovely golden crispy crust. I ordered the tofurkey a few days in advance and it was $60 (serves 16 or more).