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Dolly's Sister Cafe

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by Aloo (subscribe)
Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you. I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published July 9th 2015
Big sister has arrived
Meet Dolly's sister. It's a new cafe in the heart of Geelong with its own unique spin on the school hippy vegan vibe of the 70s, for today.

It's a large space, with comfortable seating, including lounges and space between tables so you can actually hear the conversation at your table. The walls are adorned with posters, community events and artwork you may drawn to your interests and read up about other events in the area or in the vegan scene.

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Dolly's Sister has arrived in the heart of Geelong

Dolly's sister came along after Dolly, the food van, established a strong following on the surf coast. The menu has been taste tested and the popular items are what you will find when you visit. It's a relaxed cafe, with friendly service.

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Comfortable cafe with plenty of space for prams, children and conversation

Yes, it is a proudly vegan cafe, but it caters to many tastes. For instance, you could order a burger with fries ($17), a curry ($14), avo smash ($17) or a chia pudding($9.50). It does cater to vegans, raw foodists and people who eat a gluten free diet, as well anyone interested in real food. They also offer living, raw options include a raw zucchini linguini, and raw san choi bow style of dish. There is also alcohol on the menu.

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Mini vegan sausage rolls

We started with the mini sausage rolls ($3.50). We were starving when we arrived and there they were, sitting in the pie warmer asking to be eaten And they were good. Flakey pastry, meat like filling, served on a bed of rocket with tomato sauce.

Mac 'n cheese is not often found on cafe menus, but we found and ordered it from Dolly's sister. Hard to believe it was vegan, so creamy. Tasty, but not all that healthy. What'dya expect? I think it might have been the most unhealthy item on the menu.

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An old favourite, re-created

Or perhaps, it was the fries. Hand made - cooked in coconut oil and lightly salted. Presentation and taste of these fries at Dolly's sister is nothing like anything you have ever had. Crispy and fresh, not too oily either.

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Hand cut potato fries in coconut oil

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It's the 'burger on the board', comes with fries.

And if you still have room, there are plenty of desserts. We were too full to try any but how good does this look?

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Dolly's Flan, are you a fan? (Photo from Dolly's Facebook page)

Dolly's sister also sells a handful of groceries, such as vegan 'bio cheese' and 'half pint butter'.

They donate to a number of charities and share the love. They also run cooking classes including raw food classes as well as meal and movie nights and ''Food As Medicine' workshop events.

Dolly's sister is a welcome addition to Geelong's food scene, filling a niche market with nurturing, real food and offering a hub for the local community.
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Why? Kind food for your body and soul
When: Mon to Wed 10.30am ~ 6pm. Thu to Fri 10.30am ~ 10pm . Saturdays are 9am ~ 10pm Sun 11pm ~ 3pm
Phone: 03 4245 1013
Where: 221 Moorabool Street Geelong, Victoria 3220
Cost: Good Value (see pricing in the article)
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