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Particle Cinnamon 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 October 27th 2016
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Freshly sliced avocado with white sesame seeds, lemon, radish sprouts, almond pesto, olive oil with added macadamia nut feta on a fresh bun

I have been known to drag my friends and family to cafes to 'check out' a place on the whiff of an article scanned online, sometimes, to disappointing results. But you have to try lots of average cafes before you find something truly special, which is what we have here.

Set in an unassuming shopping strip in Avondale Heights, not far from Highpoint, this newly opened cafe - Particle Cinnamon - is exceptional in so many ways. Where shall I start?

1. The welcome: I have been there four times. Every single time, I have been greeted with a hello and a smile. I feel like they know me, and that was even the first time.

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It's the little things that make this cafe so warm and welcoming.

2. The menu. This is something different, open your minds people - this place is 100% vegan. But I am not talking hemp seed burgers, beetroot stacks or risottos without cheese. This is innovative, interesting and tasty food for your body and soul using uncommon ingredients - macadamia nut feta, for example, or have you ever tried coconut bacon?

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BLAT sandwich

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Amazing cookies such as choc mint

3. The actual food: from the presentation, the first bite and right through to the last morsel, the flavours are beautifully balanced, each element seasoned to perfection.

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A healthy take on nachos

4. The desserts! Leave your guilt behind, there are plenty of superfood options such as my tiramisu, as well as the richer more indulgent choices.

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Sweets of many varieties

5. The drinks - I'm talking turmeric lattes, smoothies, teas, cold pressed juices, cashew mylk and the best hot chocolate I have had since Byron Bay in 1999.

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Cap made with brazil nut milk.

Smoothies! - You thought you'd tried it all? How about these:

The Snicker Bar: peanut butter, raw cacao, banana, cacao nibs, coconut, and a pinch of Himalayan salt?

Or the Maca Shakedown: organic maca, spinach, banana, mylk, coconut flakes and a pinch of salt?

Infusions and alkalisers: from cold pressed apple juice to the cider alkaliser, there are so many options that frankly, I have never seen anywhere else. Even bulletproof coffee, with vegan butter.

All the mylks: these days, who needs to milk a cow when you can choose from almond, macadamia, brazil nut, cashew, soy, at the least. Leave the cows milk for the baby calves and get this into you!

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Feel right at home

6. The service is impeccable. Friendly, not intrusive and only too happy to help, the waitstaff always seem happy to be there and will guide you through the menu, or help you chose (yes, I had quite a bit of difficulty deciding).

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Take a window seat

7. Dietary options - for people avoiding gluten, vegetarians and vegans of course, those limiting sugar or calories or just anyone after a healthy but flavoursome meal, snack, sweet, or drink. You will not feel like you are missing out.

Particle Cinnamon is a delightful cafe to sit at, to meet with friends or even just read a book while indulging in a donut with your coffee. There is food for everyone, from the conservative (I just want a sandwich, raisin toast) to the more adventurous (Snickers chia seed pudding, Gandhi bowl). There is a kids menu and outdoor seating, in addition to inside.
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Why? Amazing food that won't break the diet or the budget
When: Wed-Fri open 7.30am to 3.30pm, Sat open 8.00am to 3.00pm and Sun 8.00am to 2.00pm
Phone: 0430 475 043
Where: 47 Military road Avondale Heights
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