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Published May 16th 2016
Something new in Chelsea
I seem to be a little behind the times in discovering Sebastian's Place but better late that never. Located on a shopping and cafe strip in Chelsea, within walking distance of the beach, Sebastian's Place is a cosy vegan cafe offering breakfast, snacks and dinner.
It is certainly small, with only 5 tables indoors, and limited outdoor seating, but the menu more than compensates. Take your pick from vegan pancakes, soup, nachos, and larger meals such as their famous macaroni cheese (with facon and onion), vegan fish and chips or mushroom straganoff to name just a few of the menu options.
There are hot drinks, smoothies and milkshakes and a wide range of raw cakes. I went with the fish (beancurd based) and chips, which was delicious and beautifully presented, with vegan aoili on the side.
To finish, I took away a cacao and banana loaf. Well priced at $8 I thought, definitely in compassion with the raw cakes which were between $7.50 and $9.50 at a fraction of the size (although standard prices for raw cakes).
It has a bright interior with animal-based artwork, animal rights and self-help reading materials and plenty of vegan magazines with some recipes I definitely want to try out. If you want to find out more about veganism, this is a great place to enjoy vegan food, friendly and efficient service and read through some literature.
The cafe was busy for late lunch on a Monday with a mixed clientele. They have a small children's area with toys and beanbags.
It is especially poignant that the cafe was named after the owners' son Sebastian, who passed away at aged 4. As a lover of animals, people and the environment, the cafe is named in his honour. And what a legacy. Try out this place and enjoy fear-free food.