I never thought this day would come, but it did today. And it's not even my birthday. It's the day I found out about Sweet Bones Bakery Café in Braddon.
After launching my first review on Au Lac, I started to research on other vegetarian inspired places to eat. I got word about a small café on Lonsdale Street in Braddon and decided to check it out.
First of all, why did no one tell me that Lonsdale Street is so hip? It's lined with very cool coffee houses with trendy people pouring out of them. But that's for another article.
I walked along Lonsdale Street and saw a sign pointing into a garage looking building. I tip toed in and felt if I walked through the cupboard into Narnia. It was a whole other world in there! It looks like a carpenter's warehouse in a funky suburb in Melbourne. There were about ten cute little stores including Sweet Bones.
There were about 15 diners munching happily on their meals sitting on wooden furniture and I immediately felt all relaxed and zen. There was a glass case filled with artesian breads and sweet treats and I immediately glued my face to the glass deciding which one I would choose to eat.
The peaches and cream cup cake? The brownie? Or maybe something from the menu. A burrito? A bruschetta? Vegan Pie? A young Thai coconut? A coffee with almond milk? I eyed off all the meals that were exiting the kitchen and eventually decided on a gluten-free chocolate and raspberry cupcake.
The lovely man who served me placed it ever so delicately on a bright green plate with a doily. Cute! I was tempted to ask him if he had any job openings because it was such a wonderful place to be. Who wouldn't be happy when your serving quality and healthy produce without adding any nasty stuff.
I bit into my cupcake and was pleasantly surprised to find whole raspberries in there. It was so light and fluffy and the icing was so creamy and delicious. And the best part was that it wasn't sickingly sweet. It was perfect.
Sweet bones is vegan but do have cow's milk if you prefer it with your coffee. They also make vegan celebration cakes to order. Super healthy, delicious and ethical too!
I am so happy to have found Sweet Bones. I know where to take my friends for coffee and lunch now, and I will be dropping hints to my mum so she knows where to get my birthday cake from!
We are the florist, Moxom and Whitney, inside the Traders. Both of us ( I'm the Moxom my BFF is the Whitney) did that " oh no- VEGANS!" when we heard Sweet Bones were going to be our neighbours.... Fast forward 3 months and we are so in love with the gang there! The food, the cupcakes, the coffee, the atmosphere- we'd be lost without them! Amazing, beautiful, talented people and all under one roof! Glad you've discovered them too x