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Published February 14th 2016
A vegetarian cafe worth the trip into town
It's not often that 'sizzling' is a term used to describe vegetarian dishes, but the staff at Veggo Sizzle believe that vegetables can be made to sizzle if you treat them right. After dining there recently we would have to agree.
Conveniently located at the lower end of King William Street, Veggo Sizzle breaks the norm of many vegetarian cafes by having extensive opening hours, including for dinner. This is a big plus for those of us who live and work out in the suburbs and can't make it into the city for breakfast or lunch.
Veggo Sizzle is located at the lower end of King William Street.
Veggo Sizzle is a small establishment that's only been open for about 8 months. Whilst there is not a lot of space in the dining room, the furniture is modern and our group of 8 was easily accommodated with a quick rearrangement of tables. The décor is simple, with a line strung across one wall on which previous satisfied customers have pegged a note.
We started our meal with freshly made juices that were delicious. There are several suggested juice combinations on the menu but customers are welcome to request their own combination if they prefer.
Spring Rolls and Noodles are always winners when kids are dining out
The menu is extensive. It includes potato fries and spring rolls for the slightly fussy one in our group (we had 4 children dining with us :-), burgers for the more traditional eaters, and a range of rice, noodle, stir-fry and curry dishes for those with more adventurous palates. There is a range of signature dishes identified as 'Sizzlers' that come to the table on hot iron plates, sizzling of course.
The sauce garnish all over the plate may be a bit odd, but the burger was tasty.
Burgers are flexible menu items in which you choose the type of bread (bun, wrap or pita), the patty (Beetrice, Spinach and Quinoa, Veggo classic or Vegan chicken) and then the sauce. Some of the dishes are made with vegan 'chicken' or tofu. Many are simply based on vegetables with interesting spices and sauces.
Vegan chicken fried rice. A generous serve with just a bit of spice. Delicious indeed.
Meal sizes are generous and prices range from $8.50 for a burger to $13.50 for Laksa or noodles. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the value for money. There are plenty of options that we didn't get to try on our first visit so we'll definitely be back to try more another time.