Lentil As Anything, Newtown

I was in Newtown around breakfast time one morning, and as the queue for Sadhana Kitchen was far too daunting, I retreated to Lentil As Anything. Have you heard of this concept? It’s been running in Melbourne for several years, staffed entirely by volunteers. You are asked to pay what you think the meal is worth, with the proviso that $5 barely covers the costs. Any extra money is returned for education and community programs.

I didn’t take a photo of the Soy Chai Tea, because it looked so uninspiring. It’s presented in a water glass, about half full. I think this chai is made in a big vat and then kept warm throughout the day.

Scrambled tofu:
Scrambled Tofu

Homemade baked beans, baked potato, cashew mozzarella.

I liked the baked beans. The scrambled tofu is not too tumeric heavy, just enough to give a bit of colour. Good old nutritional yeast gives the cashew ‘mozzarella’ its cheesy flavour.

Other choices of the day include pancakes with a chocolate orange sauce, Bircher museli, and a BLAT – vegan ‘bacon’, lettuce and tomato wrap.

I will probably¬†return. I like the concept of paying what you feel like – one day when you’re feeling generous, you pay a bit more; the next day when you’re a bit skint, you pay less.

Lentil As Anything
Street: 391 King Street, Newtown, NSW 2042
Phone: +61-2-8283-5580
Web: http://lentilasanything.com/sydney

7 days: 1200-2100.
Weekend brunch: 1000-12noon.



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