“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival of life on Earth, as much as the evolution to a plant based diet” claims Albert Einstein on Matcha Mylkbar’s website.

This 100% plant-base café is by far one of the quirkiest cafes in Melbourne. This café’s concept is all about bringing vegan food to life, with a matcha twist.

The setting

Matcha Mylkbar is set in the heart of the bustling St Kilda, on the famous Acland Street. This Glowcation is all about green neon lights, pink floral walls, plus white and black interiors.

The little things that make a difference

Matcha Mylkbar adds their Matcha Maiden powder to almost every single one of their dishes ( on quite a large food menu).

The fresh juice test

They offer two fresh juices – orange and pineapple. Plus, five smoothies with intriguing names  – including When Daenerys Wears Lycra…

However, we decided to review their blue algae smurf latte.

It’s an unusual blend of live e3 algae, pineapple, ginger, almond milk and coconut nectar. Talk about thinking outside the box. It was sweet, creamy and trumps a standard latte any day.

What we ate

It’s hard to choose when the menu is so diverse. I went for the matcha pancakes. These pancakes are gluten free, with salted caramel ice cream, chocolate sauce, candied cacao nibs, raspberries, blueberries and candied peanuts.

I also chose their iconic matcha green burger. It’s filled with a garden grown protein patty, their signature fluorescent matcha bun, avocado, chickpea and beetroot hummus, crispy chickpeas, spinach, with sweet potato fries and vegan aioli.

They’ve made vegan green burger buns a thing and I’m loving it.

I also tried their low fodmap breakfast bowl which was packed with sumac crusted avocado, broccoli, raw spinach, wilted kale, matcha infused Australian quinoa, beetroot hummus and butter beans. Who would have thought that such a simple dish could look so stunning?

What we’d go back for…

The super friendly staff at Match Mylkbar and the gorgeous co-founder Sarah Holloway who is always so welcoming to anyone and everyone.

The bill

Smurf latte $9
Matcha pancakes  $22
Matcha burger  $24
Low Fodmap breakfast bowl  $19.50

 

 

Matcha Mylkbar

72A Acland St
St Kilda VIC 3182

(03) 9534 1111
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