Monday, 17 December 2018

Eating Out: Suburban West End

A while ago, I was lucky enough to win a $100 voucher in an Instagram competition to be used at Suburban West End. I'd been a couple of times before, and with the release of their new menu I was super excited to try some of the vegan options.

I took my friend there for lunch, as a thank you for driving me and holding my hand to get my tetanus vaccination earlier that day. I'm not very brave when it comes to getting needles. We both had soy turmeric lattes (Ashleigh wanted a chai, but apparently the mix contains honey so isn't vegan), which were good and warming and fortifying.

Turmeric Latte at Suburban Cafe

Ashleigh got the cheeseburger made vegan, with a Fenn Veef patty and vegan cheese. It also salad, pickles, mustard, and tomato sauce. I tried the Vegan Eggless Omelette, minus the coconut yoghurt, plus avocado. This was good, not too eggy (a plus for me!), though I wish the cheese inside had been melted. It also had cauliflower, mushrooms, smoked cherry tomatoes, nutritional yeast, and red onions (that I picked out because they were raw and my tummy doesn't like that).

Vegan Cheese Burger at Suburban Cafe

Vegan Omelet at Suburban Cafe

The next time I stopped in for lunch, and I was feeling like a burger. I decided to branch out away from the cheeseburger to try the chicken burger. This had a Fenn Chicken Patty (which I really liked, my first time trying), rocket, caramelised onions, and guacamole. It also is meant to come with chili relish, but I had them leave that off. This was a really tasty burger. With chips, of course! I also had the Blueberry Acai smoothie, which has acai and blueberries (obviously) with banana, vanilla and almond milk. This was perfectly sweet (as in, not too sweet) and creamy and was like having a lovely milkshake.

Blueberry Acai Smoothie at Suburban Cafe

Vegan Chicken Burger at Suburban Cafe

Suburban also has a few vegan baked goodies, but best thing is their salted chocolate chip cookie. I've had this a couple of times and it is so good!

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie from Suburban

My final visit was for breakfast. I had just been to a sweaty bikram yoga class, so their Raspberry Pitaya smoothie was in order - raspberry, pitaya, pineapple, and coconut water. Excellent refreshment! To eat I ordered their Beets and Avo on toast... I am a vegan after all. I love avocado on toast, and their version was great. Beetroot hummus, avocado, thinly sliced beets, sprouts, on rye toast. This was light and delicious.

Raspberry Pitaya Smoothie at Suburban Cafe West End

Beets and Avo at Suburban Cafe West End

I am so grateful that I was able to experience so much delicious food with this voucher, and I am definitely looking forward to going back and trying more things off the menu. I want to try their mushroom toast, their zucchini fritter burger, and the loaded potato scoops from their dinner menu, to name a few. Suburban is a great place if you have a gathering of omnis, but still want to be assured a decent vegan meal.

Suburban West End - 220 Melbourne St Shop 4, West End, QLD, 4101

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Dim Sim

My thoughtful girl. (She was reflecting on the unicorn hoodie saga of the previous five minutes.)


  1. That is the prettiest avocado toast I've ever seen!! And the salted chocolate chip cookie, yum! What a wonderful prize.
    I swear you find the most delicious looking food! You should be a vegan food tour guide!
    Dim Sim needs time to process!

  2. The smoothies are such beautiful colors, and the avocado toast looks like a work of art! Sweet Dim Sim!

  3. NICE EATS and Congrats on the IG win!!!! WOWZA!