Thursday, 21 March 2019

Eating Out: Cup and Wells

I saw a few people posting on Instagram Cup and Wells and their vegan options. While not far from me, it wasn't in a direction I normally travelled. I was also confused by the menu I found online, which didn't have anything specifically vegan marked. I emailed them and was told that the mushroom crepes, avocado toast, and earth waffle were all vegan, but that other things could be modified. (My visit was last year, and they have since changed the menu. The current online menu seems to have three vegan options marked: an acai bowl, avocado toast, and a miso eggplant salad.) So one day when I was vaguely more in that direction, I stopped in.

Whatever I was told in the email was wrong. The mushrooms crepes, my first choice, could not be made vegan. At least, they didn't think so. The waffle and avocado toast were OK. I ordered the Earth Waffle, they didn't have it. I ordered the avocado toast, but got them to sub in mushrooms (apparently vegan) for the spicy cauliflower that it came with. It was pretty, it was fine, it was pricey for single piece of toast.

Avocado Falafel Smash with mushrooms instead of buffalo cauliflower at Cup and Wells

I wanted to order some of their in house lychee iced tea, but they didn't have that. I ordered a matcha green smoothie. I can't remember what vegetables and fruits were in it, but it was something weird in it that attracted me to it. Plus, matcha! Different from the green smoothie on their current menu. It was meant to have coconut yoghurt in it, but I got them to leave that out.

Matcha Smoothie (minus coconut yoghurt) at Cup and Wells

And finally, the baked goods. They have a cabinet of baked goods. And some of them were vegan... and also gluten free. I got the Red Velvet Cupcake (which was so dense and dry), and the Beetroot Brownie (which was tasty but so soft and almost goopy that it never should have made it to the shelf for sale).

Red Velvet Cupcake and Beetroot Brownie at Cup and Wells

Needless to say, it is not a place I would rush back to. While it wasn't bad, there are many more exciting places around that I don't have to go out of my way for. But if an omni friend ever picked it as a place for a meet up, you will be fed!

Cup and Wells - 230 Lillian Ave, Salisbury QLD 4107

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


In my last post, you met Mozart. This is his sister Mariah. She is a lovely tortie girl, and just as noisy and frisky as her brother.


  1. Ugh nothing bothers me more than workers not knowing what is vegan and isn't. I understand where the confusion comes from (and I think there is largely a fear of giving the wrong thing to a person) but owners need to take more time going over what is in the food with servers. Ignoring vegans, if someone has an allergy it gets confusing and dangerous. *sigh*

    That said, that sloppy brownie sounds amazing. lol I would gobble that up.

    1. At the end of the day, we just have to trust what they tell us about vegan food in non-vegan places. And it certainly doesn't breed confidence when there is confusion.

      The sloppy brownie was probably the best tasting thing I had! Tasted great, looked not good.

  2. Wow, that is disappointing. I hate paying too much for underwhelming food. I can see why you wouldn't hurry back.

    1. Yes. I am used to paying too much for great food. ;) Brisbane is expensive for eating out. But if the food is good, it's worth it. But it makes the disappointments hit extra hard.