Head into Lancefield’s main strip and you’ll find most places on this list, you know the saying: “you can’t miss it”? Well that applies here. You might have to veer slightly off High St to get to a few, a small but worthwhile effort.
Each business serving food on this list either advertises or has been asked specifically about catering for dietary requirements and is more than happy to source vegan fare, even if they don’t serve it regularly.
Thank you for supporting the investment and growth of plant-based options in our community. By visiting our friends in the area you’re showing them more people are making kind choices and that Edgar’s Mission is an asset to our community – so please mention you’re in the area to visit us.
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The Aspy Cafe
Open: 6 days a week – 9am to 3:30pm, closed Tuesdays
Address: 32 High St, Lancefield
Phone: (03) 5429 1084
A quaint and friendly country café that has a new vegan menu, which includes house-baked vegan pastries, vegetable pasties, several delicious vegan pie options and spinach slice (similar to spanakopita), as well as salads and sandwiches. If you have a sweet tooth, dip into the vegan banana bread or muffins. The Aspy has both soy and almond milk for vegan chai, hot chocolates and golden lattes – go crazy – mix the two if you must. A discount is offered for anyone using an Edgar’s Mission Keep Cup!
Old Railway Station Café
Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch
Address: 42 Main Road, Lancefield
Phone: Sherri or Max on (03) 5429 1660 or 0408 994 099
Sherri and Max cater to all tastes and provide vegan and vegetarian breakfasts, they are also increasing plant-based meals available in their on-site café. At the moment Sherri makes a mean large vegan salad, gluten free and vegan frittata and vegan quiche. The café is open Friday to Monday, the Bed and Breakfast is open 7 days a week.
Mad Gallery in Lancefield
Open: 7 days from 10am to 5pm
Address: 19 High St, Lancefield
Phone: (03) 5429 1432
Mad always have a vegan soup on the specials board and Gemma or one of the lovely staff members will happily knock something up, just ask. Expanding the menu to introduce more plant-based options is on the cards. Mad make a mean coffee and offer both soy and almond milk.
The Carriagehouse Restaurant
Open: Friday for dinner, Saturday for breakfast and dinner, Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Address: 55 Shannons Rd, Lancefield
Phone: (03) 5429 9000
The posh ‘Carriagehouse Restaurant’ located at the Grange Cleveland Winery has views overlooking the vineyard and serves vegan breakfasts and dinners. Every Sunday from 12 to 3pm they make wood-fired gourmet pizzas, which can be enjoyed inside the restaurant or alfresco on the decking or grounds.
Health on High St
Open: Monday to Friday 10 to 4pm, Saturday 10 to 1pm
Address: 28 High St, Lancefield
Phone: (03) 5429 1191
Health on High St sells a range of organic health foods: ready to eat snacks like nuts, chips and chocolate, as well as fresh smoothies and raw treats. You can also top up on vitamins and natural remedies while you’re there. Em and the team also run yoga, high intensity or kettlebell training most days.
Restaurant @ Glen Erin
Open: Friday for dinner, Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for lunch (plus public holidays)
Address: 200 Rochford Road, Lancefield
Phone: 03 5429 1041
Glen Erin’s on-site ‘Grange Restaurant’ offers delish modern Australian (with a hint of Asian) cuisine and always provides a selection of vegan meals. They also cater for all dietary requirements for functions.
Open: Monday to Friday for breakfast and lunch
Address: 20 High St, Lancefield
Phone: (03) 5429 1340
Need bread? Then roll on down. While the bread is not certified vegan it’s made with no animal products. You can get vegan loaves of bread, rolls and fruit rolls. The sandwiches are also made to order, so you can choose your own fresh salad fillings to sit-in or takeaway. They also have soy milk for your coffee drinking pleasure.
Purple Lily Teahouse
Open: For lunch most days
Address: 30 High Street, Lancefield
Phone: 0423 225 043
This cute little café has big personality with seating flowing outdoors among plants and umbrellas. As the name suggests, there’s ample tea for infusion connoisseurs while also offering toasted sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, all day breakfast and decaf coffee – all can be made vegan.
5 Kings Romsey
Open: Monday to Thursday 6am – 5pm, Friday 6am – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am – 3pm
Address: 19 High St, Lancefield
Phone: 5429 3725
5 Kings is a training café, so support some youths while you get your fix! They have soy milk and the kitchen staff will happily make you a salads or sandwich to suit dietary requirements.
Open: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm. Closed Weekends.
Address: 5 High Street, Kyneton
Hamster is a cute little organic vegetarian café in historic Kyneton, one hour from Melbourne. They have lots of vegan meals and many of the dishes have a vegan & gluten free option. They are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements. They also do cold pressed juice, smoothies, tea, chai, coffee & healthy sweet treats as well!
Just Planet, Sunbury
Open: Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to 1pm
Address: 37 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury
Phone: (03) 9740 3106
Just Planet is part vegetarian and vegan café, and part fair trade gift shop. They serve up all the vital coffee and tea provisions, as well as toasty breakfasts, soups, raw treats and vegan baked goods.
The Milko Café, Woodend
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm
Address: 118-126 High St, Woodend
Phone: (03) 5427 2274
Not only does The Milko serve up the “Australian Pie of the Year” (which incidentally happens to be vegan), they serve an array of delish café fare like soups, toasty breakfasts and cakes with gluten free and vegan options.
Soltan Pepper, Romsey
Open: Tuesday to Saturday – 11am to late, closed Sunday and Monday
Address: 118 Main Street, Romsey
Phone: 5429 3190
Soltan Pepper has regular, vegan meals on the menu, including Chickpea Crusted Tofu and Crispy Noodle Salad, plus they are more than happy to cater for dietary requirements.
Rudhar’s Indian Restaurant, Romsey
Open: For dinner
Address: 130 Main Street, Romsey
Phone: (03) 5429 3358
Radhur’s is an incredibly welcoming Indian restaurant with a good amount of vegan options, just ask and they are only too happy to tell you exactly which dishes to go for.
Mount Macedon has lots to offer visitors, there’s lots to see and do in Lancefield’s neighbouring towns, from spa’s and boutique shopping to bush walks and mountain biking. Kyneton is a quaint colonial town with an array of both budget and high-end eateries (Hamster is a vegetarian café with many vegan options) and antique shops, while Hanging Rock is a nice day out. Check out the Visit Macedon Ranges website for more information and ideas.