Saturday, December 14, 2019

V Series

November 29, 2019


It's rare that we make it out to Kew, but an art exhibition including works by our friend Tim drew us to the Junction area. We stuck around for lunch at V Series. It's a vegetarian cafe located near Leo's, and was known as A Caterpillar's Dream under previous management. It's retained its forebear's casual, friendly, and slightly reserved atmosphere.

The menu is all vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options clearly marked. The 'brekky all day', 'hungry' and 'simple' sections pick from cooking styles across the globe with quesadillas, laksa, okinomiyaki, lasagna, burgers and crepes all available. I took on the vegan version of the Hash Benedict ($18, pictured above): surrounded by a wreath of undressed salad, this was a towering stack of housemade potato hash, avocado, tomato, spinach, mushroom and fried tofu dripping with a tangy hollandaise. This was just the right mix of richness and freshness for me and I slowly, happily cleared my plate.


Michael was in an entirely different mood, going for the vegan option on the Thai Basil Rice ($18). He was just as pleased with this medley as I was with mine: spiced minced tofu and mushrooms were served in a lettuce cup, there were cashews and cucumber pickles on the side, and his steamed rice was topped with a schnitzel patty instead of a fried egg.


There was no hope of fitting in a vegan cupcake before we moved on - these generous plates filled up us hungry cyclists very effectively. It'll probably be a while before we're back in the neighbourhood, but we hope you'll consider making your own visit in the meantime.
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V Series has also been covered by fellow veg*n blogger little vegan bear.

It's also received a little omni-blog attention, including positive reviews from Eat & Be Merry and Linnie Eats All The Food, plus what look like freebie reviews on Lips Temptations and Gastrology.
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V Series
4/26 Princess St, Kew
9939 6133
food, drinks
http://www.vseries.com.au/

Accessibility: Looks good - flat wide entry, plenty of space between tables, table service and payment at a low counter. We didn't visit the toilets.

5 comments:

  1. Wow this looks amazing - sadly I am not in kew often either but when I am next I would love to try this

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    1. I think you'd have fun here, Johanna! All the better if you're able to take a cupcake or two away with you. :)

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  2. I used to visit Kew when I was a kid because my granparents used to live there, but haven't been back since as it is a bit out of the way for a short trip. But this place looks like it has a lovely menu, and I really want to try that Black Sesame Latte.

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    1. Susan, I thought of you as I was looking over that drinks list of novelty lattes! I might make an exception for a black sesame one, myself. :D

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    2. If you try it, please report!

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