Our third visit to the Vegie Bar was inspired by my friend Justine's short visit south of the border. It was the meeting point suggested by Justine's sister, a Melbourne resident of about four years, before she was even aware that Michael and I are vegetarian. It's pleasing to know that this lively and affordable restaurant is appreciated by omnivores, too!
On the left is my house salad with spring rolls ($7.90). The rolls were crispy-fried and piping hot, the salad an enormous pile of myriad fresh veges. There was no apparent rhyme or reason to the vege selection, but I admire a restaurant that's not afraid to give you a plate towering with undressed examples of what's good for you. Michael ordered one of the specials, mushrooms stuffed with corn, rice, cheese and topped with chilli jam ($10.50). An ordering mishap meant that they arrived much later than the rest of our meals, but Michael demolished them long before I'd stopped picking at my salad, testament to their deliciousness.