Lucy Lockett IV

November 24 & December 15, 2018

In spite of its veg-friendly menu and proximity to our home,
Lucy Lockett has never quite become a regular breakfast haunt of
ours. Since we
last visited
it’s changed hands and, if anything, become even
more veg-oriented! Of the 20 core dishes listed, 14 are vegan by
default, 4 more are vegetarian, and optional meat add-ons are
listed to the side (gluten-free options are also marked). 

Staples like granola and smashed avocado are present but
overwhelmed with more creative alternatives: tofu and black bean
meatballs, smashed peas, savoury waffles, and sweet rice paper
rolls stuffed with tropical fruit. Their pun-based names will
elicit a measure of chuckles (All I Avo Wanted, Om-E-Lette Ya
Finish), yawns (Balls To The Wall, Me-Soooo Vegan) and groans (You
A Fun-ghi? Kale Me).
My first order from this new menu was named, prepared, and
priced well: the Why So Cereal? granola ($13, pictured above). It
was crunchy with nuts and quinoa, topped with strawberry slices,
coconut yoghurt and dark chocolate shards.

Michael took on the Not Eggsactly ($17), a plate of toast
spilling over with chilli tofu scramble, as well as beans, spinach,
cherry tomatoes and a mock-egg seasoning of black salt.

A couple of weeks later, we swung around for more. Michael
happily cleared a plate called the Boulevard of Broken Greens
($19): this is a medley of asparagus, broccoli, beans and kale with
pesto, chilli, and nut cheese on sourdough toast.

I made slower, but equally happy, progress through B*tch Peas
($19), which was the most popular order in the cafe that day. At
its centre is a huge mound of smashed peas with rocket salad, goat
feta and a poached egg. It’s ringed with potato hash chunks, strips
of haloumi, and some dark oily pesto. Magnificent!

Staff at Lucy Lockett are equal parts cheerful and capable,
and on a good day there are dogs out front. There’s really no
reason why we wouldn’t continue working through those 18 vegetarian


You can read about one,
of our previous visits to Lucy Lockett. Since that last one, blog
coverage has been mostly positive; see Little Fluffy
Fat Girls
(freebie), hungry
(possible freebie), Melbourne
(possible freebie), Feed Blog
(freebie), and The
Penguin Eats

Lucy Lockett
140 Barkly St, Brunswick
8388 7138

drinks pt 1
drinks pt 2

Accessibility: The entry is flat and the interior is
spacious. We ordered at our table and paid at a low-ish counter.
The toilet is unisex and has a big cubicle and a change table, but
access requires negotiating a small flight of steps.

Source: FS – Healthy – Vegetarian
Lucy Lockett IV

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