Where to celebrate Plant Milk Day in Melbourne

On 22nd August, the world will celebrate Plant Milk Day. A day when vegans or lactose intolerant can order a soy flat white without judgement.

And while it may seem that there’s a day for everything now, this day is one to celebrate as the rise of plant milks grows right here in Australia, and around the world. Plant Milk Day was started by Veg News in 2017, and is capturing more and more attention as it grows.

We’re spoiled for choice here in Melbourne when it comes to cafes offering an abundance of plant-based milks, and we’ve chosen some of our favourites where we like to get our milky fix, without the animal cruelty.

And to celebrate, we’re offering 20% off all tours this week! Simply use the code PLANTMILK at the checkout to join one of tours. Offer ends Sunday 25th August.

Guild Cafe

Nestled inside the State Library of Victoria is an unsuspecting vegan delight. The Almond Milk Co popped up with Guild Cafe in late 2018, and on any given day, there’ll be three different types of fresh Almond Milk to enjoy.

Owner and Almond Milk-Man Cam Earl hasn’t drunk dairy since he was 18, and was on the look-out for the perfect replacement to dairy that didn’t make him feel sick.

After experimenting with a home-recipe, the Almond Milk Co now have a custom 300-litre blender, meaning you don’t have to worry about getting up early to milk your own almonds. Their almonds are sourced locally in South Australia so you can rest easy knowing it’s supporting Aussie farmers.

Grab an Almond milk latte, or slurp on a chilled Mork Chocolate Milk. You can also bring your own bottles to stock up on this dairy-free goodness. Costs start from $1 per 100ml.

Our CBD Tours start from Guild Cafe from Wednesday – Friday. Book in at melbournevegantours.com/cbd

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Conscious Cravings Co

This hidden away cottage in Mooroduc serves as the best place to visit if you’re looking for FODMAP friendly food, and delicious dairy free drinks.

In early 2018, Conscious Cravings Co made the switch from dairy milk to plant-based, with some ire from the farming industry that surrounds the cafe. Luckily, the vegan community are a supportive bunch and it has been thriving ever since.

“At Conscious Cravings Co. we proudly serve only plant-based milk, including our own house-made Almond and Cashew mylks,” says cafe manager Bek.

“The dairy industry is an industry we choose not to support for ethical, environmental and animal welfare reasons, and with so many delicious plant-based alternatives it just made sense for us to make the switch to plant-based milks.”

It’s the perfect stop on your way down to Mornington, and as Bek tells us, “it tastes that much better knowing no animals were harmed in the process of making your coffee.”

We can’t agree more.

Sister of Soul

The best thing that has ever happened to me was when I called Sister of Soul to chat to the boss about our tours, and they replied, “sorry, they’re not available right now, they’re just making some nut milk,” so you know they take their home-made milks seriously!

Offering Almond, Hazelnut and Coconut, they perfect their dairy-free milks to go spot on with the St Ali coffee that they serve. Best enjoyed before a trip to the beach down in St Kilda.

Sister of Soul feature on our St Kilda Tours. Book in for our Vegan by the Bay tour at melbournevegantours.com/stkilda

Union Kiosk

Going 100% vegan in 2018 was the natural transition for owners Rohan and Tatum. Long-time vegans, after taking over the Kiosk they slowly made changes to the menu removing animal products from their extensive jaffle menu.

It was on World Plant Milk Day in 2018 that they made the switch to ditching dairy for good! They now offer soy, almond, coconut and oat milk in their hole-in-the-wall cafe, with omnivores and vegans flocking down the Causeway for the perfect cruelty-free lunch.

 

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Particle Cafe

The OG of plant-based milks in cafes.

With EIGHT different types of plat-based milk, there’s sure to be one you’ll find that will suit your tastebuds.

Particle is a leader in the vegan space here in Melbourne when it comes to switching to plant-based options.

They created a great video about what happens when a cafe ditches dairy, and it’s probably not what you think….