Il Gobbo Comes to Essendon!

I’m always excited to learn of a new vegan business opening up (especially food) so I was most pleased to learn that Il Gobbo has opened on Keilor Road in Essendon.  Offering a selection of burgers, hot dogs, a burrito, nachos, lasagna, spaghetti with sauce and fries for your meal, I decided today was the day I had to go  ;)

Even though I’d looked at the menu online at home, I still had some trouble deciding on a burger because they all sounded great.  In the end I decided that because I am a Veganopoulous I had to get the Fully Sick Wog Burger.  I really liked the patty and the onion, sundried tomato, vegan bacon and cheese with the fresh basil and tomato worked well together.  Definitely something I’d get again once I work my way through the menu!


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The fam inhaled two bowls of fries that were nicely seasoned:

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I very much enjoyed my meal and service was lovely  :)  Go check it out!  Essendon peeps, well done on scoring such a tasty cafe!

I forgot to take a photo of the outside (a common theme with me) but here’s the inside:

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Il Gobbo is located at 305 Keilor Road, Essendon.  Tram 59 stops right outside (stop 51).  Look for a green shop with signage for Down to Earth tattoos (who use vegan ink)– the cafe is in the front!   https://www.facebook.com/ilgobbovegan

Il Gobbo has been visited by The Good Hearted and Vegawesome.

7 thoughts on “Il Gobbo Comes to Essendon!

  1. Oooh, I’d read about this place and can’t wait to try it…but I wish I hadn’t shown this post to H though. She turns 18 next year, and now she knows the tattooist uses vegan ink, she’s planning her first tattoo…(I’m too young to have a daughter with a tattoo!)

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