Arthur and I were in the area so we stopped in at Mantra Lounge for one of their lunch time specials. For $7.50 you get a salad, main and a piece of cake. I had the choice of a tofu bean dish with noodles, or lasagna (the lasagna meal deal was $10). I liked the lasagna so much on the cruise that I chose that without hesitation and it didn’t disappoint the second time.The salad dressing had a nice spicy kick to it and the pineapple cake, though pretty plain but tasty, rounded out the lunch special nicely. Arthur had a piece of roti and gave that the thumbs up:
The 100% vegan menu changes daily and I’m bummed I’m not around there more often to try the other dishes. I’ve had the tiramisu before and really liked it, same with the mango cheesecake on the cruise. For $10 my serving was a decent size and I was quite full afterwards. Staff are very friendly and initially I was a little overwhelmed by the blackboard wall and options (see the photo below!), but it was easy enough to just choose the lasagna special and go with that.
Mantra Lounge also hold cooking classes, Think Out Loud sessions and mantra meditation-music sessions. Check the What’s On page for more info. Mantra also provide a catering service and venue hire in the room upstairs.
Mantra Lounge is located by Melbourne University and appears to be quite popular with students and staff. When I’ve gone past during lunch hour it’s all quite busy. With a full plate meal deal starting at $7.50 and a menu that changes every day, I can see why!
Mantra Lounge has also been visited by Where’s The Beef?
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