A guide to the best vegan and plant-based eats in Geelong and surrounds

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A guide to the best vegan and plant-based eats in Geelong and surrounds


Plant-based peeps unite! This is your guide to all the best vegan eats Geelong has to offer. 

Whether you’re a vegan from way back or you’re a newbie trying to switch to a more plant-based lifestyle, Geelong is full of delicious vegan eats to keep you satisfied.

There’s no shortage of plant-based deliciousness to sink your teeth into, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite spots for you and your plant-based pals. 


A cult classic in the Geelong region, chances are if you’re vegan or you’ve got a few vegan/vego mates you’ve either heard of or been to Faceplant, and it’s a fan fave for a reason!

Faceplant is iconic, serving up delicious vegan and vego eats that aim to show everyone (vegan or not) just how delicious plant-based food can be. If you’re a big brunch lover and you’ve been looking for a plant-based café to satisfy your brunch cravings, Faceplant Café is the place.

There’s something for every kind of brunch lover at Faceplant, the menu is full of breakfast and brunch fan favourites with their very own Faceplant face-lift. There’s all day brekkie options, their take on smashed avo – ‘This is avo on crack’ is a personal fave, dukkah crusted avo, whipped feta, blistered tomatoes and zucchini slaw take your stock standard smashed avo to the next level. There’s bircher muesli with sour cherry and chef special coulis, sauteed seasonal greens, and even sweet treats like grilled custard apple and strawberry served with a delish salted caramel and shea butter glaze.

There’s a lunch menu from midday too and a whole range of barista-made coffee to wash everything down. 

To have the plant-based brunch of your dreams head to Faceplant at 95 Autumn Street, Geelong West. 


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Baked By Us

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered. Baked By Us isn’t your run-of-the-mill cupcake shop, in addition to slinging some of the best cupcakes in the region they also double as a disability service, teaching and supporting young people with disabilities to gain workplace skills and experience.

If you’re looking for a sweet treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and have you supporting a good cause in the process, Baked By Us is the place. Baked By Us even has an entire day dedicated to all things VEGAN! Finally, plant-based peeps can sink their teeth into the delicious desserts at Baked By Us that look great and taste even better.

Vegan cupcakes are available for purchase every Friday, there are rotating flavours each week but with menu items like lemon curd, caramilk fudge, fairy bread and sticky date pudding the vegan varieties are sure to be something special. Available all-day Friday, they can be purchased via the Baked By Us website or you can head to the store to suss out their display case for yourself. 

You can find Baked By Us at 78 Ryrie Street, Geelong. 


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Yeah Boy

The perfect dinner date location to take your plant-based bestie or your boo, Yeah Boy has a beyond extensive menu full of vegan goodies to impress your next dinner date.

Yeah Boy’s menu is designed to share, so you can get a whole bunch of bites to sample all the best vegan eats Yeah Boy has to offer. Nori sliders are available with vegan prawns, there are vegan sticky sesame cauli tacos, mushroom mince San Choy bao, vegan sashimi and vegan gnocchi options just to name a few. If you’ve been desperate for a cheesy fix that you haven’t been able to get your hands on since switching to a plant-based lifestyle never fear! Some of the fave menu items at Yeah Boy are the vegan nachos, fitted out with cashew queso, vegan cheese, chipotle corn, harissa, salsa and guac.

If nachos don’t take your fancy but you’re still a cheese fiend the Mac’n’Cheese is a mouth-watering combo of a vegan cheese medley, cashew queso, macaroni, Japanese breadcrumbs and finished off with smoked bush salt. There are veggies galore including charred broccoli, sweet potato wedges and twice-cooked chats as well as bigger bowls if you don’t feel like sharing. 

Head to 76 Preston Street, Geelong West and prepare to send yourself into a plant-based food coma. 


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Feast Geelong

Feast Geelong is the East Geelong café bringing take-home vegan eats to the more time-poor plant-based people, making it easier for seasoned vegans and newbies to access delicious, fresh, and fast plant-based meals.

There’s a huge selection of take-home vegan meals at Feast, including a rotating daily selection of various salads, stews, soups, smoothies, and curries. In addition to the take-home option Feast also has the option for patrons to dine in and let the team at Feast take care of everything for you.

The dine-in options include house-made pies, and pastries, homemade smokey baked beans, toasties, and vegan lasagne. Feast also use quality meat substitutes with people able to get charcoal chick’n burger or a B.L.A.T which includes a brioche bun, crispy lettuce, fresh avo, tomato, house mayo and grilled ‘bacon’. There are even completely vegan cakes and sweet treats available at Feast. 

If you’re after your next grab-and-go dinner or you’re hankering for a coffee and cake head to Feast Geelong at 5 Ormond Road, East Geelong. 


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Cool Cool Cool

If you’ve got a bagel-shaped hole in your life prepare to fill it with this hole-in-the-wall café. Cool Cool Cool is the funky South Geelong café that is levelling up plant-based bagels, burgers, and sandwiches. These entirely vegan bagels are stuffed to the brim with deliciousness and are made to satisfy the plant-based bagel aficionados in your life.

If you thought New York-style bagels couldn’t get any better, Cool Cool Cool is here to prove you wrong. There are classics like ‘The Schmear’ (your choice of bagel with a schmear of either original, sweet chilli or garlic and herb) for the purists, or if you’re after something more out there, there are options like ‘The Mighty Duck’ (sliced BBQ ‘Peking duck’, slaw and chilli mayo). There are also fan favourites like the humble grilled cheese, or a ‘ham’, cheese, and tomato toasties if bagels don’t take your fancy. There’s even an array of sweets on offer with all vegan muffins, banana bread, brownies and raspberry, cashew, and beetroot balls (what’s available does depend on the day). Wash it all down with a speciality coffee, we recommend the Biscoff latte, and you’ll truly be in plant-based heaven. 

Head to 223 Yarra Street to grab a bagel and see what all the fuss is about. 


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If breakfast down the coast sounds right up your alley, Kyosk in Ocean Grove should be at the top of your list. The coastal café brings all the laid-back vibes you’d expect so close to the beach with the addition of a menu that be transformed to be nearly entirely plant-based.

If you’re after a winter warmer as the weather gets increasingly cooler the oat porridge with poached seasonal fruit, berry syrup and pistachio crumb is a fave amongst locals. There’s a tofu chilli scramble if you’re looking for a scrambled egg vibe without the egg aspect, served with flatbread, avo, Kasundi and spinach. There are sweet brekkie options available if you’re trying to satisfy a sweet tooth including a vegan French Toast, served with berry syrup, lemon curd, strawberries and vanilla and chai spiced semifreddo or a chai spiced granola served alongside a mouth-watering coconut panna cotta, lemon curd and poached seasonal fruits.

If you’re planning on a sleep-in there are vegan lunch options available too, teriyaki tofu bao with pickled cabbage, mirin cucumbers and wakame and cauliflower falafels, roasted carrot hummus and quinoa tabouli are some of the plant-based lunch options to satisfy you no matter the time of day. There’s barista-made coffee, fresh juices and smoothies and a case full of sweet treats to finish off your meal. 

You can find Kyosk and all their vegan goodness at 91 The Parade, Ocean Grove. 


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Happily Ever Vegan (currently closed)

Nestled in the carpark of Corio Central Dental sits a hidden oasis for all things vegan. Happily Ever Vegan prides itself on creating delicious, home-cooked meals from locally sourced produce.

Happily Ever Vegan is another local eatery taking the hassle out of eating plantbased by offering people dine-in or take-home vegan meals.  Their menu consists of a bunch of breakkie and lunch options. There’s muesli, a vegan big breakfast with all the fixings (Scrambled tofu, baked beans, pesto, almond feta, and spinach), and toasties galore. In terms of lunch options, there’s a whole range of cuisines to choose from: there are chilaquiles (corn tortillas, braised black bean and jackfruit in tomato and ancho sauce, cashew cheese and Pico de Gallo), there are battered cauliflower tacos and lasagne bolognaise layered with truffle béchamel.

There are even sweet treats for dessert, New York-style cheesecake and lemon meringue with syrup are both fan faves. They have a range of rotating specials, and you can keep up to date with the take-home meals they have on offer via their socials. 

You can find Happily Ever Vegan at 68 Bacchus Marsh Road, Corio (In the rear carpark of Corio Central Dental). 


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Little Things Big Things

Ethical, wholesome and downright neighbourly, Little Things Big Things is another business bringing guilt-free indulgences to the Coast. Opening on Gilbert Street, the cafe keeps nutrition, sustainability and, of course, ethics at the front of mind. Continuing to source products from the local region, Little Things Big Things is serving up breakfast and lunch to those in need of some nourishment sans-guilt with an animal-friendly menu that will feed your stomach as well as your soul.

From flavoursome vegan focaccias, cheesy Bolognese vegan pies, to sweet pea sausage rolls, to Almond croissants, cauliflower pies, and hearty warming porridge, there’s something to suit every flavour profile. Alongside the breaky and lunch items, you’ll also find a great selection of healthy drinks like fresh cold-pressed juices, Smoothies, Cold Brew, Matcha and Beetroot/Golden Lattes when you need to nourish on the run, as well as a bunch of sweet treats like peanut butter salted caramel slice, vegan doughnuts, chocolate cake, carrot cake and sometimes even apple crumble cake. There’s even a great selection of local healing teas from Tea Thief to get you regrouped and rebalanced.

Whether you take a seat and treat yourself to a vegan cake or pastry (nearly everything is made in-house), or soak up some sun in their cosy corner with a refreshing kombucha or smoothie, Little Things Big Things is the place to go to enjoy the spoils of the coast.

Find them at 4/19 Gilbert Street, Torquay.

Skinny Dippers Cafe

With two locations, Skinny Dippers Cafe is certainly a favourite when it comes to plant-based treats. Since opening back in 2017, the Skinny Dippers café has become a unique cafe with wholefoods in the heart, specialising in paleo, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and all things healthy. Bright, light, and breezy, with plenty of room to sit indoors or outdoors, Skinny Dippers makes everything in-house using the best and cleanest ingredients, as well as being home to great specialty Mikro coffee.

The menu is carefully constructed to give customers the best the season has to offer, and while you can find vegetarian and vegan-friendly options on the menu, there’s actually an entirely separate plant-based menu to choose from. How great is that?! On the plant-based all-day menu, you’ll find Smashed Avocado, fruit toast, mango and coconut bircher, Acai bowl with strawberries, blueberries and banana options, and a plate of sauteed green with vegan cheese, pumpkin hummus, dukkah, lime, pepitas and sunflower seeds.

If you’re feeling something sweet, choose from a paleo donut, vegan brownie or vegan caramel slice.

Head on in and indulge at 2 Lambert Ave, Geelong or 261 Myers St, East Geelong.

Know somewhere else specialising in vegan eats? Let us know!