Penta, Elsternwick is just one of those places where you see all the photos and can’t believe it’s true. Then you go down and walk in and it’s everything you saw on Instagram. The staff are wonderful and friendly and the venue is very classy. Anyway, I won’t ramble too much I will just tell you all about it below.
As you walk up to Penta it seems like your regular Melbourne Cafe, as you walk through the door though it all changes. Gone are the classic Melbourne cafe stylings of marble and wood and in comes the polished concrete, dark tones and exposed industrial piping on the roof. It’s a different feel to most cafes and it works.
There are plenty of options for us vegan folk. Looking at the menu they have really stepped it up and offered a lot of the dishes with a clear VO (Vegan Option). This is always super helpful to everyone when asking to make a dish vegan. If only all cafes could do this and really cater to the public. In terms of numbers, you should expect to have at least 5 clear vegan options that aren’t just smoothies.
It’s all well and good to have vegan options but if they all taste like rubbish then it really doesn’t matter does it? Thank goodness the options at Penta are all amazing. All very well thought out and have incredible taste and texture. Plus they are all very different dishes, which a lot of cafes don’t really bother with.
At the end of the day, we will keep going back time and time to Penta, because they do good food and are amazing with their service. Definitely worth going down and checking them out. Put them in your To Do list.