Set right on the crossroads of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, Mildura is the perfect destination for a getaway. It’s the fruit bowl of Australia but it’s not only fruit they are serving up in abundance in Mildura. With access to the freshest ingredients, it is the perfect place for restaurants and cafes to produce some of the tastiest plant-based meals around.
The newest cafe to the Midura food scene, Witch Doctor boasts a large vegan menu with Nachos, Loaded Sweet Potato and other healthy meals on offer. The location is brimming with natural light, the interior has high ceilings and wooden accents, with the colours and decor inspired by a recent visit to Bali by owners Emma Ablett & James Slorach.
Nash Lane is another specialty coffee roaster in the heart of Mildura. Located just of the main strip of Deakin Ave, this cafe is one you do not want to miss. You can expect to find some fresh meals on the menu, from roast veg bagels to a sensational Beetroot Felafel bowl with pickled fennel, spiced tahini, and green apple.
Blk Mlk Specialty Coffee
Blk Mlk was Mildura’s first specialty coffee shop with 5 senses coffee roasters. Located on the main street, Deakin Avenue, the cafe has a funky vibe and a big skull logo out the front that you won’t miss.
The team wanted to offer something for everyone, they are big believers that vegan food doesn’t need to be boring or lacking, which is a perception it often receives. Slorach “loves trying to pack as much flavour, variety, and quirkiness to all of our vegan dishes.”
It’s all about nutrition, coffee and good vibes at Glow Nutrition. They love cooking with jackfruit here, so you can expect to find it on the menu in tacos or burgers. They also have Cocowhip for your dairy-free soft serve needs, which they top with all kinds of crazy delicious things.
On The Drive
The trip from Melbourne to Mildura is long, but you can follow the Silo Art Trail, starting in Rupanyup at the first Silo by artist, Julia Volchkova and following it up to Patchewollock with the silo painted by Fintan Magee. From here it’s only 1.5 hrs to Mildura.
The Silo Art Trail is a collection of 6 Silo’s painted by 6 artists, including Rone & Guido van Helten.