Hidden in a gorgeous Victorian terrace house in Albert Park you’ll find a wholefoods vegetarian cafe and juice bar called Urban Projuice.
While the elevated front entrance may not shout ‘kid-friendly’ once you get up the stairs you’ll discover a few features which make this one of my favourite pit stops in Albert Park.
Sit outside on the shaded front terrace or wind you way to the leafy orchard courtyard (there’s also an upstairs front balcony).
There are a few high chairs and a small kids menu featuring banana strawberry pikelets ($12) and soldiers with two eggs ($8).
Most importantly, the staff are smiling and friendly towards kids, the kind of happy-shiny-people who make a great advertisement for healthy living.
Baby 2.0 decides he wants a ‘chocolate milkshake’ so I order a Cacao Kapow smoothie ($10) with cacao, dates, banana and almond mylk. Yum, he declares, not knowing about the superfoods he’s drinking!
For a light meal I highly recommend the flavoursome tumeric and chilli tofu scramble atop organic sourdough ($8.50).
For dessert we share the berry coconut waffles ($17.50). They are filled with berries and have a satisfying crunch on the outside while fluffy on the inside and are gluten-free. The combination of vegan vanilla ice cream, salted maple coconut flakes and date cacao sauce makes it a decadent treat.
Urban Projuice offers healthy plant-based eats for you and the kids that are tasty, nutritious and perfect for Instagram. They also hold adults cooking classes on various health food topics occasionally and free meditation classes.
- Pram access though you’ll need help going up the front stairs;
- Back courtyard;
- High chairs;
- Standard menu suitable for kids;
- Kids menu; and
- Free parking in nearby streets.
Urban Projuice, 315 Montague St, Albert Park 03 9696 0048
Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm