Praised by Age food critic Matt Holden as ‘bright’, ‘pampering’ and ‘great value’, Power Plant is one of a kind in Melbourne’s North East. The cafe, situated close to Templestowe Village in Westerfold's Sports Complex, offers vivid and nourishing 100% plant-based breakfasts and lunches both in a sunlit dining room and under a shaded balcony. The menu is self-confident, clever and underpinned by the defining idea that healthy, house-made food can be tempting and affordable, too. Breakfast dishes like Smashed Avo with house-made almond feta and lunch dishes, such as seasonal burger with triple-cooked fries induce happy sighs by simultaneously intriguing and comforting. Owner Johanna Maguire says her philosophy is to provide nourishing food to locals of the same uncompromising high standard that they’d travel to savour in a sleek cafe in the CBD. Whether it is nutritious, vegan, gluten-free, raw or low FODMAP food you are looking for, Power Plant has you covered. In an unlikely setting, Johanna and her young team have achieved something much more smart and ambitious than your regular suburban eatery. Power Plant is restorative: of mood and expectation. With two bakers, our fresh in-house cakes will meet your every sweet desire. Our expert team are here to help you with any functions, catering or cerebration cakes.
“Power Plant is about enjoyable, healthy, sustainable food” Matt Holden