Tonic & Grace
Tonic & Grace keeps environmentally friendly eating front of mind.
The menu was put together with the help of dieticians and nutritionists, and it the cafe’s owners believe the environment one eats in can be almost as important as the food itself. Hence the cafe’s sleek white bones and hanging ferns and ivy, which echo its food ideology: simple and plant-based.
Tonic & Grace’s menu is almost 100 per cent vegan and gluten-free by default. Eggs or a cheeky rasher of bacon are available as extras.
The Smash-a-cado includes quinoa, cherry tomatoes, beetroot hummus and sesame crumb. For sweets, go the Nyctophilia: dark-chocolate and pea-protein pancakes with strawberries, roasted walnuts and dark-chocolate ganache made from 100 per cent raw cacao, with no refined sugar. Harajuku Lover is an interesting take on okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), with daikon, yuba tofu (tofu skin), spring onion, green algae, veggies, barbeque sauce and mayo.
Sustainability has also been taken into account for the drinks list. Coffee supplier Red Star Roasters has an array of environmental initiatives, including reusable bean buckets, a carbon-offset program and the recycling of used grounds. And all of Tonic & Grace’s smoothies, juices and tonics are made on-site, to reduce packaging and waste.