Flora & Fauna

Features

outdoor area
notable gluten-free options
notable vegetarian options

Flora & Fauna is just 18 square metres, half of which is taken up by the kitchen. This doesn’t leave much room for indoor seating.

Mismatched chairs and fold-out tables are instead scattered across a laneway, underneath a giant mural. But don’t let its tiny size mislead you. Flora & Fauna cooks with flair.

The made-from-scratch food is all vegetarian. The Canadian-style French toast is showered with edible petals, blueberries, strawberries, coconut curls and served with real maple syrup.

The chickpea salad is bound together with an avocado cream, topped with macadamia nuts, heirloom tomatoes, leafy greens and yet more flowers.

Canadian-born owner Allison Côté used to be a florist. Aesthetics are her passion, and she’s styled her space like a cute apartment. The wallpaper is from the UK and the chandelier was made to order in Portugal. There’s a revolving gallery of vintage finds on the wall.

The daily selection of raw and vegan treats look just as beautiful, from the raw matcha-tea cheesecake, to the sugar- and gluten-free banana cake. Pair your fare with a fresh-pressed juice, a coffee by Perth-based, Micrology Coffee Roasters, or choose from about 40 flavours of whole-leaf teas by New York City blender, Harney & Sons.