The Little Shop of Plenty
The Little Shop of Plenty, owned by Kim Bourne and Mark Abbott, is an intensely locals-first cafe, restaurant and shop. It's all about championing local growers, makers and producers – while also showcasing some great products and food (especially if you're of the vegan, gluten- and dairy-free persuasion).
Architect Patrick Miller from Finespun – based just a few doors down – worked with the pair to retain the building’s character while creating new areas, including the front terrace, central retail space and interior dining room.
Food more than hits the spot for those of the vegan, gluten- and dairy-free persuasion. The takeaway fridge is filled with simple lunches such as a superfood salad, there's also a range or larger heat-and-eat dishes to purchase too. On the dine-in menu, you might find anything from tamari-braised mushroom risotto to jackfruit burgers. Home-brewed kombucha is on tap and there's also excellent organic coffee.
On some evenings, The Little Shop of Plenty opens for dinner. It's a diverse nighttime menu that involves grazing platters, laksas, pasta dishes, and more. As it's fully licensed, you'll find plenty of lo-fi vegan wines, as well as a good range of local craft beers and ciders.
Although it's nice indoors, we recommend eating your meal or having your coffee in the outdoor area. Flanked by gardens and greenery, it's a great spot to unwind – especially if the weather's putting on a show.
A retail shop offers a variety of plant-based skincare products and everyday essentials.