Raw, organic and vegan eating is gaining momentum, and in Sydney that is due in no small part to places such as Sadhana Kitchen. Named for the Sanskrit term for ‘conscious spiritual practice’, and originally located in the back streets of Enmore, the team moved its cafe late last year to a new pop-up space on Enmore Road. But earlier this month – as a great start to the new year – Sadhana announced that this will now be its permanent location.
“Another cafe that tried to open here sadly had to close. So we asked if we could be here while waiting for a place in Surry Hills,” says Maz Pugoy, the original brain behind the Sadhana Kitchen concept. The pop-up was a huge success, despite being open over the quiet, summer-holiday season. In early 2014 the team was afforded the opportunity to stay put.
“Surry Hills eventually fell through and this space became available, and I believe everything happens for a reason,” she says.
Pugoy was pleased to stay among a loyal local following and a community that has shown huge support for her food ethos. Now, the seasonal summer menu is in full swing.
Dishes include walnut mince tacos with fermented sour cream, sprouted flax seed and banana crepes and a whole range of superfood and green smoothies. Everything is prepared at temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius and from 100 per cent plant-based produce.
Instead of keeping the yoga space as per Sadhana Kitchen’s old venue, this time it’s all about the food. Its lunch delivery service continues, and raw vegan high-teas and Friday-night degustations are also proving to be a big hit.