Sweet Bones is one of those charmingly incongruous places that makes you feel like you’re stepping into a dear friend’s holiday home in Byron Bay. It’s Canberra’s vegan mecca as well as the go-to for anyone in search of delicious plant-based meals that challenge and delight.
Business people rub shoulders with students as they tuck into inventive dishes such as the Mac N Cheeze wrap, The TLT (marinated tempeh, lettuce, tomato and smoky coconut bacon) or the South x Southwest burger from the Tex Mex menu. The clutter of eclectic secondhand furniture (think crocheted stool covers) and the cool vibe make you feel at home, while the street art on the wall challenges you to “Eat like you give a damn”. An Immunity juice will kickstart your liver after the festive season, sipped out of a jar – straws are optional – with the Big Breakfast or a stack of blueberry pancakes. Imaginative smoothie combinations are a hit with kids, who are spoilt for choice with the Littles selection, which includes a Grommit Taco and a Banjo Sammich.
Shop 8, 18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon; 0413 067 890; open seven days for breakfast and lunch.