After Lisa tweeted about the 'CLT' and vegan scones at New Day Rising, our problem of where to eat brunch on Sat was solved. New Day Rising is a tiny veg cafe that I blogged a vague description of here. Their menu seemed to have changed slightly although still mostly resolves around various toast/bagel options. I was intrigued by the CLT ($10), and couldn't resist trying it. The 'C' actually stands for coconut,which is marinated and smoked with what I imagine to be loads of liquid smoke. It is served with rocket, avocado and tomato on a bagel. I think they deserve double points for this original idea and I really enjoyed the smokey coconut, it almost felt like I was eating mock meat with a slight coconut flavour. Toby said that he wasn't sure he was sold on the combination, although I can't help wondering if it was the lack of protein.
The other dish that we shared was the special: corn tortillas, corn cakes, black beans and avocado salsa. It normally comes with cheese but they veganised it by omitting it. It was really filling and very tasty. The corn cakes provided a nice crunchy addition. They can't quite compete to Trippy Taco, but who can?
We also took home a piece of vegan banana bread. It was delicious but contained raisins which had me convinced that maybe it was a tad too healthy for me :-)
Also, they had a little thing on the bottom of the menu which states 'gluten freedom on all items- $1'. Great to have more vegan gluten free options available!
Half True Cat Food posted a pic of their menu here and of course Three Thousand blogged about it when it first opened.
New Day Rising
221d Blyth St
Sat and Sun 8am-5pm