pearl oyster

scrambled tofu

Last Tuesday in Melbourne the weather was foul. Really foul. Howling winds, driving rain and COLD. I lingered in bed until I could no longer justify it, and finally got up to make coffee and breakfast.

One minute later the power went out halfway through grinding the coffee. Damn. A quick check on my phone told me that it was unlikely to be back for 3 hours so I headed off to Pearl Oyster.

This place is just around the corner from me and I’ve only been there once (pre-vegan) for a takeaway sandwich on the way to an airport pickup. This was my first time eating in.

The menu is vegetarian heavy and there are a few vegan choices on the menu. Lots of the others are easily veganisable as well. They are helpful about this, unlike some other places.

I started off with a soy latte (excellent) while I checked the menu. I settled on the Thai scrambled tofu. This was firm tofu scrambled with lots of mushrooms, sweet chilli, ginger, fried shallots and coriander, topped with sprouts. Very delicious. I ordered some toast to go with it, which in hindsight was a mistake, because the serving was large and I ended up very full!

I’m happy to have finally eaten in here, excellent coffee, nice staff and good food.

 

Pearl Oyster
114 Miller St. Preston VIC 3072
CASH ONLY

2 comments

  1. Awesome, another local-ish place! with vegan options that I have to check out 🙂

  2. You must live near me, because Pearl Oyster is one of my locals. They do a great tofu scramble and some of their cakes are vegan. One time I was there, they told me the chef is actually vegan – which explains the vegan-friendly food!

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