• Madame K's (Fitzroy)

Madame K’s is a hot spot for vegans and hipsters alike. Along the busy strip of Brunswick Street, it has built a name for quality vegan food that’s full on flavour. It is best to share, then you get to try more.

Here on a Saturday night, it was packed.

The betel leaves were a flavour explosion with quinoa, cashew, coconut and a sweet tangy sauce.

Betel leaves

The san choi bao was another fun starter with mouthfuls of peas, corn and tofu in mini bowls of fresh lettuce.

Vegan san choi bao

The lamb sliders were with mock meat, wrapped in roti and made tasty with a caramelised sauce prompting us to order a second serving. The roti was hot and crisp, the fake lamb was more like a dose of thick protein.

'Lamb' sliders, we ordered extra of these.

We also ordered a red curry. It had lots of sauce and coconut, but was still flavoursome with spice.

Vegan red curry
The tofu stir-fry was pretty standard, but tasty with lots of tofu.

Tofu stir-fry

For dessert we tried the coconut mousse. This was served in little shallow round dishes with a base of glutinous and rice flours, then coconut cream and shredded young coconut. It was more interesting than more-ish, but we still enjoyed it.

Vegan coconut dessert

The best thing about Madame K’s was the variety. As a vegetarian, it is rare to have such choice on the menu. While we all had our favourites, every dish was well-made and tasty. The atmosphere is lively while still be attractive, but it does close early (we were the last there at 9:45pm and it was obvious the staff were waiting for us to leave). Make sure you book in advance and share as many dishes as you can.

Madame K's
367 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065
03 9415 6099

Opening hours:
Weekdays, 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Weekends, 12:00pm to 10:00pm

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