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The 5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Adelaide

The 5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Adelaide

Food – Perhaps the most important factor in why we go to restaurants in the first place is to eat delicious food. We picked these restaurants based on the quality and flavor of the food that they offer.
Service – We put great consideration into the quality of service these restaurants provide. After all, service is one of the main factors that can either make or break your whole dining experience.
Ambiance – The appearance and presentation of a restaurant certainly influence our impression of their service, including their food.

This list features restaurants that we believe evoke a warm and comforting feeling, which makes dining in worth it.
Price – While going to a restaurant already implies that you’re willing to shell out cash, price still matters, especially if you’re on a budget. Therefore, we’ve narrowed down restaurants we believe offer good value for your money. 

1. Two-Bit Villains

Two-Bit Villains Homepage

WEBSITE: HOME | two-bitvillains (twobitvillains.com.au)

ADDRESS: ­­­­­Rundle Mall Shop 150, Level One, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide South Australia, 5000

CONTACT DETAILS: (08) 8232 1302 / bookings@twobitvillains.com.au


  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am–3:00 pm, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:30 am–8:30 pm
  • Sunday: 11:30 am–3:00 pm for November to April
Facebook Reviews4.5/5
Happy Cow4.5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
– Quality5/5
– Variety3.5/5
– Serving Speed4.5/5
– Responsiveness of Crew4.5/5


  • Uses high-quality ingredients
  • Delicious food
  • Friendly and responsive service crews


  • Leans toward the pricier side
  • Standard menu items

Contrary to its name, Two-Bit Villains seems to be one of the main heroes in Adelaide’s roster of vegan restaurants. 

A pioneer in the industry, this restaurant earned its place by serving mostly American dishes that showcase vegan and vegetarian meat alternatives they made themselves.

Their menu is pretty forthright with the type of cuisine they serve, which is American food. 

However, while these foods don’t stray much from your ordinary restaurant menus, Two-Bit Villain will blow your mind with their high-quality “beef” and “chicken” patties.

They also serve desserts such as vegan pies, cake, and sundaes to cleanse your palate after a hearty plant-based meal. 

Need to wash down all that food? Be sure to order one of their refreshing handcrafted sodas. 

Also, if you intend to go and eat out with your friends, this place might be perfect for you. The overall design of the restaurant is fun and quirky, plus their service crew will surely bring food to your table, pronto!

Now, we go to the real question: Are these worth my hard-earned cash? To enjoy a meal or two in Two-Bit Villains, you’ll need $16 to $40 per person. 

We admit that it’s on the pricier side considering its pretty basic menu. If you ask us, it honestly depends on your budget.

All things considered, we think Two-Bit Villains is a pretty decent joint that actually offers you food that hits the spot.

2. Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha  

Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha Homepage

WEBSITE: Home | A space for Vegan and Vegetarian food (zenhouse.com.au)

ADDRESS: 17-19 Bent Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

CONTACT DETAILS: (08) 8223 2058 / [email protected]


  • Monday to Thursday: 11:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 11:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Facebook Reviews4.5/5
Happy Cow4.5/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5
Serving Speed4.3/5
Responsiveness of Crew4/5


  • Delicious food
  • Good value for money
  • Diverse menu items
  • Friendly and responsive service crews
  • Great ambiance


  • Food is bland at times
  • Server takes longer during rush hour

What’s better than vegan food, you ask? Asian vegan food is the answer. 

Consider yourself lucky because we found Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha for you.

Since its establishment in 2006, Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha has always been one of the must-try restaurants for Asian and Western fusion vegan and vegetarian foods in Adelaide.

With its wide array of dishes, this restaurant continues to prove that vegan food can be diverse. 

As a matter of fact, Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha’s menu offers a lot of East Asian fares such as veggie dim sum and Southeast Asian dishes with vegetables as the base ingredient. 

I mean, who would have thought that boiled broccoli can be elevated with soy sauce?  Oh, the wonders of umami!

However, while this restaurant is generally renowned for its flavor, some of the dishes we tried such as the vegetarian noodle salad and the stir-fried veggies were a bit bland for our liking. 

But seeing as the other dishes we ordered were a hit, this restaurant is still worth considering.

By the way, the cha in yum cha means tea, so expect a range of teas on their menu. We certainly enjoyed the tea that was quickly served to us by the restaurant’s outstanding crew. 

If you ask us, the ambiance in the restaurant is akin to Chinese tea houses. If you’ve ever been to one, you’ll know what we mean.

For your next family day out, put Zenhouse on your list because you’re sure to get a good deal. Not only do they cater to large groups, but they also serve relatively cheap dishes with a sizeable serving. 

Mind you, the price per dish in Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha ranges between $11 and $18. 

Yes, you read that right. Talk about affordable!

But before we move forward to the next item on our list, we’d like to caution you not to go there during the lunch rush hour because it gets stuffy despite the cranked-up aircon. The service wanes in quality, too, due to the influx of customers.

3. Veggie Vie Café

Veggie Vie Café Homepage

WEBSITE: Veggie Vie | Restaurant Cafe Vegan Adelaide (veggieviecafe.com)

ADDRESS: 16 McHenry Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

CONTACT DETAILS: +61 479 010 539 / [email protected]


  • Monday to Friday: Lunch, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Thursday and Friday: Dinner, 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Facebook Reviews5/5
Happy Cow5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Serving Speed3.8/5
Responsiveness of Crew4/5


  • Delicious food
  • Good value for money
  • Diverse menu items
  • Friendly and responsive service crews
  • Great ambiance


  • Service takes longer than usual
  • Closed during the weekend

Are you a fan of brunch? We’ve found just the right place to eat vegan brunch, and it’s located right at the heart of the central business district!

Veggie Vie Café, unlike other cafés and restaurants in Adelaide, serves fully vegan options. It’s quite popular for its great variety of brunch options, and the food there is genuinely a perfect balance of healthy and delicious.

But more than the good food, this restaurant is frequented by vegans and non-vegans alike for its warm and cozy ambiance. 

Since it’s technically a café, it’s a suitable place to chitchat with friends over a warm cup of soy cappuccino, which they serve there, by the way.

There’s a caveat, though, because they only serve dinner items twice a week and don’t even open at weekends.

We’d also like to note that their serving speed takes longer than usual. The crew was lovely, though, and immediately took our orders once we were settled.

So, if you have time, stop by Veggie Vie for good food that costs as low as $6, with the priciest being $19. 

4. Lord of the Fries  

Lord of the Fries Homepage

WEBSITE: Vegetarian Restaurant Hindley Street | Lord of the Fries

ADDRESS: 23 A Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

CONTACT DETAILS: (08) 7230 6224


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday: 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am–3:00 am
Facebook Reviews3.1/5
Happy Cow4.5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
– Quality3.5/5
– Variety4/5
– Serving Speed4.5/5
– Responsiveness of Crew4.5/5


  • Delicious food
  • Fast service


  • Food contains processed meat alternatives
  • Leans toward the pricier side

For the longest time, plant-based diets and vegan food, in general, are usually attributed to being healthy. Sure, most of the time it is, but would you believe us if we tell you that vegan fast food exists? 

Lord of the Fries may very well be the McDonald’s for vegans with the array of greasy and totally unhealthy food on their menu.

Burgers, hotdogs, and fries—all this deep-fried stuff isn’t really good for your stomach, but everyone deserves a naughty treat once in a while, right? 

So, if you’re looking for vegan food that’s bad for you but at the same time, hits the spot, they have everything you’ll ever want. 

We tried their famous Parma and Phish burgers, and dare we say, they’re better than a lot of non-vegan burgers.

Since this restaurant technically serves fast food, the waiting time for your orders won’t take as long as other restaurants and cafés. But quick serving time doesn’t necessarily equate to good service. 

The overall dining experience isn’t something to write about either considering the layout of the restaurant, which as I’ve said, is similar to McDonald’s. I mean, it’s pretty self-explanatory when it comes to fast food, right?

Another thing is when we think of fast food, we assume it’s much cheaper than ordinary restaurants. However, Lord of the Fries charges nearly as much as the restaurants we’ve mentioned in this list so far. 

To buy yourself a burger, you’ll need at least $9, which is not exactly the amount you envision when you think of fast food.

One more thing we’d like for you to take note of is that the meat alternatives they use for burgers and hotdogs are manufactured in facilities that process non-vegan products. 

The aforesaid products are likely to mix with vegan products, which can be harmful to vegans.

5. Veggo Sizzle

Veggo Sizzle Homepage

WEBSITE: Veggo Sizzle – Vegan, Vegetarian Restaurant || Sydney, Adelaide

ADDRESS: 4/465 Pulteney, St., Adelaide, South Australia 5000

CONTACT DETAILS: (08) 8918 1513 / [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS: Monday to Sunday: 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

Facebook Reviews4.9/5
Happy Cow5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Serving Speed4.4/5
Responsiveness of Crew4.5/5


  • Delicious food
  • Diverse menu items
  • Good value for money
  • Great service


  • Venue is small
  • Cannot always accommodate big groups

Veggo Sizzle prides itself as a multicuisine restaurant, and its menu truly speaks for it. From fusion foods to Asian cuisines, and the restaurant’s very own recipes, you’re likely to find something for your unique palate.

Sizzle is an appropriate name for this restaurant because once you take a bite of their food, it’s a sizzling burst of flavor in your mouth. 

Their dishes are well-seasoned, and their use of spice is just enough to tickle your throat. Not to mention, the serving size is generous!

Their staff is friendly, the overall service is fabulous, and for the quality of the food they serve, you can get your money’s worth. 

In fact, the average price per meal ranges from $12 to $25 depending on the specific item you order. Not too bad, right? 

However, we’d like to note that the restaurant gets quite stuffy since it’s a hole-in-the-wall type. So, if you’re thinking of bringing a big group with you, do it after rush hour, which would be lunchtime, or reserve a table in advance. 

Another thing that put us off was that the curry-based dishes we ordered almost tasted similar to each other, although that is to be expected with heavily seasoned foods. 

Yes, we were a bit disappointed with the overlapping of flavors, but they still tasted great, especially their laksa. So great, in fact, that we finished the whole plate!

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