the sweet meadow
We are a plant based cafe in the heart of Echuca, Victoria.
We have created a beautiful space that we hope inspires people to live more of the sweet life, every day.
It is through eating in alignment with nature and bringing people together to share food that we can all find the deeper sense of connection we yearn for.
Adapt or die, they say.
I have just sent off our winter 2022 menu to the local printers; something I’ve done more times than I can count over the last five years. This time hits different though. For the first time since we opened in October 2016, the menu is no longer vegan.
I've known Sarah for a long time - we first met when she was studying the same fashion design course as my older sister. I remember thinking she was one of the most fun, energetic people I'd ever met.
More than a decade (and five children) later, Sarah still has the same vivaciousness and zest for life as I remember all those years ago. Instead of fashion, she is channelling that creativity into floral design.
We created this special smoothie during one of the coldest weeks of winter. We'd just received some new merchandise from Unicorn Superfoods (we use their dragon fruit powder to add a pretty pink colour to some of our raw desserts instead of food colouring) and were keen to create a drink around their Tropicana superfood blend.