V Series Cafe (Invited)

Monday, May 30, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

V Series Cafe opened in September, 2015. Owned by the same people that owns Tao's Restaurant in Bulleen. They are a big fan of modern healthy and vegetarian food so they decided to open a fully dedicated vegetarian and vegan cafe. V Series Cafe serves fusion modern vegetarian with more than half the menu is vegan and gluten free. They are located near Kew Junction and accessible by 48,109 Tram for the city. There are also plenty of parking spot around the cafe. V Series Vegetarian Head Chef previously worked in Attica and Stokehouse started from a prep chef to Head Pastry Chef.

I was invited by Daniel, the restaurant manager. He was there in the cafe and greeted me with his friendly smile. The cafe it self was simple and classic. Cozy, warm environment as well as kid friendly.

Skinny Cappuccino with Forza Blend Beans by Veneziano Coffee Roasters ($4.5). The coffee was too watery and too bitter for my taste. I needed fluffier milk and stronger coffee without being too bitter.

Arancini Balls - rice balls stuffed with mushroom and cheese ($9). This is a nice opener to the meal but inside it was a little bit dry and truffle oil will enhanced this dish even more. 

Steamed Bun - Asian style Gua Bao stuffed with pickled cabbage, cucumber, peanuts, coriander and homemade fake pork belly ($10). The bun was soft and warm, for a faux meat it's not bad at all. Flavourful and well balanced texture.

Vegan Benedict - English muffin, spinach, mushroom, tomato and hollandaise topped with crispy tofu and avocado ($12). For a vegan dish it was pretty enjoyable and tasty. The english muffin needed to be fluffier but and a little bit more seasoning on the tofu but besides that everything was good.

Matcha Pancakes - barley, red bean and soy ice cream. This dish is a brand new dish and will be launch next month as their winter menu. This is also my favourite dish out of all, the matcha pancake was moist, fluffy and really taste like matcha. Abundance red bean and barley enhanced the flavour even more, topped with a refreshing soy ice cream. I love it so much.

Coconut Pannacotta - fresh raspberries compote, fresh strawberries with an options of orange or rosewater cotton candy ($9). The taste of the pannacotta was light yet refreshing but it does not jiggle. The raspberry and strawberries added an extra freshness to the dish. I personally love the rosewater cotton candy more than the orange.

At the end of my very big lunch, Daniel gave a a pair of salted caramel and peanut butter cupcakes. He was really a generous and sweet guy. To be honest, I did not expect this visit would be this fantastic but it was.

V Series Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Thursday: 8am-4pm
Friday: 8am-4pm & 6pm-9.30pm
Saturday: 9am-4.30pm & 6pm-9.30pm
Sunday: 9am-4.30pm

V Series Cafe
4/26 Princess St
Kew, VIC 3101