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Mantra Lounge isn’t your typical Carlton eatery.

We believe that good food doesn’t have to cost the earth. Our menu adheres to the concept of “ahimsa” — a Sanskrit word meaning “compassion” and “to not injure” — so everything we serve is 100% vegan.
We also bless our food daily. If you’d like to know more about ‘vibrational cooking’ , please ask in-house expert – Yaso.

Our menu is based on ethical and sustainable practices that nourish the mind, body, spirit as well as the planet. To reduce our carbon footprint, we use biodegradable takeaway cutlery, packaging and source local products whenever possible.

Our menu changes regularly, as well as having a few permanent savory and sweet options. Although this isn’t an a la carte eatery, our food is prepared fresh daily with love. We also are proud of our popular in-house creations, such as our “sausage” roll and lasagna.

In addition to our tempting mains and scrumptious sweets, our community participation is also central to the Mantra Lounge ethos. We regularly run a Kirtan Meditation Night that will have you singing, dancing, smiling and afterwards enjoying a nourishing vegan meal.

Why Vegan Food…?

Our menu is 100% vegan, with a focus on flavour and sustainability. Veganism is central to the concept on which Mantra Lounge was founded. Our food is a celebration of bold flavours and fresh produce, with dishes from around the world. Our expert chefs have created traditional dishes transformed by our uniquely vegan spin, from a creamy lasagna to our chocolate and vanilla “Pleasecake" (like a cheesecake, minus the cheese). Not only will our menu get your taste buds dancing, our dishes perfectly complement a clean, healthy diet.

Our Menu

Feeling Peckish?

Snacks Burgers & Wraps

  1. 9


    $ 2

    Fried flat bread

  2. 22

    “Sausage” Roll

    $ 5

    Puff pastry with tofu, oats, shredded carrot, zucchini, celery and spices.

  3. 3

    Korean BBQ (NF)

    $ 9

    Slow-cooked soy nuggets in a house made Korean BBQ sauce with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, ginger pickle, mayo and tomato sauce.

  4. 10

    Beety-Bean (NF)

    $ 9

    Quinoa, beetroot, black bean & pumpkin seed veggie patties in a wrap with hummus, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, gherkins, Dijon & mayo.


  1. 1


    $ 9

    Pasta sheets layered with marinara, roasted pumpkin, kidney beans and béchamel, topped with a sunflower spinach pesto.

  2. 4

    Moussaka (GF) with Salad

    $ 9

    Roasted potato & eggplant in a tomato, spinach lentil sauce topped with béchamel, smoked paprika and fresh parsley.


  1. 8

    Asian Slaw

    $ 4

    Shredded carrots, purple and green cabbage served with our house made Asian vinaigrette.

  2. 21

    Garden Salad

    $ 4

    Mesclun greens, cucumber and sliced tomatoes served with our signature roasted tomato sunflower dressing.

Slices (GF)

  1. Pleasecake (NF, GF, NAS, OF)

    $ 4

    This chocolate mousse w/ vanilla and chocolate marble is our classic and most well mannered slice.

  2. 17

    Raw Blueberry (SF, GF)

    $ 4

    Clean and fruity with a slight hand of coconut.

  3. 18

    Mango La La (NF, GF, NAS, OF)

    $ 4

    Living up to it’s namesake – this is the slice version of our classic Mango La La drink.

  4. 16

    Snickers! (GF)

    $ 4

    The latest and the greatest!

Hot Drinks

  1. Organic Fair-trade Coffee

    $ 4

  2. Mocha Latte

    $ 4.50

  3. Dandy Chai (CF, NAS)

    $ 4.50

    Dandelion tea with masala spices

  4. Golden Latte (CF)

    $ 4.50

    Ayurvedic blend of spices w/ coconut milk.

  5. Organic Matcha Latte

    $ 4.50

    10 x the antioxidants of standard green tea.

  6. Dutch Hot Chocolate

    $ 4.50

  7. Herbal Teas

    $ 3

    Rooibos, Lemon Verbena, Spearmint, Green Tea


  1. Curry of the Day

    $ 7

    Ask our staff about our curries of the day. HALF SERVE ($4) – FULL SERVE ($7)

  2. 9

    Curry & Rice or Roti

    $ 9

    Full serve curry with brown / white rice or a roti.

  3. 2

    Meal Deal 1

    $ 10

    Full serve curry with brown / white and garden salad or Asian slaw.

  4. 2

    Meal Deal 2

    $ 13

    Full serve curry with brown or white rice and premium salad.

  5. 27

    Vegetable Biryani

    $ 10

    Indian spiced rice with veggies with marinated soy nuggets. HALF SERVE $5 FULL SERVE $10

Premium Salads

  1. 5

    Tahini Kale (NF, SF, GF) – Full Serve

    $ 10

    Kale tossed in a tahini lemon dressing with roasted broccoli, sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, shredded purple cabbage.

  2. 6

    Soba Noodle (NF,)

    $ 10

    Quinoa, roasted pumpkin, zucchini and red capsicum tossed in a sumac dressing on a bed a baby spinach garnished with pumpkin seeds and fresh parsley.

  3. 7

    Balsamic Beet (NF, SF, GF)

    $ 10

    Shredded beetroot & carrot with sprouts in a balsamic dressing served with mixed greens garnished with shaved fennel & sesame seed.

Sweet Somethings

  1. 14

    Mantra Mega Cookie (NF, SF)

    $ 5

    Cinnamon and chocolate sweet and a meal in itself.

  2. 12

    Blueberry Muffin (OF)

    $ 2

    Need a coffee accompaniment try our muffins (ask about our latest flavours)

  3. 11

    Gluten Free Date Muffin (GF)

    $ 2

    Buckwheat flour based sweet and easy treat.

  4. Muffin and Hot Drink Deal

    $ 5.50

    Need a quick snack with that drink? – this is the deal for you.

Cold Drinks

  1. 13

    Herbal Lemon Gingeraid

    $ 3

    Lemon verbena, lemon balm, spearmint, ginger and fresh lemon juice make this a refreshing delight.

  2. 13

    Mexican Hibiscus Tea

    $ 3

    Hibiscus flowers, fresh orange juice, lime juice and cinnamon. Not overpowering but will make you weak at the knees.

  3. 13

    Mango Lala (NAS)

    $ 3

    Vegan mango lassi made with coconut cream, pineapple juice and mango pulp. A meal of a drink that hits the spot

  4. 13

    Watermelon Mint Juice (NAS)

    $ 4

    Vegan mango lassi made with coconut cream, pineapple juice and mango pulp. A meal of a drink that hits the spot

  5. 15

    Remedy Kombucha

    $ 4.50

    Original, Apple, Lemon Ginger, Raspberry Lemonade

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that does not cost the earth !

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Mantra Lounge
Mantra Lounge is a 100% vegan restaurant in the heart of the city. Our menu is based on ethical and sustainable practices that nourish the mind and body. We update our menu regularly to keep it exciting. Good food doesn’t need to cost the earth and that is our mantra. We believe in ahimsa i.e. non-violence and compassion. We believe in community and strive to promote local artists and chefs.
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 based on 38 reviews from Google My Business
Address 167 Grattan Street, Carlton Melbourne VIC 3053 Telephone: +61 (03) 9036 2996 E-mail: info@mantralounge.com.au
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