Melbourne Keto Cafe & Keto Restaurant List

Melbourne Keto Cafe & Keto Restaurant List

I don’t know about you, but eating out can sometimes prove a bit of a challenge on the Keto diet. Sure, you can just have the steak and salad with no dressing or take the bun off your burger, but sometimes a Melbourne Keto girl needs variety, ya know? Enter the Melbourne Keto Cafe & Restaurant List.

Next time someone says “where should we go for breakfast/lunch/dinner/brunch/brinner/linner” (because it’s Melbourne and any excuse to eat will do), you can check out this handy list to find something Keto friendly.

I’ve decided to start compiling a list of Keto friendly meals at different cafes and restaurants around Melbourne, Australia.

This list is partly for people to find their keto cafe and restaurant options in Melbourne, partly for me to keep track of them so when I am feeling a bit ‘same old’ with my regular restaurants and cafes, I can refer back to it.

I’ll be adding to this each time I find a new Melbourne Keto Cafe or Restaurant meal, and upload photos where I can (ie. where I don’t feel like a dill taking photos of my food in public).

If you have eaten at a Melbourne Keto Cafe or Restaurant  you want included in the list, email the details to rachel@aussieketoqueen.com.



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Poki Time 

Hawthorn

http://www.pokitime.com.au/

All the rage, essentially ‘sushi bowls’ originating in Hawaii. Most are make your own like Subway, and I choose a base of salad leaves, little bit of red onion, any of the fish pieces, avocado, cucumber and sesame seeds. For dressing I usually stick with the spicy mayo – it doesn’t taste too sweet.

Poki (or Poke) places are popping up all over Melbourne – yay!

 

 

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Melbourne keto cafe and restaurant, melbourne keto meals, melbourne keto restaurantsYa Souv

Hawthorn, Doncaster and Knoxfield

http://www.yasouv.com.au/

 

 

You can’t go wrong with Greek food, minus the pita. I get the saganaki (heaven!), and any of the souvlakis minus chips and pita, plus a Greek salad if I haven’t had many other carbs that day. Very accommodating, they even give you 50 cents off for not having pita with your souvlaki – most charge more!

 

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(image from Daily Telegraph, couldn’t help myself including this guy)

Ribs and Burgers

Hawthorn Northcote, Craigieburn and South Morang – and heaps of other states in Australia!

ribsandburgers.com

 

 

 

 

 

A constantly evolving menu, and all burgers can be ordered ‘naked’ – on a huge bed of lettuce leaves. Delicious patties and loads of different cheese and sauce options to boot.

My favourite is the Bacon & Cheese burger, Wagyu Big Cheese and the Wagyu Chimmi & Swiss. I also really like their cabbage salad but they’ve recently added apple to it, so I am ordering this less frequently now.

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Bay City Burritos

Hawthorn and St Kilda

http://www.baycityburrito.com/

 

 

 

 

Friendliest staff, deliciously fresh meals and authentic “Bay city” Mexican. All burritos can be served as a salad bowl, and they have never batted an eyelid when I’ve asked for no beans and rice. My favourite is the Cabo Supreme – meat, fresh guacamole, melted cheese, Pico de Gallo & lime sour cream. YUM.

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Viva Kebabs

Melbourne CBD

https://www.facebook.com/vivakebabs/

 

 

 

 

 

No website for this one because it’s a hole in the wall, 24 hour kebab shop. But boy is it popular. We have recently moved nearby and there is constantly a line (mostly because there is no standing/sitting room inside), no matter what time of day it is.

Their meat is delicious, and unlike the neighbouring competitor, are very happy to accommodate your keto cravings. I order the HSP with NO chips, on a bed of lettuce, cucumber, cheese and a little bit of onion and tomato. Top with garlic sauce and I am a happy camper. If your carbs allow it, go the holy trinity of sauces – garlic sauce, BBQ and sweet chilli, but you will be pushing your keto luck here and it doesn’t need it in my opinion.

Word of warning – if you get the large, and eat it all, you will be full for a day. And might feel a little queezy. And go over your protein macros for the WEEK. Go the small.

** Update ** Viva Kebabs has been doing so well, they have branched out and now have a fully fledged sit down restaurant just 50 meters away, in addition to the original store! Located just next to the Waterside Hotel on Flinders Street. Enter at 3am at your own risk..

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Keto restaurant keto greek food Jimmy Grants

Fitzroy, CBD, Ormond, Richmond, Eastland

https://jimmygrants.com.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently discovered Jimmy Grants, I’m no doubt pretty slow to the party here. I LOVE LOVE LOVE greek food, but always thought that I’d get more authentic food going to a non-chain restaurant.

WELL I was recently blown away by the most delicious greek souva meat I’ve ever eat. I got their Med Diet pack, which comes with your choice of meat (chicken, lamb or mixed.. go the mixed), salad (greek salad for me) and tzatziki. You can also add another salad and drink to the pack for a more substantial meal.

I have now tried the beet salad with tahini and smoked almonds and the Hellenic slaw. Both were to die for and were simple, but perfectl executed. Both would be higher in carbs than the greek salad, but worth every bit in my mind.

Perfect for when your friends want souvlaki and you don’t want to miss out!

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Keto cafe, keto restaurant, keto takeaway  Secret Souv

1/3 Yertchuk Avenue, Ashwood

Recommended by reader J. North

 

 

 

100% Gluten Free and Sugar Free Greek Food – their housemade grilled Halloumi is spectacular as is their meat platter for two (it can easily feed four). It’s small but so flavoursome. They are located at 1/3 Yertchuk Avenue, Ashwood VIC 3147 and are open from 12pm to 9pm Wednesday to Sunday Best to book on Friday and Saturday nights and they sometimes sell out of gyros meat before 8pm!

 

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Keto cafe, keto restaurant, keto takeaway Hyde N Seek 

6 Yertchuk Avenue, Ashwood

Recommended by reader J. North

 

This awesome little cafe has been taken over in the last few years by a Turkish family, so many of their dishes on the menu are now Turkish inspired. The herb cream scrambled eggs, the Moroccan eggs with sucuk and feta, the smashed Sage pumpkin and poached egg without toast, breakfast burrito without the burrito wrapper and a permanent special of Turkish eggs in burnt butter sauce with dukkah and sucuk are all spectacular.

 

 

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Keto cafe, keto restaurant, keto takeaway My Son, Joy

315 Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Recommended by reader J. North

https://www.mysonjoy.com.au/ 

 

This cafe restaurant seats around 100 people and caters for just about every intolerance. 80% of the menu is LCHF and the rest conforms to FODMAP, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free etc. Thankfully, they charge more to have their meals with sourdough than without! The standard menu is spectacular and lately I’ve also had specials of egg drop soup with truffle and a seeded egg with goats cheese, zucchini, brussels sprouts, capsicum and paprika. They had a nutritionist help write their menu and I think they’ll only get more and more popular. Parking can be a pain but if you park at the South Melbourne market it’s an easy walk.

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Keto cafe, keto restaurant, keto takeaway Mr Ramen San

200 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Recommended by reader J. North

 

 

Now, I know what you’re thinking… Ramen. OMG! Not LCHF! and that’s true but Royston and his team will happily make any of their Ramen bowls without the Ramen. So, I have Pork Charsu with Tonkotsu (Pork) broth, extra meat and extra egg, no Ramen, for under $20. They make everything themselves from scratch and it’s all sugar, soy and gluten free without the Ramen noodles. Not an eat every day food, but a good compromise. The broth has loads of fat in it, as does the meat.  They are located at 200 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD in the Mid City Arcade and are open from 11am to 3pm and from 4pm to 9.30pm daily. If in doubt, ask for Royston or Lynn as some staff don’t speak great English. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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If you have eaten at a Melbourne Keto Cafe or Restaurant  you want included in the list, email the details to rachel@aussieketoqueen.com.

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