Sweet Bones Bakery cafe has been a cult favourite for Canberran’s since 2011. Popular amongst vegans and meat eaters alike, for their culinary delights, both sweet and savoury. Sweet Bones Bakery cafe is one of Canberra’s long-established vegan eateries. It has stood the test of time, and is worthy of it’s place within Canberra’s deep rooted ‘Sunday brunch’ culture. Sunday brunch, (breakfast/lunch) is like a celebration of the end of the week. The ritual is a favourite across all age groups, with many families making it a time to gather generations together. Thankfully Sweet Bones Bakery have all day breakfast meaning no hungry bellies are harmed during the awkward hours of the breakfast/lunch ‘brunch’.
Many hard working Canberran’s have made Sweet Bones, cafe as their preferred venue for the weekly brunch event, happily indulging in smashed avocado toast, loaded banana breads, caffeine and big breakfasts. Unique for it’s rockabilly merged southern decor with sugar skulls and desert murals, Sweet Bones is usually packed with customers everyday of the week. (not just Sundays!) With regulars willing to patiently wait when the line is out the door.
Sweet Bones Bakery cafe has revolutionised Canberra’s vegan dining scene, shifting the precedence of vegan dishes from salads to creative burgers, burritos, baked goods and more. They have done a lot of good over the years for the vegan community, not only feeding our bellies and catering for our events, but also changing the perception of vegan food in the wider community.
Now that I have established the magnitude of Canberran’s love and admiration for our famous Sweet Bone’s, you may understand just how monumental it is, that they have released their official cookbook. Finally, the time has come for Canberra locals to recreate some of their favourite Sunday brunch classics and bring the culinary genius of the Sweet Bone owners, Emily and Russ, into their own kitchen. Pre order available now, until the 25th of October.
The book includes soups, mains, salads and sides, kid favourites, desserts, and drinks. Filled with extras about their wholesome family, photographs of Emily & Russel’s children scoffing sweet bones treats, hipster on-brand images of recipe dishes and the story of how Sweet Bones came to be.
After Emily and Russell met, they travelled and ate their way across the world and dreamed of one day openg their own venue. In 2012, their dream became a reality with the opening of their cafe and bakery, Sweet Bones. With dishes inspired by family recipes, pot luck dinners and original recipes from their kitchen, the Sweet Bones cookbook is a testament to the diversity and creativity of modern, vegan food. – Seed Press Publishing
I trialled the Cookbook over the weekend, cooking my own ‘Big Breakfast’ using the recipes, to recreate their famous Tofu Scramble and Coconut Bacon. It was delicious, the recipes are easy to follow and well thought out. I also enjoyed delving into how Sweet Bones came to be and enjoyed the helpful tips on how Emily and Russ get their kids to eat healthy within the children’s recipe section.
Want to visit THE Sweet Bones Canberra?
Sweet Bones Bakery and cafe is situated in the heart of Canberra in our ever so hipster Braddon.
Menu items you can expect include; ‘Big Breakfast’ (tofu scramble, sourdough, vegetables, coconut bacon, avocado oh my), ‘Bacon and Cheeze Burger’, ‘Buddha Bowls’, ‘Breakfast Burger’, ‘Philly Cheeze Steak’, ”Short Stack Pancakes’ and ‘Burrito Bowls’ just to name a few. Sweet Bones have also always got a fridge full of delicious homemade baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, muffins, slices and savoury snacks. Seating is inside and outdoors. My favourite menu items include; ‘Jalapeño & Nutrition Yeast Prezel’, Allll the ‘South of the border’ menu items, ‘The Veggie Stack’, and everything in between.
Enjoy, and don’t forget to share this article or spread the word with your favourite resident vegan – don’t let em miss out!