Recently I dragged K, R and D to Serotonin in Richmond. It is a health conscious cafe so D needed some convincing and what better way to do it than with peer pressure. It's located in an area you won't normally go to unless you live locally as it is not near the main shopping areas of Richmond. However lucky to social media and fellow foodie friends, I found my way here.
It's offering is very healthy and focuses on well being which means you won't find greasy fried bacon and eggs here (I still love my bacon and eggs but its good to change things up). K and I were very excited..... the boys not so much.
Once we sat down we ordered our drinks, K got the golden latte, R got a normal latte, D went with the matcha latte and a cacao latte for me. The golden and cacao latte came with a smiley face which I found very cute. K's golden latte was turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper with almond milk. This is not one for the faint hearted. Personally I am not a fan of those spices so I didn't like it. K didn't mind it and it started to grow on her the more she sipped. D's matcha latte was not your typical sweet variety but more a robust matcha flavour. I got the cacao latte and was quite happy with my choice. It wasn't too sweet and the nuttiness from the almond milk complimented the cacao nicely.
K got the positive pancakes which was made from banana flour and came with house made banana ice cream, yoghurt balls laced with almonds and finished off with mixed berries. This was a very healthy option for our resident sweet tooth K. I was a bit of a piggy (as usual) and got 3 things to share with D - I got the kids version of the pancakes. The pancakes didn't have the same fluffiness as usual pancakes but the banana ice cream made up for it. The ice cream was blended frozen banana sweetened with honey. So it was enjoyable like a normal ice cream but with a lot less guilt attached.
R and D both got the beetroot risotto; this came with mushrooms, greens, crushed nuts and capsicum. This is not your typical Italian, homey robust risotto but more of a mild, fresh, risotto laced with beetroot flavours. I found this dish heavily relied on the mushroom for that bit of flavour punch, but that fine by me, as I love mushrooms. The boys were not as impressed, they were hoping for something with more of a flavour kick.
I got the twice baked beans. This came with house made tomato sauce, a poached egg and sourdough toast. This was a relatively hearty dish compared to the others. The tomato base was rich and the beans are great for any hungry stomachs.
Overall 16/20 I think this is a great clean vegan eating brunch place for all people to come. It is a great reminder that clean eating can taste good too and brunch doesn't always mean bacon and eggs.