We are Lentil as Anything.



At our core are our not-for-profit vegan and vegetarian restaurants, where guests contribute what they feel their meal and experience is worth, according to their own financial ability.

Lentil as Anything was established in 2000 and continues to support our community everyday by;

Caring for people: Providing a wholesome and nutritious meal where money is not a concern.

Promoting Multiculturalism: Fostering an environment of inclusion

Reforming Society: Acting on the structures of society to restore justice.

Extending and spreading it’s ethos and values: Hiring volunteers, the long-term unemployed and the marginalised.

Encouraging: Young people to be active citizens and get involved in community based initiatives

Recent News

The Gramophone DJ Man at Abbotsford Lentil

This Sunday night we welcome The Gramophone DJ Man who will spin us back in time with classic original shellac 78 rpm records from the 1920s and 30s Come on down for your fix of super retro pop, American jazz and global cabaret records from France, Germany, Hungary , Greece …

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Job opportunity – Café Manager, Abbotsford

LENTIL ABBOTSFORD is looking for a gun Barista / Café Manager (Casual position w/ full or part time hours negotiable) Someone who makes our hugely busy weekends look and feel like a walk in the park by keeping wait times to a minimum. Someone who can organise equipment and stock …

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Job Vacancy: Public Relations & Communications Officer

Lentil as Anything has an exciting new job opportunity – Public Relations and Communications Officer     This is a great opportunity to utilise your outstanding PR, communications and marketing skills. In this position you will be responsible for providing regular and on-going information to the community via the local media, …

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Sri Lankan Night – Papare band and a specialty menu

Join us for a slice of Sri Lankan Culture at Lentil as Anything, Abbotsford.   On Sunday February 18th we are bringing a specialty menu of epic proportions and some party fun time Sri Lankan Style! There will be specialties at our Chai Cart as well as coming out of …

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ColourBlind/The Melanin Monologues Booklaunch & Birthday Bash!

We are excited to be hosting a book launch of two amazing works. ColourBlind by Sharifa A Tartoussi, explores the struggles of a muslim woman living in the west. The Melanin Monologues by Charlotte Laurasia Raymond, written from the perspective of a queer woman of colour in modern day Australia. …

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Humans of Lentil – Isaac

“It was through Lentils that I gained family, community, enough experience to get my first jobs in hospitality, so in a way Lentils saved my life.” “My first move out from home was into crisis housing accommodation with the Gender Centre. I was just starting my transition from being perceived …

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Job opportunity: Veggie Garden Supervisor

Lentil as anything Abbotsford is looking for a Veggie Garden Supervisor   Lentil as Anything has a garden on the Abbotsford Convent grounds – full of delicious veg and herbs. Its a wonderful space and knowing that some of the food we eat in the restaurant is grown a few …

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