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

The Lentil as Anything mission is to provide food without borders, without borders of race or socioeconomic status. Lentil As Anything also works to remove the borders in society through providing volunteer training and employment opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds including those who have been marginalised.

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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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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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The new Queen of Thornbury

Meet the new Queen of Thornbury   There’s a new Queen in our Thornbury restaurant and she rumbled into work on her super-colourful tram! Dayle has just hung up her fangs after spending eight years with the internationally known ‘Draculas Cabaret’. During this time she worked in Restaurant Management, Hospitality, …

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The true spirit of Australia – Bruce

Beneath the din of hubris, of Australian of the year awards and queens birthday honors beats a heart that is Australia at its purest. It is a humble , unassuming heart that has weathered the sleaze and lure of this “civilization” and sat stubbornly on its throne made from soil …

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Festive Opening Times

Ho-Ho-Hope y’all be visiting us over the Festive Season!   We are open 365 days of the year, with the exception of St Kilda closing on Dec. 25th. Some slight changes to opening times – you can check them out below. Come on by and give us a Festive Hug! …

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