Pancha Cafe is a delightful, family owned and operated vegan cafe in Hamilton serving delicious plant-based fare for breakfast and lunch.
Formerly known as Little Digs, the tiny vegan cafe has relocated from the Valley onto Racecourse Road, a short stroll from the Brisbane River.
The rustic industrial decor features exposed bricks and concrete with an olive green feature wall and plenty of plants, with seating inside and outside undercover in a little laneway.
The menu boasts wholesome fare made with fresh veggies grown on the family's farm in the Southern Downs, along with farm fresh produce sourced from local farmers in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt regions.
All day brekky includes house-made cinnamon and coconut granola served with homemade coconut yoghurt and seasonal fruit, Pancha pancakes topped with grilled bananas, maple syrup and whipped vegan butter, and croffles - a delectable cross between a croissant and a waffle.
After 10am, the menu expands to include dishes such as a rich and tangy massaman curry, creamy mushroom and miso pasta, spicy mushroom san choi bao, and vegan pad thai with tofu and tamarind sauce.
Otherwise, there's fresh salads and sandwiches, super food bowls and smaller eats like crispy mushroom arancini and falafel croquets served with spicy Korean chilli sauce. Plus, a cabinet filled with sweet, vegan treats from cupcakes and carrot cake, to chocolate brownies and Chef Vince's homemade apple crumble.
Coffee of pour is Sacred Grounds certified organic coffee, served along with Origin herbal teas, hot chocolate, chai and specialty lattes. Cold drinks include fresh fruit and veggie juices such as Feels Like Summer (watermelon, apple, lime and mint) or Oompa Loompa (carrot, orange, turmeric, ginger and lemon), and smoothies like Mango Lassi or Mean Green.
Pancha is licensed with beer on tap by Newstead Brewing, and wines by Balancing Heart Vineyard and Jester Hill Wines.
By Deb Lidster
6/33 Racecourse Rd