Also try: Mammoth, Ascot Food Store, The Glass Den

Syringe-stabbed doughnuts feature at Ascot Food Store in Moonee Ponds.
Syringe-stabbed doughnuts feature at Ascot Food Store in Moonee Ponds.  Photo: Scott Barbour

MAMMOTH, 736 Malvern Road, Armadale, 9824 5239. Daily breakfast and lunch
The food would be too pretty to eat if it wasn't so all-out tasty too. Try the cherry lamington puffed pancake with coconut crunch.

ASCOT FOOD STORE, 320 Ascot Vale Road, Moonee Ponds, 9370 2649. Daily breakfast and lunch
Keeping MoPo gorgeous, this local favourite does a nice line in fancy eggs, syringe-stabbed doughnuts and dessert for breakfast.

THE GLASS DEN, 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg, 9354 5032. Daily breakfast and lunch
Pentridge Prison wasn't exactly known for its startlingly pretty food with a vegan focus, but that's what you get at this bright cafe built across the old D division gatehouse.