Brownice Italian Bistro
Authentic, 100% vegan Italian food in two locations, East Coast Road and Sin Ming Centre. Offers items such as pizza, lasagne, waffles and a large variety of ice creams available to both eat in and take away. Dairy free, egg free and guilt free treats.
From Garlicky Waffle Fries ($6) to their Matcha Ice Cream ($3.50), there will definitely be something which whets your appetite -- vegan or not. A personal favourite is the Pesto Calabrese Fusilli ($15), where the flavour is so rich that you can’t help but savour every bite.
The portions are quite small though, so you can even order the Brownice Ice Cream ($8) after your main course. The seating area is quite cramped too, so you might want to call in to check out the crowd situation before heading over.
My boyfriend and I ordered 2 plates of cheesy fries, 2 pizzas, a chocolate milkshake and a bowl of ice cream, we like big portions of food and definitely ordered more than anyone else in the restaurant, but it came amazingly quickly and tasted insane. The BBQ Chicken Pizza is always my favourite, but try the specials that hey have every weekend, they tend to be super imaginative and they’ll be gone by the next time you come! I’ve heard that the lasagne is incredible, and each time I come I intend to order it, but the thought of the pizza overwhelms me, so do yourself a favour and try the whole menu before finding a firm favourite.
The owner of the Bistro works in the store, and he is willing to let you try every single flavour of ice cream, make milkshakes for you which aren’t even on the menu, and welcomes you back if (when) you return. I recently recommended it to a friend and she admitted that she’s now obsessed too. More of a restaurant than the Ice Cream version at Sin Ming, so perfect to come for dinner with friends or family, and impress them with how amazing vegan food can be. I wish I could give it more than 5/5.