Crossways Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

Set menu of vegetarian and vegan meals served up by the Hare Krishna group in a no-frills locale.

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Crossways Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant - Vegan restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

$ Casual, all-you-can-eat vegetarian spot

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🏆 Trophies

This place has been awarded with 3 trophies in the following categories:

№ 14 Top rated Restaurant in Melbourne
№ 27 Top rated Vegan Restaurant in Melbourne
№ 29 Most Reviewed Vegan Restaurant in Melbourne


The Walk Arcade The Causeway opposite Causeway Inn, 309-325 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Rating on Google Maps

4.70 (1162 reviews)

Historical data

Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 11:30AM to 8PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30AM to 8PM
  • Thursday: 11:30AM to 8PM
  • Friday: 11:30AM to 8PM
  • Saturday: 11:30AM to 8PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 11:30AM to 8PM


  • 5arjun o. 1 year ago
    Best place to have some holy food

  • 5Emma M. 1 year ago
    Always a good cheap feed

  • 5Himanshu M. 2 years ago
    One of the good place to eat Indian vegetarian meal. The place is situated at first floor and is very neat and tidy. All you can eat is offered in approximately $ 8 ( lower prices for students and adults). It is not proper restaurant and they offer only one dish ( of course changing everyday) with rice followed by sweet dish. Two types of drinks are available. The persons serving here are really nice and friendly. I will recommend this place.

  • 5Shaun M. 1 year ago
    Best way to spend $8.95, food was really tasty and not greasy! When we went they were serving two different curries and rice with popadums which was all vegan and two different dessert options, one vegan apple crumble and a vegetarian sponge with custard. Staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming and didn't mind us going up for seconds as it was irresistible. Would 100% recommend and will definitely return!

  • 5Jess W. 1 year ago
    Absolutely amazing little find! The food was incredible, the staff were lovely and you can’t beat the value for money! We had 2 servings of delicious curry’s with rice and poppadoms, followed by dessert! All of the main courses were vegan and, although the main dessert was vegetarian, they also had a vegan alternative (apple crumble for us!) which was delicious. Highly recommend for anyone looking for delicious and great value vegan or vegetarian food in the city centre!

  • 5Karan S. 1 year ago
    Very good and hygienic food preparation.

  • 5David M. 1 year ago

  • 5David P. 1 year ago
    Really good curry at an amazing price in the laneways

  • 5D B. 1 year ago
    A simple ambience, with the most welcoming and friendly staff/volunteers. Buffet style: main course, drinks and a dessert! Menu: a different menu for everyday of the week. A pocket friendly, delicious & wholesome meal indeed :) #Vegetarian #Vegan

  • 5J. 1 year ago
    Been coming here for over 5 years now, and enjoyed every meal I've eaten! Their conjoined Urban Yoga studio upstairs was terrific. For 6 months or so I enjoyed a complimentary meal with every class. Beautiful place to sit and read a book, have had great conversations with others. Very grateful for the animal and environmentally friendly lunches (ask for the vegan desert). Those who cook and serve at the counter are always kind and generous. Thank you, Crossways.

  • 5Sandeep N. 1 year ago
    It's my all time favourite. The food is seriously good for such an affordable price.

  • 5Angelica Nicola G. 1 year ago
    Came here with some friends looking for somewhere cheap to eat after a recommendation. The food was delicious and they had vegan cake! Of course I went back for seconds! Yummy

  • 5Pradeep A. 1 year ago
    Good food. Value for money

  • 5Rémy G. 1 year ago
    VEGAN ❤️ Just excellent, i recommend so much this buffet ! For only 9$ you have a plate with Rice Curry and 2 flat breads, and the dessert is a cake (with vanilla cream if you are only vegetarian). Moreover, if you are always hungry, you can ask for a second plate for free ! ???

  • 5Alexander S. 1 year ago
    Delicious cheap and HEALTHY food

  • 5Teun M. 1 year ago
    Look no further! Flavor-rich all-you-can-eat dishes. The menu changes every day, so make sure to drop by and check it out.

  • 5Nicole P. 1 year ago
    Great value and the food was really good.

  • 5Ena P. 1 year ago
    Great food and very clean, reasonably priced, be back.

  • 5Michael C. 1 year ago
    Can't beat this tasty and cheap place to eat in the inner city

  • 5Shaun M. 1 year ago
    Terrific fresh food and friendly service. Thanks

  • 5Ivan Thomas George D. 1 year ago
    A good vegetarian food cheap as well. Two courses for $6.95 con. $8.95 full. Is cheap

  • 5Matheus S. 1 year ago
    Simple and delicious! Totally worth the money. $6.95 for a good meal with desert and drinks included.

  • 5Hiraman S. 2 years ago
    Humble staff. Unlimited food , low price, tasty food and calm environment. Love every life and live veggie

  • 5Cheryl L. 1 year ago
    Excellent food, piping hot but mildly spicy, large portion plus extras if you want. Laid back no rush meal in the middle of the city for $8.95. Brilliant. Desert is nice too. Between the Causeway and Walk Arcade, easy to find once you know where it is, worth the time hunting for it otherwise!

  • 5Melb B. 2 years ago
    Honest food with friendly welcoming service. The meals are cheap and the options are set each day. The impressive thing about this place are the flavours of the dishes. The curry wasn't overly salty or watery. Ingredients were fresh and the place was humble and clean

  • 5Ian W. 2 years ago
    GREAT LOW COST OPTION FOR HEALTHY VEGETARIAN MEALS There is nothing fancy about Crossways but that just adds to its street cred! No-frills setup which is more like a school canteen than a restaurant but you get an "all you can eat" offering of healthy Indian-influenced vegetarian meals (for just $8 if you are a student). Friendly staff. People with mobility issues - you need to negotiate a flight of stairs to the first floor dining hall.

  • 5Kristina W. 1 year ago
    We went to this restaurant because it was across from our hotel. This place serves a different meal every day of the week. The food is delicious and the portions were large. We didn't even need to go for seconds. Staff were pleasant and courteous. The atmosphere is cafeteia like. Went to this place two days in a row because the food was so good. Highly recommend.

  • 5P. 1 year ago
    I accidentally found this place on Bourke st and I’m glad I did. The food was hearty and healthy. The portion size was very generous , came with dessert and free drink. If you are students, you pay only $6.95. Thank you so much for providing this divine food to people. I’ll support your business more often.

  • 5Ashlee A. 1 year ago
    Absolutely incredible jaffles - the Mac and cheese with pepperoni blew my mind! The world needs more tiny window stores with beautiful food like this!

  • 5Paul G. 1 year ago
    Cheap and tasty meals and a classic dessert that reminds me of being a child growing up in the U.K. I always stop here when in the city and need something cheap and healthy to eat. Atmosphere is relaxed and inviting with videos of spiritual leaders and documentaries on the tv in the eating area.

  • 5M. 9 months ago
    Insta: melbfoodie_mark YT: MelbFoodieMark ** Check them out for more food reviews in Melbourne! - Didn't expect to stumble into this cozy venue after getting a haircut! I was surprised to find out that it was only $8.95 for a meal. Its setup reminded me of a high school canteen. I went on Tuesday so they served "Red Kidney Beans, Brown Rice, Peach Halva & Custard". Considering the price, portion was definitely generous - you can have as much rice and curry as you want! I also really enjoyed this relaxed communal ambience of the venue. In terms of taste, it was slightly bland in comparison to other curries I had before. But it wasn't that bad since I could taste freshness of the ingredients - tasted healthy as if they were all homemade. Not to mention, Indian custard dessert was surprisingly flavourful! Overall, it was a simple but delicious hearty meal. I'd visit whenever I crave something healthy and affordable in the city :)

  • 5Gautam G LuV K. 10 months ago
    Best place, and value for money

  • 5Alex P. 10 months ago
    Great Vegan meal!!!

  • 5Adam G. 11 months ago
    This is a no-frills Hare Krishna run vegan/vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Melbourne. It's similar to Gopals just with less options. Basically, it serves a set lunch and dinner menu, with a different meal each day of the week (Moday to Saturday). For example, Monday lunch is Satay Vegetables with Basmati Rice and Raisin Halava & Custard dessert. Monday's dinner is Chickpea with Vegetables in Pumpkin Sauce served with Cous Cous and Apple Crumble for dessert. The daily menu consists of two courses along with a cordial or lassie. The best part is that it's an all-you-can-eat! It's also both eat-in or take away. Crossways is not a fancy place. It's a no-frills restaurant serving inexpensive but healthy meals that are like home cooked. The service is very friendly and the staff very courteous and most helpful.

  • 5Sumit G. 1 year ago
    Nice place for vegetarians

  • 5darnell m. 1 year ago
    We went to this restaurant because it was across from our hotel. This place serves a different meal every day of the week. The food is delicious and the portions were large. We didn't even need to go for seconds. Staff were pleasant and courteous. The atmosphere is cafeteia like. Went to this place two days in a row because the food was so good. Highly recommend.

  • 5Pedro O. 1 year ago
    Fantastic experience

  • 4Bill C. 1 year ago
    Great value food, $9 gets you two mains with rice, a dessert and unlimited lassi. I need not say more.

  • 4Jane D. 1 year ago
    Yes, all the positives are correct. But what about investing a few thousand dollars in some flywire screens so that the sparrows don't come in and eat your food? Or employing a staff member to clear the dirty plates off the table so the birds don't settle in for the duration? I have voiced all this to the manager some weeks ago. To what avail? It's been obvious for months

  • 4Diana O. 1 year ago
    Tasty food, friendly staff, good price and nice atmosphere!. I have been going there a long time ago and I take some of my friends. They liked it!

  • 4Alex D. 1 year ago
    It's ok, but at $9 for canteen food there are definately better options in the CBD.

  • 4Ganesh K. 1 year ago
    This is my first choice, when I want have vegetarian food

  • 4Balakrishna V. 1 year ago
    Good vegetarian restaurant with all you can eat option for around $9

  • 4Tony s. 9 months ago
    The food and staff are lovely, but last time I went the Cutlery was oily.

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  • 1Chris W. 1 year ago
    Extremely disappointed in in directions Google Google maps sent me down a dead-end not happy Jan

Last updated: 2020-08-25