Sydneys Bondi suburb is now home to a €œZnickers mylkshake€-making sweet shop and an entirely milk-free coffee shop.
A Sydney couple was recently featured on Australian lifestyle website Broadsheet to discuss the two vegan businesses theyve opened in the past month€”a €œmylk€ bar dessert shop and a non-dairy cafÃ©. Zeitgeist Mylk Bar, owned and operated by Grace Watson, features a menu of baked cinnamon doughnuts with vanilla custard, raw €œZnickers€ bars, and red velvet milkshakes made from in-house almond-macadamia nut milk and coconut cream ice cream. The shop opened in early April and demand was so high that operating hours were scaled back to weekends only to allow for enough time to increase supply. Watsons partner Joseph Pagliaro heads Zeitgesits sister cafÃ© Coffee Bondi Beach, opened in March, which refuses to serve cows milk, instead opting to serve only the couples almond-macadamia milk blend with its specialty roasted coffee. €œWe have noticed a strong trend away from cows milk as people discover the shortcomings of the dairy industry and try to live healthier, better lives,€ Pagliaro said. €œWe wanted to make the best blend we could find that would replicate a dairy milk. Most people love it. They say €˜Ill give it a try and theyre surprised.€ The two successful nascent businesses join the ranks of a number of veg Australian companies, including an astronaut-themed ice cream shop, an award-winning Neapolitan pizzeria, and a fish and chips restaurant.