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Melbourne’s New Plant-Based Bistro Ties the Old With the New

Melbourne’s New Plant-Based Bistro Ties the Old With the New

Viva La Vegan!

Situated in South Yarra, Lona Misa is an ode to Spanish style tapas bars and bistros with one twist – it is completely vegan and vegetarian! 

Lona Misa was founded by Shannon Martinez of Smith & Daughters, another staple Melbourne vegan eatery and Ian Curley, owner of French Saloon and Kirk’s Wine Bar. 

The restaurant is inspired by European dining and is described as ‘yin meets yang, North meets South’. 

The restaurant is renaissance themed. With paintings adorning the wall that make you feel like you’ve set foot into an art museum, the space is abound with contemporary flair that beautifully contrasts the opulent colour palette. 

The menu is a mix of different Latin influences, from Spanish cuisine to the Hispanic communities of New York and Los Angeles. Martinez’s cultural background is the inspiration behind many of the menu’s creations, fusing her Latina heritage into every plate. The drinks include cocktails, wines, and even kombucha on tap. 

Enter a timeless scene with Latin loved persuasions to revel amongst friends, to siesta, or simply sit and pass the time…a lively Latin bar and dining experience boasting a heavily vegan menu with vegetarian options’ – Ovolo 

Book a table at Lona Misa for your next outing and experience the power of contemporary plant-based dining. 

By Ilona Abdouka

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