What do you think of the new vegan Rainbow Kitchen?
Nina (customer): ‘I think it has a very relaxed vibe, it’s all colourful and I like it. The mural is majestic and beautiful, it’s calming and relaxing to look at.’
How’s it been, starting your first cafe?
Angel (owner): ‘It’s been amazing. It’s been busy, it’s been fun and transformative as we’ve all been growing together to make the kitchen work and send out beautiful food. I’ve been diving deeply into something I love and watching how everybody works together.
‘It took a bit longer to open than we thought, by a couple of months, but I’m glad that happened as it gave us longer to work on our menu, and menu testing, finding more local suppliers and getting the team cohesive.’
While many cafes in the area seem to stock the same pastries as everywhere else, The Rainbow Kitchen has its own vegan baker.
‘We’re very lucky to have Izzy, who has shifted here with her family and bakes all our pastries… she starts at 3am,’ says Angel.
‘We’ve been getting really positive feedback. A lot of people come in and can’t believe that they can have a vegan croissant, or scrambled ‘eggs’ made from plant-based ingredients. They are loving the vegan burgers and also enjoying the flavours of raw pad Thai for example.’
Rainbow Kitchen. 62 Stuart St, Mullumbimby.