Breakfast At Thornbury


Our Breakfast at Abbotsford has always been a hit, but now we're offering Breakfast every weekend at Lentil As Anything Thornbury too!

Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 12pm

Tibetan Momos: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm

  • Rolled Oats with seasonal stewed fruits and chia seeds, topped with sunflower cream.
  • Slow cooked Mushrooms and Baked Beans on Toast, covered in fresh herbs and served with a side of toast.
  • Chia Seed Pancakes served with caramel syrup and fruit.
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Herbal Tea, Chai Lattes and more.

All vegan, all delicious - Bring the family and try a Lentil As Anything Breakfast!


Vote for Solar Energy at The Inconvenience Store

Vote here for Solar panels for Melbourne's first pay-as-you-feel Rescued Food Market

Help us win a grant for a Sustainable Energy Source for the volunteer-run, community based 'Inconvenience Store.'

Lentil As Anything's food rescue program, 'Food Without Borders' which operates Melbourne's premier pay-as-you-feel grocery store has the opportunity to win a grant for a roof of solar panels with your vote.

Pick My Project is a Victorian first community grants initiative with $1 million in funding to help a worthy enterprise realise their dreams.

At The Inconvenience Store we often struggle to fund operational costs and need to find new ways of running our cooling/storage facilities.

Solar-panels would significantly reduce our electricity costs and enable us to continue serving wholesome and ethical food, while furthering Lentil As Anything's community and environmentally-friendly mission.

You need to be age 16 years or over to vote and you must live within a 5km radius of the Thornbury restaurant, but otherwise it's open to everyone and doesn't cost you a thing!

Help us realise our solar-powered dreams and vote here!

Instructions: Follow the link to vote, you must be 5km from the Thornbury restaurant and over 16. Sign up and put in your postcode then pick three projects to shortlist and then it will ask you to vote. Click vote and it will ask you to verify your mobile with a code. After that you have voted!

Conscious Coffee

Conscious Coffee: Using coffee to make a change

Do you want to help Lentil use coffee to make the world a better place?

Lentil As Anything offers many training programs to young people hoping to find employment.

Through barista training and education Lentil As Anything helps volunteers find the skills they need to go on to paid employment.

Recently we have been shortlisted for an Australian Ethical grant for our Conscious Coffee training, to provide our volunteers with barista training and education about using coffee as a medium to create social impact.

So, turn your feelings into actions and be part of the change by clicking here to vote.

Together we can brew life changing opportunities!

Grand Opening!

Grand Opening of The Inconvenience Store

As you may have heard, we're opening a pay-as-you-feel grocery store in Melbourne - the first of it's kind in Victoria!

The store will officially open it's doors to the public on Sunday 8th of July.

With fresh vegetables, gourmet bread, pickles, preserves, jams, cans and condiments - all rescued, gathered, sorted, refrigerated and stored by volunteers, you can make your shopping trip an ethical one!

For people passionate about the environment and reducing food waste, shopping at The Inconvenience Store will be an act of social activism. Every food item taken home is one less methane producing addition to landfill, and every dollar contributed will directly fund a community-based, volunteer-run food rescue charity. We are inviting the community to shop consciously and be part of the solution. Fund communities, not corporations!– Astrid Ryan, Project Coordinator

  • Sunday 8th of July
  • Where: Inside Lentil As Anything Thornbury
  • 562-564 High St, Thornbury, VIC, 3071
  • Open: 11am - 3pm

Contributions to the store will help cover the cost of electricity for refrigeration, transport, and storage.  See you there!

The Inconvenience Store

The Inconvenience Store: A Pay-As-You-Feel Grocery Store

Welcome to Victoria’s FIRST EVER pay-as-you-feel Grocery Store!

  • Friday 11am - 3pm
  • Saturday 11am - 3pm
  • Sunday 11am - 3pm
  • Monday 11am - 3pm

Location: 562-564 High St, Thornbury, Melbourne

Wind your way through the Lentil As Anything Thornbury restaurant until you find the colourful painted doors of The Inconvenience Store.

This is not your average grocery store!

All the food and products stocked on it’s shelves have been rescued, donated, sorted and stocked by our volunteer food rescue team Food Without Borders.

The Inconvenience Store has no set prices.

Patrons are encouraged to contribute to keep the store running if they can afford to do so.
Alternatively, like in all Lentil As Anything restaurants, patrons are invited to volunteer with us if they wish to contribute to our project in another way.
All contributions will go towards sustaining our food rescue operation, paying for transport costs, storage, electricity bills to keep the produce refrigerated, etc.

By shopping at the Inconvenience Store, you will be making a revolutionary contribution to society: actively preventing food waste, thereby helping heal the environment, and supporting a non profit community based food charity.

Thank you!

If you wish to volunteer or make a donation please contact

Handmade: Stories of Strength Shared through Recipes

HANDMADE is a book of recipes collected from 34 widows of the war in Sri Lanka.

The women featured are from the North East of the island and throughout the book their incredible stories of courage are shared through their relationship with food.

Stunning photography is combined with the recipes that gave these women hope to provide a better life for their children.

Commissioned by Australian based charity Palmera, 100% of all profits from the sales of HANDMADE will be reinvested in rural women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka.

You can purchase a copy in store at our Abbotsford, Thornbury (Melbourne) and Newtown (Sydney) locations or through our online store.

Uber Eats

Lentil As Anything is on Uber Eats

Now you don't even have to get to the restaurant to get your Lentil Fix!

We've joined UberEATS and now you can eat delicious VEGAN food without leaving your house (but maybe you should occasionally leave your house sometimes for sunshine - you know?)

Go to UberEATS to find one of our stores.

Enter LentAs10S for $10 off your first order!


The new Queen of Thornbury

Meet the new Queen of Thornbury


There's a new Queen in our Thornbury restaurant and she rumbled into work on her super-colourful tram!

Dayle has just hung up her fangs after spending eight years with the internationally known 'Draculas Cabaret'. During this time she worked in Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Retail and Marketing. Prior to Draculas, you could find her behind the microphone at radio stations throughout New Zealand or touring the Land of the Long White Cloud with theatre shows. A supporter for animal rights, sustainability and all things musical, this Brunswick local grew her first organic cucumber patch this year!

Come on in and say hello to our new restaurant manager - she'd love to meet you!



Festive Opening Times

Ho-Ho-Hope y'all be visiting us over the Festive Season!


We are open 365 days of the year, with the exception of St Kilda closing on Dec. 25th.

Some slight changes to opening times - you can check them out below.

Come on by and give us a Festive Hug!




Dec 24th: 10am-3pm Dec 25th: 12pm-3pm Dec 31st: 10am-3pm Jan 1st: 5pm-9pm


Dec 25th: 11am-3pm Dec 31st: 11am-3pm Jan 1st: 5.30pm-9pm


Dec 25th: 12pm-7pm All day buffet Dec 31st: 12pm-3pm and 6pm-8pm

St Kilda

Dec 25: closed Dec 31: 12pm-4pm





Job Vacancy: Restaurant Manager (Melbourne)

Restaurant Manager - Melbourne

This is a great opportunity to join a community of socially responsible change makers who share a passion for providing delicious vegan food in an inclusive and vibrant restaurant environment.

You should have a demonstrable background in hospitality and leadership, and a passion for providing opportunities, training and development for volunteers.

You will need exceptional people skills, and be comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, including refugees, new migrants, LGBTQIA+ folk, people with mental health problems, disabilities and other marginalised groups.

A background in socially inclusive areas will be looked on favourably.

How to apply for this job

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