Lola's Pantry

in Mooloolaba & Maroochydore

Prioritising personal values over fame, Alejandro Cancino resigned as executive chef at Brisbane's lauded Urbane to open this simple, outdoor vegan cafe. While the setting is underwhelming, the mostly organic food is not, with a knockout meat-free burger even omnivores will drool over. Indeed, Alejandro's succulent, lust-inducing patties are making serious waves, with clients as far flung as China.

Come mid-2019, Alejandro plans to open an eight-seater, omakase-inspired vegan restaurant next door. No doubt it will become the coast's latest culinary hot spot.