Location: Brighton
Cuisine: Cali – Mexican Influenced

Mon – Thurs – 6.30am – 4.00pm
Fri – 6.30am – Late
Sat – 7.30am – Late
Sun – 7.30am – 4.00pm
Dinner menu from 5pm.

Price Range: $$

Kid’s Menu:
Nachos, Fish & Chips, Cheeseburger & Chips, Roast Chicken + Chips or Salad, Southern Fried Chicken & Chips, Pizza (Margherita or Ham), Icecream with chocolate topping and berries. Separate day time menu!

Adult Offerings:
Tapas, Nachos, Burgers, Large Plates, Sides and Sharing Boards.

See full menu.

Need to know:

Opening earlier this year, Ladygreen are a sustainable and ethical cafe with an eclectic decor, that brings a boho LA hipster vibe to Brighton. They offer a mix of Cali-Mex flavours with a Japanese influence in their daytime and evening menu. They foremost believe in healthy living, sourcing organic produce, free range eggs and meat from local suppliers and boasting a wonderful vegan and vegetarian selection in the menu too. Co owners Kris and Kim create a welcoming space for everyone; including families, meat lovers and vegans. 

Kim, head chef and a vegan herself, prides herself on healthy and flavoursome food. There is something for everyone on the menu and if you dine between 5-7pm for dinner on Friday or Saturday, they have on offer $5 tapas with their Fiesta Feast. Included in this promo is $5 house beer, wine or bubbles. Kris is also a mother herself and understands the need to accommodate families. They have high chairs, kids menu, crayons, parents room with change table and are breastfeeding friendly (with some comfy chairs). The venue has a large courtyard, which is also perfect for furry children. They welcome casual family dining, large groups or cocktail catch ups! This is definitely one place not to skip over.

Our latest visit:

I started writing this venue for my directory and I stopped immediately. This is one place I knew I had to check out myself and we’re glad we did. Kris and Kim have created a perfect location for family dining and it’s a venue that is one of our new favourite places to visit. They tick all the boxes for us and we know it’s a place you too will love.

We headed in for dinner at 5pm and were immediately welcomed. Both kids were acknowledged and welcomed too.  My son was provided a special cup with straw (and ice) and it made his day! The one thing we noticed immediately, was the open view kitchen with bar seating across the front of it. What a view! The decor of the venue looks fantastic and is really inviting.

While I’m not vegan, I’m a lover of places that have a variety of vegan food on the menu. It makes my life easier when dealing with dairy intolerance and knowing that the end product will taste fantastic! I used to be vegetarian for 10 years, so I’ve had my fair share of vegan food too. The kitchen will happily accommodate dietary requirements and most dishes can also be made vegetarian or vegan. This made ordering Tapas to share between us really easy!

Their Fiesta Feast is a great way to sample the menu and we ordered most dishes from it. We ordered their taco of the day (lamb), guacamole and corn chips, empanadas (pumpkin and ricotta), fajita chicken skewers, nacho cheese rice balls and sour cream dusted chunky chips with salsa. From the main menu we ordered saucey wagyu meatballs with salted ricotta and southern fried chicken nibblers with spiked crema. We did alter a couple dishes to be dairy free for my daughter. They also have vegan cheese on offer too.

My husband and son took a wander to overlook the action in the kitchen. Kim warmly welcomed this and started showing Teddy how to make empanadas. He absolutely loved this! What an amazing and unique thing to offer, to encourage a positive relationship with food, by allowing kids to watch food being prepared.

Everything arrived promptly and beautifully presented. The food was delicious. I can’t recommend a particular dish, because everything we tried was fantastic. The kids enjoyed sampling a little bit of everything. I do love their kid’s menu which is perfect if you decide to order large plates for yourself, instead of tapas to share. We just love that they have roast chicken with chips or salad! What a welcomed change to a kid’s menu.

We really enjoyed all the food and the service was attentive and friendly. Staff made an effort to encourage us to order more food before a large table’s order was taken. They’re very much in tune with the needs of young children and loved engaging with them.

We kept ordering as we went along, so we didn’t have an opportunity to have dessert! We will definitely return to try more of the food and even some cocktails!

What they do well:

– Warm hospitality towards children
– Delicious food
– Sustainable and Ethical

Contact them direct:

Information correct at the time of posting. Please notify us of any incorrect information. We always recommend calling ahead to accommodate your needs and to confirm kitchen times.
Photo Credits: Kids for Dinner and Ladygreen

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