People and Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Cafe

One sunny day in Perth (aren’t they always sunny here?), we decided to head into town to visit the PAWS (People & Animal Welfare Society) cafe to grab a spot of lunch. PAWS is a community not-for-profit organisation, which is founded upon the notion of non-violence. What I like especially about this is the incorporation of both humans and animals into this broader idea in a bid to promote a more peaceful planet for all of those who live on it.

The PAWS cafe is open for lunch seven days a week with a variety of cheap vegan dishes (as well as a little grocery with many of your frozen, refrigerated, pantry and toiletry vegan needs). There is an open area inside with couches and tables and chairs (much like a school common room, or the wholefoods at my old uni) as well as a few tables outside. As for food, they have a raw food bar, hot food box (curries, etc) and a snack bar which overall provide a great range to choose from. Last year when we visited we hit up both the hot food box and the raw bar, so this time it was all about the snack bar. That’s right, burgers baby!

I ordered a good old fashioned cheeseburger, while Billy went for some kind of double whammy with extras. I was totally jealous of his fixings.

Now let me lay it on the table, these are no gourmet burgers – they are vegan fast food. But they do the job. I reckon you could have fooled any omni with these. The patties were of the pre-packaged variety and topped with a slice of tofutti cheese as well as some pickles and sauce for mine, and some extras like tomato and lettuce for Bears. Ooh la la! AND THEY WERE GOOD.

And what better way to finish off our burger meal than with a vegan soft serve?! Seriously.

I have this thing where I have to eat vegan soft serve whenever I find it. I try to walk away but the soft serve always pulls me back in. So soft and creamy. And I could get a choc-vanilla split in a waffle cone. How could any sane vegan refuse?

It was really really good, too.

Oh – I almost forgot! We also had a green juice. Just to balance out the burgers and ice cream, y’know?


120 Beaufort St, Perth
Open 7 days – 11am-4pm


  1. Rika says:

    What a neat cafe with a small grocery – I’ve seen a lot of them in Argentina, which seems pretty normal since there aren’t any supermarket chains that carry vegan products. Ah that juicy and tasty cheezeburgers – I love pickles, too, especially green juices! Have a great time in Perth, one of my list of places to see in Oz!

    1. Yeah, it seems to be a trend in Australia too – there a few completely vegan grocery stores so many cafes take on the role offering a select range of items. It’s definitely handy, you can stock up on supplies and enjoy a meal all in the one place!

  2. Yum! Looks great 🙂

  3. My human flat mates are both vegan and I eat dry vegan cat food, it’s yummy! All the other cats love it too because they try to get in my house to eat it! Hopefully in the future there will be a wet cat food that I will like and that can provide everything I need to be healthy then I can be vegan too 🙂

    1. Hey Morris, thanks for visiting! I don’t think I’ve ever had a cat reader before (hopefully it’s the first of many to come!). Sounds like you live in a pretty happy household 🙂

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