We are Hare Krishna Food For Life’s shopfront in the Central Business District.

Since we opened in 1983 (over thirty-five years ago now), we have offered a taste of the spiritual to people from all walks of life. Whoever you are, you can enjoy our low-cost, all-you-can-eat, vegetarian and vegan meals: twice a day, six days a week.

Generations of tertiary students have relied on Crossways’ meals to fuel their studies: we hope you’ll call in, whether you’ve returned to on-campus classes or are still studying from home.

If you’re a pensioner or a concession cardholder, just show your card to receive a discount. You can relax at Crossways.

If you’ve fallen out of the welfare safety net, you can find a place here. See you soon!

New Address

We are re-opening at 147 Swanston St Melbourne. We plan to open
our doors in October, when COVID regulations allow our customers to visit. Watch out for updates.
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All You Can Eat!

The Mains are Vegetarian, Vegan-friendly, and Wheat-Free. The Halava Desserts are vegetarian and made of fruits and semolina. Each order is a full price of $10.50 – $11 (concession $8.50 – $9). Add $1 for take-away.

Every day, you can enjoy rotis (flat breads), pappadams, custard on your desserts, and lassi (sweet yoghurt drink).

Monday (Start the week)

Lunch: Satay Vegetables, Brown Lentils, Rice, Dessert (Raisin Halava)
Dinner: Chickpea Curry, Brown Lentils, Rice, Apple Crumble

Tuesday (Hard at work)

Lunch: Red Kidney Beans & Veggies, Mung Dahl, Brown Rice, Dessert (Peach Halava)
Dinner: Satay Vegetables with Tofu, Mung Dahl (Soup), Sponge cake

Wednesday (Halfway there)

Lunch: Chickpea n Spinach Curry, Toor Dahl (Soup), Rice, Dessert (Cherry Halava)
Dinner: Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Sauce, Toor Dahl (Soup), Rice, Sago Pudding

Thursday (Almost there)

Lunch: Malaysian Tofu Curry, Mung Dahl (Soup), Rice, Dessert (Orange Halava)
Dinner: Indian Rajma vegetables, Mung Dahl (Soup), Rice, Sticky Date Pudding

Friday (Take it easy)

Lunch: Thai Green Curry (+ or – White Beans), Channa Dahl, Rice, Dessert (Pineapple Halava)
Dinner: Chickpea & Spinach Curry, Channa Dahl, Rice, Almond Toffee Fudge

Saturday (Lavish weekend)

Lunch: Red Kidney Bean Curry, Toor Dahl (Soup), Rice, Dessert (Date Halava)
Dinner: South Indian Coconut Curry, Toor Dahl (Soup), Rice, Sticky Date Pudding