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Ash Sonthalia

Mantra Lounge
Speakers' Stage
Mantra Lounge owner Ash Sonthalia says,“Mantra Lounge is all about changing perceptions, like the idea that vegan food is expensive or inaccessible.” 
Ash will be presenting on the Vegan Business & Media Leaders Panel hosted and moderated by Raw Events.

About Mantra Lounge:
Mantra Lounge sits opposite the Melbourne University Graduate Centre in Carlton, near the corner of Swanston Street and Grattan Street and a two­minute walk from Melbourne University tram stop. With a selection of delicious vegan and gluten free meals, Mantra Lounge specialises in compassionate, healthy food at an affordable price point. Super­satisfying meal deals at just $7.95 cover a main, salad and dessert.

Combined meditation and Think Out Loud evenings also include a vegan dinner for only $10. Popular meal choices include the Moroccan inspired pumpkin and lentil tagine and mouthwatering apple cake, with a menu that rotates daily and a new special each day. Snack foods are also available any time of the day, with wraps and baked treats for just $3 and $4. Mantra Lounge takes an active role in the local community, hosting special events including weekly Mantra Meditation sessions and regular cooking classes. It is also home to spiritual­philosophical discussion seminar Think Out Loud, and uplifting evenings of Kirtan mantra music. To check out the full events calendar visit mantralounge.com.au or check out Mantra Lounge Melbourne on Facebook and Instagram.

With two floors of seating available inside and even more space outside, Mantra Lounge currently opens Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm and Saturday to Sunday from 11am to 10pm.