The Serotonin Dealers Gratitude Journal 📓

June 25, 2019

  One way to practice gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal.
Below are my gratitude journal prompts, pick a few that resonate with you & answer each morning

Use the #WEAREHAPPIES to share it with me 

  1. What’s something that you’re looking forward to?
  2. What’s a simple pleasure that you’re grateful for?
  3. What’s something that you grateful to have today that you didn’t have a year ago?
  4. Write about a happy memory.
  5. Write about someplace you’ve been that you’re grateful for.
  6. What’s something about your body or health that you’re grateful for?
  7. Open the door or window and look outside. What’s something you’re grateful for outside?
  8. What’s an accomplishment you’re proud of?
  9. What’s a possession that makes your life easier?
  10. Open your phone and find a photo that you like. Why and what are you grateful for this photo?
  11. What have you been given that you’re grateful for?
  12. What’s something or someone that makes you feel safe?
  13. What artist, author, or musician are you grateful for?
  14. What do you like about your job?
  15. How are you able to help others?
  16. What public service or organization are you grateful for (i.e. the library or fire department)?
  17. What book(s) are you grateful for?
  18. What piece of clothing or furniture are you grateful for?
  19. Write about a friend that you’re grateful for.
  20. Write about a teacher or mentor that you’re grateful for.
  21. Write about a family member that you’re grateful for.
  22. What did you accomplish today?
  23. What’s a tradition that you’re grateful for?
  24. What’s one of your personality traits that you’re grateful for?
  25. What mistake or failure are you grateful for?
  26. What skill(s) do you have that you’re grateful for?
  27. What’s something that you bought recently that you’re grateful for?
  28. What’s something that you made recently that you’re grateful for?
  29. Look around the room and write about everything you see that you’re grateful for.
  30. Write about 3 things you’re grateful for today.


June 18, 2019

If you're FODmaping, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, etcThe Serotonin Dealers are here to make sure you have the best options!


Serotonin Eatery serves food based on happiness and health. Every three-months we change up our menu based on the seasons of the year! Our new winter menu, is our best one yet! With a brand new “Indian inspired spiced pizza” with avocado, a boosting “Big Breakfast”, savoury truffled mushroom “French Toast” aka “Breakfast of champignons” and a Plant Based calamari protein “Carma Burger”!


At Serotonin Eatery our #1 priority is to provide you with education on healthy eating/living and happiness. Our Serotonin Dealers are always providing you the best service, we guide you through the menu and make sure your dietary requirements are fulfilled.

We focus on food that stabilises your mood and provides your body sources of healthy fiber and nutrients (vitamins and antioxidants).

Your Serotonin Dealer will guide you through each section of the menu explaining the different benefits of each meal and drink.They will help educate you with their knowledge and recommend a meal which suits your needs!


Our Serotonin 2019 Winter menu:


Carma Burger: Plant based charcoal brioche bun with oyster mushrooms tossed in miso salt and pepper, served with our hasselback roasted potatoes and coleslaw of; broccoli, carrots, cabbage and oak lettuce. This meal is an Asian inspired burger that’s fresh with wholesome crunchy crumbed oyster mushrooms matched perfectly with house-made sriracha aioli.


Breakfast of Champignons: A savoury French toast made from quinoa, pumpkin, chia and sunflower seed loaf dipped in a vegan miso “egg”. Topped off with truffled portobello mushrooms, millennial pink cashew cheese, parsley, kale, beetroot relish and balsamic baby onions. A healthier version of your normal ‘french toast’ full of seeds supporting blood (sugar and pressure) and cholesterol.


Big Breakfast: Sunflower and chia seeded toast with garam masala pumpkin puree with nutritional yeast and turmeric tofu scramble, house made pumpkin seed feta, roasted cherry tomatoes with parsley, wilted spinach, beetroot relish and truffled portobello mushrooms. With a new favourite ‘banana facon’ a healthy twist to the unsustainable meat option. It’s a rainbow to your eyes as well as in its nutrient content. Fills you with the healthiest plant based protein, complex carbohydrates and good fats.


Plant Based Pizza: A healthy vegan version to the regular ‘cheat meal’, which has all the goodies for a winter breakfast, lunch or dinner. A curried pumpkin puree, topped with chilli, roast red capsicum, red onions, spinach, avocado, herbs and finishes with our housemade sriracha aioli. A warm vegetable pizza, which fills your belly with happiness.


Soup of the day: Each day we’ll be changing our soups to give your gut a healthy variety of micronutrients from the biodiversity of plant based ingredients. Whenever your in our Happiness Centre our Serotonin Dealers will provide you all the details on the delicious soup specials. Feel free to PM our instagram @serotonindealer for flavour of the day


“I love it when Serotonin Eatery bring out new menus they always provide me with the healthiest options and leave me in the happiest mood” - David, 23 regular customer


Serotonin Eatery’s new winter menu is filled with delicious plant-based options that will not only leave you feeling full but leave you feeling HAPPIE*. Serotonin Eatery’s architecture is specially designed to evoke happiness. The outside walls of Serotonin Eatery are black, the Porters paint has glitter sparkles mixed through, creating an illusion and connection to world being crazy. We now have artwork by Brian Connolly, around our walls which creates a colourful aspect and it an ode to our colourful food. When you walk into Serotonin Eatery it’s calming, bright and happy. The walls throughout the cafe have been specially painted with horizontal brush strokes because of the calming effect on our mind - this helps with anxiety. Emily studied the different cultures around the world to find ways of making people feel happy and comfortable.


Serotonin Eatery is a cafe designed and created to bring happiness into people’s lives not only with its delicious food but with the music, people, architecture and smiles. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner (we are now delivering uber eats on friday and saturday nights) to try our 2019 Winter menu, we will help boost your Serotonin levels for the day!


Written by:
Serotonin Dealer: Maddy Mckenzie (instagram - marvelasious)



May 29, 2019

Coffee Cupping; "the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee."

Do you want to know why Melbourne coffee is so expensive? 
Do you know why a 7/11 coffee costs $1, but $4 or more from a Melbourne cafe? 
Do you want to understand the TRUE value of quality, sustainable, specialty coffee in Melbourne?

We will give you the inside scoop on what it takes to provide sustainable, specialty coffee in Melbourne. We will explain the supply process of quality, humane coffee from field to cup; including the humanity, ecology, and taste of “specialty” seasonal coffee versus traditional commodity coffee. We will elaborate on the REAL cost of ethically sourcing coffee beans, the transformation process (roasting), and the bean extraction. You will learn to taste the difference between fresh, seasonal, single origin (single estate) coffee and traditional commodity coffee.

You will leave understanding why there is a price tag attached to quality, ethical, humane Melbourne coffee, and why you should support it. You will recognise that paying for the true value of ethical coffee “gives people moments of joy in order for them to do the same for others” - Marwin Shaw, Founder of Disciple Roasters, Owner of Monk Bodhi Dharma, Admiral Cheng Ho, and part-founder and owner of Bayano The Rebel. You will comprehend the importance of “specialty” in coffee, and the flow on effects to the environment, farmers and ultimately, YOU the consumer. You will no longer be confused about the price discrepancy of coffee in Melbourne or confused when the waitress asks if you would like to try the ‘single origin of the day’ - whatever that even means… :/ haha

Who: Marwin Shaw - Founder of Disciple Roasters, owner of Monk Bodhi Dharma, Admiral Cheng Ho, and part-founder and owner of Bayano The Rebel, & Rory Johnston - Head Barista at Serotonin Eatery.

What: Learn about the importance of “specialty” coffee and the flow-on effects to the environment, farmers and you, the consumer. Taste the difference between quality, fresh, seasonal, single origin coffee compared to traditional, commodity coffee.

When: Thursday 20th June, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Where: Serotonin Eatery, 52 Madden Grove, Burnley, 3121 VIC.

How: Tickets on sale now. This is a FREE event! Your ticket 'price' includes a bag of organic single origin coffee from the incredible Disciple Roasters. Please note: if you have a coffee machine at home, please select the appropriate type of bean, either filter or espresso.

Any questions on this or for more information please email

About Us

At Serotonin in Melbourne, we provide a sanctuary to escape from our fast-paced lives. As optimal health requires a holistic approach, Serotonin integrates both a nourishing Eatery, an Exercise Centre and has an Education platform. Our ethos is based around eating a plant-based diet to ensure the body, mind and earth all function at their best.