Tucked away in the southside suburb of Mansfield, Bean Brewed cafe has carved a niche for itself within the local community.
This homey cafe with mismatched chairs and quintessential communal table has customers queuing on Saturdays for a cup of well-brewed Merlo coffee; while those lucky enough to snag a table inside or out can break the fast with Bean Brewed’s breaky of bacon, poached eggs, haloumi, mushrooms and roast tomatoes, eggs Benedict, French toast or green eggs and ham with goat’s cheese, crème fraiche and pepitas.
Open til 4 on weekdays, lunch options include fresh sandwiches like classic BLT’s on Turkish rolls, open grilled smoked chicken, cheddar cheese and avocado and Monte Cristos – a twist on the French croque-monsieur with leg ham and cheddar cheese served on French toast.
Amee of Amee’s Kitchen makes all the homemade baked goods – from apple crumble and cherry pie to zucchini slice and risotto cakes - and fresh salads like brown rice, sweet potato and avocado and the popular quinoa and cilantro lime vinaigrette. As well as Merlo coffee and tea, Bean Brewed serves smoothies (berry and banana) and milkshakes including a delicious mocha coffee shake.
Nice to know: Bean Brewed provides a good selection of vegetarian and gluten-free fare.
by Deb Lidster
2/20 Aminya St