Commuters can pick up a well-brewed cup of Veneziano coffee and complimentary cupcake to takeaway or sit at little tables inside the café.
Breakfast fare ranges from Nutella French toast sandwiches served with seasonal fruit and vanilla ice cream and smashed avocado with dukkah, feta and turmeric hummus on toast to sautéed mushrooms and poached eggs with pesto, spinach, truffle oil and pecorino cheese on brioche bun.
Lunch options include beef burgers (slow cooked beef cheek in Thai massaman curry sauce with bacon, lettuce and aged cheese on brioche), naan quesadillas (pulled lamb shoulder in Indonesian rendang curry sauce with tasty cheese, spinach fried shallot and paprika yoghurt) and beer battered barramundi fillets with fries and garlic aioli.
Otherwise, there’s a selection of sweet treats and smoothie bowls like acai, mango turmeric, tropical green and pink passion.
Sundays is a child-friendly cafe with a small kids menu consisting of scrambled eggs, dippy egg with soldier toast and smashed avocado, and French toast with ice-cream.
Besides espresso there’s superfood lattes (turmeric, beetroot and matcha), teas and milkshakes.
Nice to know – Once their footpath dining application has been approved, additional seating will be available al fresco.
By Deb Lidster
59 Brooke St