Owners Elizabeth Florence and Sam Pethely met when they worked at Felix for Goodness in the CBD, which Pethely co-owns. They first met when Florence showed up at Felix and asked for a job. In her hands was a bottle of homemade kasundi (a tomato and mustard chutney). They bonded over the wholesome and nourishing food that Felix has become known for, and wanted to bring a similar food philosophy to the suburbs.

The all-day breakfast menu includes Spanish-style omelettes with guindilla pickle, stracciatella, preserved tomato and charred padron pepper oil with sourdough; and hotcakes with cacao, honeycomb and pear. Later, you might go with a Wagyu pastrami sandwich, or a classic fish burger.

Much of the produce on the menu – including many of the ferments and pickles – are available to buy from the cafe’s small deli section. Top picks include red sauerkraut, kimchi, nut cheeses, and perhaps a jar of the aforementioned kasundi.

To bring the current space to life, Florence and Pethely knocked down a wall, ripped up the floorboards to reveal checkered lino tiles, and installed custom-made timber features from local furniture maker, Talty Sargent. The exterior of the building has stayed as is, except for the addition of street-side dining and a takeaway coffee hatch that serves coffee from Parallel Roasters.

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Updated: January 23rd, 2023

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