Alison and Brett Hutley have a knack for creating simple venues that combine quality takeaway food with quick, efficient service. Their latest project, Greenhaus, is no exception.
“It’s all about fast eats. Come in and get your brioche toastie or Bircher muesli or one of our tartines, then grab your coffee and go,” Brett says. “There’s nothing else in this area really doing that and we want to raise the bar on takeaway food.”
The Hutleys previously opened two Botanica Real Food, one in Red Hill in 2013 and the other in Teneriffe in 2016 — the latter is just two doors down from Greenhaus’ premises. While Botanica focuses on takeaway salads and gluten-free savoury tarts, Greenhaus will hero coffee from Allpress, complemented by little tasty treats.
“I hate seeing coffee machines tucked into a corner, anywhere where it’s not compulsory, it’s like, ‘oh, we sell coffee as well’, Brett says. “So [Greenhaus] is all about the coffee and what you can have to go with it.”
Greenhaus occupies a small 25-square-metre space that has been designed by the Hutleys, featuring lots of white paint, wood, greenery, and a bright-pink door (matching the takeaway coffee cups). There are six or so high-top stools for those wishing to linger, but the idea is to pick up your goods from the takeaway window and shoot off.
The daily offerings are all vegetarian and will change regularly, but expect options such as breakfast parfait cups, tomato, basil and mozzarella brioche toasties, and tahini and blistered tomato tartines. There will also be a rotating range of soups, including green pea and dill with lemon yoghurt, and Moroccan carrot and coriander, along with a selection of bar cakes such as raspberry and coconut, and chocolate and pear.
A furniture shop is going in next-door, which, along with the other shops nearby, makes the area a bit of a homemakers’ hub. Brett hopes that over the weekend people will be drawn to shop and also grab a takeaway coffee and bite to eat.
29 Doggett Street, Teneriffe No Phone