Bean Station Cafe
Bean Station cafe serves an all-day breakfast of classics (with a few curveballs thrown in). Later on in the day, an Asian-leaning lunch menu takes over. It’s one of the many venues putting its stamp on the former railway station at Junction Place.
Industrial vibes rule the interior and nearly everything seems to be upcycled, from the fittings to the furniture. Back in the day, this is where people would wait for their trains – now it’s where they wait for a table.
The avo smash is immense, as is the Bean Station Breakfast, but you might want to consider some of the more less traditional offerings, such as a mandarin panna cotta (made with coconut milk). The ricotta vanilla hotcakes and the shakshuka, a North African baked egg dish that’s popular in the Middle East, are well worth seeking out.
At lunchtime, the chicken and roast parsnip salad is a favourite. The soba noodles in pork broth with enoki mushrooms and braised ham hock are another popular option. There are plenty of dishes for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free folk, too. Bean Station is also licensed, which makes a cheeky wine or beer with lunch a tempting option – especially if you’re at one of the outdoor tables on a nice day.
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