The Green at St. Columbs
When you take your breakfast at The Green at St. Columbs, you’re not only doing your tastebuds a favour. Your coin also goes towards training those struggling to find employment.
The non-profit cafe is run by religious organisation Jesuit Social Services. It’s all about building a just society, growing good community feels and treading lightly on the environment.
Indoors is warm and cosy in winter, while outdoors features a sprawling lawn and veggie garden, where you and your pup friends can soak up some sunshine.
Menu heroes include the sweet pumpkin pancakes with orange, cinnamon and lime mascarpone and a sticky maple drizzle; and feta and sweet-potato smash with mushrooms, ground nuts, chunky rye, walnut oil, micro herbs and fried eggs. There’s also a soup of the day; a chicken coconut curry pie, and a Waygu burger (both with house-cut fat chips).
The kitchen team makes its own flatbread, croissants and a chia and fig loaf, as well as all the sweet treats on the counter.
Code Black Coffee’s fair-trade espresso blend is on the machine, which you can also take home from the retail shelves, along with honey (from the cafe’s own bees), KeepCups, house-made preserves and locally made candles.
Alt milks include almond, macadamia and soy, and there are fair-trade Karma Cola sodas and Lo Bros organic kombucha for the non-coffee consumer.