With dietary requirements dictating where we choose to eat a lot more these days, it’s heartening to find a place that caters so thoughtfully to intolerances or allergies. Jerry Joy knows how to do wheat-free to a tee.
The cafe is brightly lit with wide windows and open spaces. Its white walls and pale floorboards combine with retro-feel touches such as the hanging light bulbs and mint-green coffee machine. The glass cabinet displays a decadent selection of house-made sweets covered in edible florals alongside classics such as caramel slices and brownies.
Serving a slightly different demographic than at her previous cafe, The Foodrinkery, owner Seona Breen and partner Damien have created a space they would want to go to for a meal as a family with two young children. It is simple and accessible dining.
There's space for prams and plenty for kids to eat while their parents enjoy coffee and a menu that strays off the beaten track. There are spiced beetroot and lentil fritters with roasted capsicum hummus; a sardine ceviche with a beetroot and potato gratin and poached egg; and apple almond pikelets with yoghurt foam for those who want something a bit more adventurous for brunch.
Lunch fare includes beef ragu with kohlrabi and celeriac rosti and a white-bean puree and a raw pad Thai salad with optional poached chicken.
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