Quiet Time is an all-day to late-night cafe where comfort food, music and art collide. It’s the first joint venture from couple Jack Burton and Jo Crago – who are originally from Perth and clearly have a knack for hospitality.
By day, it’s a great spot to read or work, with a pastry and a hot chocolate on hand – especially if you snag the window bench at the front. Breakfast might include overnight oats topped with stewed fruits; triple-smoked ham and gruyere croissants; and a butter bean breakfast stew. You’ll also find Ovens Street pastries and house-made sweets.
Come lunchtime, it’s rotating soups and salads. And from the afternoon, it’s mostly bar snacks (think dips and crispy flatbread, cheese and antipasto plates). Whether you’re there at 8am or 10pm, there will likely be cheese toasties on offer (loaded with extras like marinated eggplant and tomato or triple-smoked ham with bread with butter pickles). The coffee is Proud Mary, the tea Assembly Tea.
By night, it feels like you’re at a friend’s house. Candles are propped in water glasses and lamps glow softly in different nooks. It’s easy to spend hours around candlelit wooden tables or in the fairy light-strewn courtyard, equipped with simple snacks, good drinks and music humming from Klipsch speakers.
Quiet Time is also the home for the online radio station Skylab Radio, which means you hear see local DJs playing soul and funk, as well as drum and bass.
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