There’s a lot to like about Yarraville Village, but Woven is one of those places worth leaving the main drag for. Owners David Cox and Daniel Marshall aim to serve simple food with the best ingredients available.
Cox has been in the hospitality industry since the early 2000s and once ran Nineteen Squares cafe in St Kilda with Huxtaburger’s Jeff Wong. Marshall is a former project manager with an obsession for food. Together they turned this former textile factory (hence the name Woven) into a pleasant Scandi-industrial space with concrete floors, exposed steel beams and a long east-facing window.
On the all-day breakfast menu you’ll find meals such as housemade banana bread with Pepe Saya cultured butter and honeyed mascarpone; and zucchini, corn and mint fritters with bacon, poached egg and whipped Meredith feta. Melbourne City Rooftop Honey and Dench Bakers are among Woven’s trusted suppliers.
From 10am there’s a range of sandwiches and salads, and the Bang Up Burger featuring Victorian beef, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and a side of twice-cooked chips. There’s also a kids menu for smaller cafe-goers, who love the double-chocolate-and-vanilla-bean thickshakes.
For the grown-ups, there’s Code Black coffee, Chamellia teas and a range of cold-pressed juices, such as the Liver Cleanser (apple, beetroot, kale, celery, carrot and ginger). The Banoffee Pie smoothie blends almond and coconut milks, banana, dates and digestive biscuits.