Anvil Cafe & Grocer
Rani Reddy and Paul Makomaski have taken the Anvil brand from Circular Quay, to Artarmon (both since closed) and now, Crows Nest. This time, there's a wholefoods grocer attached.
Anvil Cafe & Grocer moves away from the previous distressed timber aesthetic and occupies a bright, airy space with a clean, minimalist feel. All the design was done in-house.
The menu sympathises with those who have food allergies or dietary requirements. The Breakfast Plate, with sweet potato fritters, quinoa, beetroot hummus and greens is a satisfying breakfast option, as is the Arabian Eggs, a classic Anvil dish. Meaty options include a pulled-pork burger with slaw and pickles; and the The Ivan, a chicken dish with quinoa, roast paprika, poached eggs, kale and currants.
Anvil also sells wholefood ingredients that can be bought in bulk – a nod to the family grocer that previously occupied the space. Most of these ingredients appear in Anvil's dishes.