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.

Juice is supplied by Manly-based Nectar Cold Pressed, and doughnuts by Nutie. Sample is on coffee, along with weekly single origins from guest roasters.

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.

Updated: September 4th, 2017

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