In 2015 Michelle Hughes opened Venus Wholefoods, a predominantly vegan cafe in The Stables. Its healthy lunchtime bowls and raw treats earned it a loyal following. Two years later, the cafe moved across the road and rebranded as Daily Eats.
Like its predecessor, Daily Eats serves vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free food, although there are plenty of meat, dairy and Sonoma bread options as well. The green seasonal bowl is typical of what you’ll get here: roasted cauliflower and broccoli, sautéed kale, seasonal greens, sumac yoghurt, guacamole, chimichurri and a poached egg. Haloumi, extra eggs and dukkah mushrooms are optional add-ons.
Unlike the previous grab-and-go-style cafe, the entire menu here is made-to-order, bar the gluten-free cakes and Organic Bread Bar croissants on the counter. Take a seat and take your time over a Single O coffee.
Hughes largely conducted the refurb of the street-facing cafe herself, which has an industrial yet light feel. Inside you’ll find a few quirks that are a nod to the cafe’s previous occupant – a butcher – including a large wooden butchers block and barrels that have been converted into planter boxes.