Bion Societé pulls together all of the basic great cafe components, but certainly has an air of something extra. The name is Greek, meaning Life Society and is a reflection on the cafe’s maxim: live to eat. Architect and part owner Petar Danicic has designed a sleek, clean interior with the help of his partner Anna Alexiou – whitewashed wooden panelling neat against black metal chairs, with a supplement of green via globe-shaped terrariums and a hanging garden.
Barista Greg Alexiou has long been a Single Origin Roasters enthusiast, using their roast here to make up some seriously good coffee. Danicic tells us they sourced a chef not by listing a set of required skills, but instead advertised for an expert who might simply share in their passion for great food. The outcome is a menu worth returning for again and again – organic granola made onsite, whipped vanilla yoghurt and a warm confit ham hock salad with pomegranate pearls and poached egg.
Bion Societé brings the staple elements of a fantastic cafe, and the additional energy and passion here makes it worth coming back for more.