For Mat and Sophie Budzevski, leading a healthy life doesn’t stop at the food you consume. After a health scare and subsequent passion for eating well, Mat and Sophie decided a change of pace, and workplace, was in order.
Enter Warren & Holt, Marrickville’s newest wholefoods organic eatery that prides itself on producing honest, pure, simple wholefoods.
“The whole idea of our menu is ‘uncomplicated’. Though there are many elements to the menu and dishes, it’s really about the ingredients speaking for themselves,” says Sophie. “It’s an allergen-friendly menu. Pretty much everything is gluten-free, everything can be made dairy-free, and although we aren’t vegan, there’s heaps of vegan options.”
Sourcing produce as locally as possible, Warren & Holt uses sourdough and brioche buns from Two Chaps, coconut yoghurt and coconut-ice cream by Coco Tribe, meats from Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats, butter by Pepe Saya and coffee from Pablo & Rusty’s.
The menu features a classic avo smash with house-made almond dukkah and beetroot hummus; a roast cauliflower, maple-glazed pumpkin and buckwheat salad, as well as pulled-pork “tortillas”, a dish that is Sophie’s highlight. “They’re not a traditional tortilla. They’re made with coconut flour so they’re more of a crepe consistency. It’s a flavour bomb; really simple but really delicious.”
Beyond the kitchen, however, the philosophy of living well is equally important. “We’ve chosen to have plants like Devil’s Ivy, String of Pearls and Monstera in the cafe to clean the air. It’s important for us to live and breathe the details.”
The space, like the food, is unpolluted. It’s all white with hints of greenery, black and brass. You’ll see polished concrete floors, lots of a pale American oak, pendant hanging lights, and a curvy wall. Beautiful, fragile Mud Australia ceramics are used for crockery.
Warren & Holt
Shop 4, 415-421 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
(02) 9559 8504
Mon, Wed–Sat 7am–3pm