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Published December 8th 2015
Is this the biggest range of craft beers and cider in town?
Built in the industrial part of Eltham, this new bar must have been a bit of a risk. Eltham has many great cafes in the thick of the town centre. Prosciutto Bros. is in a side street and not obvious from the street either. It must've been an old factory which has now been converted to a popular trendy place to meet for a drink or snack.
Hot and fresh straight out of the oven
I wouldn't consider myself to be a regular, but each time I have been to the place it has been buzzing. Prosciutto Bros. now have outdoor seating, as well as indoor. I like the eclectic rustic style furniture. The tables have been painted multiple colours and sanded back to reveal multiple coloured panels and raw timber. A collection of old-fashioned 60s style chairs are scattered around in browns, green, age, red and orange. My mum and I wondered where on earth would they accumulate all of these from.
The brick work inside has also been sanded back to reveal many layers of previous life. The ceiling has been left open to expose the insulation lining.
A feature of the inside is a large centrepiece square table which doubles as a pot holder for living plants. There's also talk bar stools and booth style seating. You order at the bar and food is delivered to your table. I found the staff very obliging when I requested an ingredient in my drink that they normally weren't going to put in it.
I'm not a beer drinker but I imagine this is a very attractive venue for those who enjoy a craft beer. They stock 16 different craft beers and four craft ciders. They start from a very reasonable $4.40 per glass. They have very tempting slushie cocktails.
The brothers craft bar has live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoons.
Stocking the best local produce
The menu includes a number of woodfired pizzas and dishes to complement the beers such as dips, meatballs, cheese and meat platters, olives and mushrooms. I have made a pledge to myself to try the delicious local cheese platter next time it cost $22.
We chose the wood fired pizza. It was cheap and delicious. For only $15 we got a Margarita pizza large enough for two. It came out very hot with bubbling fresh tomato purée, herbs and lots of tasty cheese. It had crusty edges a soft thin base with a nice yeasty taste. I suppose it's not surprisingly that the pizzas seem to be chosen frequently by the customers.
This is the surprise package in Eltham. It's a unique bar with a great atmosphere suitable for all ages and with a price accessible to all. Put it on your to do list.