The décor of this small intimate cafe adopted an urban industrial feel with polished concrete floor, rustic metal-steel finishes and raw brick as the background.
The all-day menu is full of surprises and focus heavily towards wholefoods and healthy ''ancient grains'' dishes. It is certainly different compared with all other corner beach cafes that offers bacon and egg rolls and your typical Big Breakfast.
It was a cold winter morning and we were in need of a good coffee. We have heard great things about the coffee here, but with so many good coffee choices, such as Mecca, Reuben Hills, Sample Coffee Roasters, Marvell Street and Seven Seeds, we were hesitant.
My eyes lit up when I saw unexpected drinking vinegars on the menu and Pomegranate Vinegar was my final choice despite the strong coffee contenders.
Drinking Pomegranate Vinegar $6 (mild sweet, tart, amazing - mixed with soda)
My friend got a Mudhoney Smoothie ($8.50) and it was rich, thick and smooth. It was made from raw cacao, almond milk, banana, cinnamon, avocado & honey. It tasted wholesome but very delicious. She offered me a sip, I could not help myself to take a large gulp or two. I would call this a "happy drink'. It was a sensational chocolate drink to have at any time.
We felt the vibe was good and we decided to grab a light brunch here. We browsed through the creative healthy menu with interest and we ordered a Not-Your-Normal Nasi Goreng and a healthy-take Doner Kebab.
Nasi Goreng $17 Cauliflower rice with Indonesian chicken and fried egg (GF)
My friend ordered the Nasi Goreng ($17) and it was wholesome, colourful and beautifully presented with cauliflower rice, peas, raw coleslaw and sprinkled with almond flakes, coriander and pickled cabbage.
The grilled Indonesian chicken tasted tender with the oozed fried egg, but they dimmed next to flavoursome wholefood cauliflower rice. It was a light dish and we did not feel too full or bloated afterwards.
I was curious to see how the chef can twist a naughty junk food like a kebab into a wholesome healthy meal.
The doner kebab ($16) arrived wrapped in foil and placed in a adorable red plastic basket. The wrap has a chewy texture, slightly similar to a Mexican tortilla. It was generously filled with tender soft, slow-roasted beef, charred eggplant, creamy hummus and refreshing tabouli salad.