237 Napier Street,
Hidden away in a side street of Fitzroy, you’ll come across the super cool, stylish warehouse cafe Bentwood. From the crew behind Penta, Tinker and My Other Brother you can expect nothing short of amazing. The interior is jaw dropping, with exposed brick, terracotta tones and minor details like engraved quotes on the ground – they really do go all out. What sets this cafe apart from the rest is space, unlike the rest of the gang, Bentwood is spacious with it’s high ceilings and segregated set out.
Of course, I always start my brunch affairs with an almond milk cappuccino and well, their coffee is to die for. I declared myself a coffee snob a long time ago and Bentwood’s coffee has always lived up to my standards. As you probably guessed, I can never go past the brunch bowl. There’s just SOMETHING about it that makes it impossible for me to choose anything else, not even the smashed avo can sway me! It’s a perfectly balanced bowl salty with haloumi, tangy with yogurt and crunchy with pita chips. It’s a flavour explosion that’s incredibly good for you!
We also decided to share the chia pudding, not that you’ll really need anything after the brunch bowl but if you truly want to push your limits give it a go. I’m a long time lover of chia pudding, but this one had me intrigued. Butterfly blue tea chia pudding… Interesting. The chia pudding was a beautiful blue/purple colour which contrasted magnificently with dehydrated mango. It was accompanied by the most delicious buckwheat/caramel/nut butter cluster and coconut yogurt, as you can imagine I left in a food coma. If you have not yet had the pleasure of visiting Bentwood, please, do yourself a favour. Take yourself and a good book or your brunch companion and soak up this stunning venue.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Bentwood as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time