15-17 Weston Street Brunswick, Victoria 3056
|Opening hours||Daily 7am-5pm|
|Features||Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||03 9381 2330|
Remember when you were a teenager and you wanted to paint your bedroom black, black and black (and your folks said no)? Joseph Haddad of Caffenatics has done just that with his Brunswick warehouse-roastery. The black is relieved by dark-stained chipboard and chrome highlights creating a flashy Eurochic mood. The menu riffs on that, with cafe brunches, salads and sandwiches given cheffy flavour jolts. So, French toast is gingerbread with a vanilla cream cheese filling; while crunchy, smoky ham-hock croquettes prop on a plate of cauliflower puree with wilted spinach and a poached egg atop.