Wide Open Road

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274 Barkly Street Brunswick, Victoria 3056

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Opening hours Mon-Sat 7am-5pm; Sun 8am-5pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments Diner's Club, eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9387 6079

Expansion in 2012 added a spacious area with bar, booth seating and a communal table to this magnet for hipsters and coffee beards. The kitchen had a makeover, too; so, daily sandwiches (maybe roast chicken with fennel and spicy mayo) are joined by heartier dishes such as scrambled free-range eggs, bacon, potato and cabbage cake and cavolo nero, while the house-baked cannellini and borlotti beans enjoy a smoky paprika lift. There's more room for the Bathysphere coffee roaster out back, too. For more of the same expert brews, and brekkie bagels, visit sister cafe, A Minor Place (103 Albion Street, Brunswick).