Wide Open Road

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

There's plenty of room at this funky city-fringe cafe, with comfy booths, long benches and communal tables, while terrariums and pale green walls keep things serene. The Bathysphere house blend is offered as espresso or filter brews, a smooth caramel drop, with just the right amount of citrus acidity. An inventive menu includes a stimulating orange-infused cous cous with summer fruits, almonds and vanilla-bean yoghurt, while the roast beef sandwich with slaw and hummus is a tottering stack of goodness.