In­dus­try Beans

Wake up and smell In­dus­try Beans’ 12-hour cold brew in­fused with wat­tle­seed and just a touch of or­ganic pan­ela.

Time Out (Melbourne) - - FOOD & DRINK - By Kelly Eng

STEVE AND TREVOR Sim­mons’ orig­i­nal café roast­ery is still brew­ing up an aro­matic storm in Fitzroy, and while this new CBD café shares the name, it’s a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence al­to­gether. Where the Fitzroy flag­ship is spa­cious, this one’s petite, with space for just a dozen. When you walk in you’ll get a smile from the young staff, who are very per­son­able as they glide smoothly about the tim­ber floors of this all-white, zen-like space. Then you’ll spot the La Mar­zocco Mod­bar – a sleek, mod­u­lar espresso ma­chine that will have bean boffins nerd­ing out. For those who don’t nab a pew, a take­away tip­ple is the go – there are the house espresso blend (the smooth Rose Street), batch brews, cold brew and even a bub­ble cup iced cof­fee with tapi­oca balls. The Fitzroy Ice is our sum­mer cof­fee of choice: a straight-up, 12-hour brew mixed with milk, a lit­tle pan­ela (whole cane sugar) and ice. It gives a cool­ing caf­feine nudge that’s all the bet­ter for be­ing free of ice cream and cream. There are also fresh juices, kom­bucha and tea. The health­fo­cused menu is – like the fitout – min­i­mal­ist: bagels and bowl food only. The gra­nola is one of the most pretty and in­trigu­ing ce­re­als you’ll eat. This de­con­structed brekky fea­tures crunchy gra­nola, cubes of bright pink com­pressed wa­ter­melon, slices of co­conut flesh, a splash of man­goand-or­ange puree and a cloud of white pineap­ple foam. Pour over the lit­tle jug of al­mond milk and get scoop­ing. The raw salad is a tan­gled weave of shred­ded car­rot, beet­root, cab­bage and spinach topped with squig­gles of creamy cashew dress­ing. Pepi­tas and al­monds pro­vide crunch, and there’s a choice of raw salmon or poached chicken for pro­tein. Just a few sweets are avail­able – brown­ies, bliss balls and a cof­fee cashew cheese­cake. The raw cheese­cake is clev­erly con­structed out of pecans, cashews, dates and goji berries. It’s gorgeous, with a slick of black­berry coulis and dinky baubles of ‘cof­fee caviar’. à 345 Lit­tle Collins St, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 9417 1034. in­dus­try­beans. com/pages/lt-collins. Mon-fri 7am-4.30pm; Sat, Sun 8am-4pm.

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