Melbourne had never left my heart since the day I left back to my home country and till recently I visit back the state which had now made them no.1 most livable state in the world for the past 3 years. Coffee scene had evolve so much and Industry Beans is one of the top cafe was recommended to visit by my friend and so did drop by on my first visit when I am back.
Industry Beans Cafe is located in Fitzroy 2 streets away from main street and hidden with a few other cafes here. Making its mark to many of their regular, I was advise to head there early as the queue can be crazy with average waiting time 30 minutes – 1 hour. I was lucky to get my seat for less than 10 minutes when I arrive at 10.30am.
I am amazed with their menu and by written there Winter Menu, I do believe then its a seasonal menu by them then. Not only the wordings and description makes me drool over the food as their coffee range is rather impressive too with a good selection from their normal coffee to Aeropress Coffee & Tea. I wish I bring more friends as I can order more. Oh well . .
Further more specialize coffee, the have another menu with their own beans with full description for you to hunt for.
Love their settings of the cafe as its house in a warehouse version and they do have their own roasters sit right at the back of the kitchen.
All their staff are very friendly as even the barista allow me to take their pics. With that, I am totally amazed with them on how good their coffee is as there is another coffee counter with this barista below only doing aeropress drinks.
They do have outdoor seating area too.
My friend she ordered fresh juices, Rubarb, pear, lemon and mint @ Aud 5.5. Indeed its a great detox drink for early morning. Got my Latte (aroma of the coffee is not acidic, slightly stronger than average to my liking, yet a well balance after aroma taste) and another of their drink capture my attention – Cold Brew Soda @ AUD 6 – cold brew, ehtiopian tade guji coffee with soda and sweet lemon syrup. (loving it as the coffee taste is so aromatic, mild and just perfect, soda give it very refreshing)
Start off with Coconut Crusted Brioche @ AUD 18. Upon serving, I am totally mesmerize with their presentation for a brunch meal as it is serve with with pineapple, crushed peanuts, lime curd & coffee caviar. Its quite an interesting combination as you get bursting flavors with aromatic coconut, sourness of lime, and little ball of coffee caviar burst with bitter flavor to end it is truly impressive! A great combination of taste.
I love my next dish too as it do look like a sweet breakfast. Rosewater Compressed Watermelon @ AUD 17 – Passion fruit panna cotta, chia seed granola rose water and rhubarb. Upon placing down, the aroma of fried granola is pretty prominent and its too pretty to be eaten. Panna cotta done to perfection as its wobbly, less sweet to my liking, hint of mild milk and coconut is tasted, with a bit of sourness from rubarb and I am in love with their compressed watermelon. Its something new to me that i have yet tasted in this version (which it does look like a perfect cut of salmon).
order small plates with Peanut Crusted Egg @ AUD 8, Nahm Jim, Peanuts and pickled chili. A simple dish with bursting flavours. It is one of the best brunch that I come across for my trip and indeed I would highly recommend this to those anyway that travel to Melbourne and not to miss out this cafe. Great coffee, great food & great service. What can we ask for more?
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 10/10 , highly Recommended! -Stamped-
After your meal, you can walk around the neighborhood as you will be greeted with alot of creative graffiti.
Industry Beans Cafe
3/62 Rose Street
FITZROY, VIC, 3065
(you can take tram 96 heading to East Brunswick that they do pass thru Fitzroy)
+61 3 9417 1034
We don’t accept bookings but walk on in and we’ll get you seated.