I went to Industry beans when it first opened several months ago (refer to image below) but I only ordered a chai latte due to lack of time. This time around I was there for lunch with my good friend Joanne and it had so much WOW factor, I couldn't stop taking photos :-)
If you look on Google Maps, Industry Beans used to be a small warehouse for Crossfit Victoria. The transformation into this gorgeous cafe is amazzzzzing! They've made it look minimalistic, using the right colours and furniture to complement the culture of Fitzroy.
I thoroughly enjoy studying at ACU because it's in the heart of the city and there are so many exciting places to try. N2 Gelato (an ice cream place made from liquid nitrogen) recently opened on Brunswick Street. I was fortunate enough to try it first in it's mother store in Sydney but it's nothing great because people have hyped it up too much tbh. Sydney one looks better as well and they make the experience more exciting compared to the Melbourne store.
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I copped some weird glances while I was trying to take a photo of myself, pouring the chai tea into my glass. The photo turned out really nice so I don't even care :3
Polenta and Funghi - $18.00
Shimeji, abalone and black funghi tossed with marjoram butter and white win served with fried polenta crisps, fried enoki and garlic chives.
LOOK AT THAT PRESENTATION!!!! Joanne and I had difficulty choosing what to order from the delicious menu. Jo was going to order either this or the Fried Duck Eggs, and I was going to order the pork belly dish. I'm glad we didn't because it was absolutely amazing. I am a sucker for mushrooms, whether it be in a brunch dish or Korean BBQ or even enoki for hotpot! I've never tried fried enoki before, I don't like it very much because it loses the flavour but Jo's dish was ridiculously good.
Cold Drip Cured Salmon and Cornbread - $19.00
House cured salmon on our own friend cornbread with cornichon vinaigrette, cultured cream, grapefruit, white onions and mixed edible flowers.
I enjoy looking at beautiful dishes with edible flowers on my Instagram but when I got to try it myself, it was a bit weird! I'm no where near a herbivore (I love meat too much) but the concept was so fun. The cornbread was a bit tough and hard to cut with my knife but it was so sweet and had a nice corn zing to it. If you are a lover of salmon then I would strongly recommend this dish because it's not like the usual brunch dish you would order.
Another chai tea! Can't get enough.
Outdoor seating. It was pretty windy when Jo and I went but luckily there are outdoor heaters!
I think Industry beans is a pretty hard place to find if you're not a local but it's definitely worth the travel. The warehouse look is so contemporary and the waiters are so lovely! You'd be a fool not to go and have brunch there. Industry Beans actually take pride in their coffees (Melbourne Broadsheet named them Coffee Alchemists) so I'll be sure to order one next time.
Address: Warehouse 3, Cnr Rose St and Fitzroy St 3065
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Weekends 8am - 5pm
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