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Two Donkeys

It's not the size of the menu that counts.
By Sarah Ward
May 05, 2016
By Sarah Ward
May 05, 2016

It's not the size of the menu that counts at Two Donkeys. Revamping and rebranding the cafe space attached to the Novotel Hotel in Spring Hill, the Astor Terrace eatery understands one of the fundamentals of both food and life. Yes, sometimes less really is more (and no, we're not just talking about their industrial-themed, minimalist décor).

Let's be honest: when five types of breakfast bruschetta top the bill — featuring everything from honeycomb to caramelised pears to beetroot ricotta, with one even made pizza-style — who needs other options? And with kaarage chicken, BBQ pork, sesame-crusted tofu and soft-shell crab baos available for lunch, the lunchtime choices will leave you asking the same question.

Of course, they're not all that Two Donkeys serves up, with four other early morning dishes on offer, and all brekkie meals available all day. A counter cabinet filled with fresh-baked items and takeaway sandwiches boosts the selections as well, as do Blackboard coffee and Newstead Brewing Co beers on tap. And, more will likely follow when the store expands beyond weekday, daytime trading in the near future.

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