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Industry Beans

This cafe-and-roastery-in-one gets everything right.
By Amy Collins
March 21, 2013
By Amy Collins
March 21, 2013

Melbourne loves coffee — this is obvious when a new café opens and on its second day people are lining up outside the door. Industry Beans knows a thing or two about coffee and is pushing the caffeinated boundaries just a little. Brothers Trevor and Steve Simmons from Penny Farthing in Northcote have taken what was their roastery in Fitzroy and opened an on-site café.

When it comes to their coffee offering, they really mean business. After sourcing beans from all over the world the guys over at Industry Beans put a lot of their energy into the on-site roasting to bring out the best characteristics they can. Single origins come from anywhere from Brazil to Kenya, while the house blend is a beautiful mix of chocolate and hazelnut notes, a perfect combination to milk.

Not just a roastery or a place for top-notch coffee, Industry Beans Café is creating buzz for its food, too. The menu boasts an interesting selection, showing loads of personality and originality. The large menu has something for everyone. A Melbourne favourite is given a unique twist in the avocado smash with whipped ricotta, orange lime gel and green tea salt on sourdough. Other unique brunch items include the likes of a pandan bubble waffle with blueberry gelato and a banana coconut foam, and folded eggs teamed with sous vide barramundi, sambal oelek and coffee togarashi. Plus, a coffee-rubbed wagyu burger starring pickled zucchini and chilli jam.

The space itself is stripped back and industrial, yet comfortable with bright white interiors accompanied by leafy vines adorning the floating beams — it's the kind of cafe that makes you want to linger.

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