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Terror Twilight

Bedford St's fried chicken has been replaced with nutritious bowls and 'upgraded' coffee from the Wide Open Road team.
By Concrete Playground and Andrew Zuccala
January 30, 2023
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By Concrete Playground and Andrew Zuccala
January 30, 2023
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So long, Bedford St. The Collingwood bar and cafe owned by Wide Open Road Coffee Roasters underwent a facelift some years ago — and a fairly drastic one at that.

Gone are the mac and cheese pancakes, fried chicken and toasted Wagon Wheel pies, now replaced with healthy food options less likely to clog up your arteries along with a seriously souped-up coffee menu.

Now known as Terror Twilight, the venue features a menu from Wide Open Road chef Pia Hambour. Standout breakfast dishes include the chai spiced Greek yoghurt with ruby grapefruit, walnut praline, coconut chia pudding and a chai honey glaze as well as the capsicum and roast tomato peperonata served on a cheesy polenta slice with green olives, basil, poached eggs and paprika salt.

Later in the day, diners can customise their own bowls, choosing from bases like steamed brown rice or sautéed broccoli and cauliflower, sides like spring greens with salsa verde or grilled haloumi, and proteins like lemon and garlic prawns or Sichuan marinated tofu.

Alternatively, you can opt for one of its warming broths. Get one of these bad boys delivered to your home when you feel a little under the weather — it'll fix you right up.

There are also options to upgrade your coffee with nootropic supplements and natural health-boosters, such as chaga mushrooms and MCT oil. If that's not your thing, you can grab a refreshing smoothie, a cold press juice or a Bloody Maria cocktail made with tequila, Martini Rosso, TT pickle juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, TT hot sauce, celery salt, black chilli salt, and tomato juice.

Terror Twilight is showing Melbourne how healthy food can also be wildly delicious.

Images: My Friend Tom

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