Two Lost Boys
A modern fit out, with reclaimed timber tables and a striking counter made from recycled doors. Support beams from an old factory that had burnt down was put to good use, and converted into tables for diners to devour their morning breakfast and caffeine hit. Atop the counter was a Synesso machine pumping out Monk Bodhi Dharma beans, along with those from a guest roaster from Perth.
Co-owner, Mickey, tells me they will be introducing a brew bar with filter coffee options within the next few weeks. The kitchen has an open servery, which opens up a world of impressive culinary delight. Breakfast options vary from delicious fritters to favourites such as baked and poached egg dishes, while the lunch menu continues with the Mediterranean feel, offering options that include duck, salmon, and chorizo. I cannot forget to mention the amazingly mouth-watering desserts, such as the sweet cheesy pastry-knafeh. Takeaway pastries are also available for those on the run, that don’t want to miss out on the nourishments.
My espresso was a Single Origin Ethiopian, which one can only describe as a burst of fruity colours in my mouth. Rich, syrupy, and full of flavour – just as an espresso should be.
Staff members are friendly, and without the arrogance that tends to permeate this area. I spoke to Mickey about the setup of the café, which was converted from a bar into the fresh and lively café it is today. I was pleased to hear that they sourced the services of start-up businesses to create each component of this café; from the logo design, to the construction of the tables. A wonderful “give everyone a go” attitude, to help kick start up and coming young business owners.
Two Lost Boys
2 Maddock St,
Windsor VIC 3181
[Review by Tess Presso @TessPresso]