Home
Follow me on Twitter! Be a Facebook fan! Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Follow me on Instagram! Follow me on Bloglovin! Email me!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Industry Beans

Firstly, I was highly intrigued by Industry Beans after Sofia's blog post waxing lyrical about her experience and when I came upon the words "brioche French toast with cold drip coffee maple pearls", I was completely sold. After a long weekend of camping (FYI I have never been so dirty in my life), I came back to Melbourne refreshed and craving a nice dose of coffee so brunch at Industry Beans was on the agenda before a movie session. Industry Beans is in the trendy suburb of Fitzroy near the Rose St Market and set up in a lofty warehouse.




We were told that the coffee guide shows a variety of ways we can be served coffee - pourover, aeropress, espresso and so on, with the recommended beans for those particular methods. I loved the concept and reading through the flavour notes of different beans.


Industry Beans' coffee guide

We were recommended the Fitzroy St blend to complement our magics which I immensely enjoyed. It was easily one of the better coffees I've had lately. I also liked the mugs they served our magics in; there's just something so 'Winter' and comforting about drinking a hot beverage in an oversized mug.


Magics (Fitzroy Street blend)

Mr A found his dish quite unremarkable - although the salmon and caramelised shallots were nice, the cornbread was incredibly dense and dry which detracted from the dish and made it quite difficult to finish once the sauce was gone. I only had a bite and couldn't eat the cornbread as it was too dry for my liking (although they're currently reworking the recipe for the cornbread which is good to hear!).

Cold Drip Cured Salmon & char grilled cornbread with cornichon vinaigrette, grapefruit & shallots ($16)

I'm always reluctant to order a sweet dish for breakfast as the sweetness usually overwhelms me by the third mouthful, but I have been looking to satisfy my perfect brioche French toast cravings. Although I have an ideal, probably unrealistic, concept of French toast being slightly crisp, I still enjoyed this light and buttery brioche version with the tartness from the blueberry playing nicely against the sweetness from the cold drip maple pearls and pure maple syrup.


Brioche French toast, cold drip coffee maple pearls, maple syrup, blueberry molasses & double whipped cream ($16)

Front counter goodies

All the wait staff were genuinely nice and helpful, offering to relocate us from the bar ledges to a table without us asking. I felt such a good vibe brimming from Industry Beans in all aspects. It was only a shame that Mr A's dish was a let down but their menu is enticing and I would love to come back and try out some of the dishes that caught my eye.

Food: 7.5/10
Service: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Will I return? Yes, the other dishes sound very tempting!

Industry Beans
Warehouse 3
Corner Fitzroy & Rose Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
(03) 9482 2246


Industry Beans on Urbanspoon

10 thoughts:

  1. OKAY! I so need to get myself there! Your brioche looks AMAZING!
    Plus... your Mr's salmon rose looks beautiful. OK I think it's in next week's agenda ! haaha :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The brioche was very nice but I still love my chocolate version at Dukes which was to die for! Let's catch up soon :)

      Delete
  2. That French toast dish looks gluttonous! Three fat pieces!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If there was more whipped cream, it would have been complete!

      Delete
  3. I was always confused about how big the room looked when I thought it was just in a empty container box. But from your photos it looks like an added annex. Must get down there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Check it out, I loved the coffees there!

      Delete
  4. The coffees and your brioche looks great but not too sold on the cornbread dish (even though I'm a savoury > sweet breakfast person). Will definitely need to come here for my once-a-week coffee treat one day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm usually more of a savoury > sweet dish for breakkie but I couldn't help myself at Industry Beans! I can't wait for my next once a week coffee fix too :P

      Delete
  5. That's it! I'm definitely going there! You've got me at the cold drip maple pearls!!! I always like sweet breakfasts hehe Rushing there soon :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe hope you like it! I'm craving French toast with nutella at the moment!

      Delete

Thanks for your comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...