If you ever wondered how many cafes a tiny little shopping strip like Martin Street, North Brighton can sustain, the answer is – plenty. Apparently the people around here must really like their coffee, because there are over a dozen good places to go to get it! Check out the following.
Martin Street Café & Provedore has that most covetable of café qualities – atmosphere. Cool without being imperious, casual without being sloppy, this little café is always approachable. Locals make up the bulk of the clientele because word is they can’t get enough of the fun and feisty mix of Asian and Euro flavours on the menu.
The broad white double front of Baykers forms a good first impression, and the feeling is confirmed once inside. With a vast counter stuffed with delectable treats and racks stacked high with crusty loaves, the food here is as real as it gets. And while it’s not all ‘healthy’, some of it is – so you can have a little of one and a lot of the other!
Sons of Mary wins the prize for hottest looks, hands down. With a seriously stylish fit-out and nattily turned out staff, this café is a standout – and that’s before even trying the menu! Of course, once you do try the menu you won’t be disappointed. With scrumptious breakfast lunch and dinner options there is something to tickle every taste bud.
Wise Men Say
Cheery and simple, Wise Men Say doesn’t do showy, but it does do good coffee! Regarded by many a Brighton babe as THE place to get the black stuff, Wise Men Say also turns out a very tasty meal. Servings are generous too, so you are guaranteed of a wholesome and filling meal!
151 Martin Street, North Brighton 3186 | (03) 9596 6308
While you can’t really get into Bensons before 11am, the wait is worth the growling tummy! Specialising in Spanish tapas dishes and offering a Euro-style dining room, Bensons oozes charm and sophistication. It’s perfect for a cosy little date day or night for two or sophisticated get together with pals.
Feature image credit to Sons of Mary.