It may only have been open a few months but The Beatt Cafe in Beatty Avenue, Armadale already has local hearts beating with excitement and content. Taking it’s name from the Avenue in which it sits, tongues are also wagging at plans for a wellness hub next door.
Husband and wife owners Ben Rozenes and his wife, both former barristers, decided they wanted to walk to a different kind of beat, leaving the courtroom to follow their passion and bring their dream to life.
The food philosophy is locally sourced, seasonal whole foods, organic or bio-dynamic where ever possible, but this isn’t something they are precious about. Transparency is king and if quality produce isn’t available, it doesn’t get put on the menu.
Head chef Amy Coles has covered all bases when it comes to lunch options, with sensational organic roast chook and beef, freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and smoothies and juices – all available to take away too.
The “Build me” avo puts to rest any dispute over how smashed avo should be served, allowing you to assemble it any way you like with Meredith goats cheese, mint, lemon and seed mix on gluten free toast – genius, we think!
Breakfast salads are the new black in Melbourne and The Beatt’s ‘Ben and Breakfast’ will have you bouncing out the door with kale, quinoa, peas, mint, broccoli, avo, mixed nuts and biodynamic eggs.
But it’s hard to go past the Mexi Eggs – served on organic blue corn tortillas with spiced organic lamb, black bean, tomato and red onion salsa, avo lime smash topped with chipotle aioli, smoked paprika and 2 organic fried eggs. Are your taste buds watering yet?
If you’re more of a sweet tooth you need not fret. Wait for it… wait for it…
The wonderful Georgie Castle of Citizen Cacao has has set up shop in the courtyard, where she lovingly makes her hand made raw chocolate bars. The decadent aromas coming from her workroom are impossible to resist – we recommend the salted caramel bar for which she is deservedly renown.
But The Beatt is about much more than just the food and their passion for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing is evident with plans for the adjoining wellness hub (with yoga studio and steam room) set to open in 2016, explains general manager Adam Diamond:
We don’t want the cafe to define us. We want to offer a more rounded approach to health, understanding that food as well as exercise and mindfulness are key to achieving optimum health.
There are already three treatment rooms in operation above the cafe, with a practising reflexologist and massage therapist.
What are you waiting for? Don’t miss the beat on this one!
24 Beatty Ave, Armadale, VIC
(03) 9824 6678
Monday to Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday& Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Photography by Tammy Boyce