Wedged smack-bang in between Dida’s and Fusion café on the oft-overlooked stretch of Jervois Road is a new cafe by the name of Beatrix. Formerly occupied by EDS (Eat, Drink, Snap), a Thai-eatery whose fate wasn’t long-lived, Dutch-born owner Mariette Van Steensel’s has taken up residence lending the fresh space a vibe that’s decidedly welcoming.
Spotlighting a wholesome series of all-day brunch dishes, health-focussed cabinet food (with the exception of the buttery and authentic French pastries from Philippe’s) and consistently friendly service, we can’t help but feel as though we’ve stumbled upon something a little bit zen. Not to mention, Van Steensel’s heritage means that you can get the kind of traditional breakfast they do in Europe. By that, we mean the smorgasbord of glazed ham, slices of Emmental cheese, a baby croissant, free-range poached eggs, Dutch honey breakfast cake and a side of fruit to enjoy when you order the Beatrix European Breakfast.
With the support of Kokako coffee seeing that the newly-minted spot is delivering on the caffeine front, we can see ourselves sitting down to the ‘Eastern Eggs’ (poached eggs atop a melange of curried chickpeas, capsicum, spicy tomato relish and labneh) at any old time of the day, if not the courgette and feta fritters or seasonal soup with ciabatta and herb butter. Catering to our desire for something simple, swift and satisfying, if you’re a regular patron of this part of town, we suggest you give this young café a whirl.
Open 7 days, 7.30am-3pm
38 Jervois Road
(09) 360 6181