A saviour to the Parnell coffee-scape has finally opened its doors.

In further relief to Parnell’s relatively-bereft coffee scene, newcomer Biskit café and kitchen has been unveiled as the perfect example of what local residents have been calling for – a welcoming, comfortable, spacious spot in which to install oneself throughout the day. Having assumed the tenure of what was previously a wanting outlet of the Esquires coffee shop chain, the newly-minted space, located on the corner of Parnell Road and Gibraltar Crescent, has been done justice by the talented team at Material Creative.

Subject to an unrecognisable facelift, the sun-drenched corner now boasts an expansive glass frontage lined on the interior with inviting bench seating that’s the perfect spot for a morning meeting or leisurely brunch. Helmed by owner, Nick Bashota, Biskit has implemented everything necessary to transition from your morning Allpress and doughnut, to some delicious lunchtime offerings; furthermore there’s Asahi and Somersby Cider on tap, ready for the latter part of the day should the persuasion take you.

The varied menu offers everything from a refined serving of smoked salmon and scrambled egg served with the livening accompaniment of guacamole and salsa, alongside a similar breakfast dish comprising scrambled egg and portobello mushrooms bound by perfectly rich hollandaise. Progressing further through the day, the fusion menu incorporates a Thai-inspired Tom Yum linguine and Duck a l’Orange pansotti pasta before giving way to a selection of shared plates – all prepared by the adept hands of ex-MASU chef Korapin Sripong.

With the immediate influx of Parnell locals, evidence of an enduring void now being filled with the help of a few others, Biskit’s potential is set to be met with its enticing cuisine, ambiance and service already making a great impression.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 7am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8am to 6pm


215 Parnell Rd

(09) 309 1919



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