‘Industry beans’, just plain rocking when coffee is your thing!

Warehouse 3, Cnr Rose & Fitzroy Streets
Fitzroy 3065

03 9417 1034

contact@industrybeans.com

Greeted by a smile and a food menu to boot, a view of delish looking sammies tied with brown paper and string, some beautiful cakes, and a coffee menu all of its own, industry beans is winning hands down on first impressions.

I have been to industry beans a couple of times now and as the newest ‘local’ in fitzroy, they are smashing it. The food is amazing and the service is awesome. If coffee is your thing then these guys will give you all the info and review on different beans that range from ‘banging’ to ‘just plain awesome’! Their eyes light up when you ask for filter beans for your aero-press and there is a surge of energy when you start holding your own in a coffee conversation!

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Set in an old converted warehouse, Industry beans splurges on simplistic personality and and is the perfect template for any fitzroy-esque waiter/waitress or coffee connoisseur to paint with their own take on hipster style.

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Whether its the fructose free, strawberry friand or the amazing GF avo smash with added bacon on the side, seated in the sunny courtyard again made from pellets or inside under a gas heater on a chilly day, you’ll be loving the superb smell of coffee and the sense that no matter where you went, you would definitely not be getting a better coffee!

Fructose friendly food online

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http://www.absolutelyglutenfree.com.au

 

I found this website yesterday and have had a bit of a look. So these guys sell a plethora of products online. You can search on the fructose friendly column on the right and as long as you dont try and skip to the section using the  left column, youll stay just where you wanted to be.

NB. Their disclaimer states…. “Please note that products highlighted as fructose friendly are a guide only.  As there are no strict rules for fructose malabsorption and that foods and amounts will differ from person to person, we have excluded food that contains the main ingredients or source listed as not suitable for people with this condition.  Changes will be made based on feedback from customers.” …. So Check the ingredients.

And if your in melbourne I believe you can have it delivered to your door. There are delivery options for interstate too.

They also have lactose, GF (obviously), egg, yeast, FF, Sugar free, wheat free, Nut free, Vegan, soy free as well as preservative free.

Happy hunter gathering!

 

Johnny cash last seen at “QUINT” richmond

QUINT
cafe
323 VICTORIA STREET ABBOTSFORD 3067
p / 9429 1665 e / quintcafe@gmail.com

http://www.quintcafe.com.au/

Johnny cash stepped right out of walk the line, did a ‘Benjamin Button’ of 10 years anti-ageing and stepped foot onto the polished concrete floor of “Quint”. Amid the  comfy retro  furniture ‘Johnny’ coolly went about his business serving up amazing coffee complete with a smooth nutty flavour, and nailing the fructose free options that adorned quint’s menu.

Let me add that there are standards on the menu that include (lactose and GF… together)! So I went about changing their menu and serving up a fructose free number for a weekday lunch date. The once lactose and GF quinoa porridge with poached rhubarb was rocking mouthwatering thoughts and a few adjustments later ‘Johnny’ flashed us a no worries kind of a smile. Quinoa porridge made with milk rather than the coconut milk on the menu (brown sugar and honey free, minus pistachios). Ok so technically I forgot to ask for no pistachios as I was super excited, but no-one seemed to notice me pick them off the top.

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Its the type of place that doesn’t realise it’s in the middle of little vietnam. Its too cool to be caught up in the bustle. The type of place that couldn’t care less that you have taken an hour to order lunch because you are too busy catching up on stories of late, over your amazing coffee (on a week day anyway).

The menu had multiple fructose friendly options, or easy adjustments, and they genuinely seemed to care that there was nothing in your lunch that might so much as look at you in an inconvenient way.

‘Johnny’ we will be back to enjoy your gracious hospitality and delicious dinning!

The Mamasita’n dream!

1/11 Collins St  Melbourne VIC 3001
(03) 9650 3821

Nestled in the upstairs of a pretty dingy building in the city, is the epically amazing ‘not so secret’ that is Mamasita. As far as upmarket new age Mexican, they have nailed it. Then there is there service…. It couldn’t be better if you tried. These guys seem to be rocking the ‘knowledgeable, happy-to-be-at-work, I’m-awesome-at-my-job’ combination that makes the Mamasita experience what it is.

We headed in for a surprise Bday… now there are a few things you need to know… (you cant book unless its a table of 8-10, and you have to do set menu, otherwise you can do the walk in option, and most nights of the week at most times your looking at about an hour wait on the stairs smelling the gloriousness that is Mamasita before being seated- so worth either option)… Set menu for us, and what a menu it is!

Upon arrival you are asked if there are any food intolerances amongst the group – 1x vege, 1x fructard…. didn’t phase them. A couple of questions later and the Man-waiter-extraodinaire was totally under control (questions being my preferences, not what is fructose!?). He apologised for the fact that I would not be eating the same meal as the others….. hindsight says he should have apologised to the others as, as far as I’m concerned mine was better…..

Did I mention that when your dining as a walk in, they have an allergy menu. Basically let you know the items on the menu that they can’t remove the following from; dairy/egg/onion/garlic/chilli…. Oh and the whole menu is gluten free already!

Here’s how I went…

Entrée, exquisite~! no other words for it. I was served up avocado salsa with corn chips… I didn’t know you could make it taste that good. The avocado was even served in its own skin… sorry it looked so good it got eaten before I took piccys.

Tostaditas
2.5 inch fried tortilla with toppings –words cannot convey the flavour explosion…

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We then moved on to rounds 3&4 -Tacos 6 inch soft shell tortilla with filling & Comida para la familia Shared food for the family

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photo (13)Crispy skinned salmon on a bed of quinoa salad and coriander…..mmmmmmmm

And then to top it off mamasita rocked my world with their amazing choccolatey goodness

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Thank you Mamasita for reinventing my belief in fructose free flavour! I couldn’t recommend this place more highly! We loved coming, and we WILL be back…..

I have been here for another set menu experience before, 5 out of the 10 were food-retarded… 1x vege, 1x dairy/soy/gf, 1x gf, 1xonion free and me….. same experience… no worries…

Burger Brothers and the Marvellous Brew

  • Burger Brothers and the Marvellous Brew SIDE OF 413 BRUNSWICK STREET
    FITZROY VICTORIA 306503 9419 0088
    STUFF@BROTHERBURGER.COM.AU

Ok so for a start these guys are AWESOME! Secondly they are AWESOME, and to follow up in conclusion they are AWESOME!!!!

the service atmosphere and choice were amazing.

A friends birthday, the need for super hipster and casual dining experience had presented itself upon a wednesday night. Having seen this place a couple of times earlier in the week we decided that the new fit out was worth us gracing it with our presence. A balmy evening, we decided to sit outside. The waiter knew the vodka list of the top of his head ( always a winning start for me being its the only thing I can drink) the others tempted their palettes with craft brews and some kiwi wines. “Do you do gluten free buns?” “Sure do!” I popped inside to ask the waiter a few menu related questions so the waiter didnt have to be swamped with them when he came out. I had a couple of options depending on how much onion and garlic was added to everything…… the long and the short…. the 100% wagu beef patties are just that 100% beef!!! Now we were talking options. The homemade pickles were ‘homemade’ and thus the waiter checked to make sure they were also friendly…. again winning. I had about 15 options on the menu. (I may have been seen to do a little dance at the table). I went with the “Oh Brother” double 100% wagu beef patty with cheese, homemade pickle, mustardmayo (the only place that doesnt have aioli on the menu ), lettuce and a gluten free bun – the only changes being I got them to leave out the onion, tom sauce and add a GF bun.

The waiter appeared to have been unflustered with changes almost enjoying the fact that he had made my night. He smiled when I told him I loved him.

The clincher….. It was the best burger I have ever eaten. Across the board, the ‘magic mushroom’, the ‘Oh Brother regular’, the ‘Plain beef burger’ the fries and chunky chips that were shared were all voted tops….

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If your looking for casual, super cool, great service, choice for fructose friendly, vege, or anything else for that matter, ‘Burger brothers and the marvellous brew’ is nothing short of epically perfect!

My new local?? xo