Bentwood is a Fitzroy gem and can be found in a seriously cool disused chair showroom.

Julien Moussi is the king of Melbourne brunch cafés. He’s created another must visit eatery located in a former Thonet furniture showroom. It was here that the iconic Bentwood wooden café chairs were made. The café is packed with the chairs and it also serves the most innovative, Instagram worthy food…


The setting

Bentwood is set in the heart of Fitzroy, the most hipster part of Melbourne.

The design team has chosen the whole exposed brick, metal ceiling and rustic interior vibes. They’ve got a huge open space, tons of natural light, tall ceilings, and an outdoor seating area too.

For all the food bloggers out there… those brick walls were an a absolute dream photo backdrop!

The little things

The food presentation was so on point. They had thought of every little detail. Bright colours, stylish serving plates,amazing textures and edible flowers!

What else

The staff were an absolute dream team. They’re all super friendly, quirky and wear the trendiest brown leather aprons. You’d want to go back just to hang with them!

The green juice test

Their green smoothie definitely got my seal of approval.

It’s a blend of kale, peaches, ginger, mango, honey and coconut water. It’s the perfect balance of sweetness, earthiness and zing all in one!

What we ate

First thing to mention is their signature chia pudding. This isn’t just any old chia pudding.

It’s a butterfly pea chia pudding, served with creamy coconut yoghurt, mango jerky, fresh berries and the most incredible buckwheat clusters… they were seriously delicious!

I also had to try their famous hotcakes (and obviously needed to get a snap of them too!) They were served with raspberry curd, berries, meringue and mascarpone. All I can say is… taste sensation!

To balance all those delicious sweet goods, I ordered their ‘Bikini Salad’ which was packed with kale, quinoa, cabbage, beans, beetroot hummus, halloumi and a poached egg – all dressed in a spiced dressing. Something that sounds so simple ended up tasting so yum.

The bill

Green smoothie   $9.90
Mango smoothie   $9.90
Hotcakes   $19.00
Butterfly Pea Chia Pudding   $17.50
Bikini Salad   $18.50

What made us glow

Honestly, I’m still dreaming about those buckwheat clusters!





Bentwood Fitzroy

237 Napier street Fitzroy,
VIC 3065 Australia

(03) 9419 1614
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