Bunker’s protege Roost to open weekdays
By handing over the Kelvin Grove Village Markets stall to manager Matthew Vale, Bunker owner Marcus Allison hoped Matthew would add a new energy, growing it the way Marcus planned to grow Bunker.
It seems the split has served both espressoheads well, with Marcus extending Bunker’s trading to include Saturdays with three brunch options sneaking into the mix, and Roost about to open as a permanent cafe.
Situated on the corner of Prospect Terrace and Kelvin Grove Road, Roost’s new weekday nook is a lattice-filled, aviary-esque space set amongst the gardens. Bringing the same quality and ethical focus that Marcus created Bunker with, Matthew is serving up his own range of iced coffees, using organic sugar, a double ristretto and cream-topped organic milk. Using West End-based Blackstar’s Revolution blend, as well as a weekly rotated single origin blend from Cup, it seems the Brisbane coffee community is a sharing, caring, close-knit bunch.
You can currently find Roost at 190 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove from 6:30–10:00 am, with trading hours extending until around 3:30 pm once its den of dreams opens in a week’s time.
The Bunker brunch menu, available 6:15 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays, includes:
1. Barambah Organic natural cream-top yoghurt with raspberries, blueberries, grapes, walnuts, macadamias, almonds and a sprig of mint.
2. Croissant with leg ham and Barambah Organic labna, with fennel, sea salt and chilli jam.
3. Brunch quiche made of organic eggs, Barambah Organic feta, semi-dried tomatoes and spinach.
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