Venzin Group – the hospitality heroes behind spicy suburban eateries Pawpaw, Pawpaw Asian Kitchen and Mons Thai – brings brunchtime eats and superb caffeine sips to Morningside with its specialty coffee house, Monocle Coffee. This cosy neighbourhood caffeination station serves up high-end house-blend coffee, alongside a soul-warming selection of teas, organic chai, hot chocolate from Mörk, matcha and turmeric superfood lattes, and freshly squeezed orange juice. With its kitchen currently operating Wednesday to Sunday from 7:00 am, Monocle Coffee has plenty of eats to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Indulge in the Pawpaw-inspired potato-hash cakes with poached eggs, turmeric hummus, smashed avocado, haloumi, beetroot relish and dukkah or dive into the pastry goodness that is the croissant eggs benny, which can be enjoyed with bacon, haloumi, salmon or ham. When it comes to grab-and-go eats, Monocle Coffee has got you covered with a line-up of freshly baked pastries – think almond croissants, coconut vegan cake and Pawpaw’s filled doughnuts – as well as a rotating choice of sandwiches, soups and salads. Expect salads loaded with ingredients like green pea and couscous, roasted maple pumpkin and quinoa, brown rice and sweet potato, roasted cauliflower and tahini, and potato with grilled corn. Plus, Monocle Coffee is dog-friendly, so you can bring along your furry friend to brunch too! The cafe is walk-ins only, but you can order your morning brew ahead of pick-up via Bopple.