Two Tables Cafe
Clayfield’s charming plant-based eatery Two Tables Cafe is a genuine family affair. Owned and operated by hospitality veteran Alannah McFadzean and her children Annie and Alex, the cafe runs on the goal of offering simple and wholesome food, done well. The menu stretches from breakfast until lunch, and offers up the likes of pancakes with maple syrup and coconut ice-cream, grilled vegetable stacks, haloumi burgers, arancini bites and nourishing acai bowls. Although predominantly offering vegan and vegetarian bites, Two Tables also gives patrons the option of adding eggs or dairy should they desire. Single O is the coffee of choice, which supplemented with a range of teas, smoothies and kombucha. Everything is made in house where possible, and goods such as the chips and vegan cheese are sourced from artisan growers and makers. Although there are more than two tables at Two Tables Cafe, the namesake surfaces boast a fair bit of history between them. One table is a former workbench from the Old Museum that has been given new life as a large communal table, while the other is a desk that belonged to the late music journalist, author and broadcaster Richie Yorke, a mentor of Alex’s who features in the cafe’s decorating across a series of photographs and keepsakes – a must-see for fans of music history.
The hotspot has recently expanded its service to include evenings from Wednesday through to Sunday, wowing the dinner crowd with its menu of vegetarian burgers, vegan pizzas and salads. Oh, and Two Tables Cafe is also BYO, so diners are more than welcome to bring their favourite wine to dinner.