Beat Eats

With Georgia Spanos

We all love staples. And when talking breakfast that's the beauty of it really. A good quality slice of toast with vegemite and butter is sometimes all you need to start a chirpy, wholesome day. But by adding a bit of jazz to an original can make your chirpy, wholesome day a special one too. That's what the talented crew at Mr Mister Cafe concur as their carefully crafted menu takes breakfast classics (smashed avocado, obviously) and add a sprinkle of creativity and a garnish of fun. Smashed avocado on seeded bread or quinoa salad with spiced beetroot and goats cheese purée are just some of their friendly options on offer, which I assure will put a spring in your step for the day.
DJ Sprinkles, Jayda G and Peter Van Housen are three heated reasons to join the Inner Varnika party this weekend. But I have another six to get you ironing your suits... Alley Tunes Coffee, Baby Burgers, Dos Disablos, RAWbeet Rice and Dice and Toasta will be dedicatedly stirring, flipping, wrapping, mixing, pressing and sizzlin' for IV friends all weekend. My picks are Dos Disablos’ roasted pork taco and Tosta's Natty Jean, of Mediterranean salsa, capsicum, zucchini, capers, spinach and artichoke. Tastiness aside, the guys working the trucks are a lovely crew with similar interests and conversation to offer – so don't be afraid to get to know them a little better on your boogie breaks.
The Bendigo Hotel have some exciting news to share and this time it's something other than their incredible live music night after night. A new kitchen, The Glory Hole, which has most recently been described as 'pub food gone mad'. To help with the opening of this glorious hole, the venue welcomes a killer lineup of bands, plus, it's completely free. Groove Bandits & The Zombie Jesus Revue will kick off the night followed by Prehistoric Douche and the mysterious Los Amigos. Closing, The Tarantino's. Getting there at 12pm is essential for their Sunday Roast.