Brickwood Coffee & Bread
There’s a rustic feel to Brickwood – all bare wooden boards and wall tiles. There are good lighter breakfast options – granola and freshly made pastries on the counter, including some gluten- and dairy-free options – and the classics are done very well: the smashed avocado is ripe and juicy and plentiful on top of a good thick slice of sourdough, with perfectly runny poached eggs and thick slices of sweet and peppery chorizo. Corn fritters seem to be ubiquitous on brunch menus at the moment, and you can sample some great specimens here, with roasted veg and beetroot crème fraiche. The brioche French toast is sweet and soft and comes with either maple banana or bacon – or both for the greedy bruncher.