A stunning, greenery adorned cafe just off James Street, The Green is part plant store, part eatery. But while the plants and pastel pink interiors may steal your focus upon entry, the Middle Eastern menu is their more than worthy counterpart.
Say goodbye to avo on toast as you know it. Instead, gorge on avocado on manoush (traditional Levantine flatbread) with Persian fetta, za’atar (a blend of spices and sesame) and green tomatoes, or The Green shakshuka with smoked labne (thick and creamy strained yoghurt), chilli and Turkish bread—think a frittata on flavoursome steroids.
The Green’s celebration of Lebanese cuisine comes even more alive in their share-style lunch menu. You and your table can dive into the likes of Vannella burrata with blood orange and chilli jam, octopus with saffron aioli, or grilled zhug marinated lamb cutlets. A selection of funky house crafted cocktails and mocktails like Babylon and Beirut Mule partner perfectly with the flavoursome feeds.
Not only is The Green your one-stop shop for all things aesthetics and brunch, but it’s also your new go-to for takeaways, offering up grilled lamb, pork or charcoal chicken in portions sizes varying from 100g to 1.2kg. Pair any or all with a plethora of salad options like tabouli with Turkish bulgur and pomegranate seeds, or roasted kipfler and purple potato salad with green beans and radicchio, fresh and ready to enjoy.
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