Part yoga, part cafe, part retail space, part meditation studio. The Beatt in Armadale sure does wear a lot of hats.
What started as a light and breezy brunchery has grown into something closer to a Wellness Hub. A place you can come and grab a soy latte, maybe some beetroot and avo smash, then settle in for a mindfulness seminar or stress reduction workshop.
The menu is skewed pretty heavily towards the healthy end of the spectrum. The token ‘binge’ item is a Chili Con Carne, made from spiced organic lamb mince and served on steamed basmati rice with a limey avo smash (and if that counts as a binge, you need to re-think your priorities). The clear winner for us is the Green Omelette: a super fluffy whipped egg number, infused with basil and spinach oil and topped with snow-white Meredith goats feta. Even meatheads will have to acknowledge, this thing is bloody delicious.
You can sign up for classes via The Beatt’s website—there’s a helpful calendar to show you what’s coming up, you can even filter by your favourite instructor. Ashtanga flow, Vinyasa sessions, Mat Pilates, Yin and Hatha Yoga, you can do them all. You can even sign up for guided ‘soundshowers’: you literally lie down, close your eyes, and absorb the calming sound of Tibetan bowls, chimes, flutes and vocal harmonies.
If you’re really keen, you can sign over an entire day to The Beatt. They call these things ‘Urban Retreats’, a combination of Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes, meditation, a healthy lunch and snacks, 1-on-1 treatments and a wellness-focussed presentation. It’s about as much Zen as you can cram into a single sitting.
Image credit: Griffin Simm