When you enter the unassuming brick building on Barkly Street you're all but blown away by the smell of their freshly roasted house blend, and the mouth watering aroma of all the deliciousness within. There's something about the second venture from the boys who opened A Minor Place that keeps you coming back – spearmint walls, copper piping, communal tables, cosy booths and great big terrariums add to the appeal.
Wide Open Road also doubles as a roaster, so you can take home their beans from small batch and change your brew daily if you happen to be a regular. The menu is brunchy, but they also do lunch, and there's a wide open selection that caters for all dietary requirements. Word to the wise – they get super busy on the weekends, and don't take bookings.
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