This little hole-in-the-wall café is sitting on the main road-side of Dee Why, so if you’re not from the area, we recommend you head here on your way to the beach. If you are from the area, well, maybe you should settle in here more regularly.
The menu at Brew & I is concise and simple (just the way I like it), with one side dedicated to eats and the other to drinks. On the food front, you’re basically only choosing between pimped toast, a smoothie bowl or loaded brekky rolls. But when it comes to drinks, it’s all about brews (they even do a bullet brew), broths and smoothies.
The MF shroom involves a large and meaty oven-roasted garlic mushroom on brown sourdough with all the toppings. Read: dill cashew cheese and chopped medley tomatoes and red onion. Just as it should be, the mushroom is a garlicky delight and the crispy sourdough stands up to the challenge of maintaining it’s crispness (that’s a word, right?) until I could shovel it into my gob. Not a single bit of sog in sight.
But if you’re feeling that #healthlife, then you can keep it ridiculously clean here. Between the bone broth sitting on the drinks menu, to the coconut kefir shots and smoothie bowl, you’ll be well catered for. Alternatively, order a doughnut by Butter Boy Bakes and the big ol’ ham and egg roll before, ahem, rolling home.
Image credit: Caitlin Hicks