Fort Green – Melbourne
Café newcomer Fort Green is now open and has quickly become a popular eating-place for locals and visitors alike on Northcote’s High Street.
Fort Green is the brainchild of nutritionist Bannie Wiliams and designer Nicholas Cooke, who have created a contemporary health food cafe and soon-to-be-adjoining yoga studio.
This is the couple’s second collaboration following the release of their book ‘The Smoothie Manifesto’ earlier this year.
Fort Green’s minimal aesthetic is carried through from the interior design to the simple and nutritionally focused menu. The duo were driven to create a space that is uplifting and ultimately complements the clean and healthy food that is on offer.
Deviating from the traditional ‘Melbourne cafe menu’, Fort Green focuses on wholefood bowls, smoothies and speciality lattes (rosewater, matcha and turmeric), as well as their collaboration with Maker Fine Coffee.
Popular menu items include the Salmon Bowl with green-tea-smoked salmon, sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, dill and lemon, Coffee and Co Smoothie with Maker espresso, almond butter, cacao, dates, banana and coconut water, and the Vegan Pad Thai Bowl with kelp noodles, pickled vegetables, coriander, chilli, tempeh and nut sauce.
“All our menu items are created using high quality seasonal produce and we prioritise sustainable farming practices wherever possible. Minimal fuss, maximum flavour,” says Bannie.
Located in the heart of Northcote, Bannie and Nicholas are also committed to creating strong community engagement through the Fort Green concept.
“We want to utilise all of the space we have and create a strong synergy between the cafe, yoga studio and our loyal customers. Community wellness workshops, pop-up dinners and urban retreats are on the horizon when the yoga studio opens in January 2018,” adds Bannie.
Fort Green / 202 High st Northcote 3070 / 0400 584 299
Open seven days – weekdays 7am to 4pm – weekends 8am to 4pm
Information & Images Courtesy of Fort Green/Michelle Campbell Minc Communications
Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News
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