Is this the French toast that can beat Gingerlee‘s? The French toast with maple yogurt and hazlenuts at new cafe restaurant Provenance on Smith St (where Deelish cafe used to be) is outstandingly delicious. I’m very impressed with Provenance for several reasons.
My friend had the scrambled eggs with cured trout, which was simply presented but excellent, with wonderful multigrain toast. The coffee is very good. You can download the complete menu (163kb PDF) and they’re also on FaceBook.
The interior is light and open and preserves the wonderul pressed tin ceiling of the original Coles grocery store, the first premises of the Coles retail empire. Although the Provenace website is a bit amateurish, it does contain (albeit on an old Deelish page) a recognition of the building’s history as the former Coles shop. I really like that and I’m looking forward to returning to try the dinner menu.
Courtesy of Fitzroy local history photograph collection / ID: CL PIC 498 / photographer: unknown / copyright: Fitzroy library owns image (although it may be out of copyright and in the public domain) / used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1914-1919