Last week a new cafe opened on Brunswick St in between Magic Lantern Studio and Alice and Co (near My Beautiful Laundrette). It’s called Pollen Industries and it has an interesting story. Opened by two former pastry chefs with experience working in London, Pollen Industries serves fine coffee and a variety of home baked treats, including meat or vegetable pasties (similar to Spanish empañadas or English pasties but with a Caribbean twist) and cakes, all created from bio-dynamic hand ground flour. There’s also homemade pickles with more new things to come.
For coffee and cake or a light lunch Pollen Industries offers something new and different on Brunswick St. They don’t do is standard breakfast, so if you want avocado on toast go across the road to Newtown SC or elsewhere for eggs or more complicated things.
Pollen Industries are also working with their neighbours Magic Lantern Studio and Alice and Co to improve the appearance of their trio of terraces, with plans to install a replica awning on the facade to restore the terrace’s original Victorian appearance.