The group behind Street Talk Espresso has opened a second venue, launching health-conscious café Sons of Mischief in Highett.
Co-owners, Dean Fourtzis and Rishit Patel have worked side-by-side at Street Talk Espresso since 2009, inspiring them to open a second cafe utilising both of their skill sets.
Fourtzis has successfully operated Armadale brunch institution, Street Talk espresso for 10 years, having also owned his own coffee company, The Agency Espresso from 2013-2017. Head chef Patel previously owned a 100-seat restaurant in India and has done stints in kitchens across Accor Group, The Pullman and Mercure Albert Park.
The café’s menu is heavily influenced by Fourtzis’ cultural and family background: Fourtzis is Greek, but his mother lived in Israel & Egypt before settling in Australia.
The breakfast menu includes the greens bowl, which is filled with charred cauliflower, snow peas, brussels sprouts, pumpkin hummus, baked sweet potato, toasted seeds and lemon vinaigrette; smashed avo with crispy saganaki, chilli herb salt, toasted seeds, aged balsamic, fresh hers and Rustica HQ toast; and granola with saffron poached baby pear, fresh seasonal fruit, mango and berry panna cotta, cinnamon Co-yo and The Wild Hempnola.
Lunch offers a mixture of hearty and healthy options such as paleo zucchini pasta tossed with charred king prawns, dairy free basil pesto, toasted pistachios and a strong zing of lemon.
Sweet options include a tower of buttermilk pancakes served with Nutella cream, Canadian maple, smashed hazelnuts and fresh berries.
Sons of Mischief is fully licensed, with a bottomless brunch that includes one breakfast item and unlimited mimosas, espresso martinis, beer, cider and wine for a two hours.
Coffee is by Niccolo and includes filter coffee batch and cold brew alongside espresso.
Fourtzis and Patel have created a bright space, using a clean colour palette throughout with neon signs adding a pop of colour. A custom built concrete bench takes centre place as guests enter the space.
One the last Sunday of each month, 15 per cent of Sons of Mischief’s takings will be donated to well-deserving charities.