Gluten free chocolate brownies, homemade vegetarian lasagne, bagels and a specialty Persian soup are the choices that greet you at Café Green Bean at the Coles end of Edith Street.
Its striking wooden roadside bench frontage stands out in this cosy café with the personal touch. Owners and managers Cyrus and Izzy, together with their personally trained staff ensure a friendly welcome to locals and visitors alike.
The food is all baked on the premises bar a few cakes, which ensures their freshness. The menu has a focus on healthy options with quiches and a range of gluten free items. Organic coffee is a specialty offering as Cyrus explains “No bitter after taste unlike espresso. It also helps our local growers.”
They have a wide range of bottled healthy smoothies which they see as a popular trend. Merlo hot chocolate is another popular choice and the baklava is – according to one onsite reviewer – “To die for!”
A particular specialty of Café Green Bean is the Ash-e-reshteh soup bringing in the Persian heritage of the owners. Cyrus lists the ingredients as having ‘several herbs, rice, lamb, beef, black peas’ and is also gluten free. “It’s our most popular soup, particularly on winter days” says Cyrus.
Cyrus and Izzy are no strangers to Wynnum Central having previously run the former Hey Jude café in what is now Colossal Cakes. It was famed for its carvery serves and known as a good local café. They ran other catering businesses in the Birkdale area before returning to Edith Street for a change in pace. Living Bayside they were keen to get back to the Wynnum area with its friendly customers and laid back style.
Unusual requests are common which Cyrus, Izzy and their staff are happy to accommodate. Some neighbouring businesses even get their coffee served with special personal delivery.
Both Cyrus and Izzy featured in Channel 7’s Great South East feature ‘Around the Block’ helping to project the friendly face of Wynnum and its attention to customer service.
With the good food and smiles from behind and in front of the counter this little haven in Edith Street is sure to continue to grow.