The Hood Cafe is located on the corner of Kenrick St and Union St.
First things first, it has an awesome gelato bar- hello new favourite hang for summer.
I got my usual cappuccino which was really lovely and smooth, not the best but close. La and myself also got a breakfast juice each- freshly made kale, apple, celery and ginger which was amazing. A1 & D2 also got freshly squeezed juices: tropicana- passionfruit, orange, lemon and strawberries, also amazing. Wolf got the chai tea which she said was also lovely. All in all an easy 9/10 from us.
Being a very new cafe and very busy there was a wait on food, but the waitstaff were lovely and were very apologetic. A1 and myself go the egg benedict brioche roll with ham, which was extremely delish. La and Wolf got the smashed avocado and both added mushroom, both said it was a 9/10 based on taste, and would've been a 10/10 if it had another piece of sourdough to make it a little more filling. D2 got the poached eggs on toast with relish and added bacon, very yum. The gelato was so full of flavour they were amazing! Some of the flavours include: peanut butter choc chip, coconut, chai... they also have some lovely sorbets. So overall a 9/10 for food from us.
The Hood has it's hipster thing going on. And who can go past that gelato bar! As The Hood has taken over both the corner Fruit Shop and Video Easy, so they have turned a big space into I am sorry but again, an amazing gelato bar and cafe with plenty of seating including funky booths. From what we've seen the waitstaff are lovely and attentive. All in all easy 5/5 for atmosphere from me.
All in all The Hood is shaping up to be a favourite hot brunch/ breakfast/ gelato haunt this summer. I know I will be there!! The Hood's coffee and juices were really really good, especially their juices. Their food is full of flavour, and we would've given them a 10/10 if they were a bit bigger. Atmosphere was everything you wanted from a funky cool hipster cafe. All in all a high recommendation from us at NWB.
Don't forget to try the gelato!
Brunch on Newcastle,
Ja and Company xoxo.