One of our favourite cafés – Coffee Chakra
This morning we headed out of Beechworth to one of our favourite cafés, the excellently delicious (to mix adverbs with adjectives) Coffee Chakra in Myrtleford. It’s worth the 20-minute drive from Beechworth (through bucolic farmland) to sample their fare.
Vick and his team roast their own coffee and produce an abundance of high quality, interesting and exceptionally tasty food. The café has an Indian influence with fabulous curries & kedgeree but also has an eclectic selection of breakfast and lunch options. Our party devoured quinoa poached eggs and a baked berry crumble with vanilla yoghurt. Their golden turmeric latté is a winner, thanks to Vick’s Indian heritage and the pot brewed real chai (no sweet chai powder here) was passed around and tasted by all because it was so damn good. After a few blissful hours of conversation, it was on to round two…..more coffee (with expertly frothed milk) and a piece of chocolate and beetroot cake to share.
Myrtleford is slowly getting a touch of funk, with a few establishments popping up, worthy of the drive and a visit. The Village Trader is another favourite, a stylish little homewares store focusing on sustainable, practical and beautiful.
And every time we drive into Myrtleford, we remember just how gorgeous it is. Think views of rock escarpments on Mt Buffalo, a lush green valley with the Ovens River snaking through and super friendly locals, due in no small part to the Italian charm & influence in the Ovens Valley, following post-war migration.
We love a birthday celebration and the excuse to travel for fab food & great service.