Looking for your next fave brunch spot? Proud Sprout has, well, sprouted up in Collingwood, bringing a Nepalese twist to your fave meal of the day.
It’s cafe number two for owners Karishma and Waseem.
- Proud Sprout
- 76 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
- Tuesday – Friday 7am- 4pm
- Weekends 8am – 4pm.
The husband and wife team previously owned Little Temper in Hawthorn, and they’ve utilised their heritage (they grew up in Nepal and Sri Lanka) to put a unique twist on the menu of their latest venture.
Waseem, a qualified architect, even designed the café spaces.
Seating 50, with an outdoor space (bring on summer, right?), the menu features the Rikshawwala; spiced cauliflower, potato, fried eggs and roti paratha, a Nepalese Goat Curry with cumin rice, and a sumptuous smoked trout, sweet potato rosti and avocado hollandaise.
Bacon and eggs can take a long walk off a short pier, we reckon!
Coffee, of course, is on the menu, but it’s the smoothies that caught our eye.
Fancy an Up and Go – granola, cocao, banana, honey and milk?
Or perhaps a Cha Cha Matcha – matcha, tumeric, avocado, spinach. lemon, coconut milk and agave – is more your style?
Smith Street just got a little bit cooler (if that was possible).
About the owners
Karishma fondly remembers the distinctive flavours when visiting her grandparents’ farm in Nepal – a real paddock to plate experience.
She’s is a self confessed ‘foodie’ and made it her sole purpose in life to follow her passion for food.
“Back home in Nepal, you would never dream of working in hospitality,” she says.
“You are either told to be a doctor, engineer or some other professional occupation.”