One of Australia’s favourite brands, Carman’s is bringing something special to breakfast lovers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Carman’s have partnered with a selection of the country’s favourite cafés to launch their new Café Granola range. Well-loved cafés such as Melbourne institution, ST. ALi and the trailblazing Devon Café in Sydney will be serving up dishes inspired by Carman’s latest breakfast offering, Café Granola.
The new Café Granola features baked wholegrain oats in two delicious flavours – Macadamia, Red Apple & Plum with whole chunky Australian macadamias, sweet apple pieces and dried plum, and Almond, Pecan & Maple mixed with coconut, raisins and currants.
During the month of November, breakfast lovers will have the chance to try custom recipes featuring Carman’s Café Granola created by some of Australia’s most respected chefs.
Creator and founder of Carman’s, Carolyn Creswell says, “Café Granola is about bringing the café breakfast experience into your home – so why not reverse this and ask some of Australia’s best cafés to experiment and create their own signature dish using Café Granola?”
“Each chef gets to show off their own interpretation and creative flair, while patrons are able to try Carman’s Café Granola in ways they might not have ever tried at home,” says Creswell.
The Breakfast Club is available now in cafés in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with participating venues including ST. ALi, Devon Café, Dandelion & Driftwood and Il Fornaio.
ST. ALi, South Melbourne VIC: ‘Carman’s Chameleon’ – Coconut sago with Carman’s Macadamia, Red Apple & Plum Café Granola, pineapple, mango puree, fresh mango and black sesame seed.
Created by ST. ALi Group Executive Chef Andrew Gale (former chef and owner of Duchess of Spotswood and head chef at Station Hotel in Footscray). ST ALi. has become an institution in Melbourne thanks to Salvatore Malatesta, known as being a pioneer of coffee in Australia, with businesses in both Melbourne and Sydney including Sensory Lab.
Devon Café, Surry Hills NSW: ‘Peaches ‘N Dream’ – Carman’s Almond, Pecan & Maple Café Granola, vanilla and honey-spiced yoghurt, poached peach, freeze-dried strawberries and pineapple, and honeycomb.
Created by pastry chef extraordinaire Jacqui Ektoros (a former Guillaume Brahimi graduate, alongside of Zachary Tan), Devon has a cult following in Sydney and is known for its fine dining approach to casual café eating.
Il Fornaio, St Kilda VIC: ‘Carman’s Mix and Matcha’ – Carman’s Macadamia, Red Apple & Plum Café Granola with Matcha and chamomile yoghurt, spring fruits, strawberry chia jam, lavender honey and blood orange crackers.
Created by Il Fornaio Head Chef Simon Turner, formerly of Attica and Royal Mail Hotel in Victoria, the St Kilda café is owned and run by brothers Mark and Attil Filippelli, who also co-own Brighton Schoolhouse.
Dandelion & Driftwood, Hendra QLD: ‘The Maillard Reaction’ – French toasted brioche buns lightly fried in butter, sprinkled with Carman’s Almond, Pecan & Maple Café Granola, fresh blueberries, drizzled with maple syrup and sugar dusting.
Created by co-owner and creative director Penny Wolff, Dandelion & Driftwood is known for its classic menu and its specialty coffee. Working alongside business partner and husband Peter Wolff, the dynamic duo also own Queen of Pops and have recently opened their new roastery and espresso bar, Big Bad Wolf.
The Breakfast Club will run from Monday 2 November until Sunday 29 November.
- ST ALi – 12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne VIC (stali.com.au)
- Il Fornaio – 2 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC (ilfornaio.com.au)
- Devon Café – 76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW (devoncafe.com.au)
- Dandelion & Driftwood – Shop 1 / 45 Gerler Road, Hendra QLD (dandeliondriftwood.com)
Carman’s Café Granola is available in Coles, Woolworths and IGA, as well as selected outlets nationally – RRP 500g packs $8.99.