Perhaps better known for its coffee (roasted on site), Workshop has extended its opening hours, and now serves food into the evening. On the ground floor, tables are close together, with the coffee roaster and large barista counter occupying a big chunk of the space. In the evening, a good selection of bar snacks (pig-skin grissini with apple sauce, corn ‘frittettes’ with spiced yoghurt) is served here, while upstairs there’s a short dinner menu.
From this, the Dexter burger looked like a cartoon version, with a picture-perfect brioche bun, a slab of comté and some chipotle mayo. Deep-fried ratte potatoes were a treat. Wild mushroom pithivier was nicely crisp, and accompanied by pea laksa. Breakfasts are just as tempting: toasted banana bread, with date and orange jam and espresso mascarpone, for example. Decor is spacious and light, with long tables for groups and an elegant bar; industrial exposed brick is softened by flower arrangements on each wooden tabletop. Finish with a house roast, such as Juana Mamani from Bolivia.