Not exactly health food, just food that's good for you
Sometimes it seems like the Instagram-driven #superfood, #cleaneating craze has whitewashed any semblance of creativity from new businesses, that it's tempting to go out for a meat pie instead. So when Uncommon arrived in Windsor, it was refreshing to see a café that ticks the boxes on Instagram worthiness and health factor, but doesn't quite rub a kale and chia seeds in your face.
Uncommon's menu is dominated with ethically sourced, organic and sustainably grown seasonal produce. They don't exactly shout this from the rooftops, but they do let the ingredients sing on their own by doing relatively little to them and presenting plates in a way that really makes each dish a feast for the eyes. The cafe menu includes an açai berry chia pudding with seasonal fruit, and the daily baked muffins are not just good enough to eat, they're also gluten and refined sugar-free.
For dinner, chef Matt Kennedy aims to show diners that you can get great rich flavours without relying on processed ingredients. He does this by showcasing an impressive range on the menu from the simply cooked chicken (free-range of course) and sour onions, to the rich red duck curry.
Next time you feel like a healthy brunch with a little less soapboxing, you know where to go.
60 Chapel St, Windsor
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 7am-3.30pm; Thu-Fri 7am-11pm; Sat-Sun 8am-11pm|