No, there are no fools rushing in here. Rather, this Martin Street cafe is filled with satisfied folks like myself. ‘Wise men say’ is a charming family run cafe in Brighton, with a a real cosy vibe. Its relaxed atmosphere is accentuated by warm lighting, recycled timber floorboards, and a homely fit out that features top hat light shades. You get the sense staff here enjoy working in such a close knit cafe. In actual fact, ‘Babushka’ (the grandmother of the family) regularly drops in for a coffee, and even No doubt works her magic in the kitchen baking the cafes sweets. Her signature Apple Cake, and Russian Custard Slices in the glass cabinet were very hard to resist.
The All day menu features Coconut soaked forbidden black & red rice porridge, Soft Shell Crab Burgers, and the Potato Rosti smoked salmon stack
Head barista and son of the owner, Dennis, made me a long black using Axil’s seasonal blend. It had little if any bitterness, a beautiful floral aroma, and a wonderfully balanced body. It’s so refreshing to find great coffee in Brighton, served by a down to earth team.
As the King himself did say… Like a river flows surely to the sea, some things are meant to be.
Wise Men Say
151 Martin Street
Brighton VIC 3186