It’s good vibes only in Rose & Clive. With the Kombi parked out front the vibes start early. Then as you walk in the doors, you are transported to a beachside holiday destination. The atmosphere is completely relaxed, but the air is filled with fresh coffee and food.
Rose & Clive, named after Kate Jensens grandmother, Rose. Living for years around the corner, she rode her bicycle around the Bayside area, where one day in the 40’s she met Clive. Homeless and hungry at Sandringham beach, Rose invited Clive to live in her garage. They kept each other company for many years, without Clive ever speaking a word.
If you look up and to the left, as you walk in the cafe, you can see Rose’s bicycle suspended from the ceiling. As you look around you will also see the abundance of art on the walls, drawn freehand by Kate’s partner, Txiki, also know as The Everyday Dude.
It is simple, honest and wholesome food at Rose & Clive. The fresh ingredients are the stars of the show, with subtle additions to enhance these flavours.
With avocado on toast, but taken up a notch with pickled cucumber and lemon, parsley gremolata. A vegan nacho bowl which is fresh and not heavy, with dehydrated corn sprinkled over the top of the corn chips.
But the one not to miss is the Tomaca. A traditional Spanish inspired dish, from Txiki, which has fresh char-grilled tomatoes, with mount zero olive oil and sea salt. Simple, yet unforgettable.