A few weeks ago I organized an Internations coffee gathering at Industry Bakery in Emmarentia. I had been to Industry briefly once before, but didn’t sit down to eat. This time I ordered a couple of coffees and a full breakfast, so I thought I’d give the place a quick review in 400 words or less.
Before this recent visit I already knew that Industry has a pleasant atmosphere (I love the industrial feel of the interior) and good coffee. But I was surprised by the interesting breakfast menu. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the menu and now I can’t find it online, so I don’t know the exact description of what I ate. But it was innovative and tasty.
The man sitting next to me ordered these beautiful chocolate flapjacks, which contain no sugar and are therefore “Banting-friendly”. I didn’t try them. The man said they were good but could do with a little Banting-unfriendly sweetener. Either way, I love the look and would probably order them solely based on their Instagrammability.
An Industry cappuccino. I believe Industry gets its beans from Bean There Coffee Company.
My Take on Industry Bakery
Quick takeaway from my Industry visit: Great coffee, innovative menu, convenient location (right off Barry Hertzog in the quirky shopping center with Wimpy and District Six restaurant), hip and comfortable atmosphere. Also, Industry is certified halal — a bonus in a community with a large concentration of Muslim residents.
I like it there and I’ll go back. If I’d known about Industry last year when I wrote my “Best Breakfasts in the Jozi ‘Burbs” post, I might have included it.
More 400-word quickie restaurant reviews coming soon.