Walk into Two Sugars café at any given moment and it’s abuzz with life. There’s no denying that the Highton venue has become a favourite for locals and it’s success helped create their second venture on Pakington Street in Geelong West.
“Highton has a very local and community feel – it’s a very rustic, very warm ambience. We have a lot of regular customers here where they eat for breakfast and they’ll come back and dine in the evening as well,” the owners of Two Sugars remarked.
Part of the charm of Two Sugars – aside from it’s sophisticated yet rustic décor – is its ability to transform from all-round café by day to modern Italian restaurant by night.
“What we wanted to achieve is to give people what they wanted and give a variety of food. There’s modern Italian and obviously Australian on the menu as well,” the owners say.
During the day indulge yourself with the all day breakfast on offer with a New York Bagel, pancakes and brioche French toast featuring on the menu or opt for a traditional lunch option of Thai beef salad and salt and pepper calamari.
For those wanting a quick snack, there’s even more on offer in the display cabinets at the front and you’ll soon find yourself wanting one of each.
When the sun sets the Italian side of the venue comes to the forefront and instantly the mood shifts. There’s a strong focus on authenticity with various ingredients from the menu made from specific regions in Italy and the restaurant even hires Italian staff to share their culture.
It’s not surprising then that customers are visiting for breakfast and dinner, as with the shift in menu Two Sugars turns into a completely different venue, though one thing that stays the same is their focus on quality dishes and attentive service.
Where: 7/65-71 Barrabool Road
Highton 3216, Victoria
When: Mon 7am-5pm Tue-Sun 7am-late
Contact: 5244 5711
Written and Photographed by Amanda Sherring