Don’t worry Revolver is not named after a gun, so little ones will not be corrupted by a visit! Rather it’s named after the Beatles, “Revolver” album and cogs that revolve. So there are no gun images to be seen, rather Revolver is a gentle, old worldy cafe with a hipster twist. Carefully restored to its former glory some years ago, Revolver is an imposing Victorian corner building that was once a local grocery shop. With a lacework wrap around balcony providing a generous awning, it’s a lovely spot to bask in the afternoon sun outside or shelter from the rain under outdoor heaters with a blanket on your knees.
Inside, there’s a touch of steam punk in the detailing. Carved cogs, bell jar cake covers, wooden counters and old signage co-exist beside manga style murals and contemporary packages of teas, juices and coffees.
The staff are also old school, in that they are gentle and polite. Something that is often overlooked in the more trendy and popular haunts around town. Although there is nothing specific here for kids in the way of entertainment, it’s ideal, as the staff are attentive and chatty with youngsters and the cafe is popular with the after school snackers and their mums and dads and Marc the owner always looks pleased to see them.
The hidden details (like the steam punk floor mural in the toilets) are exactly the kinds of details young ones notice. The food here is good and the breakfasts are ever popular, so expect queues on the weekend. The ginger hotcakes with pear and ricotta are a welcome twist on brunch time pancakes and the big brekkies served in the pan are legendary as are the slow cooked lamb bruchetta For lighter fare there are sourdough toasts and watch out for the changing cake displays and passionfruit cream slices available on weekends only! There are babycinos with marshmallows and old school milkshakes available for little sweet tooths.