If the name Amit Maharaj is familiar to you, then there’s a fair chance you regularly frequent West End Park Cafe on Montague Road. Amit and his father opened the eatery in 2003, and since then the cafe has been a mainstay, offering grab-and-go bites and freshly brewed coffee to locals and workers alike. It was a joint vision of Amit and his father to open another locale – one that celebrated eating, drinking and loving life – and after his father’s passing in 2009, Amit committed himself to actualising his father’s philosophy and making good on this vision. Table 26 (named thusly as reference to Amit’s father’s birthday) is the result of that hard work – a vibrant corner cafe designed in conjunction with Pencil Ink that serves up Campos coffee, breakfast bites and lunch and dinner options with a scrumptious twist.
Table 26 was designed to be more of a dedicated bar and eatery as opposed to West End Park Cafe’s pit-stop aesthetic. Patrons can take a seat at any table (except for table 26, which is permanently reserved for Amit’s father as tribute) and leisurely browse the extensive menu that caters for a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Favourites of Amit’s father feature, with Pop’s Paratha (grilled flat bread filled with spicy scrambled eggs) sharing menu space with the likes of banana French toast, eggs benedict sliders, sandcrab omelettes and vege fritters. The lunch and dinner menu features a selection of foot-long rectangle pizzas, a deconstructed burrito plank where you can construct your own mouthfuls, wagyu ragu, and Nutella pizza and hazelnut affogatto for dessert. As far as drinks are concerned, Table 26 has the goods – vegan shakes, organic tea from The Botanica Tea Co. (Table 26 is the fist retail location to stock it), tap beers and wines are available.
If you’ve been seeking a new destination that pairs warm and friendly service with nourishing nosh, we think you’ll get a kick out of Table 26. Head to the Stumble Guide for more details.