CARVERS & CO. | Where to eat: Next to Bergs' East Coast Road outlet, tucked below the new Thunder Rock School (43 East Coast Road, 2nd floor) is this cosy blue and black-signaged 40-seater with a homely, community feel. Chalkboard menus, wooden tables, mirrors for expanded space effect, magazine tear-outs on the back of an armoire... you see the influence of an Italian farmstay on Carvers. Owner, and former stakeholder of One Man Coffee, Sarah Lin was bitten by the Italian hospitality bug during her honeymoon. What to eat: Roasts, and equally food coma-inducing dishes. Expect some of the menu items to be familiar (like the toad in the hole, still served with candied bacon jam, $15 – this time not as cloying, upped with truffle oil). Coffees ($4-$6.50) are as good, made mainly by Yue Ling from beans roasted by Common Man Coffee Roasters. He honed his skills in Melbourne. The Margaret River wagyu main served with thyme-roasted garlic confit and addictive balsamic caramelized onions (serves one, two or four, $40/$75/$150) is a fixture, although the rest of the food menu will be made up of rotating specials. We hope you get to try the moist roast turkey (with rosemary, thyme and bacon, served with honey-glazed carrots and soft mash, $30), and stunning porchetta served with apple chutney and aioli ($30). Brunch is also a big affair here, and we'd recommend the creamy, slightly salted peanut butter and banana French toast ($11.90, add $3 for additional candied bacon – aka 'Elvis').