172 Oxford Street
Collingwood, VIC 3066
03 9417 5930
There are things to love about Proud Mary. First up, the food’s pretty good and they’re generous with serving size. Secondly, the staff are down-to-earth and the crowd here’s generally unpretentious. And lastly, I just love love love the baby-blue A.C.F. cups they serve their coffees in! I bought a set of 6 different coloured A.C.F. cups recently for a decent sum of money, and guess which one I dropped and smashed? The baby-blue one!! *cry*
Now time to talk about the brunch fare. The girls who took me here recently are really fond of the food menu, especially the smoked pork neck, ricotta hotcakes and pork belly sandwich. They practically visit here at least twice a month!
Serving sizes are generous and the brunch fare hearty. My potato hash did not disappoint, it was nice to see the potato all strung out and not clumped together, and there was a punchy anchovy sauce to keep things interesting. While I’d personally prefer lighter dishes and flavours, the food here definitely has its loyal following of hungry stomachs.
But just to let you know, since my visit, they’ve changed the menu for summer! So it might be different now, all light and refreshing perhaps for the hot days to come?