2a Prospect Hill Rd
Camberwell, VIC 3124
03 9882 7359
It has been ages since my last brunch post! Partly because I’ve been veering away from cafes serving poached et al… Instead, I’ve been going for things like souvlaki bars, Japanese bentos, yum cha and tacos.
All that said, my Wednesday brunch troop has recently increased by one. There are several places in the East that I’ve yet to visit, so I listed them all and got Fakegf to pick where to go. And I brought Fatbee with me, that’s how we ended up in this small but busy cafe in Camberwell.
Houseblend & Single Origin Ethiopian Guji piccolos – 3.8
(By Rosso Coffee)
I was briefly excited when I spied bags of Proud Mary beans sitting on a shelf, but that’ll only be happening at a later date. Fakegf had the houseblend piccolo by Rosso Coffee, which was well made but tasted mild and… (to my tongue) with hints of lipstick! Always a fan of African beans, I tried the single origin and found its enjoyable dark berried fruitiness to be reminiscent of coffees from Axil.
Truffled Brioche – $17
Sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, poached eggs & truffled hollandaise (+ smoked salmon $5)
Fakegf and I are fans of anything with truffles but not hollandaise… posing a hair-pulling choice conundrum with this dish. Then Fatbee saved the day by ordering it, and it turned out that the hollandaise sauce was actually good and not overly rich. The thick slice of brioche bread was very satisfying too!
Rocket, herbs & goats cheese omelette – $14
Served with sourdough toast
Meanwhile, Fakegf picked a simple but luscious vegetarian omelette, which came with a thick slice of delightful sourdough bread.
Chorizo Croquettes – $16.5
Served with poached eggs & smoked tomato vinaigrette
And here’s my brunch choice. Something different from what I’d normally have actually, and it was good! Creamy, tasty and not overly salty… my dish was nicely counterpointed with a delightfully smoky chopped tomato relish.
And of course we can’t have a brunch post without a gratuitous shot of yolk porn…!
After such a long spell way from brunching, I must say I really enjoyed this leisurely brunch session with Fatbee and Fakegf. Let’s do this more!!