The Breakfast Club
Northcote, Victoria, Aus
It is always nice to stumble onto a new place, I have probably driven past it at least two dozen times without a thought, tucked away on St Georges Road in-between a few shops on a small strip, and The Breakfast Club sits unassuming. Small and quaint it oozes the romantic charm of a local café, if you can, head past the counter to the courtyard outside, it is where you want to be for brunch in the summer.
Anyhow, onto the food, the whole menu looked great, a variety of classics and chef inspired dishes; I went with their Cuban sandwich, the potato croquettes and the proverbial “why I can’t afford a house” avocado on toast with a side of mushrooms and relish.
They all came out together and looked on point, I started immediately with the sandwich; it was layered well, pork, ham, cheese, a liberal helping of pickles and a good amount of condiments. The sandwich was pressed to perfection, the right balance of crunch to chew, overall a great start to the meal.
Onto the potato croquettes, served atop chipotle mayo, they were loaded with bacon, avocado and a few poached eggs. The dish was constructed to be delicious, back, potato, avo, chipotle, how could you go wrong, classic flavours done really well and served in an appealing manner, so far they’re batting 100.
Lastly the Avo on toast, simple yet complex. Served on sourdough with feta, dukkah and a few pickled fennel slices and herb salad. The dukkah added welcome texture and flavour to the dish helping cut through the saltiness of the feta and the sweetness of the added relish.
I was thoroughly satisfied with my visit to The Breakfast Club and I can say with 100% confidence I will be back repeatedly.