The Breakfast Club – Northcote, Vic, AU

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.

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Lady Bower – Reservoir, Vic, AU

Lady Bower
Reservoir, Vic, AU

I found myself with a little time to kill on the Friday before I started my new job back in Australia, not wanting to let the opportunity go to waste I found company and went to lady bower for brunch. I was feeling extremely peckish and I wasn’t sure what would curb my hunger and cravings so I bravely asked the waiter if he could give me a half serve of almost every side along with a poached egg and some sourdough toast.

Then it arrived, in all its glory, poached eggs, avo, toast, rosemary mushrooms topped with crumbled goats curd, fat bacon, potato rosti, tomato relish, sautéed Swiss chard and a sausage.

It was spectacular, every element of a breakfast you could want; washed down with a very good coffee.
I was very glad to see that 3 years later and the quality and service was as good, if not, better than what it was before I left.

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