What it is – A cafe in Oakleigh. While Oakleigh is FULL of cafes and restaurants almost all serving some kind of Greek food – 5FIVE is one of the newer additions.
What is it good for – Breakfast – till 3 on weekends. Lunch, dinners, snacks, coffee, tea, cakes and fresh bread.
Why did I go – My sister saw her ex husband on the weekend with his fiancé. An awful experience that could only be perked up with breakfast after 12. Of all the cafes to choose from the on trend black, white and yellow decor had my sister, who is an interior designer, smiling again.
Why do I rate it – Their smashed avo is deliciously smashing. Particularly appealing to a vegetarian who enjoys a big breaky, the roasted tomatoes were perfect, avo was generous, fetta crumbled, and with the poached egg I added it was a party in my mouth. I'm not a balsamic person, and I definitely don't like rocket, however they really compliment this dish in a subtle way and any cafe that can change my mind on foods from my "wish they didn't exist" list, get's a big old thumbs up from me.
You may have noticed if you have read any of my other reviews that I am coffee-illiterate. Hate the stuff, won't go near it. Tea on the other hand is my poison. Five5 serves one of my all time favourite brands, Tea Leaf. It's Australian, and their honeydew green tea is luscious.
Then there's the bread. They bake their own Artisian bread and OH BOY is it good. I went there for breakfast and went home with three loaves of bread, which disappeared at home before the day ended....
Overall they have great tea, great food, great decor – and are super kid friendly. I do however wish they had heaters outside as we got there late and there was no more room inside.