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A Minor Place

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Published April 6th 2013
Relaxed eating for the weekend
Choosing a brunch spot on Sunday can be a serious task. Saturday night's antics have finished, and Sunday brunch gives you the chance to debrief your friends on what exactly happened last night. On Sundays, it pays to have a local favourite to gossip in with your friends.

Yet as you reach your haunt, begrudgingly facing the smug looking sun, disaster can strike without warning or compassion. The cafe you chose is bursting with people, and talking with your friends looks like it will have a lot in common with a recap episode of the Real Housewives. On times like these, it pays to consider breaking up with your Sunday cafe and finding somewhere calmer.

Located on the quietest part of Albion Street, A Minor Place, an obviously renovated house-turned-cafe, feels like the cafe equivalent of a cool student house party. It's both relaxed and 'thrown together', and the cheery waiters immediately put you at ease.

The menu is also quite original - it's always nice to find divergences from the cookie cutter standards so many cafes seem to do. Expect to pay a little more for this variety however, as A Minor Place's dishes do lean on the pricey side. A BLT here will set you back $15.50

Two dishes worth trying though are the Mumbler and the Bullseye Bagel. The Bullseye is well toasted with crispy bacon, a poached egg and a hit of salsa. If you can resist the urge to go at this bagel cavemen style, you may have a chance of remaining clean. But fighting the primal urge to grasp this bagel with both hands isn't something we have all mastered; so if you feel your inner brute emerging, be prepared for the egg to go everywhere.

The Mumbler, on the other hand, is a pesto and feta explosion. While the piled on ingredients make it look like the cooks were playing a competitive game of Jenga, the generous servings of pesto and feta are perfect for an empty belly. One side addition of bacon brings this dish a notch higher and is perfect for those craving a big breakfast.

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Why? To avoid the weekend brunch crowd
When: Monday-Sunday; Breakfast-Lunch
Phone: 9384 3131
Where: 103 Albion St Brunswick VIC 3056
Cost: $11-20
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