If you are on the hunt for brunch in Fitzroy and need a good dose of eggs, then I can attest to the four places I've been to (and return to often). They all have great service, ample seating options both indoors and outdoors, happy for you to stay for a couple of hours and all do good coffee. That is a must right?
The humble egg seriously has to be one of my favourite foods. I actually think it is, as I mentioned it in a survey recently when I was asked what food I loved. I hope they didn't think it was too simple an answer. Anyway, grab your friends, stack of magazines, a good book or your laptop and check out the following:
If scrambled eggs is your thing then you have come to the right place. Not only will you get a decent sized serving, but you can add stuff too. I chose avocado and grilled haloumi with lemon juice. It comes with fresh baked Convent bread and if you are hungry after this, then wow. It did set me back about $16-$17, but with free WiFi, a massive wooden table out in the sun and ability to stay for awhile it's pretty good value.
This meal is iconic. I think it might even be Lentils signature breakfast dish. Much talked about and loved, it comprises poached eggs, onions sauteed in cinnamon, rocket, potato rosti and a yoghurt sauce. Lentils is pay as you feel so please be generous, as they provide an amazing service to the community by offering wholesome food. The plus is you can sit outside all around the restaurant or on communal tables indoors.
My friend and I loved their menu so much, we ordered two things and decided to share. It was just too confusing trying to choose one dish. The whipped fetta with roasted tomato and avocado was the bomb. Sultry, soft and creamy, the fetta matched perfectly with the sweet and plump ripeness of the tomato. Simple yet delectable.
The second was the soft-shell breakfast taco. Filled with guacamole, refried beans, scrambled eggs and red cabbage, I'll be honest, there is no ladylike way to eat this. Not first date material and if anyone knows how to eat it without wearing it, drop me a line. Needless to say it's pretty darn good.
I really love the quaint charm of this place. My friends and I sat at the back and I ordered the poached eggs with roasted mushrooms, ricotta, walnuts and basil. It was a super late brunch and incredibly tasty. The texture of the walnuts and bread with the soft egg was really lovely and sitting outside in the sun always makes a meal more enjoyable.
And if you sleep in and completely miss brunch altogether, just order a fresh baguette jammed with roast beef, rocket and chutney. My friend got it with a side of chorizo, not that he was hungover but I'm sure if you were, it would resolve your situation straight away. Either that or a Bloody Mary.