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Marmalade Cafe

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by Tarryn Guttenberg (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
Published April 22nd 2012

Hidden among a tiny set of strip shops in Brighton East, this little gem was a welcome surprise. The cafe is homely and relaxing with both sidewalk and indoor seating. Marmalade is open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sun and also for dinner on Fridays till 9pm.

The staff are extremely warm and accommodating and welcome each patron with a smile.

The occasion I visited Marmalade cafe was brunch, which is probably one of Melbournites favourite activities and Marmalade cafe does not disappoint.

The breakfast menu is extremely varied with muffins, eggs all ways, Croissants, porridge (including gluten free rice porridge), yogurt, fruit, granola, French toast, omelettes and the list goes on.

I dined with 4 friends who ordered a variety of menu items with great reviews. I and one other friend ordered poached eggs on toast. I ordered mine with gluten free toast (after having a range of breads offered to me) and my friend added vine tomatoes. The eggs were fantastic with one of the nicer gluten free breads I have had.

Other dishes ordered included thick fruit toast (2 generous slices provided), A huge mushroom omelette that looked fantastic, a toasted tuna sandwich (including finely chopped corn, and a rainbow of capsicum) and a round of coffees, which were also delicious. The cafe also makes fresh squeezed juices.

The prices started as low as $4.00 through to $16.00 for larger dishes.

A highly recommended cafe in suburban bliss.
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Why? This little gem was a welcome surprise.
Where: 763 Hawthorn Rd, Brighton East, Victoria 3187
Cost: Low to mid-range
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