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Bottomless Brunch @ Mary Eats Cake

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published January 4th 2019
Bottomless Pimms, mimosas and scones
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Actually, you can keep your bottoms on as this event - it is rather about gathering a group of friends together for free-flowing mimosas and Pimms than not wearing any bottoms.

What more could you want on your Sunday morning? The brunch menu is High Tea style including smashed avo, dukkah and feta on toasted baguettes, salmon and dill cream cheese on potato rosti, cheesy bacon savoury and sweet scones, homemade bircher muesli and pastries.

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You will always get bottomless scones with raspberry jam and fresh cream. Depending on your dietary requirements, there might also be a mixed berry acai bowl with crunchy granola & coconut whip, a mini chocolate croissant, and a mini cherry danish.

Enjoy your high tea and free-flowing mimosa and Pimms whilst surrounded by pretty decorations of flowers and vintage teaware.

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These are the savouries we had at Mary Eats Cake. Your savoury items might not be the same but rest assured they will be lovely. Photo @nadinecresswell-myatt

Mary Eats Cake is an exceptional high tea venue on Sydney Road Brunswick and now there is a sister store at Montrose. It is a venue that keeps on reinventing itself, as while it started with high teas, it now does all kind of events, including gin inspired high teas in conjunction with Four Pillars Gin.

The space they provide is elegant and girly with vintage teacups, fresh flowers and dainty cakes

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Bottomless scones as well as cocktails at Mary Eats Cake - photo @nadinecresswel-myatt

Like the décor, the menu is dramatic, eye-catching and cutting edge. Their offerings are always theatrical with silver pots with luscious jams and white cream speckled with red rose petals. Candles glow beneath glass teapots.

Mary Eats Cake
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There are always separate plates for the vegetarians and vegans. No one misses out at Mary's You can tell that owner Jessica Hillbreck is a French-trained pastry chef as the feasts would not be out of place at a table at Versailles. The name, Mary Eats Cake even echoes Marie Antoinette's famous dictum, "Well, let them eat cake!"

Mary Eats Cake
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But what of Mary? For co-owner Sarah de Witt, who is a tea sommelier and the face behind Impala & Peacock artisan teas, she 'is the part in all of us that loves to dress up, drink from vintage, raise our pinkie and feel a bit posh, laugh with friends over champagne, and eye off the last treat on the High Tea stand.'

Mary Eats Cake
Photo @nadinecresswellmyatt

One of the many lovely teas you can have here is *blooming tea. With great aplomb, the waiter places a large sewn bulb of blossoming tea into a teapot of boiling water. As the tea steeps the magic bulb unfurls, and a crown of Asian flowers surface seemingly pushed up by waving fronds that look like Kraken arms.

Mary Eats Cake Flowering Tea
Photo @nadinecresswellmyatt

The resultant fragrant tea not only cleans the palate but, leaves lasting memories.

Montrose & Brunswick: Every Sunday at 10am

$49 per head includes brunch, free-flowing scones, free-flowing mimosas, Pimms and specialty tea and coffee.

Please note alcohol service is between 10 am - 11:30 am and this gives you the chance to finish your brunch with one of the fine teas or coffees.

Please direct questions to the Mary Eats Cake Bookings Team on (03) 8394 5661 or



More about the venues:

Brunswick Venue
(03) 8394 5661
558 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

Montrose Venue
(03) 8394 5661
13 Leith Road, Montrose VIC 3765

*blooming tea is an additional cost to their normal teas which are included in the price.
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Why? To eat cake for breakfast and drink bottomless Pimms
When: Sunday mornings at 10 am
Phone: Brunswick Venue (03) 8394 5661, Montrose Venue (03) 8394 5661
Where: Brunswick Venue (03) 8394 5661 558 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056 Montrose Venue (03) 8394 5661 13 Leith Road, Montrose VIC 3765
Cost: $49 per head includes brunch, free-flowing scones, free-flowing mimosas, Pimms and specialty tea and coffee.
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