Located where Minestra used to operate, Monday's Coffee at Prospect is the third store to be opened, following their first two stores at Gawler Place and Grenfell Street. In addition to Monday's Coffee own range of coffee, you can also enjoy a selection of café-style foods, some of which has a bit of an Australian flair to them.
The slow-cooked pork belly in the Pork Belly Sandwich was succulent and cooked sufficiently to give it a bit of char. The dill mayonnaise added a delightful creamy element to the dish and the lilly pilly apple sauce provided a hint of sweetness. Lilly pilly apple is the fruit from an Australian native tree. We also liked that the ciabatta bread was not over-toasted.
Pork Belly Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While it was listed as a breakfast dish, the Babka French Toast can be enjoyed any time of the day. The use of babka, a Poland braided bread, gave the dish a slightly drier texture compared to the French Toast most Australians are used to. The honey and maple syrup were not too sweet. Apple and blueberries provided an element of freshness and the topping of organic yoghurt brought everything together.
Babka French Toast (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The omelette in the Three Egg Omelette was fluffy and served with native greens, which imparted a slight peppery taste to the dish. We were able to swap the whipped cheese filling for smoked pulled mushrooms, which still retained a bit of bite and had a bit of a smoky flavour. Served with the omelette was a slice of toasted sourdough bread.
Three Egg Omelette (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Pastries were also sold at the store but they were all sold out by the time we were there for lunch. The décor gave the café a rustic feel and off-street parking is conveniently located in the carpark next to the cafe.