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Published November 12th 2017
Coffee, breakfast and lunch with a dash of humour
Another morning, another quirky cafe serving great coffee in Melbourne; is there an end to places serving Melbourne's favourite drink? Probably not. Good cafes serving coffee in all its forms, innovative breakfasts and lunches and everything else in between are here to stay. Truman Cafe does all that and more. It also has a sense of humour.
Start your breakfast off with a healthy Brooke Shields or Jane Fonda juice, the former a fruit juice of orange, pineapple, apple and passionfruit, the latter a vegetable juice of kale, spinach, celery, ginger. apple and cucumber. Or you could try a David Bowie or Samantha Fox smoothie. The all-day breakfast has the traditional breakfast offerings of toast, eggs, porridge, hotcakes and of course, smashed avo on toast with cornbread, poached eggs and chorizo crumble but also many innovative breakfast dishes. You could try the breakfast burrito, the Truman breakfast or Middle Eastern breakfast for something different.
Salads, sandwiches, wraps and burgers offer a wide variety for lunch with some Middle Eastern flavours coming through a few of the dishes. There is a kids' menu too. Check out all the delicious dishes here.
The quirky decorations of this cafe make great conversation starters or musings on where do these all come from and what do they mean. Judging by photos on Instagram and Facebook these decorations keep changing depending on the time of year and any days worth celebrating and/or the mood of the staff member charged with changing these. There could be a dinosaur next to your morning coffee, toy soldiers climbing the wall or old objects of interest arranged on shelves. A sense of humour is part of this cafe and its staff, as witnessed earlier this year by the invention of an avocado latte, the reporting of which even made the overseas press.