Who doesn't love brunch? A fantastic fusion between breakfast and lunch that gives cafes and restaurants rite of passage to offer two different types of menus at the same time. I love going on the hunt for a new brunching spot, especially on a Sunday morning when I usually wake up famished.
Well, you only need to walk for a few minutes either side of Melbourne Street to find a quaint café or bustling breakfast spot on any given day, which is where I stumbled across UR Caffe. I was immediately taken by the red door and kitsch façade. There's also some pretty cool rustic stools and tables on the footpath. I can't go past a rustic décor so I was intrigued from the outset.
Inside, the place is small, but not tiny – enough for a good couple of sized tables and some smaller two or three person spaces. The use of the mismatched, vintage, antique, second-hand and up-cycled furniture is impressive, and the blackboard wall displaying the many hot beverage options adds a modern touch.
I was impressed with the service straight away, thankfully there was a table available and we were given menus and a jug of water and glasses as soon as we sat down. Nice. UR Caffe not only offers a good range of both breakfast and lunch style foods, they also offer a fusion of Thai and modern Australian inspired dishes.
Health seems to be a priority for this little establishment, with a good selection of smoothies including a green alkaline (vegan) smoothie, protein smoothie and the usual fruit based concoctions.
The breakfast menu comprises of a selection of topped toasted sourdough, but while that may sound limited, the variety is diverse and the sourdough is sliced thick and piled high. Choices include the likes of eggs, bacon, tuna, salmon, chicken, tomato and avocado. Lunch options are a little more Asian flavoured with choices like fried tofu, Thai fish salad and satay chicken.
If the menu doesn't entice you, there's a display cabinet of pastries and sweets, with gluten free options available. All in all, UR Caffe is a popular, friendly café, worth a visit if you happen to find yourself hankering for a bite between the hours of breakfast and lunch, or even afternoon tea.