Rise and shine! Early start for a Saturday but we wanted to avoid crowds that always gather outside this Fitzroy happening establishment and see if it's worth all the action.
Lucky for us, we do beat the crowds and are offered a choice of seats in the airy dining room. Service is friendly, enthusiastic (almost American on the spectrum of international waiting scale of chirpiness) and our OJ's arrive quickly complete with a polka dot paper straw - a nod to the edginess of the neighbourhood!
I like that I'm also given a cheek of lemon when my dish arrives but I mistake the cubed smoked trout for tomato and spent a moment hunting for the trout! It's a zippy fresh dish but the volume of avocado and fetta overwhelm the trout somewhat so I think I'd prefer slices or bigger cubes and pay more for it. It's generous in every other element - salsa verde, avocado, fetta but just not the trout and I had ordered it thinking it would be the main aspect and not just a garnish!
Steve's dish is a generously thick, crispy edged, hash brown topped with a mushroom duxelle and a poached egg. It's really tasty and a rich combination of powerful flavours.
Our pots of tea are cute and it's good tea. The thing is though, it all comes on a board and then there's no room on the table for anything else especially when the food comes and have to play Tetris with everything. Small price to pay though.
All in all it's a lovely breakfast and worth the early morning. The hype and crowds have got it right!