We had tried to go to Breakfast Thieves once before, almost exactly one year ago actually but it wasn't open. It must have been the Anzac day public holiday. And then we promptly forgot about it until this Saturday.
As we approached, there were lots of people milling about so we weren't convinced we'd secure a table but in reality there were some spots inside and out. Not sure why there were people just loitering; maybe takeaway coffee or maybe just a popular residential corner in Fitzroy for congregating...
SPANISH GYPSY DANCE - Spanish morcilla (black pudding) served with crisp rosemary & parmesan polenta bars, chilean pebre, cherry tomatoes, pickles, basil oil & poached eggs
THE LEGEND - Spicy baked eggs with spanish hot chorizo, mushrooms, green peas, sweet corn & feta served with herbed garlic toast
I had the baked eggs which did pack a punch both in temperature and in spice. I loved that it included whole button mushrooms some corn and peas and the accompanying garlic toast was delicious. The eggs were still runny and this little iron dish of fiery goodness is what weekend breakfast dreams are made of!
Steve's choice of the black pudding was a vibrant dish of Spanish colours. He enjoyed it and it was a heavier dish than the baked eggs. Apparently although a very solid dish, the baked eggs was better and it didn't quite eclipse the giddy echelons of his favourite breakfast dishes which are the pancakes at Crabapple Kitchen in Hawthorn and the take on Eggs Benedict at Sir Charles on Brunswick Street.
Our pots of tea were strong and flavoursome and held its own against the intense flavours of our breakfast dishes.
More people continued to turn up and this time it was clear they were after a table so the place became busier but service still remained friendly as waiting lists were set up. So another good local breakfast eatery to add to our list and it's a welcome addition.