Strangely situated in the midst of an industrial estate, Second Home is a sympathetically restored warehouse that is airy and light but far from sterile. The cosy fireplace and wooden interior brings the much needed warmth to a wintry Melbourne. We arrived at peak time on Sunday and had to park up the road rather than in the little car park they have outside the building. We had to wait around 20 minutes before a table was available but we could order coffee in takeaway cups and the wait time just whizzed by.
I had the Charred corn, Manchego cheese and jalapeno hotcake with spiced pepper relish, corn salsa, avocade and a fried egg and of course I had to add the bacon. It's a bountiful bowl of colourful goodness; generous and appetising. My friend had the Hearty Home; essentially a traditional cooked breakfast. I saw the spaghetti on toast arrive at a neighbouring table and that looked pretty impressive too.
We very much enjoyed the relaxed experience; it's busy but not too loud or manic and it's roomy so it makes for comfort and well, like a second home!