Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Breakfast Thieves, Fitzroy

Perfect food/location/weather for a weekend brunch. Nice and close to the CBD too!

Mum's Caffe Latte

My Soy Piccolo Latte

The Legend ($18) with extra serve of Thieves Ocean Trout ($4.50)
Spicy baked eggs with Spanish chorizo, roasted mushroom, green peas and feta served with herbed garlic toast

This garlic bread was SO good we immediately ordered a second serve to go with the baked eggs

Brioche Pain Perdu ($17)
French toast served with spiced wine poached plums, white chocolate mascaporne and candied pistachio


Mum and Dad arrived 2 weeks ago for another month long trip here in Melbourne. After picking Mum up at 6:45am on the Sunday morning (Dad arrived later that night), I hit the Internet to look for a nice cafe to take Mum for brekkie. After scouring high and low, and checking out the menus of about 10 well known cafes around Melbourne, I couldn't help but still feel kinda  bored and unimpressed by the food offered at a lot of these supposedly "famous cafes". I'm not sure how I came across Breakfast Thieves, but as soon as I saw the menu I knew that we HAD to eat there, so we did.

Main reason was the GREAT menu selection. Wide variety with interesting flavours and execution. Another main factor was seeing their BREAD SOLDIERS!!! I love love love a good bread soldier and the ones I saw on Urbanspoon looked too good to pass up.

The first dish we had was The Legend and it was delish. I can see why it's the signature there. Perfectly cooked and taste buds were going back and forth with each of the fresh ingredients on the plate. Although, I did find the dish to be a tad spicy for 9 'o clock in the morning but it was still tasty. Plus, that herbed garlic bread was AWESOME. Had to order another serve right away to finish the rest of the dish, so good...

Then, dessert. As soon as it hit the table I knew it would be the PERFECT French Toast for me, and I'm not even a dessert person at all. First, the crispiness of the brioche was unmistakable, as you can see from the sharp edges above. Plus, the high butter content in the brioche made it the perfect bread for this as it was so flavourful and moist on its own without having to soak up too much liquid. AWESOME. As if the crispy brioche soldiers wasn't a winner for me already, I must say that flavoured mascaporne is hands down my FAVOURITE thing to have with French Toasts. Not too sweet and highly addictive. Topped with those jewels of candied pistachios... GOLD. I cannot go on enough about how much I love the French Toast here. So much so that I have immediately classified it as my favourite in Melbourne and have added it to my list on Wince's Faves.

Great food, great ambience, great fitout and also... Great location. I honestly was quite surprised by how much I loved Breakfast Thieves and I am already looking forward to my next visit as there's SO much more I'd like to try from their menu (especially from their Lunch menu). I have quite high expectations for cafes but am more than happy to say that Breakfast Thieves has ticked all my boxes. Love it!!!

Breakfast Thieves on Urbanspoon

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