Thursday, 11 August 2011

porridge and the search for melbourne's best brunch

If you want the best cafes that Melbourne has to offer, you needn't look much further than Richmond. In the past week I have brunched at two amazing Richmond cafes with very different, but very impressive offerings. I have already posted about Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder and today I will take you to another popular cafe spot in Church st- Pillar of Salt. Again, you need to be prepared to wait on the weekend for this cafe as it attracts a big crowd, a sign of a good cafe for sure. We waited for about 15mins for our spot on a large share table but grabbed some takeaway coffees to keep us warm while we waited in the street. Now, I steered clear of my traditional eggs this morning because I couldn't resist their organic porridge with pear compote and walnut crumble. Whilst it was warm and satisfying, it didn't have the sweetness of honey or sugar nor tartness of berries or apple that I am accustomed to with porridge. But, at $10 it was a very generous serve and certainly good value. I had a taste of the special which was poached eggs, haloumi cheese, watercress, swiss brown mushrooms on sourdough with a wedge of lemon. It was deliciously fresh and I won't deny that I had a little bit of brunch envy. Our takeaway coffees were $3 each and our brunch for 3 came in at under $50 (a juice and coffee included). 

The Dreamer x
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1 comment:

Annie J said...

love this place!!! the baked goods are to die for!

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