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This place came recommended by twitter buddies and had some interesting spots on Foodspotting. It’s also perfectly located for a brunch before visiting Salamanca Markets (which I will discuss in a future post – suffice to say that though it had some lovely things, it is definitely not Hobart’s best market).

Started with a table menu supplemented with this impressive list of specials – some of which I believe are on the menu most of the time, others which come and go). 20131008-224612.jpg
First things first though – cappuccino. Good coffee. 20131008-224720.jpg
Green tea for me, always nice to have leaf tea rather than bags.
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And this is why we came here – scrambled eggs wrapped in smoked salmon served on a Danish. Possibly not super healthy but boy what a combo! The Danish maintained structure and provided pleasing flakiness.
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These were pre-prepared in the cabinet, them heated up for orders. Mercifully (miraculously even) the eggs were still nicely oozy and moist.
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Breakfast was a large brioche bun filled till bursting with crème pâtisserie and topped with fresh raspberries. Decadent and delicious as you can maybe tell by my face here.
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A visit to the toilets takes you past this gorgeous old industrial mixer and the other machine below whose function I couldn’t quite work out..
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The cabinet had other gorgeous things too which would definitely call me back for a lunchtime visit next time!
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Particularly this one – how good does this sound?
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I concur with the hobbits on the vital need for second breakfast. Sometimes there is even need for a third breakfast. On this particular chilly morning in Melbourne though I kept it to two.

First at the lovely Min Lokal where rather wonderfully there were 4 vegetarian savoury breakfast options – highly unusual.

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It’s an unassuming little place and pleasantly uncrowded even in peak Melbourne weekend hours, but nice and cosy with a cute courtyard (for braver souls than me in this weather!).

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I had poached eggs with fried mushrooms, ricotta and truffle oil. The perfectly meaty mushrooms and gently golden ricotta were lovely, oozy poached eggs & divine little walnut crunchies and shredded basil ribbons added colour and texture.

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Then another little wander and we were at Dench Bakers. Hard to choose out of such a gorgeous selection..

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.. but the coque Suisse was calling to me. It was the best I have ever had, flaky buttery pastry with mountains of plump sultanas inside, and caramelised ones on the edges. Would eat again, every day if I could!

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Min Lokal
Address: 422 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone:(03) 9417 0333

Dench Bakers
Address: 109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North VIC 3065
Phone:(03) 9403 5333



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