You'll have to get in line with the hipsters if you're coveting a feed at Breakfast Thieves in Fitzroy. A magnet for fiends of trendy breakfast spots, this little gem is tucked away just off Smith Street among rows of Victorian semis and pockets of inspiring graffiti.
|Breakfast Thieves, Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne|
|The Leprechaun - Crisp fried corn fritters on rosemary roasted carrot puree,|
avocado-yuzu mousse, pickled cucumber pomegranate salad & poached eggs
The blobs of yuzu-scented avocado mousse blobs added a touch of acidity and fancy plating, while the pomegranate brought lovely pops of colour and flavour to a refreshingly unique take on corn fritters.
|The Legend - Spicy baked eggs with Spanish chorizo, mushrooms, |
green peas, feta, served with herbed garlic toast
Two runny eggs were baked in a pool of tangy, lightly spicy tomato sauce that hid chorizo and mushrooms, sprinkled with salty feta cheese and peas. Two slices of herbed garlic toast came on the side to soak up all the eggy, saucy goodness.
|My Unusual "BBLT" French - Brioche French toast served with |
candied bacon, brûlée banana, lemon curd, roasted cherry tomatoes
The combination of brioche French toast, caramelised banana segments and the most amazing lemon curd with the candied bacon and roasted cherry tomatoes was a triumph of sweet and savoury flavours, and had me experiencing a severe case of food envy.
|Cake & cookie selection|
|White chocolate lamington with Nutella|