The wonderful world of twitter introduced me to guys over at The Victorian Café in Albert Park and one sunny Sunday morning a friend and I decided to take a drive and try it out.
The café is in the beautiful corner building on Beaconsfield parade with gorgeous high ceilings and a wooden interior. The beach is meters away making it a perfect spot for a sunny Sunday morning.
The menu sticks to classics with a few little twists. There is something for any craving. They also use Brasserie Bread products, which is always a plus for me.
On this particular morning I decided to order the Grandmother Ham, Goats Feta, Avocado, Basil and Heirloom Tomatoes on thick cut Sourdough toast ($18.50). I added a hash brown on the side ($3.50).
They really did mean thick cut toast! This was just delicious. The beautiful sourdough was spread with avocado and topped with a very generous amount of pan-fried grandmother ham, fresh tomatoes, huge basil leaves and feta.
It was a perfect combination of fresh and cooked ingredients and even though there was only one slice, I couldn’t even finish it. The hash brown was also quite impressive; crisp on the outside and mixed with what seemed like garlic and herbs it was beautifully flavoured. I will say I could have used more feta, having said that I am of the opinion that there can never be too much feta.
They also make a mean coffee here and have a number of blends available each day.
My friend and I both took home a Brasserie Bread chocolate brownie and a bag of Gridlock Coffee which Sebastian behind the coffee machine kindly ground for us according to our different machines.
There is a Wagyu Beef burger with heirloom tomatoes, haloumi, lettuce and aioli served with rosemary and lemon salted potato chips on the lunch menu that is calling me back there soon.
It’s worth the drive. Thank you very much to Stu and Sebastian for having us and making it a great morning.