Dear readers, have you ever met a friend who you haven’t seen for a long time? I have recently, and the last time I met Gazel, we were 12. So when she was in Melbourne for a holiday, we decided to meet up. Our first meet up was at Top Paddock, and we decided to meet before she heads back to Singapore as well. And thankfully she loves brunch too, so we decided to head to Fitzrovia (thanks for the recommendation Daisy!) !
It was a perfect location as Gazel wanted to get some salted caramel and Cacao was just across the road! hehe so we were set on Fitzrovia and when we stepped into the cafe, it was really busy but we got our table in less than 15 minutes! Which was perfect, cause seeing and smelling all the food being served around us made our tummies rumble!
I decided to order a latte instead of my usual chai latte, cause the house blend was from St Ali. I am no expert on coffee, but this was my second cup of the day as Gazel bought me my first cup of coffee from her favourite cafe : Brother Baba Budan! So I decided to have decaf, and I really enjoyed this cuppa, smooth and creamy!
Gazel loves her coffee. She is currently having withdrawal symptoms as she can’t get the same quality of coffee back in Singapore. It’s just not the same! She was prepared to have at least 3 cups of coffee everyday before she left. haha This was her second cup of the day too, so she also ordered decaf!
While waiting for our table, we had a quite browse of the menu and we kinda knew what we wanted there and then! My choice was the sweet potato and caramelised fritters, which is of no surprise, cause I absolutely love fritters of all kinds! haha But this had everything I truly love on a plate! Was perfect for me, and shouting my name!
The moment it was served, the first smell that hits you is the truffle in the salsa verde! That instantly puts a smile on my face. I couldn’t wait to taste everything on the plate! The fritters were really fluffy and the grilled saganaki. HOLLY MOLLY! It’s similar to haloumi but the crust is crunchy! Amazing!
Gazel ordered, what I think, is the breakfast of champions. Creme brulee french toast, with Istra bacon, bananas, whipped mascarpone and toasted pecan. The french toast… actually has that crunchy layer of burnt sugar and after biting (cracking) that layer, the toast melts in your mouth!
And there’s something magical about the sweet and salty combination isn’t there? Especially when the salty component is BACON! Noms! You really can’t go wrong in this dish! WIth fresh bananas and a creamy whipped mascarpone. I definitely want to head back to have this!
So if you love your fritters, and you also love french toast, I urge you to head to Fitzrovia pronto! hehe You will definitely not regret it! We definitely didn’t and left with happy bellies! hehe
After all the delicious food, we went on our hunt to find a photo booth! We went to the main street of St Kilda but we couldn’t find any! So we decided to try Luna Park and found one at the games arcade! Thank you so much for meeting up with me! Will catch up with you again soon! (: