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! (:
12 thoughts on “Fritters & French Toast Heaven : Fitzrovia”
OMG, once again drooling over those French Toasts! And what fun photos- My friend had a photo booth at her wedding and we had so much fun! Ahhhh the memories…
hehe Definitely a must try that plate of french toast! hehe was absolutely delish! hehe
Yes! Love photo booths! I had one at my wedding too! hehe x
I love the photobooth photo! Did you have to pay to go into Luna Park itself haha? I used to go to that Cacao to get Nosiette bread but now I can get it at Prahran Market instead haha
haha no need to pay! Think only need to pay if you go for the rides! We just walk through haha
Prahan market is so much closer for u anyways! Lucky! x
Aww I love the photos of you girls! And man does that french toast look amazing.. it’s breakfast and this post isn’t making my belly any happier haha
hehe thanks lovely! (: It was quite fun though our poses were all the same! haha We decided we needed alot of practice! hehe
I hope you had a good breakfast and made your belly slightly happier for the day! hehe xx
OMG Creme brulee french toast!!?? And those fritters! Two of my favourite brunchie items!!!
hehe You REALLY need to go and try the french toast babe!! You’ll LOVE it!! hehe xx
Ahh, I can’t wait til I’m back in St Kilda this December to make a return trip to Fitzrovia – one of the best breakfasts in the city!
hehe Where are u currently then? It’s so good I’m already planning to go again with some girlfriends! hehe x
Mmmm love the Fitzrovia 🙂 So welcoming 🙂
yes! So so welcoming! and the food is really good too!