“For the city that created brunch,” commences Cafe Lafayette’s website self-description, “We created Cafe Lafayette.” It’s a simple goal – Australians do love brunch, after all – that the new cafe in Melbourne‘s CBD is aiming to achieve.
You won’t find the regular granola or two eggs on sourdough here. Everything is a little more bold, such as bolognese eggplant with parmesan and a poached egg. Or an unagi hotdog, featuring eel, kale and mayonnaise. Also attractive is the citrus miso cured salmon, and for dessert you can try a “raindrop cake” in a range of flavours.
It’s what the cafe calls a Japanese-inspired brunch, a practiced realm for the team who is already famous for it at their other venue, Grand Lafayette in Prahran. They call the dishes they serve up an “edible theatre” and the food certainly does look dramatic.[related_articles]81404[/related_articles]
Elsewhere on the menu you’ll find the “signature” fluffy dutch pancakes, and colourful “freaky shakes” with toppings such as Froot Loops spilling down the side of the stein they’re served in.
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The full menu and brunch offering is yet to be announced, but keep a close eye on the Cafe Lafayette website to find out more. The cafe is open now, 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.[related_articles]79559,78195[/related_articles]
(Lead images: Cafe Lafayette / Facebook)