All posts tagged: breakfast

A Breakfast with a Difference – Long St Coffee

We first discovered Long St Coffee through their Instagram feed, a beautifully curated feed of breakfast dishes mixed with smiley happy faces. Upon clicking on to the website we discovered that the cafe not only dished up delicious food and coffee but also did so to make a difference. “Long St Coffee is a social enterprise that provides 3-month hospitality traineeships to young people seeking asylum and refugees in order to improve their employment prospects.” The cafe first opened over a year ago now and was founded by husband and wife baristas Francois and Jane Marx. Housed in a converted garage space on a quiet residential street, Long Street Coffee is  just a short walk  from the North Richmond Station. The Saturday morning that we were there, we had no problems finding  a seat, but got busier as the morning progressed. The space feels like you have walked into a good friend’s living room  (with a great hip-hop soundtrack) where you are happy to catch up over coffee and breakfast without the need to rush …

Rustica Canteen

Melbourne CBD breakfasts just stepped up a notch with the latest opening of Rustica Canteen in Guildford lane. Setting up shop in the space that was formerly Utopian Slumps, their modern, warehouse space feels crisp, fresh and clean. All of the sourdough loaves are delivered from their Fitzroy bakery, Rustica Sourdough each morning and just like their sister store, their space is part bakery, part dining area, part “I’ll start my diet tomorrow” area. We’ll bet you won’t be able to  say no to dessert when you see their pastry display – some of the ones we drooled over include lime & coconut croissants, choc and peanut butter croissants and  salted caramel choux bombs, Their breakfast menu is filled with all sorts of mouth watering dishes. We tried the filled croissant with chilli scramble, jamon serrano and manchego cheese, and also the breakfast burger. Both delicious and satisfying! With Short Stop Coffee and Donuts, Krimper and Raw Trader just around the corner, Rustica are up against some tough competition. But we think it’s well worth the …