And you thought my Melbourne posts are over. No, not just yet. The good thing about posting about our short getaway in my "sweet" (read: oh so slow pace) time is that I get to re-live each memory again in the midst of the "busy-ness" of my life (it's a horror that my last entry was Monday, yikes!). Remembering the good stuff that happened from a vacation serves as an instant pick-upper for me.
On our last day in Melbourne, our friends Lui and Charmine took us for brunch at The European Restaurant.
I noticed that in Melbourne, a lot of restaurants offer "brunch", while in Sydney several offer "breakfast all day". Some restaurants offer brunch from 10am-2pm; 12:00-3:00pm...it really varies. At The European Restaurant, they offer brunch from 12:00-4:00pm.
The place was busy when we arrived around 1ish, we were lucky to get a table right away. A bit dark but cozy. There's limited space for walking around so people with prams might find it a bit challenging. Although they do have alfresco dining for those who need more space.
Now for some food porn. Charmine's order: Tom Cooper Salmon with Pancakes on the side. Underneath the Salmon were green salad. Never had the chance to have a taste but from the looks of it, it seemed delicious. A healthy dish too.
Lui's order: Eggs Benedict. I had a bite and got a bit jealous for not ordering this. The eggs were poached perfectly and the Hollandaise sauce was so creamy.
Chris' order: Continental Breakfast.
My order: Frittata of Smoked Trout and Potato with Salsa. I commend myself for trying something different that morning. I found this interesting when I read the menu. This is a good dish for those wanting a lighter meal. I like the simplicity and health factor of this dish.
We would have lingered longer but we wanted to have dessert somewhere else and a plane to catch in the evening.
161 Spring Street, Melbourne
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