Sunday breakfast (after 12!) used to be our thing, but since moving out to the burbs we have really struggled to find places to eat. We will drive and drive all around the Dandenongs before settling on a place on the other side of the mountain. It really is a different lifestyle out here – before we would just mosey up high st, or bourke rd and wala, cafe. Around here though… you have to know where you are going before you head off or you simply wont get fed!
A few weeks ago I noticed a new cafe open near my work – Spot + Nosh. It wasnt like the typical cafes around here (most of them are just bakeries with some sandwich fixings) because it was styled like an inner city cafe. With its fancy sign and interior design, it stuck out like a sore thumb!
This Sunday, we got the chance to give it a go.
Firstly, I must say to those of you who review restaurants quite frequently – I am in awe of the fact you can take photos and not feel subconscious about it! It took me a few minutes to work up the courage (Ben going “why are you taking photos again?” didnt help either!) but when I did – I got one photo so people didnt see what I was doing! Here it is:
I ordered the vego breakfast – $13 – and I thought it was perfectly sized, because I left full but without the “ugh” feeling I usually give myself when I eat out! It had two perfect looking poached eggs (they must have had some kind of gadget to get them that way!) a wedge of avocado, home made baked beans (which needed a bit more extra kick), spinach, mushrooms and fried cherry tomatoes (I thought this was a nice change from the regular sized tomato). There was also a potato rosti on there, but mine was cold (Ben says his wasnt) and it was more mushy than crunchy.
That said, they were very understanding of my diet issues and made a big effort to ensure there was no dairy in the meal (unlike the London Tavern in Port Melbourne who had dairy in my meal on Friday and had me sick most of the weekend!) but, there are quite a few teething issues surrounding this place. The service was extremely slow (but friendly – they apologised profusely) and a bit confused as they told us to go to the counter to order, but then came and took our orders anyway, and they had run out of apple juice.
The place wasnt crowded, so perhaps as it gets busier and the owners get more experience, it may become quite a nice place for a Sunday breakfast. The menu has mainly foccacias for lunch, although the specials board has burgers, salads and pot pies, and for kids they even have fairy bread (I was sooo tempted!)
We might go back in a few weeks just to try it out again and see if things are improving!
Location: Heathmont Shops, Heathmont (Roughly around 110 Canterbury Rd Heathmont VIC 3135) and Sorry, no number, they dont have a yellowpages listing as yet!