Day two of our trip to Melbourne and we couldn’t help ourselves but to go back to Centre Place for our breakfast. This time, we chose another cafe across the laneway to Cafe No 5.
Since we already went with a traditional breakfast the day before, this time we decided to veer off centre and opted to have food of a more Middle Eastern flavour. With Middle Eastern food being characteristically heavier on the stomach it guaranteed that all the boys were happy after the meal.
A novel way to display your specials! Definitely better than having to crane your neck into near-impossible angles trying to read a special off the wall or trying your hardest to commit to memory a list of specials as your waiter rattles them off at top speed. :)
Chorizo Bean Hotpot served with Baked Eggs & Toasted Ciabata
Value for money doesn’t even start to describe this dish with an abundance of chorizo, beans and eggs baked and served in a hot pot. All this for a measly price of $14.50! The tomato based sauce was rich and complemented nicely the soft beans and the spicy chorizo. Delicious! Being a chronic-non-breakfast-eater though, it was a bit too heavy for my stomach first thing in the morning and I barely finished half of it.
Middle Eastern Eggs – Meatballs Cooked in a Rich Sauce Served with Eggs, Beans & Traditional Pita Bread
A much saucier version of the previous dish. The meatballs (lamb, I think) were moist and packed full of the flavours from various herbs and spices while the crisp pita bread was perfect for dipping into the rich tomato based sauce.