Cafe No 5

Posted by D on 23 February, 2010 in Breakfast, Cafe, Melbourne | 6 comments

Okay, so I’ve been a little slack over the last few weeks owing to being overseas and getting distracted by the over abundance of good food available in Malaysia. But, now that I’m back, it’s back to everyday life, and of course that means more food blogging! Anyway, what better way to ease myself back into everyday life by reminiscing on a little break we took in Melbourne a couple months ago.

Day one of our trip consisted of a drive on the Great Ocean Road and needing a good meal to start us off, we went on a wander through the streets of Melbourne and stumbled across Centre Place – a little alleyway located between Flinders Lane and Collins Street. It’s quintessential Melbourne with an abundance of quaint little cafes located along both sides.

We chose Cafe No 5 based primarily on the fact that it was the only one that could accommodate our group of six with its communal table in the middle. The menu here is typical cafe style with a good assortment of breakfast favourites. The interior is quaint to say the least with a mishmash of posters and objects decorating every inch of the cafe possible.

Centre Place

Cafe No. 5


Hot Chocolate

Super hot – just the way I like my hot chocolate :)

Eggs Benedict

Not your typical eggs benedict that you might find at another cafe – the rough cuts of bread combined with the thick slices of ham and a generous serving of a thick and rich hollandaise sauce made this a man’s eggs benedict. Definitely a stark contrast to the dainty eggs benedicts I’ve seen elsewhere.

French Toast

To be honest, this was the first time I’ve ever tried pairing bacon and sausages with maple syrup and while I can see the appeal of the sweet and salty flavours, I can’t say it’s going to be a favourite of mine. The eggy bread on the other hand was delicious paired with the smooth taste of the maple syrup.

Vegetarian Big Breakfast

I got a case of food envy when this plate was placed infront of my friend. The eggs looked poached to perfection and upon piercing the egg white there was the satisfying ooze of yellow yolk coming out, coating the bread underneath.

And finally, a shout out to the lovely staff who looked after us while we were there!

Cafe No 5 

5 Centre Place, Melbourne, Australia

P: 613 9650 0055

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  1. looks good. i’ll add this to my list for Melbourne when i visit soon :-)

  2. Really… lovely staff! Great decoration for Latte and hot chocolate!

  3. hehe i love bacon and french toast! i just have issues when the bacon gets soggy from the maple syrup. but ah the tastyness!

    • Simon – let me know what you think!

      Suze – hmm…there’s always issues whenever soggy bacon is involved

      Mademoiselle délicieuse – yep…and it was yummy too! :P

  4. That French toast looks wonderfully eggy and soft!

  5. oh how i love runny egg yolk :O)

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