We kicked it off with a glass of house made spirulina, pineapple, pear and mint juice. Within those gradients of green was a great, healthy blend of some of the most refreshing ingredients.
I have nothing but praise for my dish. I made a wise choice of ordering a dish encompassing portobello mushrooms, gruyere potato rosti and poached eggs glazed with hazelnut hollandaise sauce and some root chips. Each ingredient was executed with finesse, and I could taste the difference indeed. The mushrooms were juicy and meaty, and the poached eggs and hollandaise were some of the best I've ever had. I also loved that the mushrooms were more of a feature than the rosti. Sometimes I feel too much rosti fills me up so much that I don't have space for other things, but this time it was well balanced.
Hubby got a little adventurous and ordered the black pudding without realising what it actually was. I can't comment as I'm not a fan of blood sausages either, but you guys can tell me if it was good or not!
Some other dishes that my friends ordered were the grilled asparagus and the wagyu ribs special.
Frequent brunch-goers will know that Melbourne is saturated with cafés, but not many are able to distinguish themselves from others. There is no doubt that The Grain Store is an eatery with a difference, serving up high quality and interesting dishes. I would love to return for dinner, as I have heard that the food and the atmosphere is completely different at night. A must-eat if you are in the city!