St Rose, Essendon

This must be the first time I'm reviewing a café located in the north! On the weekend, we dropped off hubby's parents at the airport, so we thought we'd explore the area a little bit. I shortlisted three places for brunch, and eventually ended up at St Rose, which was a quick 10 minute drive away.

It was barely past 9 on a Saturday morning, so there was plenty of parking and plenty of seats. Indeed, it was a great start to a lovely breakfast!

Chilly as it was that morning, we still opted for a juice. The one we ordered was called 'immunity', which was a mixture of apple, celery, ginger and lime. It was a little spicy but very refreshing!

I ordered the drowned mushrooms, half expecting them to be swimming in lots of dressing, but was delighted when they arrived lightly coated with a creamy sauce. They were accompanied by strips of bacon, poached egg, sourdough toast, kale and parmesan crisps. It was the first time I had a relatively unadorned version of kale but I loved it! (I always assumed it would be yucky because of its reputation of being a super healthy food.) I thought that the crisps were a nice touch too, they added some texture and was a unique way of serving up parmesan.

Hubby had the corn fritters with wilted spinach, house cured salmon, avocado, poached egg and beetroot crème fraîche. I think he was quite excited about having a pink dressing. Corn fritters aren't really my thing so I can't vouch for that, but the salmon was delicious. I was limiting myself to one bite but I might have taken two. (Or three.) I thought it was very impressive seeing as it was house cured.

A lovely breakfast with lovely service set us up for a great day ahead. We will be keeping this place in mind for whenever we're near the airport!

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1 comment

  1. Oh yeah both those breakfasts look great! I always order mushrooms or corn fritters :D