On a cold beautiful afternoon I settled at Patch Cafe with my friends for brunch. The place is hard to spot and hidden in a dark alley, but there is a beauty from such spaces like finding a comfortable cave in the midst of the buzz. What a wonderful way to start the day off with a beautifully roasted cup of warm Mocha.
The cafe is awkwardly rectangle-shaped with the kitchen being in the middle, and seating areas on both ends of the premises. There are more seats outside but with it being this cold it was totally unwise.
Wild Mushrooms, 19AUD
Three different types of mushrooms used here and they are shiitake, woodear and oyster mushrooms, all sprayed with truffle oil. There was also a little bit of thyme that gave the dish an aromatic flavour.
Chilli Eggs, 19AUD
My order was scrambled eggs and scrambled avocado. I love the way the eggs were cooked, that they were not overdone and you can clearly see the beautiful yellow gloss coating the eggs. The bacon gave a very nice umami flavour and the chilli was not too spicy. I had the paleo toast instead of the usual sourdough for a change. The Chilli Eggs is one of Patch Cafe’s favourites and this dish is the definition of simple ingredients uplifted to a higher degree.
Baked Eggs, 18AUD
Just another baked eggs, topped with zucchini slices for a change. Tasted good but nothing out of the ordinary.
Flat White, 3.80AUD
Not very often I see a swan coffee art and this one was beautiful in so many ways.
Patch cafe is a lovely find in the Richmond suburbs. If you want to get out of the buzz and enjoy the little piece and quiet, definitely give Patch Cafe a try.