Fitzrovia has long been in my wishlist but because parking has always been a nuisance at St Kilda, we never really got to go visit. Having little time left in Melbourne, Jan and I decided to pay what was considered upscaled parking fees, all for brunch! It was worth the money spent and we can’t be more pleased with the food, service as well as the interior of the premises. Fitzrovia has plenty of natural light playing with modern and grungy aesthetics.
Fitzrovia is a bright and comforting cafe by day and a bustling restaurant slash bar by night.
I appreciate the warmth light gleaming lightly in front of our faces. I like that the atmosphere cool but still has that warmth and inviting vibe.
Crème brûlée French Toast, 17.50AUD
I can’t skip past the Crème brûlée French Toast the minute I laid eyes on it on the menu. This is not just a common or garden variety French Toast, it subsists of a crackling Crème brûlée, I mean.. a round of applause please. Girls would go crazy over this, but boys can get equally excited because bacon was incorporated into the dish. The bacon and sweet vanilla verjus syrup combination was mind boggling, giving that salty and sweet flavour we all liked. There was also mascarpone for added texture as well as toasted crunched pecans for more crunch.
Thick Cut Bacon With Gruyère Potato Cake, 19AUD
Bacon, potato cake, fried eggs, cheese, chipotle, baby spinach and beetroot remoulade, are all of Jan’s favourite things. The cut of bacon was honestly thick, almost like the texture of a good cut of steak or the leg ham. The combination of all ingredients work well together and they can’t get more savoury as this.
Unfortunately we did not get to try the baked goods because brunch was filling enough. There were tempting options spotted such as the Roast Broccoli Quiche, Croque Monsieur and that gorgeous looking Istra Ham And Swiss Cheese Sandwich.
Fitzrovia is a beautiful cafe that’s worth a visit at least in your lifetime. If you are a Melbournian, you have no excuse.