They also have cocktails available which I might have taken up if I wasn't so in need of my usual coffee order. An espresso martini or bloody mary sounded great but.. I needed my coffee! We both ordered a double ristretto 3/4 flat white. I'm asked if I work in the industry or I just know how I like my coffee. No (I wish!) the latter, I reply. I find lattes and flat whites too milky for me and this cup of brew was divine.
Mr A had the corn fritters which is usually his choice if he sees it on the menu. He's hard to impress but they were one of the best corn fritters he's had. He favoured St Ali's corn fritters as they have a higher corn ratio however, the fritters were very crispy and the dish as a whole at Oscar Cooper was better. I had a bite and liked the flavour of the corn fritters, with a hint of spice, and the rest of the components were fresh and tasty.
Being boring I went for the Oscar's benedict but they weren't in any way boring. A crisp patty of potato roesti, smashed avocado with bacon cooked the way I like it and perfeclty poached eggs smothered in creamy zesty hollandaise sauce. I feel like such a spoilt brat saying that there was too much bacon for me (in a generous way, not bad at all), but other than that, one of the best eggs benedicts I've had in a long while.
You know when you have really good poached eggs when you nudge it with your fork and it wobbles. It actually wobbles because the yolk is just bursting to spill out. Yup, perfect poached eggs at Oscar Cooper for both our dishes.
I liked the design of the cafe. Exposed brick wall, contrasted by clean white tiles and wooden accents, it feels open and the windows make the most of the natural light that will light this place up in the months to come. Even those sitting at the window next to us were comfortable from the glare of the sun with the tinted windows. Along the wall there was also a fireplace but I didn't take much notice to see if it was functioning but that would add a nice ambiance during the colder months.
I like the fact that breakfast options are served until 3pm. What is a weekend without sleeping in until at least noon. The food did take a while to arrive but given that it is currently only a few weeks old and full house at the time of dining, we were happy to people watch as we waited. Service was upbeat and very friendly - we were told our food wouldn't take much longer and asked how our meal was during and after eating. One of the best brunches we've had this year. Good food, excellent coffee and attentive service.
Will I return? Yes, a great brunch/lunch option with good coffee and ample parking.
160 Greville Street
Prahran VIC 3181
(03) 9529 5670