We ordered our drinks first and Ms L seemed very pleased with her long mac and it was just strong enough to wake her up.
It was too warm for a coffee so I decided to have a juice instead. The pineapple and mint juice sounded delightful and it was thirst-quenching, although it sounded better than it tasted.
I had a quick look through the menu but I had already decided what I wanted before arriving - the Duchess of pork. The pig's jowl was tender inside with a crisp exterior while the sunny side up eggs were perfectly cooked with a sprinkling of truffle sauce. I generally find that sometimes bread is too crispy and cuts into my mouth, but here, the bread was light and airy with a crunchy crust, perfect for mopping up the mixture of egg yolk and rich sauce.
Ms L couldn't resist the simple pleasures as she loves zucchini and it proved to be an excellent choice. The crumbed zucchini flower was light and crisp, the grilled zucchini slices was sweet and smoky; combined with the poached egg, tangy goats curd and slivers of lemon flesh, it was sensational.
Our breakfasts were accompanied by a disc of butter for our bread. We love ourselves some butter.
The back area of the cafe had a relaxed feel to it and plenty of little ones enjoyed running around the space.
Inside, the music gave the cafe a busier and energetic vibe. The cakes near the front could easily entice anyone into squeezing something extra into their stomachs.
Will I return? Yes, execution of food was fantastic and worth a return visit.
Duchess of Spotswood
87 Hudsons Road
Spotswood VIC 3015
(03) 9391 6016
Mon to Fri 7am - 3pm
Sat to Sun 8am - 4pm