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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Code Black Coffee

I had the unfortunate luck of getting ill two weekends in a row and spending majority of the Easter long weekend confined at home so by the last day of the weekend, I was getting pretty antsy. Craving good coffee and solid food, Mr A and I headed out to Brunswick to suss out the new café opened by Joseph Haddad - father of the Cafenatics brand. Code Black Coffee is housed in a double warehouse and upon entering, once your eyes adjust to the darkness, you can see a sleek and elegantly designed interior that is really cool and pretty at the same time.



We place our drink orders while we peruse the menu. The magics were much stronger than usual and although it was nice, I much preferred the coffees churned out at Industry beans which was much more creamy and caramel-y.


Magics made with house blend ($3.80)

I was torn as I really wanted to try the house made crumpets with whipped orange ricotta but decided to order based on my head, not my heart (next time, crumpets!) and went for the baked eggs. Unfortunately the eggs were slightly overcooked however still had a slight gooeyness to it once I started digging. The combination of the mellow leek puree with the sharp goats cheese was really good while the bacon (optional add on) gave the needed saltiness. The polenta fingers were crumbly and crisp outside and creamy inside which was a nice change from the usual toasted bread.

Baked eggs with leek puree, baby spinach, soft goats cheese, smoked bacon & polenta fingers ($18.90)

I had already guessed that Mr A would order this as it held the title of 'Australia's best toasted sandwich 2012.' An impressive title and I can absolutely see why it has managed to snag such a title with so many textural and flavour explosions in a bite. The crisp and velvety polenta with a cheese centre against the mayo slathered grilled bread and soft, meaty truffle mushrooms finished off with the perfectly fried egg - altogether it was a satisfying dish despite missing the top layer of bread to qualify as a 'toasted sandwich.'

Australia's best toasted sandwich 2012
Grilled multi grain, crisp polenta cake with cheesy centre, truffle mushrooms, fried egg, mustard cress ($18)

At our waitress' recommendation, we ordered a Persian love cake to satiate our sweet tooth.


A lovely blend of chunky pistachios and subtle spices, the Persian love cake was moist and divinely sweet, and would have been even better with a dollop of cream. It was a great way to end our breakfast and I can imagine it would be perfect with a hot cup of tea or a long black.

Persian love cake ($7)

Code Black Coffee roast and sell their own blends of coffee which are available near the front of the café.


I absolutely love the space at Code Black Coffee and there a few other items on the menu which I'm hoping to come back soon and try. Staff were on the ball and service was efficient during our visit. If you happen to drop by for a visit and test out the 'best toasted sandwich', please let me know what you thought. Is this really Australia's best toasted sandwich?


Food: 8/10
Service: 8.5/10
Value: 7/10
Will I return? Yes, enjoyed our meal here.

Code Black Coffee
15-17 Weston Street
Brunswick VIC 3056
(03) 9388 0005


Mon to Sun 7am - 5pm

Code Black Coffee on Urbanspoon

12 thoughts:

  1. The food looks delightful here. I'm not near the Brunswick area, but wouldn't mind making the trek there when I am back in Melbourne. Delightful photos! xx

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    1. I'm not close either but worth the trek, the crumpets are still calling my name! Thanks for reading :)

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  2. Great photos - you really captured the look of this place!

    I had the toasted sandwich too, it was so rich.

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    1. Thanks, I did actually read your post recently! I only had a bite and liked but I can see why it'd be a bit rich with all the polenta, truffle flavours etc. Thanks for reading :)

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  3. Me personally as someone who lives n Brunswick and goes out for breakfast every weekend have tried Code Black and I don't think it's worth another visit considering there are much better food options just around the corner... It's good to try different places, and it's also good to go back to the consistent ones. Also coffee served in way too small cups. Nice photos though.
    Foodie 79

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    1. I agree, there are a lot of great options around Brunswick so I understand what you're saying. I'd love to return soon but I also love visiting new restaurants. My visit to Code Black Coffee was great so that would warrant a return visit one day soon :)

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  4. Love your first photo! I haven't been but I'm keen to try this "toasted sandwich"!

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    1. Thanks Shellie! I hope you enjoy when you visit!! :)

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  5. Gorgeous space! Kinda want to check it out just to marvel at the pretty :) Food looks delish too though! WANT ALL THE POLENTA FINGERS!

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    1. Polenta fingers were really good and such a nice change from toasted soldiers!! I loved the space too, couldn't stop oohing and aahing!! hehe

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  6. I just visited Code Black today and had that 'sandwich'! It's not quite a sandwich, isn't it? but it was soooo yummy! truffled mushrooms and cheesy polenta cake, yum yum yum! i was tempted to lick the plate!

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    1. Yay I'm glad you liked it too! Some people have found the toastie 'okay' so I was wondering if we were just lucky and had a really good dish!

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