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?
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