The Foodrinkery – Melbourne

The Foodrinkery is located in a quiet street off Warrigal road in Burwood East. I almost didn’t see it tucked at the end of a small strip of shops and next to a park.


I was there for breakfast with The Kiwi and KD, and as we were there early (9am on a Saturday) we had the place to ourselves for a good half an hour or so.


The fitout is clean and simple, and a bit funky as well.

Owner Damien Breen was on the floor and took our orders.


I started with an orange juice and the whipped avocado, ricotta, poached egg.

This is what my breakfast looked like when it was brought out.

This is what it looked like when I spread the avocado and ricotta mix over both pieces of toast and broke the egg.

It was a tasty breakfast but the avocado and ricotta mix was too cold, it had obviously just come straight out of the fridge and didn’t really work with the warm toast and egg. If this could be served at room temperature or heated up before serving it would be a true winner.


KD had two poached eggs with a side of avocado.

And The Kiwi had the same but added a mushroom as well.

They both really liked their food, saying the eggs were perfectly cooked and The Kiwi particularly loved the mushroom, which had been marinated or cooked with rosemary and garlic.


I then had a very very good hot chocolate while the girls had tea.

And the best bit?


For my food, the OJ and the hot chocolate, the total cost was $17 (and something cents, can’t remember exactly). Any way you look at it, that is a very good value breakfast.


I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to The Foodrinkery.

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7 Responses to “The Foodrinkery – Melbourne”

  1. CheezyK says:

    Mmm, you had me right up to the point where the avocado and ricotta were cold … I agree, at the very least it should have been room temperature if it was being served with warm food stuffs. Other than that this looks like a great place to check out.

  2. The Mole says:

    Looks good, do not like the name. Sounds like someone is trying to feed their child in a patronising voice!

  3. What a cute name! And it looks like great value as well as tasty food (although I can see what you mean about the cold avocado with the warm egg).

  4. Libby says:

    I used to go to school around that area and wished this place had been around back then! It sucks that the avocado and the ricotta was cold, but I think this place would have been a better lunch option than the Hungry Jacks (formerly a Red Roosters) that sits on the corner of Elgar and Burwood Highway, our default go-to option for post-sporting match meals!

  5. I love that fresh and creamy looking avocado, and that giant shroom, it looks so juicy and delicious! And that massive chunk of butter!

  6. msihua says:

    Such a cute little spot! Another one to put on my list1

  7. Hannah says:

    It’s rather great that this place is lovely enough that you’d return despite a bit of disappointment with the cold ricotta! Hurrah!

    P.S. Just you wait until you get to America. $17 will buy you a week’s work of food (almost 😛 )

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