This posts is a wrap up of breakfasts I have enjoyed in the last few months.
To kick things off, J and I stopped in at Billy Goat Hill Brasserie in Mount Evelyn. We were riding part of the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and this was our reward after completing the uphill climb from Lilydale.
It was pretty busy and service was slow from both floor staff and the kitchen.
In fact, the chefs were so busy one of them popped out into the restaurant to grab another carton of eggs of the shelf!
Billy Goat has a choose your own adventure breakfast menu for a set price. First you choose your base meal, for example, eggs, pancakes or french toast. Then you add two sides and then if you super hungry, you can add something extra, for an additional cost.
I had a poached egg with a potato rosti and beans. J also had eggs, but he got beans and tomatoes I think.
The next breakfast was in Tassie, at Relish in Launceston. A lovely bright fitout, but with the wood floors it got very noisy, especially when the coffee machine was in use.
J and I took The Grandmother out to breakfast here and I think she got the pick of the dishes.
She had pancakes with berries and ice-cream. It was a generous serve, and I think The Grandmother ate two out of the three pancakes, all the fruit and all the ice cream. Which, for those that know The Grandmother, is a pretty good effort and would keep her going for a week!
I had a bacon, egg, tomato sandwich thing. It was average.
J had two decent croissants.
If you want to sit outside I recommend booking a table. We hadn’t booked and the only available tables were inside the old rail carriage.
While I liked the novelty factor, the compartments were a bit claustrophobic and the seats were low, making eating awkward.
Ordering is done at a window at the end of the carriage and the breakfast menu is limited to eggs with different sides, which was a shame, as I have been craving pancakes for a while now. There was only one person doing all the cooking so the food came out a little slow, and was simple when it did arrive.
We each had one slice of white bread and one slice of multigrain, and I received a very generous serving of bacon, some of which was crispy (J was happy about that!).
I met up with Teagan at Zest 89 on the Kingsway in Glen Waverely. Due to a work commitment I had limited time, and therefore we met up at 11:45am when the breakfast menu was being served.
The fitout is nice and simple, and it was very busy.
Teagan had a big breakfast.
As I had had eggs the day before at the Carriage Cafe, I opted for avocado on toast.
I do enjoy going out for breakfast and brunch, but finding the time can be a little hard. Hopefully I will get to enjoy it (and some pancakes) more often.