My boyfriend Andrew and I moved house earlier this year and are trying to explore our new ‘hood. We didn’t move that far, but finding new local cafes and favourite spots to waste away the weekends is sometimes a hard task. There is something really great about a café that is within walking distance, and in Melbourne we really are spoilt for choice.
Last Saturday we took a lovely morning walk to a café close by that we have been meaning to try for a while. Tall Timber is the brainchild of local foodies who brought us Armadale’s Coin Laundry and Port Melbourne’s Station St Trading Co.
Autumn in Melbourne has been truly beautiful this year, not a lot of rain and really mild weather.
The café has a rustic feel with big open windows – perfect for those wanting to soak up some rare Melbourne sun. We put our names down and were seated within 10 minutes on the communal table in the back courtyard.
Coffees were served promptly and we set about choosing our breakfast options.
I went for the Cured salmon gravlax with poached eggs, smashed peas, beetroot relish, feta and house made baguette croutons.
Andrew got the roast pumpkin bruschetta with poached eggs, feta, seed & nut dukkah on quinoa loaf.
Now there is nothing worse than having food envy – you order a dish, but then your dining partners dish looks so much better than yours! Luckily, today I came out on top as the salmon was to die for. I have recently seen peas popping up on a few breakfast menus and I am really quite okay with it – the sweetness of the smashed peas worked brilliantly with the salty salmon and sweet beetroot relish. Andrew’s roast pumpkin was really tasty too, with the crunchy dukkah and seeds giving it a really nice crunch.
If you are looking for a nice spot to get some food and coffee over the weekends in the South Yarra/Prahran area, you can’t go past Tall Timber, I will definitely be back to work my way through the menu.
Tegan – The Macadames. xx