My experience with cafe breakfasts is minimal not only because I can never wake up on time, but also because I tend to go for the lunch menu items than the breakfast ones! So when the lovely people from Food Morning invited me to try out the all-day breakfast menu at Platform 7 cafe, I was only too happy to take on the offer.
The cafe is small and cosy, and by the time we arrive, it's already half full, making it a little difficult to seat our table of three (I've brought my parents along). The service is great though, and table is quickly cleared for us.
I'm told that their coffees (Allpress) are great, and to be honest, I was a little afraid that I wouldn't have much to comment on, since I probably can't tell the difference between a good coffee and a bad one. My mum is not much of a coffee drinker either, but she enjoyed her caffe latte very much, claiming it to be one of the best coffees she's had.
My mocha is quite a sight, with its beautiful drizzle of chocolate sauce over the top (which happened to end up all over my fingers!). Since I'm not too fond of coffee, I tend to like my mochas on the sweet and chocolatey side. This mocha was not particularly sweet or chocolatey, but the coffee wasn't too bitter and was actually so good that I managed to enjoy it without the need to add extra sugar like I usually do!
We are also served orange juice, which are beautifully coloured (my mum thought it looked like mango juice). It's deliciously light and fresh, not surprisingly since it's freshly squeezed.
Spinach and Fetta Scrambled Eggs and Toast $10.50
It doesn't take us long to decide what to order, since the menu is not too extensive. We go for the Spinach and fetta scrambled egg, which are deliciously creamy and fluffy. We didn't really notice the taste of feta. though that's just as well as my parents aren't too fond of cheese. I was a little bit disappointed with their sourdough toast, as I would have preferred thick cut.
But the star of the show is definitely the P7 breakfast which easily wins over the scrambled eggs with its ginormous portion size, leaving us very satiated- and quite satisfyingly so. The double fried eggs are done perfectly, as are the field mushrooms, which are incredibly tasty. Our favourite component of this breakfast was definitely the bacon, which had a good amount of fat, wasn't too salty and best of all, fried until very crispy- we usually cut away the fat of bacon before eating, but we had to make an exception this time and did not leave a single bit behind!
If all cafe breakfasts are as good as this, I really need to get out and eat more breakfasts!
Von dined as a guest of Platform 7 Cafe and Food Morning