Tucked away a little off Johnston Street, Faraday’s Cage is a cozy little cafe that has slotted right into the Melbourne Brunch scene since opening earlier this year. On-site bakery? Check. Good coffee? Check. Pretty Dishes? Check. I came here one Saturday morning with two friends and will share that experience with you.
To start off we ordered some coffees and a green smoothie. I’m a massive sucker for a good green smoothie and this one came with pineapple, lychee, banana, mint and coconut milk. It was fresh and refreshing!
For food we started off with the the mushroom with sautéed mushrooms, house baked brioche, fresh herbs, smoked mozzarella, hazelnut crumb, crispy poached egg, pumpkin puree and truffle oil. When this was brought to the table the aromatic truffle oil immediately overtook my sense of smell! The mushrooms were tender and the crispy poached egg had a nice cripsy exterior.
Next we ordered the Hot smoked salmon and fritters with sweet potato, corn and quinoa fritters, eggplant and tomato relish, poached egg and kale salt. These were delicious, there was the right amount of crunch and the salmon flavour was delicious, although I’m not hard to please when it comes to fish – I love it!
The final main dish that we ordered was the insta-worthy Faraday’s Ricotta pancakes with caramelised white chocolate, broken meringue, passionfruit, maple syrup dehydrated strawberry, lemon balm, mascarpone & berries. The tartness of the passionfruit and berries cut through the sweet white chocolate and meringue and creamy mascarpone resulting in a textured and perfectly balanced pancake dish!
To end the meal we got a round of bakes treats – a berry cronut, an apple custard danish and a classic croissant. These were all as fresh as can be, the classic croissant was particularly a stand-out with the ludicrous flakiness and butteriness!
For good measure, we took away some bread to go – a loaf of sourdough and a baguette. The bread was deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and went perfectly just even with some plain butter!
Overall this was a great dining experience. The dishes were fresh and had flavour and I’m ken to head back to try out more of the menu!
Loveatfirstbite_aus dined as guests of Faraday’s Cage. All opinions are our own.