I was teased profoundly in Melbourne for always ordering the wrong thing. "Wrong" being the dish that sounds like a dream on the menu, but falls short of expectations after the first mouthful. Sometimes simple food wins out and I sometimes forget that until this one fine morning when I had food envy over a buttery croissant and the best house baked beans that I've ever had in my life. Next time I come back to Melbourne, I basically want to come here every second day for Croissants, Scrambled Eggs and those Baked Beans.
The eggs were porny, the coffee was kind and the service was kinder. Breakfast Thieves was the brunch highlight of my most recent visit to Melbourne and did I mention that it was the Baked Beans that stole the show?
On the Menu:
- Croissant with Scrambled Eggs ($8.00) with Hot Chorizo ($4.00) and Thieves-made Baked Beans ($3.50)
- The Legend - Spicy Baked Eggs with Spanish Chorizo, Mushrooms, Green Peas, Corn & Feta served with Herbed Garlic Toast ($18.50 - Vegetarian/Gluten Free on Request)
- Spanish Gypsy Dance - Spanish Morcilla served with Crisp Rosemary Polenta Bars, Pepperonata, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil Oil and Poached Eggs ($17.00)