Another Instagram worthy brunch options in Fitzroy, North-East Melbourne.
It felt like a long time since my last brunch out. Melburnians would agree that catching up isn’t done right when it’s not accompanied with good food and quality coffee. So hipster mister, Edward and I went over to Sir Charles to try out last Sunday to check out the Instagram-worthy café.
We fell in love with the bright, airy and spacious interior upon entering. The sun light, the refreshing tone and wooden furniture that comes with a hint of rose gold, the cacti decoration, everything. Brownie points for the amazing consistent and efficient service, friendly and helpful staff!
Ed went with their signature Sir Charles Benedict, a panko crumbed egg served with sriracha hollandaise, fresh chilli and bacon on roti; while I chose Miss Piggy, a crispy skin milk braised pork belly with orange and sweet potato purée, herbed kohlrabi salad with a horse-radish dressing and sweet potato crisps. The Benedict was pretty good, the ingredients mix well together creating an ultimate fusion of Asian and Western cuisine. Not to mention it’s aesthetically pleasing too!
On the other hand, Miss Piggy was a disappointment. It was such a shame that everything except for the pork belly was good. To be fair, the braised pork belly was well seasoned and I would have loved the crispy skin too but it was too tough that I had problems cutting and chewing it. I enjoyed the orange and sweet potato purée a lot, I swear they are so good and refreshing! The salad was a mood booster as it was refreshing too, a good balance for the hot summer weather.
Over all, we had a lovely experience at Sir Charles. The cold filter coffee, the refreshing salad and purée, the bright and airy space was good change both of us needed. I would really love to give the beautiful café another try. Would come back for their sweet menu soon!
Food: 3.5 out of 5
Service: 4 out of 5
Value: 3.5 out of 5
Ambience: 4 out of 5
Overall score: 4 out of 5
Address: 121 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Contact: +61 3 6122 0332
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri (7AM to 4PM), Sat – Sun (8AM to 4PM)