Last week we made our way to Albert Park for our first breakfast adventure, which was a huge success (The Guilty Moose). With a pretty good first impression, thought we would give it a second go and pop in to Trumans Cafe, located on the corner of Kerferd Road.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
Located just outside the main Albert Park main strip, this cafe was still relatively busy when we arrived on Sunday morning. There are only a hand full of tables inside the restaurant, and a large outdoor terrace, which most people seemed to prefer with this unusual warm Melbourne winter morning.
Inside, the space is homey with a large communal wooden table, smaller individual tables and bench seating along the large front windows, which let in tons of natural light. Pops of colour come from the mismatched vintage decor, which is scattered around the cafe.
The service was friendly and welcoming when we walked in. We were seated straight away with water and menus presented. With a quick look at the menu, our waiter came back just as we decided on what to order.
Delicious freshly squeezed juices and smoothies named after celebrities fill the menu, followed by hotcakes, super salads and daily baked goodies. I went with the ‘Smashed Avo’ served with activated charcoal and corn bread, green goat’s cheese, vegetarian chorizo crumble, spicy caramel pepitas and poached eggs. This is definitely a different take on the normal smashed avo, however was full of flavour. I loved the charcoal bread, which brought a whole new look to the plain ole’ sourdough.
MC ordered his usual, poached eggs, bacon, avocado and chorizo. It looked a bit scarce on the plate, with only two small pieces of toast, a scoop of avocado and a few pieces of bacon. I think maybe a smaller plate would have made it a bit more presentable. Otherwise, very tasty.
Although a bit pricier than some of the other cafes we’ve been to recently, the food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic. Another great neighbourhood gem!