Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and sometimes you need a fix of something specific, like loaded toast. Here are the best slices to get your mouth around any morning of the week.
(Photo Source: Fix & Fogg)
Fix & Fogg
If you’re driving through Newmarket there is one very important stop you have to make. With a drive through-style window, Fix & Fogg is a new take on a café. You will, however, have to get out of the car to indulge at this special spot. This adorable little hole in the wall is a peanut butter extravaganza, order straight from the window and perch on the street. With snacks like the granola butter and blueberry compote on toast or the heartier option of smoke and fire peanut butter hummus with feta, seeds and greens, Fix and Fogg really know how to work with peanut butter. Envelop yourself in their crunchy creations and as they allow you to buy jars of their famous Fix and Fogg’s addictive nut butters on site, you can replicate the experience at home if you so desire.
Around every corner in Mount Eden sits a café, but do they all have gardens hanging from the ceiling? Orvieto Café does. Dine beneath a sky of greenery as you sip on a rich cup of coffee. There menu boasts bright, tasty dishes and shows the versatility of bread in all its many forms. At Orvieto you can have your carbs served in any way you desire. From delicious maple-soaked French toast; topped with streaky bacon, grilled bananas and wild berry mascarpone. Or something simpler in the form of salmon and cream cheese on toasted sourdough. And while toast might not steal the show on a plate of egg’s bene, it’s the perfect crispy stage that makes it possible.
Cheese On Toast
Cheese on Toast started off as a food truck, parking up and serving their many loyal regulars but now they have set up shop in the heart of little ole Mount Eden. Thriving on a menu of simplicity and deliciousness Cheese on Toast creates dishes for both the sweet tooth and the savoury lovers. From the tradition strawberry jam on toast to the cult classic smashed avo, you couldn’t ask for more. Take your toast to the next level with the mushroom, whipped feta and candied pepitas. With fresh house-made sourdough bread and locally sourced seasonal toppings the menu improves on the daily.
K-Road is a collaboration of boutique op-shops, international eateries and quaint cafes. Visit Fort Greene and take a step back from the bustling street of busy commuters, kick back and dig into a delicious breakfast. Fort Greene bakes their bread fresh each day, the mouth-watering smell is sure to have your stomach rumbling. Get ready to devour the sourdough board with an assortment of home-made preserves. It wouldn’t be breakfast without eggs, simple yet satisfying. Have them scrambled or fried on top of toast and add on some extra’s to suit your mood. The portobello mushrooms or halloumi pairs perfectly. This brekky spot is guilt-free, using fair trade and organic coffee as well as locally sourced produce.
The Shelf is a funky little café nestled between the shops of High Street, just a stone’s throw away from the mayhem of Queen Street. Step inside and fall back through time; with high tables, desk lamps and wooden décor, The Shelf inspires a sense of nostalgia with their preschool trinkets. The atmosphere is laid-back and playful, ideal if you’re after a lowkey breakfast. The menu caters to all your breakfast needs as well as a delicious list of freak-shakes. And while the traditional jam on toast still hits the spot, sometimes, we need something a little more adventurous. Start broadening your horizons with the crispy ciabatta toast loaded up with BBQ pork, kimchi and Korean style scrambled eggs.