Cafe Louis – The Overview…
Cafe Louis, which sits just off Brunswick Street, provides a uniquely relaxing and spacious brunch experience in the heart of Fitzroy. Shunning the usual grungy vibe in favour of dark wooden furniture and a clean, minimal finish there’s a real air of grandeur to this new cafe.
Food: Porridge, Dorayaki Pancakes, Granola, Green Chilli Scrambled Eggs
*it’s not actually that hard to find – you can enter off Brunswick Street and walk through the stationery shop, or if you’re not too lazy to walk a little way down Moor Street the cafe soon reveals itself (it’s the white building with the blue roller shutter).
Despite being a large unit, Louis haven’t crammed it full of tables, creating a much more relaxing vibe to brunch – possibly unheard of in Fitzroy. There’s a grand communal table which is ideal to sit and work at, and they’ve left themselves plenty of options with the space, easily being able to adapt it for events in the future. We loved the excellent friendly service; they’ve certainly found their feet in this area despite being open a mere 5 months.
We tried the granola, chilli scramble, porridge and pancakes. Alongside some of their award winning coffee. The first thing we noted was the vast choice of vegan options on the menu which is awesome. While it’s a fairly compact menu, it covers everything from light breakfast, in the form of fruit toast, to a large burger for a more filling lunch.
The porridge was a really pretty dish – they actually managed to give porridge a summery feel. It had a gorgeous taste and a good amount of fruit, with the stewed apple being a stand out. The granola was a generous serve and very filling and we loved the addition of rhubarb and fresh coconut yoghurt, with both flavours pairing well with the crunchy granola.
The chilli scramble had a good kick to it. It had that kind of heat that sneaks up on you, but the generous cheese and greens mixed in helped to offset it. We loved the chunky bacon and thought the pesto was a great addition and gave a different dimension to the dish.
Another great looking dish were the pancakes (which are vegan.) Small and chunky, you have to really dig into the middle to find the banana cream but when you do it adds a great level of moisture to the dish. I loved that coconut cream brought a lightness to balance out that creamy banana and prevented it from becoming too overwhelming. Overall, this was a beautiful dish enjoyed in a beautiful space!
Address: 93 Moor Street, Fitzroy
Mon 7am to 4pm
Tue 7am to 4pm
Wed 7am to 4pm
Thu 7am to 4pm
Fri 7am to 4pm
Sat 8am to 4pm
Sun 8am to 4pm
Parking: While there are a large number of permit zones nearby, Moor Street has some 1P spaces, as will many nearby streets.
Getting here on PT: It’s a couple of minutes walk from Hanover Street Stop on the 11 tram route. We also found it was an easy walk from the 96 too.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Cafe Louis, Fitzroy. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a restaurant won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.