Heritage Wall – The Overview…
Food: Eggs Benedict, Spiced Chickpeas, Banana Bread
Just a glance over the Heritage Wall menu will have any seasoned bruncher drooling. I’m not sure if the quirky cafes gravitate to these slightly out of the way areas or if it’s the absence of tens of competitors that give them the freedom to push the envelope a little. Regardless, the pattern seems to be that many (not all) of our favourite menus come from places like this. There’s your classics: a smashed avo, big breakfast and eggs benny but there’s also a Middle Eastern inspired smoked eggplant and a peanut butter flavoured porridge. We mixed it up a little going for the spicy chickpeas with chorizo, banana bread and eggs Benedict.
This small cafe is a great unit! It has the spacious rooms and high ceilings common in older buildings like this and the corner unit allows them to keep it light and bright. It’s popular with a range of customers, and feels like a real neighbourhood cafe. Despite its cool menu, it’s not somewhere you’d feel awkward bringing your nan or your 5 year old.
The first dish to arrive was the eggs benedict. Stacked high it looked small and compact but was a pleasantly filling dish. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the apple sauce and apple and fennel salad made for quite a sweet benedict. The Kaiserfleisch provided a salty kick though and it was a yummy, well executed benedict. With a dish that’s seen everywhere they did well to genuinely put a unique spin on it, and do such a great job!
The spicy chickpeas were such a different brunch option – like a Middle Eastern beans on toast. They are spicy – it’s not just there to flesh out the description, but luckily are cooled down with the cucumber raita and feta. The pops of pomegranate again give a little sweetness to the dish, holding true to that middle eastern style of including fruit in savoury dishes. I wouldn’t have complained if there was another handful of these scattered over. We added the chorizo which was a perfect extra, it built on the spicy flavours of the chickpeas and just made the dish that little bit more interesting.
Finally we ended with the beautiful banana bread. Rather than the thin slices you typically see, this came as three large banana bread blocks meaning you got to enjoy more of the soft bread texture. The banana flavour manages to come through well over all the other ingredients on the plate too. We loved the variety of fresh fruit topping it, making it more sweet-healthy, and the berry compote was delicious adding further to the fruity flavour of this dish. It looked stunning and tasted even better.
Address: 768 Burke Road, Camberwell
Mon 7:30am to 3:30pm
Tue 7:30am to 3:30pm
Wed 7:30am to 3:30pm
Thu 7:30am to 3:30pm
Fri 7:30am to 3:30pm
Sat 8am to 3:30pm
Sun 8am to 3:30pm
Parking: Being the other side of Camberwell train station means it’s surprisingly easy to get a nearby park on the street.
Getting here on PT: It’s maybe 5 minutes walk max from Camberwell Station or on the 72 tram route (Alight at Camberwell Station)
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Heritage Wall, Camberwell. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.